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What to Look for in a Property Management Company

Bob Preston - Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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Investing in rental property is one of the best decisions you can ever make, and this is especially true in a lucrative area such as San Diego! On top of the steady source of income, rental property ownership includes tax benefits and, when done right, the security of having your investment’s value increase over time. 

Renting out a property, however, is more than just purchasing a home and finding a tenant to fill it. Your property must comply with local and state laws, it must be maintained throughout the year, and your tenant’s needs must be addressed promptly. This can be stressful and frustrating to someone without experience. That’s where a property manager comes in! They can handle all these tasks so you won’t have to worry about a thing. 

So, what should an owner look for in a property management company? With over 2 decades in the San Diego property management industry, North Country Property Group has a guide to help! 

What to Consider When Finding a Property Management Company 

We’ve compiled a few qualifications that should guide San Diego property owners when looking for a property management company. They are as follows: 

Professional Licenses 

Property management is a specialized field that requires technical expertise for it to be effective. A qualified property management company will save you both time and money while reducing stress. Some companies may claim they have what it takes to manage your property, but what guarantees this is professional licenses and certifications.

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There are three top designations by our industry associations that you can look for. These are the Residential Management Professional (RMP®), the Master Property Manager (MPM®), and the Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC®).

When it comes to North County Property Group, we’re the only Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) in San Diego County, one of only four in the State of California, and one of less than fifty in the country! 

To receive this certification, a property management company must meet a few requirements:

  1. They must have managed at least 500 units

  2. The property management company must be led by a Master Property Manager 

  3. They must be a consistently top-ranking property management company in their geographic area 

North County Property Group meets all these requirements, as determined by the National Association of Residential Property Managers.


Your property management company needs to have experience in handling tenant screening, maintenance requests, and all manner of property issues. They also need to have experience handling your particular type of property. Experience in handling commercial properties, for example, is not the same as residential properties.

North Country Property Group has over 20+ years managing residential properties in San Diego! Our team has experience in the successful management of single-family homes, multi-family homes, and vacation rentals.

Low Vacancy and Eviction Rates 

As a landlord, you have invested in property for several reasons. It could be that you are diversifying your portfolio, looking to earn a stable rental income, or building your equity. This can be best achieved when having long-term tenants on your residential property. 

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North Country Property Group makes use of a comprehensive tenant screening process that has been refined over the years. We look into credit scores, eviction histories, criminal records, and employment verification. Evictions are rare as we only find the best tenants for your rental properties!

A Well-Defined Client Base

A client base shows a company’s successes in the property management industry. It also guarantees that the company has ties to the local community. You can ask the property manager for references in the area to confirm pertinent information.  

North Country Property Group has a solid, local client base which we have built over the years. There’s no company in the San Diego area with a better standing than us! On top of our reputable history with property owners, we also have strong ties with local contractors and handymen. This way, you’re also able to enjoy more affordable rates!

Why Choose North County Property Group 

Trusted and relied on by San Diego property owners, we’ve been offering quality property management services for the past 20+ years. To meet and surpass the expectations of our clients, we offer a wide range of services to cover all their needs. These include: 

Tenant Screening 

The success of your investment in San Diego real estate depends on the quality of the tenants leasing the space. A problematic tenant is one who will not pay their rent on time, may damage your property, and not get along with other neighboring tenants. 

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As we’ve mentioned, North Country Property Group performs extensive background checks in our tenant screening process. We can rent your property to the best tenants that San Diego has to offer!

Collection of Rent 

The on-time collection of rent in full is the lifeline of your rental property. It’s from the rental income that you can maintain the property, grow your finances, and meet your other financial obligations.

At North Country Property Group, we will handle all your property’s rent collection needs, from sending out reminders of rent due dates to following up with rent defaulters. With us as your property partner, you won’t have to deal with the hassle of chasing down tenants for your monthly rent. Our efficient systems allow you to be paid on time, every time. 

Tenant Management 

A tenant may call at whatever time of day or night. These issues will require your immediate attention and care. While striving to meet your obligations to your tenant, you might feel stressed and tired due to how much it can take of your time. 

Hiring North Country Property Group gives you the time to enjoy the benefits of property leasing in San Diego. You can have peace of mind knowing that your tenants’ every demand is handled with care. Now you know why we are the leading property management company in San Diego! 

Filling Vacancies 

Every landlord wants to have their property rented out throughout the year. This means that they enjoy the maximum rental income every month.

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North Country Property Group makes use of an aggressive marketing solution. Our team ensures that your vacant property gets maximum reach to all potential renters in the area. We have ties with hundreds of syndication partners to post your property listing on many rental websites and social media platforms. 

Additionally, we market all our listings in the San Diego MLS system. This way, we network with other brokers and place your property on a variety of national Realtor branded sites and thousands of individual agent websites! Your rental property will get the best exposure out there.

Bottom Line

As our client, your property and the tenants renting it are our top priority. The experienced and professional team at North Country Property Group is committed to offering you quality services that exceed your expectations!

With our resourcefulness, expertise, and dedication, you are bound to enjoy all the benefits that come with property ownership and leasing! Reach out to us today and learn more about how we can best help you and your financial goals.  

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