Serving All of Newark
This populous city in Alameda County is located right on the water and boasts almost 50,000 residents as of 2016. It is surrounded by the city of Fremont, and is therefore designated as an “enclave city.” An ideal location equidistant to San Francisco and San Jose, truly glorious weather, and easy access to all the Bay area has to offer makes Newark property highly sought-after these days. If you own or operate rental homes in the Newark, CA area, consider partnering with Utopia Management to boost revenues and minimize expenses. We offer a wide array of management services, including:
Marketing and advertising: We’ll use all traditional and leading-edge marketing techniques to ensure your properties are showcased and positioned for success in the local market. Our goal is to have a contract signed and a renter in place in just 30 days or less.
Tenant screening: Finding a tenant is one thing, but discovering the ideal renter for your valuable properties is the real trick. We use a comprehensive suite of background, credit, income, employment and identity checks to make sure your potential renter is responsible and can financially afford the rent payment.
Maintenance: Our skilled team of repair and maintenance professionals operate under our California general contractor’s license, which equates to quality work at affordable prices. We also maintain a list of approved third-party vendors if you prefer, and repair or maintenance work can be ordered and managed via your Utopia web portal.
Financial reporting: Keep close tabs on the financial health of your portfolio of rental homes or commercial buildings with our comprehensive monthly reports. You can access these reports at any time and from virtually anywhere, thanks to the incomparable Utopia interface.
Ready to maximize your Newark, CA rental properties? If so, contact Utopia Management today!
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 Newark located?
The American city of Newark is located in California's Alameda County. Fremont's city surrounds the enclave of Newark. Near the southern tip of San Francisco Bay, the city's western edge is located. State Route 84 passes through the neighborhood before continuing as the Dumbarton Bridge to cross the San Francisco Bay and arrive at Menlo Park. The eastern border with Fremont is defined by Interstate 880.
How is the economy in Newark?
The economic structure of Newark is similar to that of Silicon Valley. It is the location of Cargill Salt, a well-known salt refinery that uses the San Francisco Bay's evaporation ponds to clean solar salt. In addition, Newark has a history of manufacturing products like Wedgewood stoves and Peterbilt vehicles. In addition to the Pacific Research Center being located in the former Sun Microsystems site, the city is home to the NewPark Mall, a super-regional shopping mall. Among the largest employers in the area are Logitech, Risk Management Solutions, and the Newark Unified School District.
What are some popular recreational activities in Newark?
With thirteen parks and sports fields, including the George M. Silliman Community Activity and Family Aquatic Center (also known as the Silliman Center), the City of Newark provides a range of recreational activities. A 32,300 square foot indoor swimming pool is available at the Family Aquatic Center for family recreation, fitness, and educational events. There are four different swimming areas in all, including an activity pool, a lazy river pool with slides, a lap pool, and a warm-water spa. Additionally, along with the city of Fremont, Newark is a component of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The vibrant "Newark Days" celebration, which takes place on the Macgregor Soccer fields next to the Community center on Cedar Blvd. every September, honors Newark's beginnings.
What are the educational opportunities in Newark?
A new campus of Ohlone College, a member of the California Community Colleges system, is one of the many educational possibilities available in Newark. Also conveniently accessible are adjacent educational institutions like the University of Phoenix, ITT Institute, DeVry University, and Unitek College. Two high schools, Newark Memorial High School and Bridgepoint High School, as well as one junior high school, Newark Junior High School, provide education for the city. The MacGregor Campus is home to both Newark Adult School and Bridgepoint High School, an alternative high school. Kennedy, Graham, Lincoln, Musick, Schilling, Snow, Birch Grove Primary (K-3), Birch Grove Intermediate (4-6), and St. Edward's Catholic School, a private Catholic elementary and middle school, are some of the elementary schools.