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    Providing industry leading property management for Visalia and its surrounding areas

Equity Group Goes Above and Beyond:

Exceptional Property Management serving Tulare, Fresno and Kings County Homeowners

Whether your investment is a one-bedroom in Tulare, a duplex in Lemoore, or a condo in the surrounding areas, we approach every home the same: as if we were living in it ourselves. Our team demands excellence and sets our standards high.

What sets our property managers apart?


We Place the Best Tenants for Your Visalia Property

Our transparent application process and rental criteria for all of our properties in Visalia and the surrounding areas, creates better tenant selection and retention. Choosing tenants requires an in-depth look at who they are and how they’ve performed in the past.


Thorough Tenant Screening

Our tenant screening process will ensure we know everything we can about your tenants, whether in Tulare or the surrounding areas. We ask for income verification to ensure they can afford to pay your rent on time every month. We also run criminal background checks as well as credit checks. We talk to current and previous landlords, and we make sure everything adds up.


Full Service Property Management for Owners

Our local property management expertise in the Kings, Tulare and Fresno counties means we understand what your tenants need, what the market demands, and how much you can earn on your property. Our professional property management services ensure you’re earning everything you can on your rental property.


How We Make Property Investment A Breeze

We’ll take care of everything from pricing to advertising; tenant screening to lease signing; and, inspections to repairs. You don’t have time compose ads, research legal requirements, collect rent, and handle tenant disputes. Our systems and process are proven and effective. Leave it all to us.


Making Timely Home Repairs and Preventative Upkeep

Preventative maintenance is always easier and less expensive to manage than emergency maintenance. Our goal is to prevent expensive surprises and protect your property. The Equity Group’s approach to maintenance reflects our commitment to saving you money and preserving the condition of your home.


Keep Your Tulare Home Maintained with Our Resources

Whether your investment property is in Tulare, Visalia, or nearby, we have a qualified and talented maintenance staff to handle minor repairs. We only work with vendors who are licensed and insured. We get preferred pricing from the vendors we use most, and those savings are passed along to you.

Experts in Tulare Property Management

Serving Homeowners Like You In Hanford, Lemoore and Beyond

We know the property market in Kings, Fresno and Tulare County. Our unique approach to real estate and full service property management allows us to take care of your investment property as if it were our own. We’re responsive, accountable, and always looking for opportunities to help you succeed.
Whether your investment property is in Hanford, Lemoore, or the surrounding areas, you’ll have access to the best minds in real estate. We utilize the same technology, resources, and best practices of a national company while insisting on a customer service experience that can only come from a local group of community-minded partners.

We serve owners in cities like Dinuba and Reedley by providing property management services that are smart, affordable, and exceptional. We serve tenants by treating them with respect and care, and ensuring they aren’t just in a property – but a home.

How We Set the Example for Property Management in Dinuba and the Surrounding Areas

Our mission is provide remarkable property management services in Dinuba, Reedley, Porterville, and the surrounding areas.

We are here to exceed your expectations by being accessible, responsive, and invested in our community and our clients. We’re more than good property management; we’re leaders in property management.

With The Equity Group, you can expect the best.

Count on us to manage every part of your investment experience. We can help you buy, sell, and manage any type of real estate. When you’re looking for a property manager in Fresno, Tulare or Kings County, you can count on us to:

  • Lease your property to qualified, reliable tenants.
  • Manage your property with the care and experience you require.
  • Maintain your property to protect its condition and increase its value.

We approach every home as if we were living in it ourselves. Our team demands excellence and sets our standards high. Investing in Visalia, Hanford, Dinuba, or nearby? Contact us, we can help.

Almost a year with this company and so far the services I have received from the Equity group is exceptional. They are quick and professional with maintenance request and always fix any issue that i have had. Definitely recommend!


Ready to Find Your Visalia Home?

Why look for a house for rent in Tulare, Hanford or Lemoore with us?

The Equity Group values all of our tenants, across Tulare, Dinuba and the surrounding areas.

