El Cajon
Property Management

Good Life Property Management has become experts in El Cajon property management over the last 8 years. As a result, we know how to effectively market and manage your El Cajon home. We find that days on market are average when compared to other areas and vacancy is about average as well. El Cajon property management can be challenging, but 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.

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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 6-months of paid monthly management fees if you aren’t happy in the first year of service. We’re committed to 100% client satisfaction!

Our El Cajon Property Management Services


About El Cajon

El Cajon is one of the larger cities in San Diego county with approximately 130,000 residents. El Cajon tends to be an attractive place to live due to cheaper home prices. There are plenty of amenities, from expansive shopping centers to good schools to parks and recreation areas. 

El Cajon also has events that are fun for the whole family. Classic car shows are held on Wednesdays, where you can wander the streets and marvel at cars from past decades. Annually El Cajon hosts America on Main Street, a celebration of American spirit complete with live music and an array of food booths. 


How we market your El Cajon property

When our property management company markets your El Cajon property, we use the most popular online platforms. In other words, we create listings on websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Hot pads, and more to allow potential renters to easily find your property. We showcase extensive information about your property, including images, amenities, price, and more.

How we help you find the perfect rent price

Our property management company assists you in determining the best rental price for your property by conducting a thorough market analysis. This includes investigating comparable properties in the 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 property management company will monitor the rental market and adjust the price as needed to ensure that your property remains competitive and generates the desired rental income.

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Tenant Screening

The Good Tenant Screening

At our 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. Trust us to take the stress out of finding a tenant 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 property management company, you can rest easy knowing that rent collection is in good hands and that you’ll always be paid on time.


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.

Give us a call for a free consultation!

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Chloe Slater & Adam Manly

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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 El Cajon

El Cajon has a large patch of industrial and commercial buildings that serve as a major employment hub in East San Diego County. With highway 8 shooting through the center of El Cajon, many people also commute east to San Diego. Purchase prices historically have been lower than central San Diego; however, over the last couple of years the market has soared in El Cajon and this isn’t always the case anymore! 

As with other neighborhoods of San Diego, it is very important to assess the locality of an investment property within El Cajon. Some areas are not desirable at all for rentals and you can expect higher delinquency rates and turnover costs. As with other East County properties, the price-to-rent ratio isn’t ideal. Air conditioning is highly recommended for rentals as temperatures can soar over 100 degrees in the summer! 

What to Avoid in El Cajon Neighborhoods

When choosing where to buy your investment property, you should be on the lookout for a few things. These things can be a red flag for the kind of area you want to avoid. 

  • Trash in the front or backyard 
  • Vandalism nearby (graffiti, damaged property, etc.) 
  • Multiple vacant homes close by 
  • Poor street light; street feels unsafe
  • Backs up or is close to a major highway or freeway 
  • Foundation issues 
These are the year to date stats as of June 2022. For monthly stats, visit the San Diego Association of Realtors website

El Cajon Home Prices

El Cajon (92019)

$890,000 Single Family Home
$520,000 Condo

El Cajon (92020)

$855,000 Single Family Home
$405,000 Condo

El Cajon (92021)

$775,000 Single Family Home
$440,000 Condo

Rental Rates in El Cajon


3 bedroom+ detached homes vary widely in price. Some properties are more farm style properties with acreage. The rental rate varies depending on amenities, home square footage and lot size. 


The average rent for condos or apartments with 2 bedrooms in El Cajon.


The average rent for condos or apartments with 1 bedroom in El Cajon.

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 El Cajon 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. Through blogs, videos, e-books and more, we share the most up-to-date information to help you succeed.


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


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


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