Serving All of Danville
Between the Mt. Diablo foothills and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness lies the quaint Danville region of California. Although the 94506 and 94526 regions still use the term town, rather than city, more than 40,000 residents currently call this area “home.” Community events remain central to the local calendar with residents frequently attending the art discussions, theater showings and gallery shows hosted by their neighbors.
Utopia Management would love to utilize more than 20 years of industry experience to maximize the revenues generated by your investment properties across Danville and beyond. We are well-versed in the utilization of proven marketing, management and maintenance practices that can help your rentals perform at their limits. With our service plans, you will enjoy:
Advertising: Our advertising tools and techniques help us spread the word about your available rentals in record time. From staging and showing the property to screening all interested applicants, we aim to complete this process within just 30 days. Our marketing methods utilize both traditional and high-tech tools and techniques that help us keep occupancy rates high at all times.
Management: Our management services will help you net great returns on your investments without having to handle day-to-day upkeep tasks on your own. Our skilled and experienced team will manage these daily tasks to keep your rentals in great shape and generate revenues as expected. Your tenants will always receive our complete support during each leasing period. And, our efforts help tenants remain in their rentals for the long term by renewing their lease agreements at the end of every contract period.
Maintenance: If your rentals require routine maintenance or emergency repairs, you can rest assured that our team will promptly handle the situation. We utilize our general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) to maintain a team of highly-trained and experienced repair professionals. We can also utilize the services of skilled pros by navigating through our extensive network of approved third-party vendors. We can complete these tasks for you as promptly as possible without exceeding your budget.
If you are ready to start making the most of your 94506 and 94526 rental properties, contact Utopia Management today for more information. We look forward to helping your residential and commercial rentals perform at their limits.
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 Danville located?
The quaint town of Danville is located in Contra Costa County, California, in the serene San Ramon Valley. Between the magnificent Las Trampas Ridge to the west and the striking Diablo Range to the east, it fills a small but spectacular gap. Unincorporated Alamo, which stretches into the neighboring hills and is to the north of Danville, is bordered on the south by the upscale community of San Ramon.
What are some fun events hosted by Danville?
A diverse range of seasonal events that engage the neighborhood are held in Danville. Over 40,000 people watch the Kiwanis Fourth of July parade every year, which is a cherished tradition. Hot Summer Sundays Car Shows, which take place on Hartz Avenue in Downtown Danville in the months of July and August, feature a gorgeous assortment of classic cars from the pre-1960s combined with exciting live entertainment. FallFest, which takes place in late October, lures artisans and creatives to display their work. The yearly lighting of the Danville Oak Tree also brings a festive air to the community as Christmas draws near.
What are some notable parks in Danville?
A variety of parks, each with an own charm and fun activities, can be found in Danville. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness and Mount Diablo State Park offer fun outdoor activities for people attracted to beautiful scenery. While Diablo Vista Park, Baldwin School Park, Danville South Park, and other parks offer a variety of recreational opportunities, Front Street Park offers a lovely green area. Green Valley School Park, Greenbrook School Park, Montair School Park, and Oak Hill Park all offer amenities that families may enjoy, and Osage Station Park, Sycamore Valley Park, and Hap Magee Ranch Park each bring something unique to the neighborhood. Lastly, there is Bret Hart Park. It completes Danville's array of parks with its serene atmosphere.
What are the schools in Danville?
Under the leadership of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Danville's educational environment is thriving and offers a variety of top-notch public schools. Along with (John) Baldwin Elementary School, Diablo Vista Middle School, Creekside Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary School, Greenbrook Elementary School, Los Cerros Middle School, Montair Elementary School, Sycamore Valley Elementary School, Tassajara Hills Elementary School, Vista Grande Elementary School, Charlotte Wood Middle School, and San Ramon Valley High School, these are also notable institutions. Additionally, the district ensures that Monte Vista High School receives a top-notch high school curriculum and supports the continuation of learning at Del Amigo High. San Ramon Valley Christian Academy (Christian), St. Isidore's School (Roman Catholic), and The Athenian School (non-denominational) are possibilities for families looking for private education.
Walnut Creek, of Contra Costa County, is located in the East Bay region about 16 miles east of Oakland. The city features an active downtown neighborhood with hundred-year-old architecture, and plenty of high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Walnut Creek Arts & Recreation: https://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/arts-and-recreation
Community and Economic Development: https://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/community-and-economic-development
Walnut Creek Visitor’s Guide: https://www.visitwalnutcreek.org/