Tenants look for professional property management that they can trust. Some property managers see tenants as problems. We see them as part of the family. That leads to a better experience for everyone. We’re proud that our tenants pay rent on time, take care of their homes, and communicate openly and honestly.

Proudly Serving Our Current Tenants in Hanford and Nearby

We provide convenience and efficiency for our tenants, through our online system. Whether you’re renting in Porterville, Reedley, Dinuba or beyond, you can pay rent, request maintenance, or send us a message when you log onto your tenant account. You can even schedule payments in advance so you don’t have to remember, and you don’t risk being late.

We’re a Resource for Our Valued Residents in Porterville, Reedley and the Surrounding Areas

We are here to help.

Our residents can also find general information and necessary forms online. Your property management team is here to make your rental experience a pleasant one.

Our Message to Prospective Tenants in and Around Visalia

If you’re thinking about renting a house, apartment, condo or townhouse from us, be it in Visalia or nearby, we are here to help. We can tell you about the requirements you’ll need to meet before you’re approved, and we’ll help you see any of the potential homes or other residences that are available.

Pick the Perfect Lemoore Home, and Apply Today

Check out our available listings in Lemoore and cities nearby, and let us know which one looks like the right home for you. We have a variety of properties that will fit every lifestyle and budget.

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I have used the Equity Group for 6 or 7 years now, and they are simply awesome. I tried 3 other property management companies in Visalia before, and all were very disappointing. I have always done my own management, but moved out of the area - even out of the country for 3 years. Now that I am back, I could manage the properties myself, but the Equity Group is so good, and their fee is so fair, that I prefer to continue to have them do it. I have recommended them many times, and will continue to do so.
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First time have this company to manage my property. They are the best and very professional business.
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Great company. Awesome people to work for!
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Great group of people. They take care of their employees and are genuine, caring people who appreciate the people who work for them. They take pride in their work. I will recommend them to everyone.
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We have had great customer service from Equity Group. They contact me right away when a tenant has an issue and they respond right away when i have a question. I would highly recommend them as a renter or as a landlord.
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Been renting from them for over year and hands down best rental company I’ve ever had. Every maintenance request I’ve had they came and fixed it the same day or next day. Very professional and kind employees.
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Absolutely the best! The team at Equity group is efficient and hard working. Any issues at my rental are taken care of promptly and with both parties (renter and owner) completely satisfied. I would recommend The Equity Group any day!
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I've been renting from Equity Group for almost a year now, however I had rented from them for several years prior to this experience. They have always been great! Very responsive and fair when I moved out of the first property that I rented from them. Thank you so much Equity Group!
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It was a really good experience and they were very helpful and patient.
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The Equity Group has been managing my rentals for several years. I appreciate their exceptional service and their quick response whenever I have a question.


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Want to Learn More About Property Management in the San Joaquin Valley?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with The Equity Group, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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Why should I rent from The Equity Group?

What is your screening process?

How do I know if a property is still available?

Can I see a property?

Do you take Section 8?

How long will it take to process my application?

How do I apply for a rental?

What are your qualifications to rent?

What if I need help to qualify? Will you allow me to have someone co-sign?

Does The Equity Group allow pets?

Is the lease term flexible?

What do I need to bring to the lease signing?

Steve Duerre

President of Property Management

Company Principal
Office: (559) 732-8800 x 103
DRE License: 1142133

Steve Duerre has been involved in the Property Management industry since 1994. He began his career selling Multi Family units in Southern California for the largest Multi Family brokerage firm in the nation.

Steve took a position in a small Property Management firm and within four years he was instrumental in increasing the management portfolio from 1,000 units to over 15,000 units with a staff of over 50 employees. 

Steve Duerre co founded The Equity Group in 2002 with Scott Ellis, a native to the Central Valley. The firm achieved almost instant success and currently The Equity Group has close to 2,400 units under management. 

Steve is active with several non-profit boards including Happy Trails Riding Academy, Happy Rooms and the COS Athletic Foundation.

