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8930 Gravois Rd.

St. Louis MO 63123

Monday to Friday

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Step By Step Prospective Resident Guide

PRE-QUALIFY

Please visit, CaseNet MO to access the Missouri State Courts case management system prior to scheduling a viewing or applying to confirm you do not have any records that may prohibit you from qualifying for one of our properties. Please note, CaseNet MO is to only be used as a free tool to help prescreen and does not guarantee approval or disqualification.

Multiple factors will be considered when making a final decision on whether you qualify for a Deca home or apartment.

It is a combination of the following:

Income

Applicants must have monthly NET income of at least 3 times the monthly rent and/or liquid assets to cover the rental payments.

Rental History

  • Applicants must have positive rental references from ALL current and previous landlords within the past 3 years.
  • No negative rental or mortgage history within the past 3 years.
  • No unsatisfied landlord actions.

Credit Score

Applicants must have a credit score of 600 or higher. There are opportunities to qualify for a property if your credit score falls under a credit score of 600 by paying an additional up-front fee or obtaining a qualified co-signer.

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Criminal Background

Applicant must have no felony convictions within the past 7 years and no misdemeanors within the past 3 years.

Will I Qualify for a Deca Home or Apartment?

The guide below will help you determine if you pre-qualify for a Deca rental home or an apartment. An application must be submitted in order for Deca to determine whether you qualify. We encourage each prospective resident to fully read the following rental criteria and contact our office for questions.

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Employment and Income

Your NET monthly income must be at least three (3) times the monthly rent to qualify for a Deca home or apartment rental. If you have liquid assets that prove your ability to cover the rent payments you may be exempt from the income to rent ratio (proof of assets is required) If you have a current mortgage, you must make three (3) time the rent plus enough to cover the mortgage.

Assistance from agencies and housing subsidies are considered a source of income and will be valued at one and one-half (1.5) times the monthly rent. If you can provide documentation of the exact amount of your portion (portion for property you are applying for, not current portion) of rent from the assistance agency or housing subsidy, then you will be required to provide proof of income three (3) times your portion of the monthly rent. If this documentation indicates your portion of the monthly rent is zero, you must provide proof of utility coverage.

Proof of income is required. The following are acceptable (in some cases multiple documents will be required):

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Copies of the last three (3) pay stubs

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Bank statements for the past three (3) months (if self-employed)

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Tax returns for the past two (2) years (if self-employed)

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Letter verifying employment

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Proof of student loans

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Award letter for disability, social security and/or rental assistance

Other information that may be required:

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Signed, dated and notarized contract

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Profit and loss statements

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Bank statements

Rental History

A solid rental history (or mortgage) is of utmost importance to qualify for a Deca home or apartment. You will need to provide a rental reference within the last three (3) years which confirms a minimum of one (1) year or more of a valid, verifiable rental history from a third-party landlord. If you do not have a rental history or if your rental history is shorter than 12 months and, assuming you meet all other requirements set forth herein, a nonrefundable rental history fee of $250 or a *qualified co-signer will be required. Deca will contact your current landlord and previous landlord to determine if you paid your rent on time, honored your lease terms and took proper care of the applicable rental property.

If your rental history includes any of the following within three (3) years prior to the submission of your application, you will NOT be eligible to rent from Deca Property Management. Landlord/Resident actions, including but not limited to:

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Noise or nuisance violations

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Multiple late or non-sufficient fund (NSF) charges or notices to pay or vacate

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Pest infestations due to resident negligence

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Material and verifiable adverse reference from prior landlord

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Collection fillings caused by breach of lease agreement or utilities

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Violation of rules relating to unauthorized residents and/or pets

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Excessive property damage

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Improper notice to vacate

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Failure to cooperate with housing assistance program requirements while receiving benefits

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Foreclosure

Negative rental or mortgage history 3+ years ago will be taken into consideration and may result in you not being eligible. If your history includes any unsatisfied landlord actions you are NOT eligible to rent from Deca.

Credit Score

Credit scores are an important decision-making tool that helps Deca Property Management anticipate how likely you are to pay your rent on time. There are opportunities to qualify for a unit if your credit score falls under 600 by paying an additional upfront fee or obtaining a *qualified co-signer.

