Property Management Hillcrest & Bankers Hill & Mission Hills

With a wide mix of a mix of bars, restaurants, coffee houses, boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops, Hillcrest has long been recognized as the hub of San Diego’s LGBTQ community, and celebrated for it’s pedestrian-friendly streets and international dining scene. Home to many delicious restaurants such as Tajima Ramen Bar, La Vecindad Neighborhood Tacos, insideOUT and Hong Kong Restaurant open every night until 3 am for those who have late-night cravings. If you’re looking to do some cooking yourself,  every Sunday you can stop by the farmers market and pick up all of your ingredients fresh from local vendors or stop by the classic car show on the third Saturday of every month.  If you are new to town Located only a few minutes north of downtown, this neighborhood sits in the heart of San Diego and has a dense number of companies that offer property management for apartment rentals in Hillcrest. Visit small shops, clean neighborhoods and see smiling faces in one of San Diego’s friendliest communities.

Sunset Property Management & Realty exists to help Hillcrest property owners operate and maintain a quality investment that maximizes income stream. We only provide property management for houses in Central San Diego CA. Here are some of the guarantees we offer as part of our property management for rentals:

EVICTION PROTECTION – If you are faced with an eviction of a tenant placed by Sunset Property Management & Realty, we will contribute a total of $1,250.00 towards attorney fees plus court costs.
LEASE RENEWALS –  60 days or more prior to the expiration of your tenant’s lease, Hillcrest property management clients will receive a notification asking if you would like to extend the lease, increase rent or request that the tenant(s) to vacate.

SEMI ANNUAL MAINTENANCE REPORT – We will schedule Semi-Annual Maintenance Inspections (SAMI) with the tenants. We do this in order to perform a preventative maintenance inspection for your property. All lease violations and many other observable concerns identified will be reported to the rental property owner.


Since our inception we have been offering full service property management San Diego style. This means that we are a full transparency company and we pride ourselves on:

  • Excellent communication
  • Free lease renewals
  • Semi-annual property condition inspections for tenant occupies properties
  • Tenant emergency hotline all hours, 7 days a week.

Bankers Hill is one of San Diego’s many historic areas dating back to the 1890s. named after it’s affluent and prosperous inhabitants the area is about 4.7 square miles with a population of roughly 35,000 and a high percent of renters at around 78%. Banker’s Hill is home to many attractions such as the Marston House built in 1905, as well as many restaurants like the always delicious Mr. A’s. bankers hill is only a short walk from historic Balboa Park, home to many attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and natural history museum. Banker’s Hill was founded at the top of a peak overlooking the bay, with stunning views of the Downtown San Diego harbor. Take a walk across a 375-foot canyon on the Spruce Street footbridge built-in 1912. Enjoy small shops, clean neighborhoods and plenty of  hiking trails in one of San Diego’s gem regions.

In the industry of residential property management San Diego and Bankers Hill rental properties have some of the highest rental rates in the County. As a result we are often asked what is not included in the monthly management fee for my Banker Hill property?

  • Property maintenance fees
  • Tenant Placement or Leasing Fees
  • Excessive visits to the property
  • Inspections of the property
  • Trips to the property to file police reports or meet insurance adjusters
  • Trips to court to handle litigation with tenants

Mission Hills is a neighborhood in San Diego located on the hills overlooking Old Town and the San Diego Bay and is home to many scenic locations such as Pioneer Park, great for taking an evening stroll or attending one live music events. Considered a hot spot by just about any property management company in San Diego CA, you will find many delicious restaurants such as Harley Gray Kitchen and Bar, The Patio on Goldfinch. If you dine at Izakaya Masa, the menu showcases a delicious cherry blossom roll topped with red caviar. For cheese connoisseurs, you can stop by Vennisimo Cheese where you will find gourmet cheeses from around the world. Mission Hills is only a short drive from historic Balboa Park, home to many attractions such as the San Diego Zoo and Natural History Museum. Enjoy small shops, clean neighborhoods and plenty of hiking trails in one of San Diego’s most visited regions. 



How long should it take to rent my property?

Our goal is to lease your property within 2-4 weeks of listing it for rent. On average, we look for a minimum of 1-2 calls or emails per day from prospective renters. After 2 weeks, if the home has not rented, we will contact you to go over rental rate and the interest received. Please keep in mind time of year, price and quality of the home are all factors to be considered. The spring and summer months are prime rental periods in San Diego. Between November and February, the rental market rates drop off considerably and vacancy periods lengthen. A home listed during fall and winter months may take longer to rent and will demand a lower monthly rent.

How does Sunset determine the rental amount to be charged?

San Diego Property Managers perform a market rent analysis to find out current vacancy rates and rental rates reported by other Property Managers and Brokers. This is accomplished by looking at asking rates on listing websites and by calling listings of other brokers and inquiring about actual rental rates, unit condition and days on market. Sunset Property Mgmt. & Realty San Diego places great importance on call/email/contact volume since there is a lot to learn from the interest level, communication and feedback from prospective renters; they are out there looking at inventory and are often a great source of information and pricing. If the unit is priced correctly, you should receive 1.5-2 contacts per day in the high seasons, April – Mid October. It’s difficult to predict rental rates in the off-season October – March, however Landlords should be prepared to have to play the market a little more which can lead to rate decreases or move in specials of some sort.

Can I pick my own tenant?

We will accept the rental application, complete a credit and background check and receive proof of funds to ensure the applicants meet our rental qualifications. We will also complete an employment and rental history check. Once an application passes our qualifications we will reach out to the Owner for final approval. All applicants are screened by a licensed Agent certified in California Fair Housing Laws. Ultimately in California, if the applicant(s) pass the rental requirements they must be accepted as a Tenant by the Landlord.


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Residential Property Management for Houses and Condos 6-8%

Property management fees are the first thing to consider in your search to find a property manager. Sunset Property Management does not have any hidden or initial setup fees. You are not charged when the property is vacant or for lease renewals.

Construction and Maintenance Services

Property maintenance and repairs by General Contractors. 24 hour response time for all maintenance requests & tenant inquiries. General Construction services supervised by a Licensed General Contractor in our local San Diego office. Drywall, Painting, Plumbing, Electrical, Bath and Kitchen Remodels, Flooring, Rent Ready Renovations and more.

Apartment Building & Multi-Family Property Management 5-6%

Experience and knowledge of complex apartment management operations are an inherent part of Multi-family property management. Our apartment property management team develops and implements customized housing management strategies for our clients.