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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

37
Walnut Creek
Rented

1538 Sunnyvale Ave

$ 3,695 Per Month
32.5 1,458 ft2
Shown by Kelly
(DRE 02038963)
17
Walnut Creek
Rented

510 Allegheny Drive

$ 3,550 Per Month
33 2,200 ft2
Shown by Kelly
(DRE 02038963)
26
Walnut Creek
Rented

1887 Apollo Court

$ 3,550 Per Month
32 1,457 ft2
Shown by Kelly
(DRE 02038963)

Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Knightsen

The equestrian-minded Knightsen neighborhood is home to 1500 residents and nearly as many equine friends. Residents enjoy taking their horses for rides across the open fields that make up much of the community space. The open land has long been used for the cultivation of nuts and seeds, including walnuts and almonds. Residents often share their bountiful harvests with other community members by setting up roadside stands and popup markets.

At Utopia Management, our team has the skills needed to help you maximize the performance of your commercial and residential properties across the 94548 region and beyond. You can achieve great success on the local rental market with our support. Our personalized service plans include:

Management Support: Our property management team has over two decades of experience in this competitive industry. We’ll utilize our skills and experience to create highly-effective service plans that help you net great yearly returns from all your investment properties. With our team handling your day-to-day rental care tasks, you can continue to collect positive monthly revenues while focusing your attention on alternate endeavors.

Repairs and Maintenance: Our team expertly manages all routine maintenance and emergency repair orders by delegating them to our in-house team or approved third-party vendors. Our in-house team operates under our general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) to complete all jobs to code and by the agreed-upon deadline. Our approved third-party vendors offer specialty services that complement the abilities of our dedicated repair team.

Accounting: Our professional accounting team creates monthly reports that allow you to keep close watch on the performance of your rental properties. These reports explore the revenues and expenses linked to each rental on your investment roster. You can access these detailed monthly reports by navigating to your secure online portal using your smartphone, personal computer or tablet.

If you are ready to start your journey toward rental market success, contact the team at Utopia Management today for personalized service and support. Our team looks forward to serving the unique needs of your rentals and tenants.

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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