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Backus Property Management

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Backus specializes in individual attention and personal service. Owners may customize their services to reflect the involvement they wish to have, and the level of personal attention they require.

We are so confident in our ability to choose tenants and manage the property that we offer a program to guarantee the rent will be collected.

Managing throughout Monterey County, including Salinas, Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Seaside, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City.

Bill, Michele and Cindy are each direct managers of over approximately 250 properties each. Remaining staff members are Molly Scott, Assistant Property Manager for Bill, Daisy Puente, Assistant Property Manager for Michele, Sally Ann Mejia, the company bookkeeper; Cyndie Scott and Celeste Serrano; Administrative Assistants who help with marketing and other administrative functions; and Daniel Pinto and Will Backus, who assist with a variety of administrative duties.

Our office phones are always answered live during office hours. If the person you ask for is not available, one of us will try to help, take a message, or direct you to a cell phone if necessary. All calls are returned within one business day and generally much sooner.

Our clients are very important to us. We will often ask: what can we do to make this process easier for you?

This is a unique approach. We are the only company in Monterey County willing to manage your property "Your Way”.

Backus Properties – Sales

Backus Properties has been in the business of doing real estate sales as well as property management from the beginning. We don't advertise for outside business and instead we focus on our current owners.

Why use Backus Properties? There are three reasons that separate us from the rest. We have a relationship with you, the owner, the property and most importantly the tenant. This is a tough combo to beat. Give us the opportunity to talk to you about helping you purchase your next investment property or the possibility of selling your property.

The Backus Property Management Staff

Bill Backus » President and Broker Associate
Bill was born and raised in Monterey County and is a graduate of Salinas High School and Chico State University. He has been involved in real estate for the past 19 years and is an active member of the Monterey County Association of Realtors and National Association of Residential Property Managers. Bill has a stellar reputation in both property sales and management. Bill’s assistant, Molly Scott, has been with us since she graduated and is thoroughly knowledgeable regarding tenant issues.
Michele Backus » Property Manager, Licensed Real Estate Agent
Michele is a California native and also a graduate of Chico State University. She has been associated with Backus Properties for 9 years, starting part time in an administrative position and advanced to property management assistant. She became licensed three years ago and now manages the largest portfolio with great finesse. Truthfully, her assistant Daisy deserves kudos as well. Theirs is the office you will see when you walk in the door and Daisy is bilingual as well.
Cindy Vargas » Property Manager, Licensed Real Estate Agent
Cindy was born and raised in Salinas and is a graduate of Salinas High School. She came to Backus Properties from Smith Property Management and brings with her over 14 years of experience in both residential and commercial property management and is an active member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers.
Sally Backus » Managing Broker
Sally was born and raised in Monterey County and is a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has over 42 years of experience in real estate and property management. She is an active member in a variety of local associations, particularly the National Association of Property Managers (NARPM). She has attained the Master Property Manager designation and was the 65th person in the country to do so. She was also a certified instructor for NARPM in the field of property management, and was a frequent speaker nationwide in her fields of expertise.