Top-Rated Property Management Company
The Top Rated Property Management List
The Comana Company Inc.
8270 University Ave., La Mesa, Ca 91942
The Comana Company Inc. is a full-service residential property management firm that manages single-family homes, condominiums, and multi-family apartment communities throughout the San Diego area. The group is owned by a Certified Property Manager and offers all of its clients three guarantees:
- Service Guarantee- Clients who are unsatisfied with the team’s service may cancel their agreement without paying a penalty.
- No-Eviction Guarantee- If a tenant placed by the company must be evicted, it will cover the cost of the eviction up to $825.
- 30 Day Leasing Guarantee- If the team does not find a qualified tenant for a vacant rental within 30 days, the client does not pay a leasing fee.
Its extensive list of available services includes online advertising, comprehensive tenant screening, coordination and oversight of all third-party vendor tasks, frequent market rent analysis, ongoing tenant supervision, tax preparation, and more. The team uses AppFolio software to make all of its services easily accessible for both owners and renters.
Erwin Property Management
2061 Winamar Place Escondido, Ca 92029
Erwin Property Management understands what it takes to get a property rental-ready in the Escondido area. The team of experienced management professionals helps connect property owners with the right tenants for their units using effective marketing strategies and a stringent screening process, which includes criminal and credit checks on all applicants. The company has invested in leading industry software, AppFolio Property Manager, to streamline its processes from start to finish. The software helps expand marketing reach by posting properties to numerous websites, prices rentals right for the specific market area, and screens for the best tenants with a simple application process. AppFolio also makes it easy for the company to provide efficient and attentive service to both tenants and owners, and process payments so property owners get their money quicker.
Sunny Coast Property Management
8880 Rio San Diego Dr. Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor #882 San Diego, Ca 92108
Sunny Coast Property Management prioritizes personal service and strives “to treat each property and its owner as [its] only client.” The full-service firm handles all aspects of the property management process to achieve the highest return on investment for its clients. Services include tenant screening, rent collection, and maintenance. For property owners currently in a stressful situation, the group will help turn business around by taking over the management of problem tenants, consistently vacant properties, and badly managed units. The company does not require clients to pay fees on any vacant units- they only get paid when clients get paid. There is a convenient online portal for owners to check all financial reports including balance sheets, vendor ledgers, and income statements, as well as rental and task reports.
Torrey Pines Property Management
7840 Ivanhoe Ave., La Jolla, Ca 92037
Torrey Pines Property Management is a full-service property management firm serving San Diego and its surrounding areas including Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Del Mar. The team strives to improve the value of clients’ investments and increase property revenue. It works with properties of all types, including small apartment communities, commercial spaces, and single-family homes. The company uses AppFolio Property Management software to market vacancies, set rental prices, screen applicants, and provide owners with monthly statements. For property maintenance, Torrey Pines Property Management works with its affiliate Torrey Pines Repair & Construction Inc. This company employs small-appliance technicians and technicians certified in HVAC, finish and general carpentry, and offers routine plumbing and general repair services for everyday property operations.
Cal-Prop Management Inc.
4406 Bayard St. San Diego, Ca 92109
Established in 1994, Cal-Prop Management Inc., has years of experience managing homes, condominiums, and apartments. Both a property management and real estate firm, the group manages all steps of property ownership for rental and investment purposes. The group also specializes in asset management, helping clients grow their portfolios over time. The group uses a unique team approach in managing all of the properties they represent and have a primary property manager assigned to all properties, so owners have a first point of contact. The company also places clients into one of four categories based on their needs. This system helps the group customize the services they deliver to best meet the needs of each of their clients.
Arrow Real Estate
9191 Towne Centre Dr., Ste. 380, San Diego, CA 92122
Overall, Arrow Real Estate manages over $400 million in assets. They've developed a highly effective process for meeting the needs of their clients, which involves identifying your goals, creating a customized plan, implementing the plan, and then continuously evaluating the plan's performance. They can take care of leasing, maintenance, accounting, and many other property management tasks for you. In addition to their main San Diego office, they also have a Downtown location at 550 W B St., 4th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.
Sunset Property Management and Realty
2321 Morena Blvd. Ste F. San Diego, CA 92210
Andrew Grinnell has owned and operated his boutique firm, Sunset Property Management and Realty, for 20 years. The company applies its “maintenance first attitude” to help property owners operate and maintain quality investments, maximizing potential profits. Sunset Property Management’s top priorities are that the properties it manages are safe, clean, and energy efficient. It focuses on preventive maintenance, common area upkeep, leasing, and efficient operations.
Sunset Property Management and Realty offers clients several guarantees, including:
- SAMI Guarantee: The company will conduct a Semi-Annual Maintenance Inspection for safety purposes.
