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

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2 BDR 2 BA 1008 SF Pet Friendly
680 24th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
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1 BDR 1 BA 350 SF
206 Ocean Street, #1, Santa Cruz
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3+ BDR 2 BA 1500 SF Cat Friendly
448 May Avenue, Unit 4, Santa Cruz


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