Serving All of Livermore
The aesthetically-pleasing Livermore neighborhood of Alameda County, California, boasts an impressive population of more than 80,000 people. The 94550 and 94551 zip codes feature an attractive mix of commercial and residential lots that create an all-inclusive cityscape. Farmlands at the borders of the neighborhood give residents access to local crops through the harvest season. With Del Valle Regional Park just to the south, residents can easily enjoy nature retreats that will rejuvenate their senses after a busy workweek.
If you want to achieve great success on the Livermore rental market, acquire support from the skilled team at Utopia Management. Our custom service plans are designed to help you reach your goals and net great yearly returns on your investments. With our plans, you will receive:
Rental Marketing Campaigns: Our effective rental market campaigns easily fill your vacancies with excellent tenants within 30 days. We’ll place our ads on local and online platforms that attract great interest from prospective residents. Upon receiving interest, we’ll screen every applicant to find the best match for your properties. Our efforts help you enjoy decreased risks of late payments, property damage and evictions.
Tenant Support Services: To keep your tenants satisfied with their rentals for the long term, our team offers comprehensive support every step of the way. We help tenants resolve all rental issues to encourage them to renew their lease contracts at the end of every rental period. Our efforts keep tenant turnover and vacancy rates minimized, year after year, to boost the performance of your rentals across the board.
Maintenance and Repairs: Our skilled repair team operates under our general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) to keep your properties in pristine shape year-round. We expertly complete routine maintenance and emergency repairs using our in-house team to keep your upkeep expenses minimized. When we do need specialty assistance, we bring in professionals from our list of approved third-party vendors to help handle the situation at hand.
We invite you to contact the team at Utopia Management right away to inquire about our custom service plans. We’ll utilize over 20 years of industry experience to offer you and your tenants the absolute best quality of service and support.
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
What is Livermore known for?
Originally known as Livermorès, Livermore Ranch, and Nottingham, Livermore is a thriving city in the Californian county of Alameda. It gives the lovely Livermore Valley its name as the most populated city in the Tri-Valley area. The city is led by Mayor John Marchand and is located on the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay Area. Just 10 miles east of the coastal foothills that encircle the Bay Area is the intriguing Livermore Valley.
What are the educational opportunities in Livermore?
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), which includes 11 elementary schools (K–5 and K–8), three middle schools (grades 6–8), two comprehensive high schools, and three alternative high schools, is in charge of Livermore's public schools. The five members of the LVJUSD Board of Education, who are elected to staggered four-year terms, reorganize each year by electing a board president and clerk of the board. Additionally, Livermore is home to the Hertz Foundation, which is well-known for its scholarships. The Tri-Valley Learning Corporation previously ran two charter schools, Livermore Valley Charter School (LVCS) and Livermore Valley Charter Preparatory (LVCP), which provided K–8 and high school instruction. However, due to accusations of theft, exchange student fraud, and loss of UC accreditation, both schools were in danger of closing before the 2018 academic year. At Lawrence Elementary School and Las Positas Community College Middle College, displaced pupils discovered alternate possibilities.
What are the transportation options in Livermore?
With Interstate 580 acting as the main east-west motorway connecting to the Altamont Pass and the Central Valley, Livermore is well-served by transportation routes. While Highway 84 leads southwest to Fremont, Interstate 680 is around 10 miles west of Livermore. Livermore is connected to Brentwood by Vasco Road, as is the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region. The primary airport serving the Tri-Valley region for air travel is Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK), which can accommodate private, corporate, and business aircraft. In Livermore and the surrounding districts, the WHEELS bus system provides links to the BART stations in Dublin and Pleasanton. The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), a commuter train that runs between Stockton and the San Jose region, has two stations in the city as well, making it possible for locals and tourists to travel easily. The BART board of directors rejected a petition to expand the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) network to Livermore in May 2018. However, the Tri-Valley-San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority was established with plans for new rail stations at Isabel Avenue and Greenville Road to improve transportation services. This rail connection, known as Valley Link, will connect the current BART system with the Altamont Corridor Express.
How is the cost of living in Livermore?
When compared to coastal communities like Fremont or Dublin, which are much further south, Livermore offers an appealing option for affordable living. It is located in California's Alameda County and boasts median property values that are stable in the mid-$600s and normal rent that is slightly closer to $1,800. Similar to groceries, sales tax remains unchanged at 10% however prices are slightly below US norms due primarily to local taxes and restrictions.