SGI Property Management Yelp Reviews
Here are some of our Yelp reviews. However we do not recommend consumers use Yelp (we suggest Google Reviews). If you would like to know why we do not recommend Yelp, please scroll to the bottom of this page
Yelp is a site intended to help a consumer see how past customers rate their experience at a particular business.
And if that was what Yelp actually did, we would fully support it.
However there is a darker side to Yelp. Yelp appears to strong arm small businesses in order to get them to advertise with them.
Here is an article in a San Francisco area newspaper, the area where Yelp is headquartered, titled “Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0”
Techcrunch first reported the lawsuits here
Here is one comment from an article in the New York Post
Last year, a lawyer serving as a small-claims judge in San Diego likened Yelp to a “modern-day version of the Mafia going to stores and saying, `You want to not be bothered? You want to not have incidents in your store? Pay us protection money.’”
Billion Dollar Bully is a documentary being produced about Yelp’s practices
SGI Property Management saw this plea by the director for help to get the word out.
After hearing these stories, SGI Property Management chose to help fund this documentary in hopes that the truth will come out about Yelp. Reviews are an important piece of the puzzle for anyone to have when selecting a service or product, but not when strong arm tactics motivated by money alter the free flow of information to the consumer.