Ralston Team Properties

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Often times the first step in a move across the country, accepting your dream job out of the area, or starting a real estate empire is finding a great tenant for your property and knowing that you have seasoned professionals in your corner to handle all the details.

At Ralston Team Properties, our team of hand-picked experts and our years of experience in property management throughout the South Bay and East County have taught us what works, and what doesn’t. We use that knowledge to help you get better results – while eliminating the headaches that are so common for investment property owners and for tenants.

Both owners and tenants appreciate our approach. We make investment property ownership simple and profitable. We streamline renting – placing most services online, including owner statements, rent payments and maintenance requests. Our team excels at balancing the needs of owners and renters, creating arrangements that serve everyone involved.

We focus our residential management services in Chula Vista, Bonita, South San Diego, Imperial Beach, Paradise Hills, El Cajon, La Mesa and the surrounding areas. Whether you own investment properties in the area, or are in the market for a rental, you have come to the right place.

Meet Our Team


Erin Ralston

Erin was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and graduated from South High School. After transferring from St. Norbert College near Green Bay, to the University of San Diego after her sophomore year she knew she’d never leave the sunshine and palm trees in Southern California for winter in the upper midwest. She earned her bachelor’s degree from USD and went on to earn her paralegal certificate and real estate broker’s license.
When Erin’s not in the office, she likes to spend time with her horse Jessie at the barn near her home in Imperial Beach, brushing her, cleaning her stall, riding, cleaning tack, feeding her carrots, (oh and also with her two teenage sons and husband Casey ).
She also loves to cook, read, and graze/sip her way through new restaurants and wine bars in San Diego.


Casey Ralston

Casey was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he spent a good portion of the year (mainly the cold part) dreaming of the beaches and palm trees of sunny Southern California. In 1999 he followed his dream and made the move to San Diego. He obtained his real estate license shortly after in 2003.
Now that he’s firmly planted somewhere sunny and warm it can be tough getting him to leave. His idea of the perfect vacation often centers around sticking close to home, cycling, surfing, driving his 1971 Volkswagen Bus around town with Erin and enjoying all the beach-y awesomeness of their adopted hometown, Imperial Beach.


Victoria Garcia
Assistant Property Manager

Victoria is a San Diego native and a graduate of Bonita Vista High School (Home of the Barons, Class of 2010). After high school she earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration as well as her California Real Estate License. As the Assistant Property Manager, Victoria oversees all aspects of the rental process, from ensuring that properties are ready for move in to overseeing maintenance projects to ensure that they are completed quickly and competently.
When she’s not at work Victoria spends time with her dog Marley and her betta fish, Barney. Her tastes range from high-brow (her favorite film is the Robert De Niro directed A Bronx Tale) to the not-quite-so high-brow (she likes to watch “Hoarders” and then CLEAN!).


Vanessa Flores
Tenant Services Coordinator

Vanessa is also a California native, born in Torrance and growing up in Long Beach, she now lives locally here in Chula Vista. She’s always had a flare for the arts attending the Renaissance High School for the Fine Arts in Long Beach where she enjoyed costume design. She also has a mind for business having earned a certificate in Office Administration from San Diego Job Corps. As the Tenant Services Coordinator Vanessa puts both her mind for details and her creativity to work to make sure that maintenance issues are tackled quickly, keeping tenants happy and comfortable. When asked what her favorite food is, she says “Mom’s enchiladas”…always the right answer.


Christian Swadener
Field Services

Christian is a student at San Diego State University, and a San Diego native. He attended high school at Eastlake High in Chula Vista where he participated in marching band in the clarinet section for all four years of his high school career. When he’s not studying he enjoys spending time with his roommates and playing video games. As the Field Services representative Christian is in charge of delivering important notices to properties, verifying completion of maintenance and make-ready projects and overseeing many of the out-of-office aspects of property management. While he is both a California burrito and a fish n chips connoisseur (having sampled the fish and chips of at least 5 different states) he counts sushi as his favorite food.


The Ralston Team Properties Dog

She’s our mascot, she’s our spirit animal, she’s been known to make appearances at the office (on Frances Fridays) and she is in charge of fetching all of our rental pricing information.
Frances was rescued from a shelter by Labrador Rescuers and adopted by Casey and Erin in August of 2018. She likes long walks, sometimes on the beach and sometimes just around the block.
She enjoys Lamb and Brown Rice for breakfast and dinner (and any other time, really) and Italian Cinema.