Serving All of Diablo
At the base of the similarly named mountain sits the neighborhood of Diablo in the Contra Costa County region of California. The area was developed in the early 1900s with the first post office built in 1916. The modern landscape looks much different with upscale single-family homes spread across its expanse. The Diablo Country Club acts as the focal point of the neighborhood space with many community events held there year-round.
If you own residential or commercial rentals in the 94528 region, consider boosting their market performance with help from the skilled team at Utopia. We will create an effective marketing, management and maintenance plan that can help your properties net you great annual returns. With our support, you will enjoy:
Marketing: Our marketing techniques help fill your available rentals with quality tenants within 30 days’ time. We will use both leading edge and traditional marketing methods to advertise the availability of your commercial and residential rental properties. Our screening methods help reduce the risks of renting, such as late payments and evictions, to further maximize your revenues year after year.
Management: Our full-service management plans allow you to take a step back from daily upkeep tasks for your rentals, while continuing to collect amazing returns. Our management team utilizes more than 20 years of experience in the industry to effectively oversee the performance of your rentals. And, we’ll adjust the management plan as needed to help your rentals exceed your expectations at every turn.
Accounting: You can see the great results achieved with our management services by reviewing the customized performance reports generated each month by our skilled accounting experts. These reports are placed on your secure online portal, so you can retrieve them at your convenience using a phone, tablet or computer. With a single glance, you can verify that the revenues and expenses for each of your rentals align with your expectations.
Ready to start maximizing the performance of your 94528 rentals? If so, contact Utopia Management today. We will provide you and your tenants the absolute best quality of service every step of the way.
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 Diablo located?
Diablo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, USA. The name Diablo is a translation of the Spanish word for "Devil." Diablo is a unique location situated 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east-northeast of Danville.
How much is the cost of living in Diablo?
Living expenses are very expensive in Diablo, California. The median home price is about $1 million, and the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is roughly $2,500 per month. Moreover, prices here are higher than in other regions of California or the entire country for both goods and services. Be that as it may, the area boasts an attractive quality of life and a variety of attractions such as excellent schools, numerous outdoor activities, and a low crime rate.
What is the population of Diablo?
As of the 2010 census, the population of Diablo was recorded at 1,158, reflecting a notable increase of 17.2% compared to the previous census in 2000. The gender distribution showed 541 males (46.8%) and 617 females (53.2%).
What is the weather like in Diablo?
A Mediterranean climate with considerable seasonal fluctuations prevails in Diablo. Winters are brief, chilly, damp, and partly cloudy, whereas summers are long, warm, arid, and typically clear. The average yearly temperature is between 39°F and 82°F, rarely falling below 31°F or rising above 93°F. From June 7 to October 9 is the warm season, which has an average daily high temperature of above 76°F. The hottest month is July, with average high temperatures of 82°F and low temperatures of 56°F. From November 27 to February 15, the colder season, which lasts 2.6 months, has daily highs that are below 59°F. January, the coldest month, has an average low temperature of 40°F and high temperature of 55°F.
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/