Property Management

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


About University City (UTC) in San Diego

University City, also referred to as UTC, is an area just north of central San Diego. Nicknamed the golden triangle, its primary residences are apartments and condos (and lots of them). Because of the number of businesses and the location of University of California San Diego, the neighborhood is bustling with students, young professionals, and business professionals.

One of the biggest attractions in University City is the UTC mall. Over the last year and a half, the mall has renovated and expanded to almost twice its original size. There are plenty of great dining options, like Din Tai Fung and Javier’s Mexican Food. For something more casual, check out True Food Kitchen and Queenstown Bistro. They also have a wide variety of shopping, from Nordstrom and Jo Malone to Room & Board. Be sure to check out the mall’s first and only speakeasy, Raised by Wolves. By day it’s a specialty liquor store, by night a trendy bar you enter via a rotating wall.

University of California San Diego is also in UTC. It’s one of the top colleges for STEM majors in the country. Just down the road is Illumina, one of the most popular places for those graduating STEM majors to apply to. The company employees a couple thousand people in San Diego.

How much does UTC property management cost?

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

Property Tour in University City (UTC)


How we market your UTC property

When our property management company markets your UTC 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 UTC (University City)

Pros of Investing in University City

There is huge demand from nearby UCSD students from April – September. You will likely lease the property at top-of-market immediately. The large detached homes off of Governor Drive and the close proximity to Sorrento Valley leads to high demand year round from families. The massive trolley project will soon connect UTC mall with beach towns to the south (Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach) which will result in a bigger tenant base.

Cons of Investing in University City

If property falls between UCSD commencing (September) and their spring break (March), expect having to concede 10-25% in market rent to find a renter. There is always a lot of competition for 1B/2BA condos in this area. 

Neighborhoods by Price

Neighborhoods closest to UTC mall and the schools are higher in price, as evidenced by the darker sections of the map. The lighter sections go down in price as you move closer to Mira Mesa and Sorrento Valley. 

University City San Diego property value map
University City has a lot of apartment complexes, likely due to its proximity to UCSD. Many of these apartments are upscale, which lends to their higher price point. These are the stats as of December 2022. For monthly stats, visit the San Diego Association of Realtors website.

Home Prices in University City


The median price of a single-family home in University City – 92122 (year-to-date average)


The median price of condos in University City – 92122 (year to date)

Rental Rates in University City


The average rent for a single-family home.


The average rent for one bedroom units. 

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 UTC 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.