Property Management
in Berkeley, CA

Top 12 Property Management Companies

Companies who earn the iPropertyManagement seal of approval have demonstrated a high standard of excellence for both owners and tenants in the field of property management.

California

License #: 02020997

Bay Vista Property Management, Inc

#1 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-845-1077
3189 Danville Blvd., Alamo CA 94507
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since 1948
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Their property management portfolio includes single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, apartments, commercial properties, vacation rentals and hotels.
  • Their marketing strategy includes web listing, email blasts and printed publications.
  • They arrange open houses and conduct property showings by appointment.
  • They conduct move-in, move-out and periodic property inspections.
  • Serves legal notices and manages tenant evictions.
  • Provides monthly owners’ statements, year-end statements and 1099s.
  • Property reports are accessible via an online portal.
  • Prepares commercial property CAM reconciliations and operating expense reconciliations.
  • Negotiates vendor contracts on behalf of the owner.
  • Manages major remodels, renovations, rehabilitations and structural upgrades.
  • Provides architectural, design and environmental consulting.
  • Arranges roofing inspections.

License #: ?

Happy Home Partners, LLC

#2 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-204-9922
2941 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Specializes in single-family homes and apartments.
  • Offers 24/7 emergency maintenance services.

License #: 01913545

Hudson Mc Donald LLC

#3 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-665-9900
1600 Shattuck Ave #218, Berkeley, CA 94709
Areas Served Berkeley
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Provides property management services specifically in the Berkeley area.
  • Their marketing strategy includes web listing, property signage and the development of a website that is unique to the rental.
  • Coordinates vendors to provide maintenance, repairs, landscaping and janitorial services.
  • Develops short and long-term capital improvement plans, and provides project management services.
  • Their financial services include monthly statements, quarterly reports, expense payment, annual budget development and quarterly distribution of net operating income.
  • Utilizes the Real Page application to coordinate property management services.
  • They have access to lenders, financial advisors, insurance professionals, lawyers, tax professionals, architects and contractors to address specific property needs.

License #: 00546651

Korman & Ng Real Estate Services

#4 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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415-420-7663
2025 Rose St # 100, Berkeley, CA 94709
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since 1980
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Conducts in-person property showings.
  • Conducts move-in and move-out property inspections.
  • Offers 24/7 emergency maintenance services.
  • Owners have access to an online portal powered by AppFolio.

License #: 01523343

Savvy Properties

#5 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-845-7997
2333 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Conducts in-person and automated online property showings.
  • Owner gives final approval for tenant placement.
  • Utilizes leasing documents created by the California Association of Realtors.
  • Manages maintenance and repairs, and coordinates bidding for property services. All maintenance and repairs, except for emergencies, require owner approval.
  • Conducts periodic and drive-by inspections.
  • They offer lease extensions, rent collection enforcement, property inspections, eviction services and court preparation and appearance on an à la carte basis.
  • Their financial services include monthly owner statements with invoices attached, property expense payment without a reserve required and online portal access powered by AppFolio property management software.
  • Their bookkeepers can generate income statements, balance sheets, cash flow reports, property expense reports, maintenance history reports, 1099s and customized monthly and annual reports.

License #: 01428737

Ask Rentals

#6 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-263-7906
1700-B Solano Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94707
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Their property management portfolio includes long-term rentals, short-term rentals, furnished rentals and sabbatical rentals.
  • Conducts in-person property showings and open houses to promote vacant units.
  • They use addendums to customize the lease to the property at the owner’s request.
  • Offers lease renewal services.

License #: 01970321

SG Real Estate

#7 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-704-1240
1600 Shattuck Ave #106, Berkeley, CA 94709
Areas Served Berkeley
11-50 employees BBB: N/A
Since 2010
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Uses a combination of an in-house team and outside vendors to perform maintenance, repairs, janitorial and landscaping services.
  • Coordinates the bidding process for large-scale improvements and turnover projects.
  • Performs routine inspections to identify opportunities for preventative maintenance.
  • Hires and supervises on-site management staff.
  • Their financial services include accounts payable and receivable processing, monthly financial performance reports, loan management, late rent collections, rent increase implementation and building audits to identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Implements CAM, NNN and operating expense increases for commercial properties.

