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Choose Swell Property, Best Among San Diego Property Management Companies

Making a buy-to-let investment in San Diego’s competitive rental market is a smart business decision. However, getting the most out of your residential real estate might be quite challenging, as the profit gain is influenced by several aspects, such as the value of the property and operating expenses. Keeping your rental profit high is not easy, as it requires a lot of time and expertise, especially in a dynamic market such as San Diego.

The smartest choice you can make as an owner is to hire the best San Diego property management company to protect your investment by managing day-to-day responsibilities of your rental unit. Swell Property can help optimize your property management process and boost rental revenue by providing comprehensive services such as tenant screening, marketing, rent collection, lease agreement, and maintenance coordination.

Our team of reliable and highly skilled experts will free up a lot of your time and provide stress-free rental management experience. Swell Property will help you navigate the complexities of San Diego rental market effortlessly, while minimizing vacancies and maximizing rental income.

Whether you own one property or more, we have the proficiency to improve your rental cash flow. Contact our property managers in San Diego to learn how our services can help you reach your financial goals.

All-Inclusive San Diego Property Management Services

Swell Property’s full-service management package entails an extensive selection of services designed to assist landlords in managing their rental properties effectively. It’s our clients’ favorite package, as it minimizes their workload while boosting returns.

The full-service package consolidates everything from tenant screening and rent collection to marketing and advertising. With this package, property owners save a significant amount of time and effort knowing their properties are protected and well taken care of. What’s even more important, it’s targeted toward enhancing rental returns.

Full-service package property management includes broad spectrum of services:

  • Meticulous tenant screening
  • Tenant placement strategies
  • Complete lease agreement procedures
  • Coordinating resident turnovers
  • Monthly direct deposit of owner funds
  • Proven marketing and advertising approach
  • 24/7 maintenance assistance
  • Regular inspections and checks
  • On-line accounting and reporting
  • Rent collection procedures including rent notices
  • Licensed and competent property manager
  • Vendor and billing coordination, including copies of invoices
  • Management systems to reduce owner liability
  • Cooperation with best real estate attorneys
  • Online renters’ platform
  • Answering tenants’ inquiries, resolving issues
  • Eviction procedures

The main purpose of this long-term rental management package is to lower operating costs and enhance resident lifestyle. The full-service package is priced at only 8% service fee of your monthly rent ($175 minimum) and one-time leasing fee of $500.

Tenant Placement Only

Swell Property business methods are designed not only to reduce overall expenses and increase revenue but also to improve both the resident’s and owner’s experience. We understand that some landlords prefer to handle managing operation themselves and need assistance with tenant placement only. With us, tenant placement is seamless and effortless.

Tenant placement features services attracting and screening potential occupants and ultimately finding reliable and loyal renters for long-term occupancy and steady profits. It revolves around reducing turnover and vacancy rates, decreasing property damage, and diminishing eviction. This package includes:

  • Complimentary consultation
  • Professional advertising on multiple platforms
  • Thorough applicant screening (background, credit check, income verification)
  • Agent showings 7 days a week
  • Branded property signage
  • Move-in inspections
  • Lease negotiations
  • Custom lease preparation and execution
  • Collection of move-in funds

Finding the right renter can make all the difference in the residential real estate world. Hence, our team of seasoned professionals will ensure that your tenants are qualified, loyal, and committed to stay long term. The package is available for only half of the first month’s rent (minimum of $750.00).

San Diego Property Management Services Outlined



Swell Property team of qualified professionals utilizes proven marketing strategies to help you become a successful landlord. Determining the correct rent price is a pivotal step forward in advertising the property. Our local real estate experts know San Diego’s lively market inside and out and will form the price adequately, based on in-depth research and analysis. The price formation will also be based on current trends in the industry, to ensure maximum revenue for you. Rest assured, the whole marketing campaign tactics are used to raise your property’s visibility and awareness. We promote your rental unit in optimal condition through various channels using professional listing photos, property signage, scheduling open houses and showings. We know how and where to market your real estate in San Diego.  With our assistance your estate will stand out and quickly appeal to a large San Diego rental population. Using our marketing strategies, you will quickly find desirable occupants.