Les Ellis

Vice President of Property Management

Office: (559) 732-8800 x 105

Les Ellis joined The Equity Group in 2006.  Prior to his arrival he has been handling customer technical and maintenance issues for 36 years with success in both the corporate world and small business, direct contact environments.  Recently as a Divisional Technical Manager for a large corporation based in Boston, MA, he managed several locations throughout the United States and Canada.

In College, he studied Architecture and Electrical Engineering and later joining the USAF during the Vietnam War.  Les is also a Certified Network Engineer and a Private Pilot.

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Scott Ellis

President of Real Estate

Company Principal
Office: (559) 732-0800 x 1
Cell: (559) 786-6800
DRE License: 1226088


Scott Ellis lived in Visalia for 18 years before he relocated and graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He lectured part time in real estate courses at the College of the Canyons in Valencia, California. Scott is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and a Certified REO Broker.​

Scott currently is selling assets for Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, HSBC Bank, RMS Asset Management, CLMG Corporation,  Nationwide REO Brokers, Equity Pointe Services, Beal Bank REO, Meridian Asset Management Services and One West Bank. 

In addition, Scott is a Board of Directors for the Tulare County Association of Realtors & President for 2015, President of the Boys & Girls Club of Tulare County and has personally closed over 3,500 units totaling over a half-billion in residential, multi-family and commercial real estate.

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Property Inspector

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Property Inspector

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Why should I rent from The Equity Group?

​We are a professional, knowledgeable, and courteous property management company. We work very hard to provide the highest quality resident services you’ll ever experience.  We answer the phone Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. and are happy to answerany questions you have.  We comply with all federal, state, and local laws and will provide services without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of applicant/resident.  When your home needs service, we use professional vendors (painters, handymen, plumbers, carpet cleaners, etc) not some guy down the street.

​We give you day before notice before coming into your home.

​We are available 24 hours a day to handle emergency maintenance repairs.

​We provide detailed move-in forms for proper documentation of the condition of your rental. We also give you a week from moving in to report any additional notes to the condition.

​We accept credit cards.

​All deposits are kept in a FDIC insured bank.

​When you sign your lease, you have a meeting with one of our leasing agents to go over all parts of the lease to help ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities under the lease.

How do I know if a property is still available?

If the property is listed on our website, it is still available. Since we receive applications 24 hours a day via fax and email, we never know when a new application may come in. When you send in your application, we will email or call you within one business day to let you know the status of your application. If another application is ahead of you, you may choose to wait or receive a refund of any fees paid. Once we begin processing your application you will either get offered the property or be rejected. If someone ahead of you is approved and takes the property, your application is still good for any other property we manage.

Can I see a property?

Just call our office or email us to set up a showing. We will gladly work around your schedule. Sorry, for the safety of our staff, no showings will be made after dark.

Do you take Section 8?

Yes, and we treat Section 8 applicants like anyone else. The applicant must still qualify under the guidelines outlined above.

​We will consider Section 8 and add it to income. Some properties may take co-signers to qualify for lack of income in addition to lack of credit and rental references.

How long will it take to process my application?

​We process applications as quickly as possible. Often, we have to wait for return phone calls from landlords and employers.

​We must verify your employment, rental history, and credit. We need the last two years of history from your landlord(s) and this can be the most difficult part of your application to verify. We will call you if we are having trouble obtaining any information. If we cannot verify information quickly, we have to move on to another application. If we already are processing someone else’s application on the property you apply for, your application may have to wait for that application to be completed. Make sure the name of your landlord is the owner of the property or the property management company. Providing daytime phone numbers can shorten the turnaround time when messages have to be left.

How do I apply for a rental?

​An application is required for each person over the age of 18 that will be living on the property you wish to rent. Click here to download the application. There is a $30 per person application fee to cover the cost of the background check. (Only one application fee per lifetime) is required to The Equity Group while you live in our rentals. Only completed, signed, and fee paid applications will be processed.

​It is critical that we have complete and accurate information from you to process the application. If we do not receive information back within one business day from first inquiry to your current/previous landlord or current/previous employer, it delays approval. It is our company policy to move to the next application if we are unable to verify your tenancy and employment references within one business day of application if there are other applications pending.