* A qualified co-signer must have a minimum credit score of 640 (if the credit score is 740 or above, the credit fee will be waived) and must show they have the capacity to pay rent if needed, on top of their own debts and financial obligations. Qualified co-signer requirements will be waived for Section 8 and other housing assistance agencies if they do not allow a co-signer (further documentation may be requested).
Co-Signers are fully liable for the lease and assume the financial responsibility of the lease.

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Applicant and Co-Applicant

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*Co-Signer Requirement

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Criminal Background

Deca seeks residents that will adhere to the rules and who will have respect for their neighbors and property. Under no circumstance will Deca rent to someone who is a potential danger to life, property or the safety of others.

Deca will conduct a public record search through the Missouri CaseNet website, utilizing your name and date of birth, to assist us in seeking information relating to any criminal convictions.

If your history includes felony convictions within seven (7) years or any misdemeanor convictions within three (3) years prior to the submission of your application, you will NOT be eligible to rent from Deca.

If your history includes any of the following criminal convictions, regardless of when they occurred, you will NOT be eligible to rent from Deca:

Terrorist threats

Sexual assault or sexual misconduct

Rental Application Process

Many of our rental properties are in high demand. In some cases, there may already be multiple resident applications submitted at the time you submit your application. We cannot guarantee any unit, although it may be available at the time your application is submitted. Units are rented to the best qualified applicant (not based on order received) with the deposit requirement fulfilled. A deposit cannot be fulfilled until the rental application is approved and you have viewed the property.

Renter Application Rules:

  • Each person 18 years of age and over (or an emancipated minor) who intends to reside in the subject dwelling unit must submit a rental application.
  • Each applicant must qualify, at Deca Property Management’s sole discretion, either: (a) individually, or (b) jointly with other applicants.
  • Applications must be filled out and signed or electronically submitted.
  • Application fees must be paid prior to processing the rental application.
  • Applicants must acknowledge and accept that Deca represents the owner of the property for which applicant is applying.
  • Applicants must complete the application in detail and provide current picture identification and proof of legal income.(See list of acceptable documents below.)
  • If applying with a section 8 voucher, you can only apply for the number of bedrooms that is stated on your voucher.

Required Documents

Acceptable identification (Deca reserves the right to refuse any form of identification that does not fall within the following four types):

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Current state driver's license
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Current state identification
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Current military identification
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Current passport

Unacceptable identification includes, without limitation:

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Work identification
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Identification that is not current
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Identification that is not in a condition to be read
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Other forms of identification that, in Deca's sole discretion, are unsatisfactory

Any falsification of information on the rental application, including non-disclosure of criminal records is grounds for not qualifying.

Rental Application Cost:

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$60 per adult (anyone 18 years of age and over or emancipated minor)
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Application fee(s) is/are NON-REFUNDABLE
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The application fee covers the cost of processing your application and obtaining your credit report

Methods of Payment:

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Credit card

Ways to Apply for a Rental Property

Online

Apply online at Findigs.com and pay with credit card.

In-Person

Apply in person at our office (8930 Gravois Rd St. Louis, MO 63123). We are open Mon-Fri 9:00-4:00. We accept money orders, personal checks, cashier’s checks or exact cash. We also have a drop box to the right of our front door if you want to drop it off after hours.

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What People Are Saying About Us

