Serving All of Hayward
The city of Hayward, CA, is located in the 94541 zip code of Alameda County. This city is home to California State University and Southland Mall, and it’s on the border of Garin Regional Park. Thanks to its coastal location, Hayward is popular with boating and fishing enthusiasts, alike. Navigating the city is convenient because of the efficient public transit system; there are also walking and biking trails located in Hayward. The sunny Mediterranean climate is yet another reason to live in this beautiful city. Whether you’re in the market for a single-family home or a luxury condo, Hayward is definitely worth your consideration.
At Utopia Management, we have decades of experience helping property owners reach their goals. Our services include:
Property marketing: Gain maximum exposure for your rental with our property marketing services. Your property will be shown through open house events and displayed on leading real estate websites.
Tenant screening services: Don’t take unnecessary risks with your property. We screen all potential renters to make sure they’re financially able to pay the rent and have a clean criminal background.
Consulting and management: If you have questions, our experts are just a phone call away. In addition, we offer management services for your rental, giving you time for other aspects of your business.
Maintenance and repairs: We have a California general contractor’s license, allowing us to handle the upkeep for your property. Our rates are affordable and we respond quickly to repair calls.
Accounting services: You’ll always know exactly how your property is performing with our accounting services. Each month, you’ll receive a detailed statement that tells you the earnings and expenses for your rental.
Contact Utopia today to make an appointment or ask any questions you may have. We’re eager to serve your Hayward property management needs.
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 Hayward located?
Hayward is a city in the East Bay portion of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County, California in the United States. Hayward has borders with other towns and cities. San Leandro, Union City, Fremont, and Pleasanton are the cities that border Hayward. Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Cherryland, Sunol, and Fairview are the census-designated communities that border Hayward.
What is the average weather in Hayward?
Long, hot, and arid summers with generally clear skies coexist in Hayward with brief, chilly, and partly cloudy winters. The average temperature range over the course of the year is between 43°F and 76°F, rarely falling below 35°F or rising above 87°F. From June 11 to October 15, the warm season lasts about 4.1 months, with an average daily high temperature of 72°F or higher, peaking in August with a high of 76°F and a low of 58°F. On the other hand, the cool season lasts for roughly 2.4 months, from November 29 to February 11, with a daily high average of less than 60°F. Hayward experiences its coldest temperatures in January, with an average low of 44°F and high of 58°F.
What is the economy like in Hayward?
High-tech firms are among the leading manufacturers in Hayward. Annabelle Candy, Columbus Salame, Shasta soft beverages, and a PepsiCo facility are among of the larger manufacturing facilities. The biggest shopping complex in the city is Southland Mall. Formerly a significant local employment, The Hunt Brothers Cannery shut down in 1981. Hayward once had business relationships with organizations like Gillig Corporation and the Mervyns department store chain. According to the 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, notable current employers include, among others, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department, Baxter Bio Pharma, Berkeley Farms, Chabot College, California State University, East Bay, and Hayward Unified School District.
What is the transportation network in Hayward like?
The transportation network in Hayward comprises a number of important freeways, including Interstate 880, Interstate 580, State Route 92, and State Route 238. Prior plans for freeway conversion and bypasses resulted in traffic congestion issues for the city, particularly along Mission Boulevard. BART, which has stations in Hayward, and AC Transit's bus service are the two modes of public transportation. The Capitol Corridor train connects at the Hayward Amtrak station. Hayward Executive Airport is located in the city and serves general aviation. The Hayward Air National Guard station was formerly stationed at the airport before being relocated in 1980.
What are the educational opportunities in Hayward?
California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is located in Hayward and is well-known for hosting free music concerts in its Pioneer Amphitheatre. This area also houses Life Chiropractic College West and Chabot College, all of which are part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. With some parts falling under neighboring districts, the Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) primarily oversees elementary and secondary schools. The educational opportunities are increased by alternative schools like Leadership Public Schools, Hayward Charter School, and Impact Academy of Arts and Technology. Hayward is home to the prestigious private Moreau Catholic High School and Royal Sunset High School, both of which are part of the San Lorenzo Unified School District. The city has benefited from funding for education, notably a Promise Neighborhood grant from the United States. Department of Education, with CSUEB's assistance.