What are your qualifications to rent?

When you turn in an application, we will…

Call your previous landlord references: Be sure to provide the names and telephone numbers (home & work preferred) of at least the previous two years’ worth of rental history from individuals not related to you.

Be sure to include your move-in and move-out dates and the exact apartment number. If you had a roommate on the lease contract, their name would be helpful as a point of reference, as well.

Verify your income source and level: Your legal and verifiable monthly income should be at least 2.5 to 3 times the rental amount. If you are self-employed please provide your latest tax returns as well as 3 months worth of bank statements. Please contact of your references so they know we will be calling. If your employer is a large company that does not provide verifications, please provide at least one month’s pay stubs.

Pull a credit report for each applicant: We use the credit report to tell us if you have a history of honoring contractual agreements and paying bills on time. If you have open collections to a previous landlord, your application will be automatically denied. If you have a low credit score (below 500) you will likely need to pay a higher security deposit or have a co-signer.

Check the courts for prior criminal and civil actions: We check court records to see if you have any felony convictions or drug (even misdemeanor) convictions. If there is a felony, drug conviction, or eviction within the past 5 years, the application will be automatically denied.

What if I need help to qualify? Will you allow me to have someone co-sign?

​Some properties will accept a co-signer if you lack either credit or rental references. If that is the case we will accept a co-signer that has verifiable income sufficient to qualify for both their living situation and for the property they are co-signing, and the co-signer must have a greater than 700 credit score. The co-signer must fully complete our application and pay the application fee, which is non-refundable.

Does The Equity Group allow pets?

​Due to insurance costs and limitations, EGPM does not allow the following types of dogs in any of our properties: 1. Pit Bulls, 2. Rottweilers, 3. Chow Chows, 4. Doberman Pinchers, 5. German Shepherds, 6. American Stafforshire Terriers, 7. Wild dogs such as coyotes, wolves, and dingos, 8. Mastiffs, 9. Akita, 10. Bullmastiffs, 11. Presa Canario, 12. Malamutes, 13. Boxers, 14. Any dog that has any of the above breeds in their lineage.

​As a general rule, pets will not be allowed in multi-family dwellings. If the property allows a pet, the applicant will pay an additional pet deposit and a pet-charge of $25 per pet will be assessed each month, due with that month’s rental payment.

​Pets must be spayed or neutered, and all pets must be properly vaccinated. The pet owner must keep the animal from causing damage or disruption and cared for in a safe and healthy manner. Service animals as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act are exempt from these fees but must still be cared for as listed above.

Is the lease term flexible?

The length of a lease may vary. Discuss this question with a leasing agent.

What do I need to bring to the lease signing?

​You will need to bring certified funds (bank check or money order) in the amount of the deposit. When you come to pick up keys on the day you are scheduled to move in, you will need to bring certified funds for the first month’s rent (or the prorated portion thereof if you move in after the 1st of the month). We will also need to take a photocopy of your driver’s license or other form of identification so we know that you are who you say you are!

Resident Information

Thank you for choosing to rent a property through The Equity Group.  Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of residential services.  Please let us know when you have questions or need assistance with your home or apartment.

Our property management team is available to assist you Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  If you have an after hours emergency, call our office (559) 732-8800 and follow the after hours instructions.

Our goal is to improve our service by offering support and delivering tools that will ease communication between residents and the property management team. You will find online and printable forms below for your convenience.

You can get some answers to questions that are often asked by visiting our Residents FAQ’s.

Rent Billing Questions

If you have any questions regarding your rent statement, please contact our Accounts Receivables department at collections@equitygroupinc.com

Maintenance Request?

If you have a maintenance concern please contact our maintenance department at maintenance@equitygroupinc.com

Neldy J. Mayorga

Leasing Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 119




Catalina Valle

Accounting Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 112




Ali Lanford

Maintenance Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 105




Erica Navarro

Accounting Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 111




Crystal Duran

Leasing Department

Phone: (559) 732-8800 x 119




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