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Erik Mellby bought a house and then flipped it to me in 2018. Numerous defects, poor workmanship, and blatant disregard for quality has led me to THOUSANDS of dollars in repair costs When I wanted to make an offer on the house, Erik demanded that I use him solely as representation, he said that getting another agent involved was a deal killer and that if I wanted to buy the house the only way he would allow me to purchase the house is if I agreed to this. Erik then required me to use a Home Inspection that he had previously ordered. REeal Estate Transaction Unfortunately, remodeling/construction defects do not always reveal themselves right after the work is done same on the property that Erik flipped to me. One (of many) issues was the shotty stucco job Erik completed. Erik failed to use best practices in the application of the stucco, confirmed by the original stucco contractor. When that same contractor came out to look at the horrible cracking that occurred (when Erik sold me the house it was a minor crack), the Stucco guy said he showed Eric a video of an industry standard application method, that a mesh should be applied to smooth stucco finishes - but that Erik said the cracks wont show until long after I close on the house, and that Erik was more interested in cutting corners than doing the work correctly. The stucco guy said that not installing the mesh saved Erik about $4,000. When I asked Erik about fixing the stucco, sarcastically he told me you were stupid to trust a California flipper in the first place, then he bragged about paying taxes on his profit $200,000+ in taxes he said on selling me the property. Erik offered a fraction of the repair cost (which is over $12,000 for the stucco) by telling me he would give me $2,250 but only if I agreed not to pursue him for all the other issues on his remodel job. Erik Mellby is a DISGRACE to the CA real estate community!
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Loss:
$12000
Cons:
  • Con man
Reason of review:
poor work - hid construction defects

Preferred solution: cost to re-do stucco work

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