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Kensington
Property Management

Good Life Property Management has become experts in Kensington property management over the last 10 years. As a result, we know how to effectively market and manage your Kensington rental property in San Diego. We take care of marketing, tenant screening, rent collection, maintenance and more! Property management in Kensington can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be with Good Life.

No Eviction Guarantee

If we have to evict a tenant we placed, for non-payment of rent, we will pay for the eviction up to $3,000 (which usually covers all court costs and attorney’s fees)! We will also find a new tenant for free.

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Good Pet Guarantee

At no additional cost to the owner, we will reimburse damages caused to the home above wear and tear up to $3,000 total for pet damage. Kensington property management has never been so easy. 

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Money Back Guarantee

We stand by our word. If for any reason you are not happy with our service, neither are we. We’ll refund you up to one year of paid monthly management fees if you aren’t happy in the first year of service. We’re committed to 100% client satisfaction!

Our Kensington Property Management Services

Overview

About Good Life Property Management

Good Life Property Management offers residential property management in Kensington, San Diego. Whether you have a single family home or multifamily property, we have processes in place to manage the property for you. Our knowledgeable team will advertise your home, identify suitable tenants, and make sure that your rent check is deposited to you on time each month.

With our experienced team of professional property managers overseeing every aspect of your property, you can rest easy knowing that your investment is in good hands. Our goal is to alleviate the stress and burden of property management and allow homeowners to enjoy the benefits of their investments. Hire Good Life Property Management to safeguard your property and provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

About Kensington

Welcome to Kensington, a popular college town nestled in Normal Heights, San Diego. This family-friendly neighborhood is a small town in a big city. It thrives on cultural diversity, community spirit, and a vibrant lifestyle. Since Kensington has over a 90% score in walkability and a 95% score in dog-friendliness, residents can easily enjoy the social scenes and nightlife that this city has to offer.

Why owning rental property in Kensington is a good investment

Kensington boasts a strong rental market with a high demand for housing. San Diego, as a whole, experiences a tight rental market due to its popularity, and Kensington benefits from its proximity to major universities, hospitals, and employment centers. This demand provides a steady pool of potential tenants and the potential for competitive rental rates.

Kensington is known for its picturesque tree-lined streets, well-preserved historic homes, and unique architectural styles. Specifically, many of the homes showcase Spanish Revival, Craftsman, and Mediterranean architectural styles. The area’s attractive aesthetics and character contribute to its appeal among renters seeking a charming and vibrant neighborhood to call home.

Investing in rental property in Kensington can offer long-term appreciation potential. The neighborhood’s desirable location, limited housing supply, and historical significance contribute to property values that have historically appreciated over time.

How much does Kensington property management cost?

Every Kensington property manager has their own fee structure. However, we offer house, condo, and/or 2-4 units property management for an 8% monthly management fee. Alternatively, we provide multi-family (5-15 units) property management for a 7% monthly management fee. In addition to monthly management fees, we charge a $595 leasing fee, a $150 annual inspection fee, and a $195 lease renewal fee. To learn more about our Kensington property management services and pricing, please visit our Services and Pricing page

What to look for in a Kensington Property Manager

When interviewing Kensington property management companies, you want to make sure they offer the following services:

  • Property marketing 
  • Showing the property
  • Leasing signing and lease management 
  • Screening and selecting qualified tenants 
  • Rent collection and direct deposits services
  • General maintenance and annual inspections 
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance services 
  • Periodic walkthroughs 
  • Lease modifications (i.e. adding a pet to the lease) 
  • Reports, photos and financial statements 
  • Legal notices to move tenants out 

For more information on what to look for in a Kensington property manager, check out our Guide on How to Hire a Property Management Company

Marketing

How we market your property

When our Kensington rental property specialists market your rental, we use the most popular online platforms. In other words, we create listings on websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Hot pads, and 50+ more major rental sites so we can find the best renter for your property. We showcase your rental through 3D virtual tours and high-quality photos. We also write extensive information about your property, including, amenities, price, and other important living information so we can attract good candidates. Finally, we offer 7 day showing access and support for prospective tenants. 

