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Property Management

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


About Lakeside

Lakeside is in eastern San Diego and has a population of about 22,000 residents. It’s 20 miles east of central San Diego. Lakeside leans more rural than most other San Diego cities and has more single family detached homes and even some farms. You can still find a few newer housing developments throughout the area. 

Lakeside is a great place if you like outdoor activities. There are multiple lakes, hiking trails, and parks. There are even a couple golf courses in the area! You’re in luck if you’re an equestrian; there are multiple farms, ranches, and dairies. They also host the 2nd largest Western Parade with the most equestrians in California! On top of that, they host two rodeos per year. 

How much does Lakeside property management cost?

Every Lakeside 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 6% 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 Lakeside property management services and pricing, please visit our Services and Pricing page


How we market your Lakeside property

When our property management company markets your Lakeside 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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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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Pros of Investing in Lakeside

Lakeside sits on the far east side of San Diego County is a semi-rural community that like nearly all of San Diego, still has a strong rental market. Renters here are drawn to the open space and seclusion while still having the option to drive down the road to Santee or El Cajon for shopping and entertainment. If you shop hard enough you can find huge lots for a decent price. With all of that additional space there could be nice opportunities to construct ADUs for more revenue from the property!

Cons of Investing in Lakeside

Due to the rural nature of Lakeside, rents are generally lower and don’t keep up with the home values very well (making for tough price-to-rent ratios). Many of the homes are mid-century built and may have deferred maintenance to account for such as foundation work and roofs. The BANG energy drink epidemic has hit Lakeside hard, with an average daily consumption rate by residents of 2.8/day (compared to the national average of 0.06/day!).

What to Avoid in Lakeside 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.

Lakeside Home Prices


The median price of a single-family home in Lakeside (zip code: 92040)


The median price of condos in Lakeside (zip code: 92040)

Average Rent Price


The average rental rate for a detached home or single-family home with 3 bedrooms. 


The average rental rate for a 2 bedroom apartment or condo.


The average rental rate for a 1 bedroom apartment or condo.

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 Lakeside 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.


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