Potential tenant screening is another essential stage in finding the right residents. If done properly, this process will help you distinguish desirable residents from the large pool of interested applicants. Swell property screening is a meticulous process which includes background check, credit checks, and employment verification. After our managers have reviewed the reports, they will schedule an interview with prospective tenants. Some of the common subjects discussed in the meeting involve length of stay, pet policy, occupancy limits, smoking policy, fair housing compliance. Having a knowledgeable team of professionals on your side also ensures the screening process complies with all local, state, and federal housing laws. Screening is a time-consuming procedure, which must be conducted carefully to have satisfying results. The final step is finding a loyal and long-term tenant and securing your future financial stability and security.



Lease signing serves as a form of prevention against potential conflicts with future occupants. Swell property staff understand the importance of your safety which is why we closely follow the rules and guidelines when drafting lease agreements. Our legal advisors ensure they are in accordance with the laws of the State of California.  When creating rental agreements, we make sure they cover all the basics, such as repair responsibilities, annual property inspections, habitability warranty, insurance, lease renewal. Swell agents have extensive expertise in lease contract procedures in compliance with California laws and will utilize this knowledge to protect both landlord’s and tenants’ rights.



Our property management follows strict procedures and collects rent on time each month. For our renters’ convenience we offer both on-site and online payment. Online payment is the preferred option for tenants as it is easily accessible. At the same time, online rent collection protects you from delinquencies. The money is also transferred to your account faster. On-site rent collection and processing is also available. In addition, our managers handle late notice distribution with eviction procedures consequently initiated. However, our eviction rates are low, as our strategy is based on protection and prevention. By choosing the right tenants we decrease the chances of missing or late rent payments and evictions.



Swell managers are diligent about your rental’s condition and will promptly resolve any issues that might arise. We also offer 24/7 assistance, which is a substantial benefit to the renters. All our trusted vendors and contractors are licensed and insured for added protection of your investment. We understand that low vacancies and turnover rates are vital for raising profits. Simple things like precautionary maintenance and frequent inspections are crucial in increasing property’s value and improving tenant retention rates. Our enthusiastic team members perform regular building and ground checks to prevent potential problems. In addition, inspection photos will be provided upon your request. Key points of maintenance services are property upkeep, 24/7 emergency assistance, resolving issues with residents, preferred list of licensed and insured contractors, conducting regular inspections and checks and work order creation and invoicing for vendors.



Swell Property management business model is based primarily on protection and prevention. However, sometimes the inevitable happens, such as nonpayment of rent or breaching terms of lease. These issues, among others, are the reasons for eviction mentioned in the Tenant Protection Act of California. Evicting tenants can be quite lengthy and stressful process if not conducted properly. To avoid challenges associated with the removal of tenants, turn to Swell Property. Our dedicated legal team comprised of skilled agents and attorneys is well prepared for this outcome and will conduct the entire procedure including negotiating, distributing notices, filing legal documents with the court, and supervising the moving out process. After the proceedings, we will promptly and diligently work on filling the vacant spot, so you do not have losses.

Rentals We Manage in San Diego Coastal Area

Swell Property serves residential rental properties of all types and sizes:

  • Single-family houses
  • Multi-family houses (duplex, triplex, fourplex)
  • Townhouses or row
  • Condominiums in multi-tenant buildings
  • Apartments in low-rise, mid-rise, or high-rise buildings
  • Vacation rentals
  • Manufactured homes
  • REO properties
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BBB accredited. Member of California Dept of Real Estate, North San Diego Association of Realtors, CAA and NARPM.



You get the time and attention you deserve. Direct access to property managers at any given time.



Swell has been in the property management industry since 2004. We have served thousands of clients and managed hundreds of properties.



Our main focus is local and local only. We have 4 managers in every location we serve, and we know the San Diego market inside and out.



Everything is handled personally in person or by phone, not just online and by email. We believe that it is very important to maintain a ‘hands-on” approach to our business.

We Are a Top-Rated San Diego Property Management Agency

Our Priority Is Your Prosperity

Whether you are a small investor or a multi-unit owner, having a residential rental property in San Diego is a wonderful form of passive income. On the other hand, taking this path also means that you need to put in a significant amount of time, effort, and money to gain the highest profits.

