Serving All of Lancaster
For over 25 years, rental property investors throughout the West Coast have trusted Utopia Management to manage their investments profitably and professionally. Throughout Lancaster and all of Antelope Valley, we manage both residential and commercial properties, including full apartment community management programs. Our residential department represents a huge network of homes of all sizes, including apartments, single family homes and condos, estates, and multi-family buildings large and small. For commercial properties, we represent industrial complexes, office buildings, retail, medical and warehouse. Both tenants and owners alike appreciate when a rental property is managed well. Leave all the details to us, from lease execution to marketing to maintenance and tenant retention.
What sets Utopia Management apart is our vast experience; we have developed streamlined processes with technologically advanced systems to keep the process seamless. Maintenance and repairs are handled expediently and correctly the first time, between our in-house team and relationships with trusted contractors. Rent collection and expenses are all managed digitally. Responsiveness is key, with 24-7 emergency availability, and well staffed phone and email communication. And our marketing and reach is vast, with thousands of happy tenants and high community visibility through our stellar reputation throughout California.
ATTRACT TENANTS WITH PROPERTY MARKETING
Finding excellent tenants starts with making sure your property is visible and attractive. We install professional signage, create quality listings, describing your property thoroughly, and take beautiful photographs that showcase your properties highlights. We then list your property on all of the highly trafficked rental websites, including utopiamanagement.com. Our dominant position in the marketing place and years managing rental properties has allowed us to develop a sizable referral database. This positive reputation for being fair and responsive means many potential renters check with us first to find their rental home. We are able to consistently rent properties priced at current rates to qualified tenants. Our responsive property managers complete the marketing optimization by being available and knowledgeable, with phones and emails always answered swiftly.
- Advertising on most popular rental websites
- Quality listings including photos and video
- Showings 7 days a week by appointment
- Utopia referral base increases visibility beyond competition
Apartment Management Services
Owning an apartment complex brings a unique set of challenges. Utopia has spent years developing skills and systems to make your investment as profitable as possible. We manage apartment communities of all sizes, providing quality management services to suit the diverse needs of each apartment community. We provide comprehensive rental management, including scheduled property maintenance and rent-ready repairs, online rent collection, marketing and attracting quality tenants, lease execution, rent setting, and tenant retention programs. Our responsive managers help tenants feel welcomed and appreciated. Our experience leads to decreased vacancy rates and increased ROI. And our expertise and professionalism translates to profitable and headache-free investments for our clients. For an affordable quote and to discuss your needs, contact Utopia today.
- Online rent collection and direct deposit
- Extensive experience across a wide spectrum of multi-family properties
- High visibility marketing and promotion of your property
- Tenant retention strategies
- Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
- 24-7 emergency response
- Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal
Commercial Property Management
When it comes to commercial property investments, Utopia’s property managers are professional and think like entrepreneurs. Investors have trusted Utopia for years for all types of commercial property: medical buildings, industrial and office complexes, mixed use, and retail storefronts. We offer extremely competitive management fees, customized to the size and complexity of your property and portfolio.
- Comprehensive Management Services: building maintenance, marketing to target audience, lease administration, inspections, evictions and collections
- Monthly Financial Accounting Statements
- Tenant Retention Programs
- Vendor Management
- Contract Administration
- REO Management and Disposition
- CAM & Operating Expense Reconciliation
- Customized Asset Management Strategies
HOMES & CONDOS: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL MANAGEMENT
Utopia represents a large network of single family homes of all sizes and values. Our residential professional management services both attract and keep tenants happy while keeping owners expenses and vacancy rates down. Our goal is to free you from the day-to-day management tasks, from showing properties to collecting rent in our online portal, while maximizing your ROI.
With 25 years experience, you can rest assured your property is in good hands. Our years in the industry mean we’ve seen it all, and developed smart systems to screen tenants, manage expenses, communicate with tenants, and maintain properties efficiently. We understand local law and legal aspects of rental management so we shield our owners from unnecessary liabilities.
For residential properties, we offer a competitive management fee, which is one of the lowest in the industry. Unlike some competitors, we do not add on hidden charges or leasing or set-up fees.