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5.0/5
May 21, 2024
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On January 3, 2024, Dillion assessed my leaking toilet. This had been worked on before by Angela and Chad back in May 2023. Dillion determined that the installer hired by Seller of this condo that I purchased had improperly installed the toilet and ceramic tile floor. The flange was too low and the new floor was incorrectly built around it. Dillon installed a spacer and replaced the wax ring with a plastic ring. All throughout the process, Dillion took the time to explain to me in detail what he discovered and what he was doing to make the repairs. He is very personable and knowledgeable. Another thing I appreciated was that he called when he was on the way with an ETA.
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5.0/5
Apr 29, 2024
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I've been searching for about 3 months for the right place at the right price. I found several that met my needs. Cliff one the agent has been so helpful in showing some of the properties. Thank You!
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5.0/5
Apr 27, 2024
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I have been renting with Deca for 3-4 years. I would like to change apartments but I have not had any issues. I saw a place with Tasha today that I love and I hope it stays available for me.
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5.0/5
Apr 23, 2024
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Tasha Robinson was excellent so sweet and really knows her stuff. Would love to work with her again. Might I add Terry Johnson is an absolute delight he was so kind and amazing. An absolute gem.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2024
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As a property owner I appreciate the management provided by Deca, we should have been using their services years before! They were also very helpful in selling another property in the past. I highly recommend their services.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2024
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Good company. Professional and communication with them has been great. A lady named TASHA showed us a home and she was great. She was friendly and helpful. 5 Stars to her. Also a gentleman named JOHN showed us 2 properties and he was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the properties he showed us, and he did it all with a smile. He even gave us some extra insight into one of the properties that helped with our decision. 5 stars for him to.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2024
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Walter was great! Very professional and quick!
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5.0/5
Apr 21, 2024
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Went to go see to go see a Deca Realty property today and it look just like the pictures that was shown on their website. The realtor Tasha was so amazing and very professional. She answered all of our questions. I would recommend anyone to do business with them.
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5.0/5
Apr 21, 2024
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Tasha was really helpful & sweet! Thanks for the helpful tips Tasha! I will stay checking for new properties!
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5.0/5
Apr 20, 2024
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I toured a unit with Ms Tasha and she was very welcoming and respectful . I view over 20 properties over the last 4 months and deca property was the first unit I seen that looks exactly like the photos shown online. I feel in love with the unit today
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5.0/5
Apr 19, 2024
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Walter was an absolute amazing the communication on timeline on when things will be repaired and overall communication was amazing we are extremely grateful for his service
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5.0/5
Apr 19, 2024
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Walter is the best maintenance man! Called upon arrival and keep me updated with the job as I was at work and not able to be there when he helped fixed our storm door. He made the experience very personable and he makes sure to take care of his DECA people!
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5.0/5
Apr 15, 2024
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We rent a property from them and it's been great. Nice homes, responsive staff and great maintenance team. We just had Marcelo come by and he fixed everything that needed to be done and even some stuff we had forgotten to mention till he was there! Very impressed!
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5.0/5
Apr 7, 2024
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It has been a pleasure working with Deca to find a rental! I found a property online, scheduled a viewing and completed application the same day with no issues! Application process was fairly easy online. The reps in the office were very helpful and attentive to my needs, received prompt responses to any questions/ concerns I expressed. I also would like to give a special shout-out to Michelle Stallzer, she was very thorough and patient with me through the process.. I will be recommending Deca to my friends , and familly for sure!!!
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5.0/5
Apr 2, 2024
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The person that showed me the property I was interested in was Tasha she was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and the property.
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5.0/5
Apr 1, 2024
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Tasha R. Is very professional and knowledgeable! I would say she’s one of the best that I have dealt with in my rental Search
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5.0/5
Mar 28, 2024
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I love this rental company. They are great. I highly recommend this company for all of your rental needs.
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2024
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I have had a great rental experience with Deca so far. They definitely work with you on rental payments so long as you keep your word and promise to pay. They send us air filters by mail which is so convenient. Management is very attentive and responsive. I have not experienced anything negative at all with this company! I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2024
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Marcelo Simon Deca Property Management maintenance service was great, knowledgeable and professional.
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2024
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Overall a very good management company. We opened a ticket to address an issue with our outdoor motion lights. Marcelo called, came out, replaced two separate lights including upgrading the fixtures themselves. We couldn't be happier with the whole experience.
