Serving All of Anacortes
Utopia Management is a leading full service rental property management company in Anacortes, Washington, specializing in profitable marketing and leasing of income producing investment real estate. With experience in both commercial and residential rental property, our goal is to handle every detail for our property owners. Our portfolio of rental properties includes all sizes and values, from a large apartment complex to single family homes to office buildings. For over 25 years, we’ve honed our skills and management systems throughout the West Coast, resulting in successful and profitable real estate investments.
Our responsive licensed managers are local to the Bellingham area, familiar with Anacortes neighborhoods and local rental values. Managing rental property with experience, the latest technology, and a large responsive team allows us to offer extremely affordable rates. Hiring Utopia as your rental property manager is well worth it, as we utilize our vendor connections and experience in screening tenants, showing property, legal aspects and property maintenance with ease. Our property management services are comprehensive, with a goal of offering our clients worry-free property ownership. Increase your ROI and eliminate property management headaches with Utopia.
We know how to market your property.
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
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
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
What is Anacortes known for?
Anacortes is a prime location on Fidalgo Island, situated midway between Seattle and Vancouver BC. It serves as the gateway to the San Juan Islands and International Ferry runs, making it a convenient and accessible destination. The island is renowned for its charming historic waterfront, offering 50 miles of hiking trails and a variety of annual festivals to enjoy.
What are some popular attractions in Anacortes?
Anacortes is a popular tourist destination with many outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and whale watching. It is also known for its historic downtown, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries, as well as its proximity to the San Juan Islands and Deception Pass State Park. Washington Park, Cap Sante Park, Cap Sante Marina, Seafarers Memorial Park, and Swinomish Casino & Lodge are among the most popular attractions in Anacortes.
What is the weather like in Anacortes?
Anacortes experiences a marine west coast climate that offers mild temperatures throughout the year. Typically, summers are mild and see temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s, while winters are cooler with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.
What are the fun things to do in Anacortes?
Anacortes offers a variety of year-round activities. Anacortes UNCORKED in February is a food and wine experience that's perfect for a romantic getaway. Spring brings whale watching and outdoor activities like kayaking and paddle-boarding. Summer has the Saturday Farmers Market and hiking trails. Fall brings the annual beer and cider festival, as well as Halloween activities. Winter offers mild weather for hiking and exploring, and fishing charters are also available. Downtown shops and restaurants are a year-round attraction, and visitors can watch the sunset over the San Juan Islands from Cap Sante.
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