Serving All of Novato
The Novato neighborhood has come a long way from its origins as farmland for fruit trees and grapevines. With the establishment of the local post office and railroad connections, the town space rapidly increased in popularity and grew in size. With its ample single and multi-family residences, commercial venues and parkland, the modern landscape remains home to more than 50,000 people.
If you are ready for your residential and commercial properties to generate excellent revenues, partner with our team at Utopia Management. Our custom service plans will help you net great returns from your full roster of investment properties across Novato and beyond. With our services, you will receive:
Marketing: Our marketing plans utilize high-tech and traditional ad platforms to attract interest in your available rental properties. Our onsite events allow prospective tenants to envision themselves in your rentals and then fill out an application for immediate consideration. We then screen every applicant’s income, rental history and background information to confirm they are a great fit for your rentals.
Management: Our management services allow you to take a step back from the daily needs of your rental properties and valued tenants. We can handle all your day-to-day marketing, management and maintenance tasks to keep your rentals performing at their limits. Our management services are designed to maximize your revenues, while keeping expenses manageable at all times.
Consulting: To remain in direct control of the performance of your 94945, 94947, 94948, 94949 and 94998 rental properties, allow our team of consultants to teach you about the most effective industry tools and practices. Our team will tap into over 20 years of experience to lead you through the process of marketing, managing and maintaining your properties. We will help you confidently oversee the care and performance of your rentals to maximize your annual returns across the board.
When it comes time to acquire professional consulting or management support, contact our team at Utopia Management. We would love the opportunity to utilize our skills and experience to help you achieve your rental market goals.
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 Novato located?
Located about 29 miles north of San Francisco and 37 miles northwest of Oakland, Novato is the northernmost city in Marin County, California. It covers 28 square miles, 98% of which is land and remaining 2% is water.
What is the population of Novato?
According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Novato was approximately 52,708 as of 2022. Novato's rural atmosphere is due to its low population density, which is about half that of San Rafael and almost one-third of Petaluma or Vallejo. The city also boasts a high amount of open space and parks, both within its boundaries and in nearby areas. This abundance of natural areas contributes to the city's relaxed and scenic character.
What is the weather like in Novato?
The average temperature in Novato in the summer is around 80°F, while the average temperature in the winter is around 50°F. Novato receives an average of 38 inches of rain and 0 inches of snow per year.
What are some popular attractions in Novato?
Novato has a variety of attractions for visitors and locals. These include Olompali State Historic Park, Hamilton Field History Museum, Novato Arts Center, Pacheco Ranch Winery, Stafford Lake Park, Novato Farmers Market, and Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve. From historic sites and museums to parks, wineries, and outdoor recreation, Novato offers something for everyone.
What are the housing opportunities in Novato?
Novato has a mix of residential properties, including single-family homes, townhouses, and condos. There are also opportunities for commercial real estate investment in Novato, particularly in retail and office spaces.
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