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5.0/5
Mar 26, 2024
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Marcelo was very fast and professional, he made sure that our doorknob worked right after he finished it, keep up the amazing work.
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5.0/5
Mar 25, 2024
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I recently put a few maintenance work orders in and I pleased with how effective the response was to have those orders complete. I had a visit with Walter for a maintenance work order and he notified me with his ETA he came promptly, he was very informative, and helpful. Thank you Walter for your service!
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5.0/5
Mar 25, 2024
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Marcelo exceeded my expectations in getting the job done! He had to make 2 trips to the hardware store but he persevered and got the right parts to fix my fan. He did a great job!
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5.0/5
Mar 22, 2024
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O My Goodness Walter Is The Man!!!!!! Great Customer Service Answered All My Question And Made Sure Everything Done With No Problems! Keep Up The Good Work Walter And Thank You Again!
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5.0/5
Mar 22, 2024
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Walter is great I would request him anytime he got the job done and gave me good advice. Thanks, Walter.
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5.0/5
Mar 20, 2024
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Maintenance is very clean and professional
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5.0/5
Mar 19, 2024
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I met with Steve Young, DECA’s Property Management CEO pertaining to an internship for one of my students. He was very pleasant (as well as his team) personable, and willing to assist in whatever way he could to help with our young people looking for professional opportunities and mentorship. I was very impressed with the feel of the organization. As soon as I walked in, it was a “mom and pop” shop feel and could tell that they really cared about their clients, and youth wanting to learn job readiness skills. Thank you Steve, Megan, and Chris for meeting with me and being open to instill work ethic into our young people.
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5.0/5
Mar 19, 2024
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Walter was awesome! He explained everything to me about my issues he resolved. His energy was great! Please send him to all my service requests in the future please⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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5.0/5
Mar 19, 2024
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As a very passive owner I am very pleased how Deca has handled any issues and the regular notifications of repair requests are very informative.
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5.0/5
Mar 18, 2024
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Walter did amazing job with the work that needed to be done in my home. He knew exactly what do, what he needed to get the job done, and worked in an efficient manner😊 I would love for Walter to come back whenever I have a maintenance issue! Thanks again😊
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5.0/5
Mar 17, 2024
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Tasha was very pleasant, informative and personable💕 Great Leasing Agent‼️
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2024
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Thank you Deca! I worked with Allison on my new home and she is amazing! Highly recommended Deca!
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2024
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I’ve been at the property for about a year. Every time I put in a request maintenance gets back with me so fast! Put in a request yesterday & Walter got with me today and he was great. He even fixed issues that I didn’t put in the maintenance request. Definitely would want him back to help with any further issues.
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5.0/5
Mar 15, 2024
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Deca responds quickly/promptly to all service requests and is always kind. Especially, Walter! Quick response and lovely demeanor!
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5.0/5
Mar 12, 2024
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Tasha Robinson was very informative while showing me a property. She answered all of my questions and even suggested other Deca properties that I may be interested in. It was a pleasant experience while going through a process that can be oh so stressful! Update: I did end up renting the home (which was a hassle-free process and the property management team was there every step of the way) and had a minor issue with bedroom door and a door knob getting stuck. Walter with maintenance came right out and resolve the issue! He was extremely friendly and got the job done well!
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5.0/5
Mar 7, 2024
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Walter was not only kind but extremely professional and accommodating. Thank you for all of your help Walter!!
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5.0/5
Mar 7, 2024
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I have been using Deca to manage my properties for three years now and could not be happier with their performance. They are responsive, easy to work with, and have found great tenants for my properties.
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5.0/5
Mar 6, 2024
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I had a maintenance request for a leaking kitchen sink. Walter was wonderful! He figured out the problem right away and fixed it promptly. He also helped with some other things I needed. Very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2024
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Pleasant experience, great staff!
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5.0/5
Mar 1, 2024
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I am an long distance owner who works with Angela as my PM. She is pretty incredible. Very responsive and extremely helpful. I appreciate her insight and feedback. Great PM's truly make the experience enjoyable for everyone. I look forward to working with her and Deca for many years to come.
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5.0/5
Feb 21, 2024
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I have been doing business with Deca for many years. They are very friendly and professional and I've always been happy with them.
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5.0/5
Feb 21, 2024
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I left a maintenance request late at night and Walter came early the next morning and made was very polite and professional. He also asked if we needed anything else fixed that we didn’t put on the work order. 10/10 service thank you, Walter!
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