Placing the Best San Diego Tenants in Your Rental Property

Our San Diego property management team excels at attracting and placing excellent tenants who can be trusted to pay rent on time and take good care of your property while meeting the expectations of their lease agreement. We advertise online and market your property strategically throughout our extensive network of real estate professionals and partners.

As applications begin to arrive after showings and follow-up, we screen each prospective tenant thoroughly and within the confines of all state, local, and federal fair housing laws. Our process is thorough, efficient, and effective. You get a great tenant quickly, and there’s no long vacancy or delay in the collection of your rental income.

Fair Housing and the Application Process

Fair housing laws in California and throughout San Diego can be complicated. It’s easy to make a mistake, and those mistakes come with prohibitive penalties. At Priority One, we ensure our process is compliant and complete. We believe in consistency and a strict adherence to all applicable laws. We take care of the entire process, protecting you from fair housing claims and unintentional discrimination.

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We establish rental criteria that each applicant must meet before he or she is approved for your property. By documenting our process for tenant screening and putting that standard rental criteria in writing, we can demonstrate that each applicant is treated fairly and consistently.

Each applicant 18 years of age or older will be screened the same way as every other applicant. We share our rental criteria with applicants before they move forward with the screening process and pay the application fee. Prospective tenants will always understand what we require before approving an application.

Applicants who do not meet our income standards or credit requirements will be denied, and since we provide the criteria ahead of time, there can be no surprise or regret. There is no room to discriminate against one application unintentionally.

Screening San Diego tenants in Scripps Ranch, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, North Park, and local communities.

San Diego Tenant Screening Protects Your Property

Why do we take tenant screening so seriously? Because we know the type of tenant living in your property will have a direct impact on the money you earn and the investment experience you have.

Your cash flow and return on investment (ROI) depends on timely rental payments, excellent attention to leasing details, and proper care of your investment home.

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We want tenants who won’t waste our time with late payments and aren’t eager to enter into disputes or conflicts over what we expect them to do.

Our comprehensive screening process protects you and your investment. You lose money when we have to evict a tenant, and you lose time if extensive property damage leads to longer turnover periods. Our standards are high because your expectations are high.

The Priority One San Diego tenant screening process is rigorous, consistent, and legally compliant. It includes:

  • Nationwide criminal background checks.

  • Nationwide eviction history checks.

  • Credit checks.

  • Employment and income verification.

  • Verifying rental history.

Finding the right resident is one of the most important things we do while managing your San Diego rental home. You need reliable screening data and consistent expectations. That’s exactly what we deliver.

Moving in and Managing the Lease: Expectations are Clear

Once we’ve approved a high quality tenant, we begin the discussions that surround the lease agreement and the move-in process. This is a time of excitement and stress for your new resident, and the best way we can support you as the owner is by ensuring your tenants have smooth and stress-free move-in experience.

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We do that by discussing the lease agreement in detail. We want to make sure your tenants understand their expectations and responsibilities. We talk about rent collection, late fees, utilities, and how to request repairs. We make sure they understand the process for emergencies and how to contact us if they have any questions.

As we establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship, we allow our owners to relax, knowing that they have excellent tenants in place. This is how you run a successful investment property. It starts with the tenants and our expert management of those San Diego residents.

Areas We Serve in San Diego County

At Priority One we serve the greater San Diego county which includes cities and neighborhoods such as:

  • 4S Ranch
  • Carlsbad
  • Carmel Valley
  • Clairemont
  • Del Cerro
  • Del Mar
  • Downtown San Diego
  • Eastlake
  • Encinitas
  • Fashion Valley
  • Hillcrest





  • Point Loma
  • Poway
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Scripps Ranch
  • Sorrento Valley
  • Tierrasanta
  • Torrey Highlands
  • University City


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What San Diego Is Saying About Us

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Read our reviews from happy property management clients.


Great communication, honesty and very professional and up to date in easy to communicate technology. The property was in great shape too. Thank you Priority One

Carolina Munoz


Fantastic service and super responsive. Dianne has been a joy to work with and had all the answers for every one of my questions. I appreciated that she was quick to return my email even though she already had a lease out on the property we were interested in. Thankfully that fell through and we were able to snag an amazing house with the best team in the business. The rental process has been a breeze and the technology they use makes the whole process amazing. I was able to view the property, sign paperwork, pay my deposit, and submit important documents in one day, all without ever having to set foot in an office. First impressions are everything and mine have been very positive.

Kevin Glenn

Got Questions?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Priority One Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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728 Robinson Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(858) 877-3029