San Marcos
Property Management

Good Life Property Management has become experts in San Marcos property management over the last 7 years. As a result, we know how to effectively market and manage your San Marcos home. We find that days on market are average when compared to other areas and vacancy is about average as well. San Marcos 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 San Marcos Property Management Services


About San Marcos

San Marcos is another suburban area in Northern San Diego. It’s a great place to live if you enjoy the feel of a small town while still having activities to do close by. If you enjoy the outdoors, the city has numerous parks and hiking trails, such as the famous Double Peak Park. The hike is of moderate difficulty and is around 4.7 miles. At the top, there are great picnic spots and you’ll get an amazing view of San Diego and North County.

There are plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options in San Marcos, too. Old California Restaurant Row is a popular place to try a variety of cuisines. Stop by Slater’s 50/50 for one of the best burgers you’ll ever have. There’s an Edwards Theater nearby for a family movie day or a date night. San Marcos also has a great transportation system, making it easier to get to school and work.

San Marcos has great elementary schools, including Discovery Elementary and Knob Hill Elementary. They are both kindergarten through 5th grade. If you’re looking for nice middle schools, check out San Elijo and Woodland Park. High schools in the area include Mission Hills HS and High Tech High North County School (they have a middle school as well). Click here for more on San Marcos schools.

There are a number of universities in the area, including California State University San Marcos. CSUSM is a medium-sized university, housing roughly 15,000 students. Top undergraduate majors include business management, psychology, and human development. The university has 39 Bachelors programs and 21 Masters programs. For further information on admissions, programs, etc., click here.

Neighborhoods by Price

The map below shows the range in prices in San Marcos. Darker areas are higher in price, lighter areas are lower. 

San Marcos property value map

How much does San Marcos property management cost?

Every San Marcos 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 San Marcos property management services and pricing, please visit our Services and Pricing page


How we market your San Marcos property

When our property management company markets your San Marcos 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 San Marcos

Pros of Investing in San Marcos

Nestled in between Oceanside/Vista/Carlsbad/Escondido, in which all have large employment centers. CSU San Marcos leads to huge seasonal demand for nearby properties from students. 

Cons of Investing in San Marcos

The new development including San Elijo, on the other side of the mountains, may cause market saturation. You’ll also need to be familiar with pockets to avoid a less-than-ideal tenant base. 

San Marcos Property Tour

These are the year to date stats as of December 2022. For monthly stats, visit the San Diego Association of Realtors website.

Average Home Price


The median price of a single-family home in San Marcos – 92078 (year-to-date average)


The median price of condos in San Marcos – 92078 (year to date)

Average Rental Rate

The price of a single-family home with a decent number of bedrooms (three and more).

The average rent for condos
in San Marcos.

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 San Marcos 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.