Hiring our San Diego rental property management removes all the stress of operating a rental, while building a solid, scalable foundation with ample room for financial growth. Our team works hard to help you generate consistent revenue. We are also constantly adding new strategies to make your property even more profitable. We nurture ease of communication and strong and long-lasting relationships with our clients.

We have the knowledge, the skill, and the drive to make your experience as a landlord enjoyable and stress-free. Contact us at 760.452.2345 or email at and see how we can help you succeed. Fill out the form for a quick estimate!

Serving Landlords & Investors Throughout San Diego Coastal Area

Swell property management services are available across San Diego County. Our real estate experts specialize in buying, selling, and managing residential properties. Even if your location is not listed below, give us a call, we will gladly assist you.

Encinitas – Cardiff By The Sea – Solana Beach – Del Mar – La Jolla – Carlsbad – Oceanside – Carmel Valley – Rancho Santa Fe – Santaluz – Escondido – 4S Ranch – San Diego – Mission Beach – Fallbrook – San Marcos – Point Loma –  Bonsall – LeucadiaOlivenhainPacific BeachOcean Beach

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you prepare the property for new tenants?

We have compiled a quick checklist of the most important elements to check when new tenants move in.

  • Move-in Inspection – Our property managers will organize the official move-in and the actual move-in date will be scheduled at lease signing. It is advisable to perform property inspections prior to the move in date. Since the inspection includes things like checking smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, security alarms, electrical outlets, appliances, doors, lights, plumbing, etc., you might need extra time to repair or replace equipment or furnishings. Make sure you document the existing state of the unit for your future reference. It will help you determine which items could possibly affect habitability, and which need to be dealt with immediately.
  • Damage Repair – After the initial inspection and recordation of the current condition, we will arrange repairs that need to be done with our preferred local subcontractors, who are licensed and insured contractors. All of the repairs and maintenance will be conducted only with your approval. Furthermore, we will ensure the property is habitable under California Laws.
  • Collection of rent & move in funds (or security deposit) – New residents have to make payment of the first month’s rent and move-in funds (or security deposit) which was stated in the lease agreement. Typically, move-in funds are not refundable, and it is left to landlord to decide how the charges will be made and how the money will be distributed. 

How do you collect rent and how do I get my revenue?

Our property managers collect the rent from tenants by check, credit card, or online payment via online platform. Each month, after the rent is deposited into our account, we will transfer the money to you by direct deposit, with our fees and expenses deducted. You will also be regularly provided with detailed monthly statements about the financials so you can keep up with money management.

Are there any mandatory landlord’s disclosures in California?

Yes, California law asks that you disclose to certain issues prior to tenancy commencing. A complete list of landlord disclosures, with additional details, can be seen on pages 29, 30, and 31 of “A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities”, which is an official publication of California Department of real Estate (DRE). Landlord’s disclosures include things like lead-based paint, bed bugs, asbestos, carcinogenic material, floor hazard, Megan’s Law, demolition permits, and similar.

What happens if I refuse to accept pets in my rental unit?

Since pets do not fall under the protected class category in The Fair Housing Act, you are not obligated by law to accept tenants with pets. Even so, keep in mind that almost 70% of tenants have a pet, which means that refusing to accept pets would exclude a significant number of potential renters. Still, this is your decision to make, our job is just to advise you of the possible scenarios so that you are aware of all the consequences.

How can I increase the value of my rental property?

Simple and affordable ways to increase the value include landscaping and updating curb appeal, performing regular maintenance inspections, investing in quality amenities, or adding a communal green area.

How much does a vacant unit cost me?

Depending on the property condition, size and type, a vacant unit could cost you from $1500 to several thousand, as you still must pay expenses such as mortgage, cleaning, maintenance and advertising for new occupants.

How do I avoid tenant turnover?

It is not easy to retain renters once they decide to leave. However, if the offer is good enough, you might be able to persuade them to stay. Tenants tend to stay long-term if the price is correct, if you respond to their requests in a timely manner, and if you regularly maintain and repair the property. Added bonuses are parking spots, balcony or patio, pool and high-speed internet.

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