Downtown San Diego Property Management


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Do you need a property manager for your downtown San Diego condo?  Not necessarily.  It isn’t rocket science.  You can certainly do it yourself.  Sometimes tenants pay on time and don’t make a peep.  But not always.  It can be nice to hand over the headaches of being a landlord to someone else for what amounts to not a lot of money.


What property management services does 92101 Condo Guru, Inc. provide for downtown San Diego landlords?  What does the Guru do?

  • List your property on the Multiple Listing Service (“MLS” or Realtor database) and syndicated to hundreds of websites (Trulia, Zillow, Craigslist, Hotpads, Yahoo! Homes, Walkscore, Oodle, Zumper, and many more!)
  • Blog about your property on
  • Showing property to prospective tenants and their real estate agents
  • Scheduling professional photography (included in initial fee, see below)
  • Coordinating all cleaning, painting, and repairs needed before and after tenant occupancy (landlord dime)
  • Review/evaluate all lease applications, credit reports (using TransUnion SmartMove at prospective tenant expense), paystub and asset documentation, cover letters, and references
  • Discussing all tenant application information with landlord
  • Drafting lease to protect landlord
  • Coordinating first month’s rent and security deposit delivery to landlord and all HOA-required move-in/move-out documents from tenant
  • Facilitating tenant move-in scheduling with building HOA property manager, deliver and document keys, fobs, etc.
  • Acting as the tenant point of contact for questions and repair requests
  • Coordinating monthly rent payments directly from tenant to landlord
  • Scheduling any repairs needed during tenant occupancy
  • Billing tenant for any repairs for which they are responsible
  • Assisting the landlord in returning the security deposit (less repairs but not ordinary wear & tear) within 21 days after end of lease
  • Coordinating tenant eviction services with an attorney if needed


What do we charge?  And why?

We charge 5% of the monthly rent when the unit is tenant-occupied ($100 minimum).  When it’s vacant, we charge zero.  Say what?  Is that all?  Well, no.  There is an initial start-up fee of $1,000 or $750 depending on who finds the tenant.  Hear me out.  Other agents are screwing you.  They aren’t putting your property on the MLS or offering a payday to agents who might have a very qualified tenant.

Tenant pays you direct.  Guru bills you quarterly.  Reason being . . . . it’s just easier.  It also makes your property manager more accountable.  And 5% because it makes the numbers easy to calculate. 😉  Professional photography is included in that fee.