The premier Santa Cruz Property Management Company

Known for complete property management, excellent financial reporting and clear communication

Why choose Distinct Property Management


Distinct gives you highly skilled and motivated owners and team to provide reliable, timely and consistent information. We earn your trust by caring for your properties as if they were our own.


One of the complaints we hear often is that property owners don't feel they are taken care of, management is non-responsive, or there is always reason "why" a repair wasn't made. When you engage Distinct Property Management, we become your partner and a meaningful extension of your real estate ownership.

Attention to Detail

A key distinction of our business is how we treat you as an owner. Wheather a single family home, or a multi-residential complex, we provide the kind of detail-oriented service you need to feel confident about watching over your investment.
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Our services

Full service property management including tenant placement, rent collection, lease enforcement and overseeing all maintenance needs for carefree property ownership.
Lease-Up services to manage current or upcoming vacancies through targeted advertising, hosting Open Houses and individual showings, complete tenant vetting, lease preparation & execution.
One off rental property consultation on an hourly basis around rental property preparation and leasing needs, upgrades, rental rates etc.
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Our availabilities

Applications Pending
3 BDR 2 BA 1550 SF Pet Friendly
1209 El Dorado, Santa Cruz, CA
January 3rd, 2023
1 BDR 1 BA 1149 SF
1605 Taylor Lane, Santa Cruz, CA
January 15th, 2023
1+ BDR 1.5 BA 800 SF Dog Friendly
171 13th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA


Please review our blog posts as it provides a useful resource relating to renting in Santa Cruz County.
City of Santa Cruz Residential Food Scrap Program Info

City of Santa Cruz Residential Curbside Food Scrap Collection Program Did you know that 40% of food in the US is wasted and the average American household throws out 25% of the food they purchase? Santa Cruz County is making it a priority to reduce this waste and is expanding the Commercial Food Scrap Collection program.......

Property Maintenance Tips: Preventing Grease Buildup in Your Kitchen Sink

We at Distinct Property Management run into maintenance requests about clogged kitchen sinks at least once a week and in 99.9% of the cases the cause was a build up of grease, which has turned into black thick goo. Grease is a normal substance found in the kitchen, and comes from cooking processes and food......

What is renters insurance and why is it important?

At first glance, many people assume renters insurance is only to protect their personal property. But did you know that renters insurance actually provides three types of coverage? 1. Personal Property or Personal Belongings Coverage: This includes items such as furniture, clothing, electronics, appliances, and bedding to name a few.  However, there are certain personal......

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