THOROUGH TENANT SCREENING AND LESS THAN 1% EVICTION RATE
Placing the right tenant is the single most important step in rental management. Our applicant screening includes income, rental history, employment, and eviction search to evaluate for potential delinquency issues. We verify identification, social security cards and pay stubs, along with contacting prior landlords for recommendations, keeping the delinquency rate to a minimum. Our thorough screening process for potential tenants has consistently kept our eviction rate at less than one percent.
Utopia also provides our owners with the optional “Utopia® Eviction Protection Program” for further peace of mind. As a management company, we have many procedures in place to assist in the elimination of potential liabilities.
- Exceptional property protection options for owners.
- Preparation, delivery, and execution of legal documentation for evictions.
- Optional “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for additional peace of mind.
Quality Maintenance & Repairs
Maintaining your rental property, as well as being available to deal with emergency repairs, can be a source of frustration for landlords. At Utopia, we have a staff of in-house technicians available for most work, under general contractors license (#792427), meaning we can complete work as quickly as possible and pass the savings on to our clients. When necessary, we also have a network of trusted vendors for specialized work, some of which we have been using for over fifteen years. This relationship translates to purchasing power to help Utopia’s clients get a better than market price.
- Maintenance & Rent Ready Repairs
- Technicians on Staff or Preferred Vendors
- 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
- Move-in and Move-out Inspections
- Licensed and Insured Vendors
All Financials Tracked & Reported
Managing both expenses and income is all handled by our accounting department with use of your owner web portal. Tenants appreciate the ability to pay rent online, which also decreases delinquency. All expenses and receipts are tracked online and available to you at any time. A monthly statement includes all financial activity and copies of the bills we paid on your behalf. Your December statement has all of your annual figures for tax purposes. If you ever have questions regarding your statement, you can contact one of our helpful accounting staff members.
- Custom Web Portal
- Accounting staff make financial management easy
- Rent and security deposit collection online
- Bills and year end figures available any time
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Lancaster located?
Lancaster is situated around 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The charter city is easily accessible via I-5 and SR 14. Moreover, it is in close proximity to the Kern County line. To the south, the San Gabriel Mountains separate Lancaster from the Los Angeles Basin. Meanwhile, to the north, the Tehachapi Mountains act as a natural boundary between Lancaster and Bakersfield, as well as the San Joaquin Valley.
What is the climate like in Lancaster?
The climate in Lancaster ranges from semi-arid to arid, with cold winters and scorching, dry summers. Shrublands, woodlands, meadows, lakes, rivers, and croplands define the region. Summertime maximum temperatures can reach 100 °F (37.8 °C), while wintertime lows are at or near freezing. With an average annual precipitation of 6.81 inches (173 millimeters), there are often clear days even in the dead of winter. From July to September, thunderstorms are sporadic. In March, there may be some light frost, and April sees an increase in temperature. Numerous wildflowers, such as lupines, California poppies, fiddlenecks, and others, bloom in profusion in the spring. The Pacific tree frog or barn owl noises can be heard on cool summer nights. 2 inches (5.1 cm) of snow fall on average each year.
How is the economy in Lancaster?
The Fox Field Industrial Corridor, North Valley Industrial Center, Lancaster Business Park, Enterprise Business Park, Centerpoint Business Park, and Southern Amargosa Industrial Area are just a few of the business and industrial parks in Lancaster, California. Before it was disbanded in 2012, the Lancaster Redevelopment Agency was instrumental in luring big corporations to the region, including SYGMA, Rite Aide, Bank of America, and others. The city's economic development office now manages the hiring of significant employers and works to draw shops and restaurants to various areas of the city. The rehabilitation of building facades and the inclusion of new shops and restaurants were results of the regeneration of Downtown Lancaster, also known as the Lancaster Old Town Site (LOTS). Two factories for electric buses and energy storage systems have been established thanks to Lancaster's collaboration with BYD, a renowned Chinese battery and vehicle manufacturer. Lancaster also takes pride in having California's greatest per-capita solar production.
How is the cost of living in Lancaster?
In comparison to the rest of the nation, living costs are significantly higher in Lancaster, California. Housing, utilities, and transportation expenses are pricier, while groceries and healthcare can be a bit more affordable. The cost of living index, which is 15 points higher than the national average at 115, reflects this as well.
Palmdale California resides just north of Los Angeles in the beautiful Antelope Valley. Separated by the San Gabriel Mountains, this county lies nestled near the Mojave Desert, just under the scenic chain of high peaks as far as they eye can see.