- Eviction Protection Guarantee: If Sunset Property Management has to evict a tenant it placed, it will pay $1,250.00 of the attorney fees and court costs.
- Satisfaction Guarantee: Clients may cancel or rescind their Property Management Agreement with no fees, penalties, or delays.
Good Life Property Management
5252 Balboa Ave., Ste. 704 San Diego, Ca 92117
Goodlife Property Management puts customer service and experience above all else, providing a high level of communication and transparency along with its property management services. The group specializes in the management of single-family homes, condos, and small apartment buildings. It handles all steps of the rental process, from pricing units, advertising listings, tenant screenings, property maintenance, and lease renewal. All clients can take comfort in the company’s four guarantees:
- Leasing Guarantee: The group will find quality tenants for each property within 30 days or they do not charge a leasing fee.
- No Eviction Guarantee: If a tenant that the group places must be evicted for nonpayment of rent, the company will cover the eviction up to $1,200, and find a new tenant for the property free of charge.
- Happiness Guarantee: If a client is unhappy with the group’s services and the group is unable to fix the situation, the client receives a free month of management services. Customers may also cancel their service at any time without paying a penalty.
- Good Pet Guarantee: The group guarantees a home will not be damaged by a pet that they approve. They cover the cost of any pet-related damage that exceeds the security deposit amount, up to $2,000.
Elevate SD Properties, Inc
3111 Camino Del Rio North Ste. 400 San Diego, Ca 92108
Elevate Properties has over 20 years of experience in asset and property management. A locally-owned-and-operated company, the team has a deep understanding of the San Diego property market and solely focuses on property management, rather than juggling other services like real estate. This helps Elevate Properties provide a high-level of service to its clients and tenants, resulting in better returns on investment for owners. The full-service agency handles all aspects of the property management process including tenant screening, maintenance requests, property marketing, evictions, and rent collection. Elevate Properties specializes in tenant law, and stays on top of the complicated laws and regulations governing tenant-landlord relationships in California so clients never have to worry about their properties remaining compliant. The group is so confident with their services that they offer a 100% money-back guarantee for anyone who is unsatisfied.
FBS Property Management
16959 Bernardo Center Dr., Ste. 101, San Diego, Ca 92128
With over 45 years of experience, FBS Property Management is one of San Diego’s most experienced property management service providers. The company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and has won the BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics. FBS Property Management has also earned awards such as Certified Property Manager (CPM) Of the Year and Leasing Professional of the Year. The FBS Property Management team assists owners with day-to-day operations, specialized marketing and value assessments, and advice regarding upgrades and investments to increase property value. They also conduct extensive tenant screening and make it easy for tenants to submit maintenance requests and pay rent online, even offering an automatic payment option.
Alta Vista Properties
5668 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla, Ca 92037
Alta Vista Properties has been family-owned-and-operated since it opened its doors in 1980 and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company’s primary goal is to protect its clients’ investments by keeping properties in excellent condition for the highest long-term asset value. Alta Vista Properties offers full-service property management, including showings for potential tenants, processing tenant credit and reference checks, and executing the lease and any necessary addendums. The company also advertises its properties on numerous websites, including Zillow and Trulia. Team members are available around-the-clock via a 24-hour emergency line to handle any emergency situations immediately.
People Helping Others Property Management
7851 Mission Center Ct. #112 San Diego, Ca 92108
People Helping Others (PHO) Property Management is a second generation, family-owned-and-operated property management company that has 35 years of experience in the San Diego real estate market. Now, the firm focuses entirely on residential property management so the team can place their full attention on their clients and the properties they manage. Over the years, it has shown that its methods result in financial success for property owners and positive renting experiences for tenants. The group offers a “hands-on approach” to keeping properties in their best condition, conducting frequent inspections and contracting with reliable service providers. The company also highlights its long-term tenancies, and strives to have respectful relations with all renters so that tenancies last. While the group offers many other comprehensive services like tenant screening and accounting, they keep payments simple by charging all clients an all-inclusive price (9 percent of rental income, or less for apartments), with no add-on or hidden fees.
Penny Realty Inc Property Management
4444 Mission Blvd., San Diego, Ca 92109
Located in Pacific Beach, Penny Realty Inc. Property Management has served property owners, investors, and tenants in the San Diego area since 1956. The company has experience managing a range of property types, including single and multi-family units, vacation rentals, and properties with 1031 deferred tax status.
The team at Penny Realty Inc. offers all clients these 3 guarantees:
- The 14 Day Rental Guarantee
- The Eviction Free Guarantee
- The Results Guarantee
These guarantees make it clear that regardless of which type of property a client owns, Penny Realty Inc. will find that right tenant.