License #: 02034561

Kasa Properties

#8 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-280-5050
2240 Blake St #99, Berkeley, CA 94704
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since 2014
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Conducts in-person property showings.
  • Performs general and 24/7 emergency maintenance services.
  • Offers online rent collection, income and expense reporting and on-demand access to property reports via an online portal.

License #: 01127310

ERI Property Management

#9 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-883-7070
2980 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since 1986
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Provides leasing and property management services specifically in Berkeley, North Oakland, Emeryville, Albany, Kensington and El Cerrito.
  • Conducts property showings by appointment and scheduled open houses.
  • Coordinates maintenance and repairs with a list of preferred local contractors.
  • Offers bill payment services.

License #: ?

Citiscape Property Management

#10 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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415-401-2000
3450 Third St. Ste. 1A, San Francisco CA 94124
Areas Served Berkeley, San Francisco, CA
51-200 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1999
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • They are a boutique firm, designated as an Accredited Community Management Business by the California Association of Community Managers.
  • Their standard HOA fees include dues collection, delinquent account collection, monthly financial reports, site inspections, board meeting and annual membership meeting attendance, meeting minutes, committee support, annual budget preparation, 24/7 emergency maintenance services and an online service ticket tracking system.
  • Provides referrals for the sale or lease of properties.
  • Offers project management services.
  • Coordinates construction defect litigation.
  • Coordinates small-claims court proceedings.
  • Revises governing documents and house rules upon request.
  • Offers payroll processing services.
  • Represents the association at public hearings.
  • Prepares homeowner and employee safety manuals to address fire, earthquakes, evacuations and other matters of health and safety.

License #: 00745548

AKR Property Management

#11 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-549-6982
1683 Shattuck Ave # A, Berkeley, CA 94709
Areas Served Berkeley
1-10 employees BBB: N/A
Since 1972
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Creates a customized management plan for each property.
  • Their vacancy rental services include unit turnover, marketing, property showing, tenant screening, lease preparation with disclosures and lease signing.
  • Conducts annual property inspections, including smoke detector checks, carbon monoxide detector checks and battery replacement.
  • Their proactive maintenance services include exterior inspections, roof inspections, and interior and exterior painting.
  • Their financial services include monthly owner statements and bill payment.
  • Prepares and delivers legal notices to tenants.

License #: 01207977

Shaw Properties

#12 best rated of 12 Berkeley, CA property management companies

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510-665-4350
2119 West St, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
Areas Served Berkeley
? BBB: N/A
Since ?
Residential
Commercial
Hoa
  • Conducts private property showings by appointment.
  • Owners can view property reports on demand via an online portal powered by AppFolio.

Berkeley vs Nearby Cities

Berkeley is located in central California on the San Francisco Bay. It is less than 15 miles from San Francisco, and these cities offer comparable real estate prices. The median listing price in both cities is around $1 million and can go even higher at times. Prices in this region of the state are slowly increasing, so homes may go for far more in years to come. It’s common for buyers to pay more than a property is worth due to bidding wars in the area.

Buyers can find some relief in select neighboring cities. For instance, the median listing price in Walnut Creek tends to stay below $800,000, and median listing prices are often below $500,000 in Richmond and San Pablo.

Berkeley Property Managers

California property managers use their real estate and marketing knowledge to keep rental units occupied and profitable. They may handle repairs to ensure that all rental comply with federal, state and local laws while remaining comfortable for tenants. They also maintain landscaping and oversee swimming pools, business centers and other community spaces on the property.

Berkeley Property Management Company Fees

Property managers are typically paid a portion of a client’s rental payments. This fee tends to stay below 10 percent but may go higher for properties that demand more attention. Most managers also charge a vacancy fee or leasing fee to cover their time and the expenses required to market for new tenants.

California Landlord/Tenant Laws

  • When a landlord fails to make necessary repairs to keep a rental unit livable, the tenant has the right to withhold rent and/or call health inspectors to intervene.
  • If a tenant is illegally subletting a rental unit in California, the landlord must give them three days to move out of the property before filing for eviction.