Salinas: (831) 455-2052
Monterey: (831) 655-4884

About Us

Backus Property Management

Backus Properties 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, Marina, Seaside, Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield, and King City.

Bill, Sally and Cindy are each direct managers over approximately 250 properties. Remaining staff members are Michele Backus, Assistant Property Manager to Sally and her assistant Daisy Puente, Molly Scott, Bill's Assistant Property Manager. Sally Ann Mejia the company bookkeeper, Cyndie Scott is responsible for Marketing and Administrative jobs and Celeste Serrano and Danny Pinto 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?

Your satisfaction is guaranteed - if you are ever not satisfied with the quality or timeliness of the service, simply notify the office and your management that month is free!

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

Backus Properties - Sales (short-sales if needed)

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 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 about helping you purchase your next investment property or the possibility of selling your property. We also have great experience with short-sales as well.

The Backus Property Management Staff


Bill Backus

 President and Broker Associate

Bill was born and raised in Monterey County and is a graduate of Chico State University. He has been involved in real estate for the past 16 years and is an active member of the Monterey County Association of Realtors and National Association of Residential Property Managers. Bill also has extensive experience in real estate sales, including 1031 exchanges, short sales and multifamily units.


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 38 years 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 a frequent speaker nationwide in her fields of expertise. In addition to Property Management, Sally handles expert testimony issues as needed, litigation issues and community outreach.


Cindy Vargas

Senior Property Manager

Cindy has been involved in property management for 14 years and has been licensed for 12 years.  She has extensive experience in customer service through her banking background.  She is a Monterey County native and lives here with her two daughters.  She is famous for never leaving the office until her work is done-some long hours!  She prides herself on her customer skills, being available to her owners and tenants and doing the job right the first time!


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Salinas Office:
Backus Properties
19000 Portola Drive, Suite 107
Salinas, CA 93908

Monterey Office (by appointment only):
Backus Properties
887 Abrego Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Backus Properties
P.O. Box 1089
Salinas, CA 93902

Salinas Telephone (831) 455-2052
Monterey Telephone (831) 655-4884
Fax (831) 455-2087

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:30 pm

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