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Competitive Rental Maps

Residential Property Rental Listing Sites
(from the small/poor landlord's perspective)

⇒ Recommended & Used
(post & research)

$$ ⇒ Pay Listings Only
(not for posting; maybe research comps)

AVOID! NOT Recommended
(hijacking/weird/dysfunctional site)**

▼ ⇒ No Added Value / Irrelevant
(useless for our niche/market)

⇒ Reference/Research Only
(e.g. examining ad propagation)

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Vacation Rental Listing Services

Selling/Buying Real Estate

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& Commissions (SD/LJ):

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& Commissions (LA/MDR):

Dictionaries, Glossaries, Encyclopaedias


Real Estate Rental Reference:

Condo Association Reference
HOA/CID Management (Also see "legal" below.)

Legal Reference HUD Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity
(Also see "Organizations" in next column.)

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Condominium & HOA Law:

Law Enforcement:


UDU Programl (LA):

Property Managers

  • La Jolla (lists): 1 | 2 | 3 |


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Organizations/Rental &
Property Management
— California/LA/SD

Organizations/Rental &
Property Management
— National (USA)

Professional Designations
Property Management




*To find current property owner(s), enter address in Google search and click result showing at Redfin or SDLookup to find parcel number (APN), then plug APN into County Records. Alternatively, a white pages Reverse Address Lookup (alternative: 411) may work directly. In Los Angeles, the county does not provide names so readily, but owners' names can often be found at Block Shopper.

The primary focus of this page is property management for residential rentals, including homes, condominiums and apartment buildings in San Diego. Click on the other categories listed here for recommended references for [retail] [office] [industrial] [agrigultural] [special-purpose].

**These apartment rental property listing sites (marked with **) are generally considered WORSE THAN USELESS. If you must post on any of these sites, watermark photos with web site and phone number. Occasionally inspect these sites and report hijacked listings. Based on my experience, they (1) can't post listings properly (or have other technical issues) or (2) hijack landlord apartment listings and use them for their own benefit. They genearlly get away with this because of the "Terms of Use" you don't read [but "agree" to] before you post a listing. Some of them add their own watermarks to the landlord's photos. Most of them do not consider the best interests of the landlord OR the apartment hunter. They can be a REAL BARRIER to getting your property rented. Some of them make a regular practice of propagating and hosting outdated listings purposely to draw visitors to them so they can steer visitors to other properties that they make more money off of. I've found instances of ads like these—for properties that I own and manage—that I cannot correct or delete. This frustrates the landlords and apartment hunters and wastes everyone's time. Mapliv is a bot that doesn't seem to have any useful or human element to it at all. I have caught some of these clowns (e.g. simply NOT listing my property after I carefully & "successfully" submitted my listing but did not pay for a visibility "upgrade."

Here is an example of how you as a landlord give away all control and rights to your ad for your property when you list with the wrong people. This is the § called "Your content and information" in the "terms" page at If you post content or information on Quickleaser, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Quickleaser a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Quickleaser the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Quickleaser for all claims resulting from content you supply. Quickleaser has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Quickleaser takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.



California apartment property managers must be licensed with the (DRE) as a Real Estate Broker if they provide services to other property owners. A broker's license is required for any person or company that, for compensation, leases or rents or offers to lease or rent, or places for rent, or solicits listing of places for rent, or solicits for prospective tenants, or negotiates the sale, purchase or exchanges of leases on real property, or on a business opportunity, or collects rents from real property, or improvements thereon, or from business opportunities. Businesses and Professions Code, Chapter 3, Article 1, Sec. 10131(b). In our case, we only manage properties that we own, so this does not apply to us.

In September 2002, the State approved Assembly Bill AB 1866, which requires local agencies to permit second dwelling units in residential zones without discretionary action, or in other words, simply subject to a building permit. The purpose of the State law is to increase California's supply of affordable housing in response to a perceived housing crisis in many areas of the state.