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Property Management

Property Management Services

As an Independent Property Management Company, Cottage Realty provides residential property management and leasing services to Humboldt County property owners and tenants. If you are interested in having Cottage Realty manage a property, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation. We manage rentals in Mckinleyville, Arcata, Blue Lake, Trinidad, Bayside, Fortuna, Loleta, and surrounding communities. We offer housing near Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods.

Having Cottage Realty manage your property saves you time and money while you enjoy the income and tax benefits without the hassle of actual tenant management. Our services include: Reasonable fees, attracting qualified tenants, inspecting the property, negotiating rental rates, collecting & depositing rents, monthly accounting statements, arranging maintenance & repairs, marketing, keeping informed of CA Landlord-Tenant laws and enforcing compliance to leases.

Managing Costs

For Full Management Services: A negotiable percentage based on gross collected rents.(Any additional services such as overseeing remodels, claims, etc will be negotiated prior to work to be done.

For a one time placement: A flat fee is charged based on monthly rent.

Rent Collection

Tired of dealing with the hassle of rent collection? Residents have the option of making their rent payments online by ACH or credit card. Likewise, payments to you each month are electronically transferred directly to your bank account should you prefer that instead of printed checks.

Online Access

Our owners have access to an online portal that will allow you to pull a copy of the lease, invoices attached to your account and any owner statement that you might be missing from your files.


We create beautiful and descriptive property advertisements and post these online with the top rental sites including Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, HotPads and many more. With such a broad reach we are able to rent your property quickly.


Our move-in and move-out inspection process is designed to protect your property with video and pictures. In addition, once every year, we will perform an interior safety & maintenance inspection so that we can detect problems before they get out of hand. Our goal is to protect your investment.


We accept and respond to maintenance requests online and by phone and text. We work with various vendors in the community to make sure any repair can be handled quickly and effectively.

Legal Guidance

Dealing with fair housing laws, local ordinances and tenant/owner laws is probably not your specialty but it′s what we do on a daily basis. When you work with our team we help you navigate these legal waters from start to finish.


We provide monthly statements for our owners that details all monies in and all monies out. This includes copies of any invoices paid, rent, owner distributions, taxes and insurance.