Property Management for Apartment Rentals in San Diego CA

Property Management for Apartment Rentals in San Diego CA

Contrary to most apartment rental companies, we focus on creating value through preventative maintenance, common area upkeep, aggressive leasing, and efficient operations. For Apartment buildings with 2 units or more, you can expect to pay a monthly Management Fee of 4%-6% and a one-time Tenant Placement Fee of $450. A property manager must have experience and knowledge of complex building operations as an inherent part of the Property Management services offered. Our rental company services are designed to manage a blend of multi-family buildings.


  • Your property will be listed on 20 rental websites
  • Agent showings 7 days a week
  • Market rent surveys and rental rate valuation
  • Marketing vacant space to local Brokers
  • Rent ready inspection and maintenance
  • Digital photo tour of property condition
  • Free basic H-frame ‘For Rent’ signs
  • Professional Realtor ‘For Rent’ signs by request
  • All calls answered by a live person 7 days a week
  • TransUnion Smart Move credit reporting for Prospective Tenants
  • Criminal background and eviction history search
  • Employment and Rental history verification
  • Weekly leasing agent updates of interest levels
  • A-paper level credit screening and guidelines
  • Lease preparation and signing
  • Move in funds collected, recorded and deposited
  • Move in condition report, inspection and photos


  • Excellent communication
  • Move in/Move out (MIMO)
  • Lease renewals
  • Property condition report for tenant occupied properties
  • Semi-Annual Maintenance Inspections (SAMI)
  • Tenant emergency hotline all hours, 7 days a week
  • Evictions and legal proceedings
  • Negotiate lease renewal terms with tenant and draft lease renewal
  • Market rental survey to gauge the expected rental rate
  • High-quality photos for advertising at Landlord cost
  • Broker owned and operated management company
  • Prepare properties for “rent ready” condition
  • Delinquency monitoring & control
  • Monthly Owner Draw via ACH
  • Monitor lease expirations and communicate with property owners
  • Liability monitoring and recommendations
  • Contracts and documents shared in the online Owner and Tenant Portals
  • Lease or house rules violations enforcement


  • Collect monthly rents
  • 24/7 Online Access to all financials through owner’s portal
  • Monthly and annual financial statements sent via email or available in owner portal
  • Dedicated property Accountant who is also the Broker and General Contractor
  • Account payable for all recurring and non-recurring property expenses
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Issue Security Deposit Dispositions
  • Organize and maintain complete lease and owner files according to DRE regulations
  • Pay monthly expenses, utilities, taxes, vendors, contractors
  • Common Area Maintenance (CAM) budgeting and billing
  • Year-end rental income, IRS and 1099 reporting
  • California FTB Tax reporting
  • Accounts receivable for rents, tenant billing and invoicing
  • ACH direct deposit for owner draws by the 20th of each month


  • Maintenance calls are billed at $50/hour
  • No mark-up on parts
  • 15% construction Project MGMT for Insurance claims and major agreed to repairs supervised by 1 of 3 General Contractors in our office
  • General Contractor/Broker owned Maintenance Company
  • Before and after photos of repairs
  • Copies of work orders and receipts available to the owner in paper and in the online Owner Portal
  • Emergency flood, electrical and plumbing response
  • 24 hour response time for all maintenance requests & tenant inquiries
  • Vacant turns, rehabs, and rent ready renovations
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Semi-Annual Maintenance Inspections (SAMI)
  • Drywall / Painting
  • Minor Plumbing
  • Basic Electrical
  • Bath and Kitchen remodels
  • Flooring: tile, wood, carpet
  • Lock re-keying
  • Landscaping Maintenance
  • Irrigation Repair
  • Pressure Washing
  • Cleaning
  • Haul Away
  • 24-hour property manager emergency services


  • Reviewing, verifying and approving property improvement and project expenses
  • Construction project management
  • Manage project expenses
  • Construction estimating, budgeting and forecasting
  • Project cash flow analysis and budgeting
  • Financial statement review and auditing
  • CPI and market rate adjustments
  • Implement 1, 3, 5 year increased NOI planning
  • Rent re-negotiation and abatement agreements
  • Real Estate acquisitions and sales


EVICTION PROTECTION GUARANTEE – If we proceed with the eviction of a tenant placed by Sunset Property Management & Realty, we will pay $1,250.00 towards attorney fees and court costs.
LEASE RENEWAL NOTIFICATION – No later than 60 days prior to the expiration of your tenant’s lease, you will receive a notification asking if you would like to extend the lease, increase rent or ask the tenant(s) to vacate.

SAMI GUARANTEE – We will schedule Semi-Annual Maintenance Inspections (SAMI) with the tenants to perform a preventative maintenance inspection of your property. We also use this opportunity to identify lease violations and many other observable concerns
HOMEOWNER AUTHORIZATION FOR REPAIRS OVER $200 – Homeowner will be notified for authorization before work begins on any repairs over $200.00.

FAIR HOUSING CERTIFICATION – Sunset Property Management & Realty attends yearly classes for Fair Housing Rules and Regulations of California, taught by Kimball, Tirey & St. John.

4 ½ % LISTING GUARANTEE – Sunset Realty is a branch of Sunset Property Management & Realty. For our property management clients who use Sunset Realty as their Broker, we are more than happy to offer reduced fees for both Real Estate Sales and Purchases.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – If for any reason you are not happy with our services or fees, you may cancel or rescind you Property Management Agreement with no fees, penalties or delays.



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Military discount for new property owner clients

These are the websites where we list our rental properties.