Serving All of Union City
Located in bustling Alameda County, Union City, California is near the San Francisco Bay area, and is flanked on each side by Pleasanton, Palo Alto, Hayward, and the Pacific Ocean. This town of about 75,000 is ideally located to help commuters get to work quickly, while the wide array of large-scale employers in the area make it a great place to work, live and invest. Best of all, Union City offers a diverse assortment of homes for sale and rent – including large single-family homes on manicured lots, efficient condos and townhomes, and apartments of all sizes.
If you own rental properties in Union City and are ready to maximize your portfolio of investment homes or commercial buildings, contact the property management experts at Utopia Management today! We’ll create a customized management plan that’ll boost profits and minimize hassles. We offer a wide range of services, including:
Property marketing: We’ll work hard to fill your vacant rental property with the ideal tenant – all in 30 days or less. We’ll work quickly, and use a proven combination of online and offline marketing strategies to spotlight your rental property.
Tenant sourcing: Finding a tenant is one thing, but finding the right one is what really matters. We’ll conduct a thorough series of background, credit, income and identity checks to ensure your potential renter embodies the characteristics you desire.
Repairs and maintenance: We operate under a California general contractor’s license, which means we can complete most repair and maintenance concerns in-house and at an affordable rate. Simply create a work request via your Utopia web portal and we’ll take care of everything else!
Financial reporting: Keep close tabs on the financial performance of your rental properties by analyzing the monthly reports compiled by our expert team of financial professionals. You can check these out from virtually anywhere, and at any time!
Owning Union City rental properties can be a lucrative endeavor – partner with Utopia today and maximize your return on investment!
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 Union City located?
Located roughly 19 miles south of Oakland, 30 miles from San Francisco, and 20 miles north of San Jose, Union City is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County, California, in the United States. The Tri-City Area to the south is comprised of the city, Fremont, and the cities of Newark. To the north, the city is encircled by the city of Hayward.
How is the economy in Union City?
The rise of Union City's economy has been fueled by a variety of businesses and healthcare providers. While important healthcare organizations including Kaiser Permanente, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, and Washington Hospital's Nakamura Clinic provide necessary medical services, the West Coast offices of the American Licorice Company relocated to Union City in 1971. R&S Manufacturing, RCD Concrete, Jatco, and EntirelyPets are just a few of the industrial and shipping businesses located in the city that help to support local job prospects. One of the biggest shopping centers in the city is Union Landing Shopping Center, which has over 70 businesses. The adjoining Target Shopping Center increases the variety of stores. The New Haven Unified School District is the top employer, with American Licorice, Southern Wine & Spirits, Walmart, Masonic Home for Adults, Abaxis, Mizuho OSI, Sterling Foods, City of Union City, and Emerald Packaging following. These diversified employers offer people a range of employment opportunities.
What are the schools in Union City?
Around 11,756 students from Union City and Hayward (south) are served by the New Haven Unified School District, which has seven (K-5) elementary schools, two (6-8) middle schools, and one comprehensive high school, James Logan High School, which also has an adult/K–12 independent study school program and a 3,000–4000 seat pavilion gymnasium. In addition, Union City is home to Cornerstone International College, the region's only post-secondary institution and a member of both the Chabot-Las Positas and Ohlone Community College Districts.
What are the transportation options in Union City?
Union City is well connected to the rest of the Bay Area through transportation systems like the Dumbarton Express, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation), and Union City Transit. These systems provide bus routes within the city and neighboring areas such as Hayward. The BART rail system has been serving Union City since 1972. The Union City BART station was transformed into the Union City Intermodal Transit Station in 2007 with plans for an entrance to connect with trains and the 11th Street side of the BART station in the future. In terms of road infrastructure, Union City benefits from a network of high-capacity streets four Interstate 880 (Nimitz Freeway). There are plans to open lanes on this freeway by 2020. However, there have been concerns raised by locals regarding traffic issues associated with the Quarry Lakes Parkway project, which aims to improve connectivity, between Mission Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway.