Client Reviews

We live out of state and hired Behzad in April (based on Yelp reviews and a phone interview) to manage our condo in downtown Portland. Behzad is professional, experienced, honest, reliable, and a good communicator. He is very easy to reach and returns all phone calls/emails promptly. He personally handled the preparation of our unit for placement on the market. This included removal of residual furniture, professional cleaning, and advertising. We had a 6wk timeline to find a tenant for our property – our unit was rented within 2 wks of advertisement. The entire process went very smoothly, thanks to Behzad. And upon completion, we were provided with an itemized expense report on his website – all expenses were fair and reasonable. Behzad surpassed all of our expectations and has made becoming landlords a breeze!

Jennifer S.Los Angeles, CA

When looking to relocate across the continent, I came to Yelp to help me navigate finding a recommended Property Mgmt. company in Portland. The first two reviews I read for Zad Realty & Property Mgmt, were situations just like ours. They raved about being able to simply get all their stuff out, hand over the keys, and they’ve been thrilled with not only getting renters in their house, but keeping it rented. We met with Behzad and really liked his knowledge and command of everything related to our house, the market, and his vision for our home. Soon we were handing over the keys. Behzad brought in a painting crew, carpet cleaning, and a housecleaning crew. After which, the house was marketed ‘For Rent’ and it was rented in about a week. The icing on this cake is that he was able to get more than the listed rental price!

I’m so thrilled with ZAD Realty & Property Mgmt, and am so thankful they are taking care of our home. Moving is scary enough, it’s just such a relief to not have to worry about anything, as we know Behzad is taking care of everything!

Thanks ZAD Realty & Property Mgmt.!!!

A M.Alpharetta, GA

I would endorse and recommend Behzad and ZAD realty wholeheartedly. Behzad has been the property manager on our house for 18 months and never failed to go above and beyond to protect my property and tenants, even in the face of some neighborhood issues that posed real challenges. He was always available to go to the property. He has an outstanding team of contractors for all those issues that come up on older homes, and at very fair pricing.

If you’re looking for a property manager you’ll find him to be professional, skilled, knowledgeable and personable. He’s also a really good guy.

Don D.Portland, OR

So far, so great.

We have been working with Behzad for about a month. We hired him to (remotely) find a tenant for and manage our condo in Portland. He is super prompt and just on top of his stuff. He covers everything for us. He truly takes over and makes the job easy for us as landlords living out of the city.


* After talking to him and explaining our needs, he took it upon himself to immediately drive over to our condo and get a feel for the neighborhood.

* After our old tenant left, he said he would probably be able to advertise and get a new tenant in within a few weeks. He was right – he was super fast and we had a new tenant not only found but moved in 2 weeks later.

* He called and explained there was some tub issue. I assumed nothing had been done at that point, but on the contrary, he had already had people out to take a look at and bleach the tub. He was only calling to ask if I had any other recommendations, but he really took care of things on his end first, before bothering me.

* He asked me where the storage unit and parking space were. I couldn’t remember, so I gave some really hazy instructions. He found it on his own and did not bother me for more info!

Behzad really takes care of business and makes it seem effortless. I will post a review if anything changes, but so far we are very happy with his service. Worth it!

Melanie L.Richland, WA

Behzad is the best real estate broker/property manager in Portland without a doubt! Although he is extremely successful, with a solid number of clients, you always feel like you´re his most important client. He provides you with his undivided attention, personal and professional experience in the real estate market, and friendly demeanor.

When I began thinking about the prospects of buying an investment property to rent six months ago I decided that it would be advantageous to find a real estate agent that doubled as a property manager. Upon doing my own yelp search I was surprised to find that not only were property owners who rented their house through him happy with his services, but the renters themselves had positive reviews of him. Something I have seen nowhere else when it comes to renter´s opinions of property managers. My case was particularly difficult given that I was home from my work in Ethiopia for a very short period of time and trying to balance the desires of my parents and fiancé, who were all going in on the house together. Behzad was patient, flexible, and hard working. When the inspection report came back negative he went above and beyond to write an addendum that felt unrealistic at the time. When we had concerns with the closing details he followed up with mortgage broker and made sure everything worked to our advantage. Now, he´s working hard with my parents to get the house ready to rent and we couldn´t be happier that we chose him as our real estate broker and property manager.

Rob W.Portland, OR

I strongly recommend Zad Realty for rental property management. Highly professional and highly responsive. I needed to rent my home in Portland. Within a month it was rented with a highly qualified, properly vetted, long-term renter. All references spoke highly of their experience with Zad Realty for rental property management, and I experienced the same high level of service.

Greg L.Houston, TX

If you are considering a property management company I would like to highly recommend the services of this company. Honest, excellent communication, responsive and makes you feel like you and your tenants are at the top of their list!

I have been a landlord for over two years and have used another service. I can tell you first hand this company is the way to go for peace of mind and reliability.

Ann S.Grass Valley, CA

If you are looking for a real estate agent or someone to help you with finding a home to lease in the Portland area…then look no further! My family and I just completed a relocation from San Francisco to Portland and Behzad and his company were from Heaven! Seriously! We have a ton of experience with moving and agents, etc, and this was by far the best experience that we have had. He found us a great home, expedited the lease process, and basically put our family completely at rest with the move. We would give Behzad and his company our highest recommendation.

Phil and Michelle Galvin
Orinda, CA

We had checked out several rental management services to help us with our property. Behzad was very prompt in setting up our meeting and was very respectful. He answered all our questions and provided many helpful suggestions to get our property ready to be shown. Behzad was very honest and professional. His attention to detail was refreshing. He has also kept in close contact with us regarding all steps in finding a renter for our property. We could not be happier!!

Issac W.Wasilla, AK

Due to a new job offer, my husband and I were relocating and wanted to rent the home we own in Portland. After speaking with several larger rental agencies I found Zad Realty through Yelp… and I’m so glad I did!

Behzad is extremely professional and courteous. Since day 1 he has responded very quickly to any questions that have come up. After supplying a reasonably priced cleaning crew and showing the house, our home was rented and moved into in less than 2 weeks.

The managing rates are very reasonable and each month we are given a statement that notes any expenditures (home fixes, manager’s fees, etc.); this is also true for the year end tax information – very helpful!

Since moving, I have not had to worry once about our property in Portland. I would highly recommend Zad Realty for anyone who needs their property managed and does not have time to do it.

Kelsey C.Portland, OR

We live out of state and have a rental house in Portland that was mismanaged by our last property manager. When asking around for references from others we heard the same thing over and over again- there is no such thing as a good property manger. They are all horrible.

Then we found Zad, and, so far, he has proven them wrong. He calls you back in less than 5 minutes and apolgizes for the delay, he is kind and honest, and he is very professional and no nonsense.

Amy H.Atlanta, Georgia

I wish everything was as easy as working with Behzad. I was really nervous about getting renters and the entire process but he spent the time to explain everything and what he would do to find qualified renters.

When we researched property managers I waited several days to get a response from the bigger companies in town. By that time, Behzad had already toured our property and was making recommendations on how much to price our unit for rent.

When we’ve had questions he handles them promptly.

You can’t get this kind of customer service anymore. We’ve really enjoyed working with Behzad and Zad Property Management.

Sarah L.Seattle, Washington

Late last year, an investment property came and bit me in the rear end. The tenant that had lived there for the past few years had basically trashed the place prior to vacating the property, and having to turn it around and put it back on the market was a real hassle from thousands of miles away.

Enter Behzad and Zad Realty. I found him and a few other property managers online and sent out emails. He was one of the first to respond [after sorting my email out of junk mail], and he provided answers to my questions in a timely manner. His management rate seemed reasonable, and so I went ahead and signed on.

I have only used his property management services, but he also helps those seeking a place to rent in the area. The process of renovating and getting the house market-ready was made a lot easier because he had relationships with vendors ready to work on the property. For any areas that I voiced concern, such as which appliances I wanted to purchase for the property, Behzad listened and took my suggestions into consideration.

Over half a year later, I can say with confidence that I recommend Behzad’s work. His monthly statements and rental payments are sent to me in a timely fashion, and I know that I can count on him to keep an eye on things.

Tinna H.San Franscisco, CA

About two years ago I had to relocate for my job. With current economy, selling my property was not a good idea so I decided to rent my condo. I needed to find a property manager who not only could find a trustworthy tenant fast, but also take care of everything else in my absence. Behzad’s reliability, quick rental turn-around, and expertise in real estate market are just to name a few reasons I have been able to have peace of mind renting my property. After my experience working with Behzad I recommended him to my parents who have also become his clients. My family and I cannot thank Behzad enough for all his hard work, attention to details and professionalism.

Mojdeh G.Minneapolis, Minnesota

Very impressive performance !!!

I have known Behzad for a number of years and when I moved downtown, electing not to sell my home in Tualatin, I contacted him directly. Not only did he find a qualified tenant in a very short period of time, the family that he introduced me to have been in the home for 3 years now.

He and his company handle “everything” and most efficiently I might add. That, and he maintains contact with me on a regular basis which I personally appreciate and have come to respect.

I have also introduced personal friends to him who have found themselves in similar situations – And again, he found solutions for them as well.

Needless to say, I would recommend him to anyone who wishes to work with a consummate professional with his skill set and dedication!

Steven C.Tualatin, Oregon

We used Zad Realty recently when we made a decision to rent our condo in NW Portland. Speed was of the essence for us since we have plans to leave the USA soon and Behzad worked quickly to provide us with guidance on how to prepare the apartment for a rental property as well as how to “stage the place.” While we were in Europe, Behzad was attentive and prompt in sending us regular updates on the showings of our place and in a relatively short period of time he found a excellent tenant for us.

We were really impressed with Behzad’s fast speed, efficiency and reliability. He was prompt and courteous the whole time and always returned phone calls and exchanged emails quickly to share information.

We strongly recommend Behzad and his services to anyone looking to sell or rent their properties. He is a FIRST rate professional real estate agent/property manager and probably one of the best in Portland – Oregon.

Jerry E.Portland, OR

I’ve known Mr. Fakhravar for many years and he has been managing my property in Lake Oswego for the last 4 years. He is the only reason that my property has been occupied constantly during this time. He is an organized, honest, caring and knowledgeable person who can do anything and get the job done, no matter how tough the market is. On top of all that he is a great consultant and very frank and upfront about the situation which I really admire that about him.

I thank you again for the extraordinary job that you have done for me during this time.

Roozbah T.Las Vehas, NV

We have employed Zad Realty and Property Management for the rental of a house since early Spring of 2011. In all of our dealing with Zad, we have been very happy with easy and timely contact, pleasant personality and professionalism. Zad came highly recommended from friends who used his service. We would certainly recommend Zad Realty and Property Management to our friends as well.

Debra P.Scappoose, Oregon

I have used the services of Zad realty since winter of 2009, and I am most impressed with the efficiency, reliability, and shear speed I have seen from them, over the course of two years. If you are looking for a professional real estate agent or property manager, look no further.

A midst a tough real estate market (winter of 2008) I was faced with a very difficult decision: sell my condo and take a huge loss, or worse yet default on the mortgage. I was given Behzad’s contact info by a mutual friend who strongly endorsed the Zad brand. Behzad evaluated the situation quickly and offered me a set of viable solutions, none of which involved property loss or damage to my credit. Needless to say I was ecstatic. We signed a contract and he had several great candidates for me, before my next mortgage payment was due.

Next time I want to buy/sell property again, Behzad is my agent!

Bobby S.Portland, Oregon

My family moved to the Portland area on very short notice and we were looking for a nice home to lease. We researched available properties, and narrowed the list down to 7 homes that we were interested in. Of all the listing agents, Behzad was hands down the best. His customer service is exemplary and his follow through on open items is wonderful. Behzad was very accomodating to our requests and timing of the move. When we arrived, the home was in great condition and all repairs/updates had been made.

Behzad worked very hard to ensure that our transition to our new home was simple. I had anticipated that securing suitable housing under our tight timing would be one of the most difficult aspects of our move. Thanks to Behzad, it was the easiest part of the move and I knew that he was right there if I needed him.

I highly recommend Behzad to anyone who is either looking to lease a property or has a property to lease.

Lisa K.Tualatin, Oregon