D&M Realty and Management
3111 Camino Del Rio North, Ste. 400 San Diego, Ca 92108
D&M Realty and Management is a full-service property management company. It specializes in managing single-family homes, multi-family properties, and commercial properties within San Diego County. The company takes pride in providing excellent service for both clients and tenants and has an online portal for tenants to easily pay rent and submit maintenance requests. Available property management services include property supervision and frequent inspection, maintenance, vendor supervision, property improvement efforts, and execution of the leasing process. D&M Realty and Management clients can choose between two simple pricing models. Visit website to learn more about pricing.
Harland Property Management
920 Kline St. La Jolla, Ca 92037
Harland Property Management has 10 years of experience in the industry. The group specializes in full-service property management for all types of properties in the greater San Diego/La Jolla area. Its services include marketing, tenant screening, accounting, property preservation, and maintenance. It keeps pricing simple by charging just one all-inclusive fee, which is a percentage of rent collected; there are no hidden fees or nickel-and-diming. Harland Property Management holds several accreditations with groups including the National Association of Residential Property Managers and The San Diego Association of Realtors. It also holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Centre City Property Management
4540 Kearny Villa Rd. Ste. #210 San Diego, CA, 92123
Centre City Property Management (CCPM) is a property management firm specializing in the management of single-family homes, condominiums, apartment communities, and commercial investments in the San Diego area. Founded in 1980, the company maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Centre City Property Management focuses on comprehensive management, high-quality marketing, and resident retention. The firm is open 7 days a week and has someone available 24-hours a day for emergencies. When advertising vacancies, the group conducts market surveys, places rental ads in local publications, and utilizes their on-site manager referral network to give vacancies maximum exposure. Other services include careful tenant screening, full inspections prior to tenant move-in, monthly financial statements for property owners, and disbursement services for vendor expenses, mortgage payments, utilities, and more. Clients who work with Centre City Property Management can take a hands-off approach to managing their property because the team has it covered.
Uplift Property Management
10620 Treena St., Ste. 230, San Diego, Ca 92131
Jensen Properties is a full-service property management agency that works with both owners and tenants to provide a positive rental experience for all parties. The full-service management plan is provided for a flat fee of 8% of rents collected. This plan includes leasing, full maintenance coordination services, and accounting. The company also offers a more basic option for leasing services only, which costs the equivalent of one month’s rent for the property. The owner of Jensen Properties is also a licensed general contractor and has an affiliated company that provides maintenance and remodeling services to his clients when needed.
San Diego Premier Property Management
7710 Balboa Ave., Ste. 328 San Diego, Ca 92111
San Diego Premier Property Management is a family-owned and operated company with almost two decades of service in the San Diego property management industry. Owner Salvatore Friscia has a background in real estate investment and entrepreneurship and uses these skills to manage rental properties, alongside his wife Elizabeth, “from an investor’s point of view.” San Diego Premier Property Management has a strong social media presence on seven different platforms and leverages technology to engage clients and tenants with tactics like Facebook live videos and behind the scenes Snapchat stories. The company is a member of the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, San Diego Association of Realtors, and the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) for members of the armed forces. They have received Constant Contact’s “All Star” Award for marketing 7 years in a row, and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Red House Property Management
444 S. Cedros Ave Suite 250 Solana Beach, Ca 92075
As a boutique property management company, Red House Property Management takes pride in providing dedicated service to each of its clients and tenants. The company specializes in smaller properties, including single-family homes and small apartments. The team is so confident in their marketing, management, and maintenance skills that they offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If clients are not 100% satisfied with the company’s services in the first 60 days, Red House Property Management will refund the entire placement fee. Red House Property Management thoroughly screens all tenants, but in the event of an eviction, the team is well-versed in the intricacies of the process to help make things as easy as possible for property owners. The team also is overseen by a real estate attorney to help ensure that the eviction process is handled correctly and efficiently to mitigate costs as much as possible.
Rancho Mesa Properties
4550 Kearny Villa Rd.Ste. 111 San Diego, Ca 92123
Rancho Mesa Properties was founded in 2000 to serve as the property management arm of Alan C. Townsend and Associates, a real estate agency. The team understands that property management is much more than a “passive caretaker” role. They maintain up-to-date knowledge of ever-evolving real estate laws and consumer and marketing trends. Its marketing strategy employs the use of individual landing pages and an extensive web presence for each listing, utilizing over 15 third-party listing sites like Zillow and Trulia. The group also handles management tasks such as leasing, maintenance, and renovations.
Real Property Management
2575 Pio Pico Drive Suite 101 Carlsbad, Ca 92008
Open since 1975, Real Property Management (RPM) has more than 40 years of experience in North San Diego County. The family-owned-and-operated company’s extensive history in the area helps to separate it from other agencies in the area with the team’s knowledge of the intricacies of the San Diego market. Real Property Management uses traditional advertising and lists vacancies on over 200 local real estate sites. The group puts great effort into finding the best tenants for each of its clients. Its screening process includes the use of background checks, rental references, and income verification. In the rare event that an eviction is necessary, the group handles that process and has never lost an eviction case throughout its four decades in business. All tenants have access to an online portal where they can conveniently pay rent, make maintenance requests, and access important information.