How we help you find the perfect rent price

Our Kensington rental property specialists assist you in determining the best rental price for your property by conducting a thorough market analysis. This includes investigating comparable properties in the Kensington area, examining current rental market conditions, and taking into account factors such as your property’s location, size, and condition. Based on this analysis, we will recommend a competitive rental price that will assist you in attracting the right tenants for your property.

Furthermore, our Kensington property management services include monitoring the rental market and adjusting the price as needed. That way, we can ensure that your property remains competitive and generates a healthy rental income.

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Tenant Screening

The Good Tenant Screening

At our Kensington property management company, we understand the importance of finding the right tenant. That’s why we’ve orchestrated the Good Tenant Screening. This thorough and comprehensive process ensures that we find tenants who are reliable, responsible, and will take care of your property as if it were their own. Our screening process includes credit checks, background checks, previous landlord references, and more. We take the stress out of finding qualified tenants and give you peace of mind knowing that your property is in good hands. 

Rent Collection

We direct deposit rent to your bank account

We use online rent payment portals, automated reminders, and late payment penalties to make sure that rent is paid on time. We also have a dedicated team who will follow up with tenants who are late on their rent to ensure that payments are received as soon as possible. With us as your Kensington property management company, you can rest easy knowing that rent collection is in good hands and that you’ll always be paid on time.

Maintenance

We’ve got your property maintenance covered

There are so many benefits to a well-maintained property; they rent faster, keep tenants happy, and have low turnover. That’s why we’re invested in quality maintenance and inspections of your property. Over the years, we’ve built great relationships with the best vendors in San Diego, so we can make sure your property receives affordable and quality care. We also offer 24-hour emergency maintenance services to ensure your tenants are always taken care of. Kensington property management has never been so easy. 

Give us a call for a free consultation!

Our team is ready to help with your Kensington property management needs. 

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We make owning rental property easy

Renting your property shouldn’t be a hassle. It should give you a greater abundance of time, money, and energy. We’ve developed a team of A-Players who have made this a reality for over 1,000 San Diego property owners.
We can do the same for you.
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Home Prices

in Kensington, San Diego

Due to the limited space and high demand, housing prices in Kensington tend to be higher compared to other areas in San Diego. The neighborhood’s charm, central location, and historical significance contribute to its desirability among buyers and renters, creating a competitive real estate market. With a limited supply of homes available, prospective buyers often find themselves facing higher price tags for properties in Kensington. The area’s well-preserved historic homes, tree-lined streets, and community amenities contribute to the premium prices commanded in the market.

Additionally, the combination of convenient access to downtown San Diego, proximity to major employment centers, and a strong sense of community further adds to the appeal and justifies the higher housing prices in Kensington.

Pros of Investing in Kensington

Since Kensington is such a desirable location with minimal real estate, home appreciation is always on the rise. Therefore, if you choose to turn your property into a long-term rental, you will also have very little to no vacancy. With the help of a reputable Kensington property management company, you can generate healthy rental income from your property. 

Cons of Investing in Kensington

Since residential properties are so expensive in Kensington, San Diego, the price-to-rent ratio makes it almost infeasible to positively cash flow. In addition, maintaining the historic building standards can contribute to higher-than-normal maintenance costs. 

Home Prices in Kensington

These are the year to date stats as of July 2023. For monthly stats, visit the redfin.com.
$1,318,500

The median price of a single-family home in Kensington, San Diego – 92116 (year-to-date average)

Rental Rates in Kensington

These are the 2023 average rent prices in Kensington. For monthly stats, visit Zumper.
$4,195/month

The average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kensington, San Diego. 

$2,995/month

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kensington, San Diego. 

$2,095/month

The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kensington, San Diego. 

Military Partnership

First Month Management Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

We understand that when an active duty military member has to relocate, they often need to find a good Kensington, San Diego property manager quickly. Our team is ready to respond to their needs.

Experts in Education

Your success is our business. That’s why we created the Learning Center, to educate our clients on essential California rental knowledge and property management Kensington. Through blogs, videos, e-books and more, we share the most up-to-date information to help you succeed.

E-Books

Check out our downloadable guides for instant information on land lording in San Diego!

Videos

We have a ton of videos on tenant tips and home maintenance that can answer quick questions.

Blogs

Learn about all things property management Kensington in our expert-run blog.

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