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EXPERT MANAGEMENT OF ALL RENTAL PROPERTY RELATED SERVICES INCLUDING:

  • Advertising on the most popular rental websites, including UtopiaManagement.com
  • Market research on rent values of local competitive properties
  • Quality grade photography and attractive listings
  • Thorough tenant screening
  • Showings 7 days a week
  • Online Rent Collection and direct deposits to owners
  • Professional lease management and enforcement
  • Full service maintenance utilizing our preferred vendors or in-house technicians
  • Move-In and Move-Out inspections
  • Up to date on federal, state and local real estate laws
  • Full accounting and monthly statements
  • Real estate portfolio strategies

Featured Properties

29
Moraga
Rented

29 Hardie Drive

$ 5,000 Per Month
63 2,591 ft2
Shown by Kelly
(DRE 02038963)
24
Novato
Occupied

3 Azalea Place

$ 4,225 Per Month
32.5 2,110 ft2
Shown by Michael
(DRE 01079306)
30
Pacifica
Occupied

1515 Terra Nova Blvd.

$ 4,200 Per Month
43 1,700 ft2
Shown by Kelly
(DRE 02038963)

Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Southside

The Southside neighborhood lies right alongside the Berkeley Campus of the University of California. As a result, many residents in this neighborhood are students pursuing their higher education degrees. The planned real estate development across the 94704 region exhibits a phenomenal layout filled with upscale single-family homes. For rejuvenating outdoor retreats, residents can travel eastward to the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve. The botanical garden on the university campus also offers immense opportunities to enjoy nature and relax in quiet solitude.

Our team at Utopia Management always focuses on improving the performance of commercial and residential rentals under our care. You can acquire our personalized management services to enjoy maximized revenues and minimized expenses from all your investment properties. With our custom service plans, you will enjoy:

Tenant Acquisition: Our team utilizes proven marketing techniques to fill all rental vacancies with ideal tenants within 30 days. We post our informative ads on leading websites and local platforms to inspire prospective tenants to apply. We thoroughly screen every applicant by closely reviewing their income, rental history and background info. Our screening methods reduce your risk of late payments, evictions and other issues.

Management Support: Our team utilizes over two decades of experience to provide your rentals and tenants with our complete support. We handle all day-to-day management and upkeep tasks to keep your rentals performing beyond your expectations. We keep your upkeep expenses minimized at all times by dispatching our in-house licensed (Lic. #792427) team to handle routine and emergency repairs. By taking this approach, you can enjoy minimized tenant turnover rates and maximized revenues across the board.

Accounting Services: Our dedicating accounting team creates comprehensive performance reports for every rental under our care. You can access your rental reports by reviewing your secure online portal on your phone, tablet or computer. We create these reports on a monthly basis to help you analyze the overall financial health of your investments across the 94704 region and beyond.

We invite you to contact Utopia Management today to acquire our personalized management services. We will always provide you and your tenants with the best quality of service and support.

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 an all inclusive 8% 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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