10731 Treena St. Suite 106, San Diego, Ca 92131
Earnest Homes, a full-service property management firm, offers its solutions to clients. Since 2016, its team has been handling rental properties' day-to-day tasks, including tenant placement, lease renewal, property inspection, and rent collection. The agency also works with people looking to buy or sell real estate. Earnest Homes was established by Jesse Sasomsup, who had worked for a national property management franchise for seven years. His company applies a hybrid tech and traditional model in its operations.
4402 Fairmount Ave. San Diego, Ca 92116
With 30 years in the industry, Management Solutions has extensive property management experience. The locally-owned company can help property owners in multiple areas including marketing, management, and maintenance. In addition to filling vacant properties, Management Solutions can secure contractors and rehab distressed properties to bring up rental values. The company also places a heavy emphasis on tenant support to maximize revenues for property owners. Team members are available to assist clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Home Team Property Management
Founded in 1992, Home Team Property Management has more than two decades of experience helping clients maintain their property investments over time. The company uses the newest technologies to assist customers in various aspects of property management, including accounting, maintenance, marketing, and leasing for both residential and commercial properties. All tenants undergo a thorough screening process to ensure that they are reliable and capable of paying rent on-time. For added peace of mind for clients, the company has a No-Eviction Guarantee. If a tenant the company approved is evicted, Home Team Property Management will cover all eviction-related expenses up to $1,000.
San Diego Professional Property Managers
7343 Ronson Rd. Ste. F, San Diego, Ca 92111
San Diego Professional Property Managers is a full-service property management firm serving clients throughout San Diego County and the surrounding area. Founded in 1976, this family-owned-and-operated company specializes in the management of high-end single-family homes and condos. The team strives to provide all clients with committed, professional service and goes the extra mile to meet clients’ needs. Many clients have been working with the firm for over 20 years. The group uses AppFolio software to market properties across hundreds of websites and price rentals appropriately for the market. Once prospective tenants apply to rent a property, the company uses a thorough tenant screening process, which has proven successful in the past- there has not been an eviction in 12 years, and only three in the company’s history.
Cethron Property Management
6302 Federal Blvd., San Diego, Ca 92114
Cethron Property Management was founded in 1995 after the owner had “one too many experiences with unscrupulous lenders in a real estate transaction.” The firm now focuses on serving its clients with complete honesty and clear communication. The team’s full-service property management offerings include marketing, tenant screening, property maintenance, and rent collection. It also conducts full property accounting, and financial statements are available for owners at all times. The group uses AppFolio, the leading property management software, to streamline its processes and create a positive experience for both owners and tenants with convenient features like online bill-pay and maintenance requests. Cethron Property Management also offers brokerage services to help clients get the best return on their property investments.
Del Sol Property Management
4423 Cass St. San Diego, Ca 92109
Del Sol Property Management is a full-service firm serving the San Diego area. The group works with numerous property types including single-family homes and commercial offices buildings, but specializes in apartments in the county’s beach communities. Available services include rent collection, accounting, and repairs and maintenance services. Del Sol Property Managers has over 3 decades of experience in the industry and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
4617 Ruffner St., San Diego, Ca 92111
Utopia Management has over two decades of experience providing full-service residential and commercial property management to clients in California and Nevada. In addition to handling advertising, tenant screening, and day-to-day maintenance for homes and condos, rental properties, and offices and commercial spaces, Utopia Management offers association bookkeeping and archival storage. Real estate services for both buyers and sellers are also available. A full-service property management plan with Utopia Management comes at “one of the lowest rates in town,” according to the company website. It charges an all-inclusive, 8 percent management fee, and clients are not required to complete any payments until their property is rented.
Chamberlain Property Management
2653 Roosevelt Street Ste. D Carlsbad, Ca 92008
Chamberlain Property Management was founded in 1986, and in the decades since has maintained its focus on providing clients and tenants with “an unsurpassed level of service.” The process begins with thorough tenant screening to ensure that all properties are leased to reliable renters, then the group focuses on maintenance to preserve property value and efficient communication and attention to detail to ensure a positive experience for both owners and tenants. The full-service firm does offer all-inclusive packages, but also has smaller service packages available for property owners just looking for help with certain aspects of management. The flexible service options make it easy for property owners to get the assistance they need, without paying for those that they do not want. Chamberlain Property Management exclusively serves the North San Diego County to ensure that the team can visit properties frequently and respond to emergencies quickly.