San Marcos Property Management

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San Marcos Property Management

Our Mission Statement

Our Company is dedicated to being the best possible service company - as defined by the customer.

Committed to continuously strive to be known for our dedication to our fellow team members, community, and customers; and known for our honesty, friendliness, and fairness in all our business endeavors.

Our total performance will be based upon our responsibilities to the Law, respect to each other, our customers, and our personal growth.

As a team of Peak Performers, we shall pull together to provide the best measurable service excellence possible as defined by the customer.

Our Objectives

  • Listen carefully to make sure YOUR objectives are understood
  • Provide sound advice and a plan to achieve those objectives
  • Explain the rental process thoroughly
  • Discuss agency representation
  • Price your home competitively
  • Implement a proven marketing plan and discuss advertising options
  • Make every effort to rent your home promptly
  • Generate and follow-up on leads
  • Communicate consistently, so you know what to expect

We have built a dedicated team on a foundation of professionalism, ethics, and knowledge of residential and commercial properties. Each member of our team is driven by the desire for excellence. You have a team of professionals ready to go above and beyond your expectations.

Pricing Your Property+

Determining price is one of the most critical steps in preparing your home for rent. A competitively priced home often rents quickly once it is put on the market. The average turnaround time for a rental is 30-45 days.

When your home is priced right from the outset, you maximize your opportunity of reaching the most qualified tenants and obtaining top dollar.

Pricing your home correctly:

  • Can minimize on the time the property is vacant, saving you money
  • Reduces risk because overpriced homes may eliminate some prospective tenants if it is out of their price range
  • When we see your home and prepare a more complete and thorough market evaluation, we will use our knowledge of recent rentals in your surrounding areas to help price the property to receive maximum returns.

Specific marketing activities to rent your home begin the moment you sign the Agreement. From installing the “For Rent” sign to internet marketing, we are constantly working to rent your home. Our marketing plan is designed to expose your home to as many potential tenants as possible - making them aware of the key features and benefits of YOUR home.

In order to receive top dollar, you need top exposure. Our marketing plan provides you with that top exposure. This includes:

  • Listing your home on our website
  • Internet exposure across the Web using various websites
  • Installation of a “For Rent” sign
  • A custom property flyer
  • Classified ad in North County Times (paid advertising)
  • Contact prospective tenants on our reserve list
  • Feedback provided from showings

  • Tidy up the grounds, porches and garage. Keep the lawn trimmed and edged. Make sure that your yard is clean. First impressions count!
  • Your front door adds to that first impression - be sure it is scrubbed or repainted if necessary.
  • Wash windows and clean/dust window coverings.
  • If any decorating or painting is needed (especially in the kitchen), do it now!
  • Bathrooms help homes get rented. Make this room sparkle.
  • Make sure appliances, light bulbs, ceiling fans, etc. are in working condition
  • If you are still living in the unit make sure you keep things tidy. Wash dishes, make beds, put away clothes and straighten up.
  • Keep pets out of the way during showings – many people are allergic.
  • Leave the showing to the property manager.  Often the prospective tenants may get intimidated when too many people are present.  If possible, leave the house during a showing.
  • Refrain from discussing anything about the rental with a potential tenant.  Let your agent discuss price, terms, possession and other items concerning the rental. 
  • Pack away valuables, knick-knacks, guns and medicines.  The property manager will walk the house with the prospective tenants but one can never be too safe.
  • Look at your home objectively. Pretend you are seeing it for the first time, through a tenant’s eyes.  Ask yourself if you would pay what the rent is to live in your property.  Call or email me for any recommendations on how to stage the property for presentation to prospective tenants.  That is part of my expertise. I will be happy to walk through your home with you and help you “set the stage.”
  • Remember, my goal is to help you rent your home for the most amount of money, in the shortest period of time, with the least amount of inconvenience to you.
  • We only have one chance to make that good first impression!  Let’s make it happen!

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According to historical legends, the San Luis Rey Mission flocks were robbed by a small band of Native Americans in the late 18th century. Fleeing the Spanish troops, the Native Americans escaped to the hills. While pursuing the Native Americans, in 1797 the Spaniards came upon a fertile valley, which was named Los Vallecitos de San Marcos (Little Valleys of Saint Mark) to honor the day of discovery: April 25, St. Mark’s Day. On April 22, 1840, Governor Juan B. Alvarado granted Rancho Vallecitos de San Marcos to his relative, Jose María Alvarado. Jose Alvarado was killed at the Pauma Massacre in 1846, and the land was left to his wife; she then sold the land to Lorenzo Soto. In the late 1850s, Soto sold part of his land to Cave Couts, and his family was soon raising livestock. Although Cave Couts owned the land, Major Gustavus French Merriam from Topeka, Kansas, made the first permanent settlement. Merriam homesteaded 160 acres (0.65 km2) in the north Twin Oaks Valley and began wine and honey production.

After Major Merriam’s settlement, German and Dutch immigrants began moving into the area in the early 1880s. In 1883, a few miles south of the settlement, John H. Barham founded the first town in the area, originally situated on the southeast corner of what are now Rancho Santa Fe Road and San Marcos Boulevard. By 1884, the town of Barham had a post office, blacksmith, feed store and weekly newspaper. In 1887, the San Marcos Land Company bought almost all of the San Marcos land formerly owned by the Couts family and promptly divided the land into tracts. Soon the beautiful hills began attracting home-seekers.Source From Wikipedia

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We handle property throughout the San Diego Coastal Region

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McLain Properties
2715 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA 92008
CA BRE License #01970594

(760) 434-6161

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