While we obviously work hard to get your apartment/home rented quickly, it is also critically important to get the RIGHT resident versus the FAST or FIRST tenant! Thorough applicant screening is crucial to finding the BEST resident while also adhering to Ohio and Federal fair housing laws throughout this process.
Often times folks think they just need to do a quick credit check and verify employment but there’s significantly more to it than that. Our applicant screening process digs far deeper. We gather extensive information on the following and beyond:
- Credit scores determined by a combination of both Equifax and Trans-Union
- Employment history and verification
- Debt to income ratios
- Eviction history check
- Sex Offender Status
- Thorough criminal history check both inside and outside of Ohio
- Previous landlord reference checks
- Personal reference checks
Our screening process is based on a comprehensive look at the overall applicant. This process has proven to be extremely successful.
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What We Do As Your Massillon Based Property Manager
New Prospect Properties
Facilitate Legal And
Accounting Related Tasks
Monthly Or Annual Strategy, Planning
And Review Meetings Upon Request
Monthly and annual
Basic set up of tenant relationship and correspondence
Signing and renewing of leases
Full property maintenance-coordination, scheduling and completion
24 Hour Client Portal Access
As an owner, you will have 24-hour online access to a client portal so you are able to view live financial reports and service issues being worked on. We actively work to provide before and after photos of renovations and repairs so you have visibility to the improvements being made to your property. These can be found through your online access as well.
Access to Merle for Investing Counsel and Input
Merle is passionate about walking alongside each client to help accomplish each one's personalized goals. He is happy to meet periodically with clients to brainstorm and analyze the best next steps in your investing journey at no additional cost. This is a service billed out to non-clients at $239.00 per hour.
Why Choose SPS?
We treat residents with the respect and dignity they deserve. We accomplish this by making ourselves available 24/7 for maintenance and resident issues. Every year, we send out countless birthday, sympathy and congratulations cards to show residents that they’re genuinely cared about and valued, among other personalized gestures on behalf of our clients and our team. We will always treat residents as we would like to be treated.
Our owner, Merle Miller, has over 20 years of experience purchasing, selling, and managing both residential and commercial real estate.
We offer our clients a hassle-free, once-a-month transaction. This transaction will include a monthly profit and loss report, an invoice, or a payment. This avoids numerous invoices, checks, reports, or communications when unnecessary.
We currently manage and maintain over 450 residential/commercial units within an approximate 40-mile radius of Massillon, Ohio.
We only use licensed and insured realtors to handle resident management, post eviction notices, sign leases, etc.
We use a strategically blended approach (in-house team vs. sub-contractors) when it comes to maintenance tasks. We primarily use licensed electricians and plumbers to handle building maintenance.
We have long term working relationships with real estate and eviction attorneys in Wayne, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, and Holmes counties that we’re happy to make available to you whenever needed.Get Started - Contact Us!
City of Champions and Home of Stewardship Property Solutions!
Massillon is also home to many other prominent businesses including: Shearer’s, Fresh Mark, Heinz, Case Farms, MCTV, ARE Accessories, Sterilite, RW Screw, Midwest Health, Progressive Auto Group, Crown Cork and Seal, E-Tank, Quest Specialty Chemicals, NFM, Campbell Oil, Greif Packaging, and Baker Hughes, to name a few. Massillon has a skilled workforce with an excellent school system, vocational school, and is only minutes away from Stark State College and Kent State Stark.
The City of Massillon has an established Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) located mostly in downtown that provides for real property tax exemptions for businesses who commit to renovate existing or construct new buildings to encourage revitalization of existing housing stock and the development of new structures.
The City of Massillon will continue to work with their partners to build on the progress they have made to generate more economic development opportunities in the future. They will also work diligently to ensure that their current businesses are provided every opportunity to grow and flourish in the community.
The City of Massillon is “open for business” and they work hard to see that their assets are put to good use in attracting and maintaining quality businesses.