Serving All of Lynnwood
after month? That is what you get when you work with us. We are a full service property management firm that deals with properties in the Lynnwood area. We pride ourselves on doing the hard work for you so that turning a property into rental property is the easiest decision that you can make. We highly recommend that you let us handle this. But, what do we do for you? We have a full list of services to make it easier than ever to own rental property.
Our services include:
– Making certain that the home is ready for the rental market.
– Setting a price point that is going to be good for the area and you, the home owner.
– Advertising this rental to the market to reach the largest number of applicants that we can.
– Accepting the applications to live here.
– Going through these applications and using our tenant screening services to find the best possible person to live in this home.
– Helping to ensure that once the person moves into the home, they are treating this well and there are no issues.
– Collecting the rent each month.
– Arranging for repairs or maintenance to keep the property in the condition that it should be.
Our goal is to act as the landlord for you with your Lynnwood property. You will find that those who work with us have an easier time of owning rental property. So much so, that they are often able to invest into more if this is the plan that they have for their investment portfolio. We are ready to work for you and get this home onto the market so that you can start reaping the benefits of owning rental property.
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 Lynnwood located?
Lynnwood, Washington, is a city nestled in Snohomish County, part of the vibrant Seattle metropolitan area. Positioned just 16 miles (26 km) north of Seattle and 13 miles (21 km) south of Everett, Lynnwood enjoys a favorable location at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 405.
What is the climate like in Lynnwood?
Lynnwood enjoys a moderate marine west coast climate, offering mild and wet winters along with warm and dry summers. During the winter months, average temperatures range from the mid-30s to 50s Fahrenheit, while summers bring pleasant temperatures in the 50s to 80s Fahrenheit. The region receives a moderate amount of rainfall throughout the year, contributing to the lush green landscapes and vibrant natural beauty of Lynnwood.
What are the housing options in Lynnwood?
Lynnwood offers a variety of housing options to cater to different lifestyles and budgets. Prospective residents can choose from a range of single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums. The city boasts well-established neighborhoods with beautifully maintained houses, as well as newly developed residential communities. For those seeking rental properties, Lynnwood also provides a selection of apartments and apartment complexes. With its diverse housing market, Lynnwood ensures that individuals and families can find suitable options that meet their specific needs and preferences.
How is the cost of living in Lynnwood?
Lynnwood offers a moderate cost of living compared to other cities in the Seattle metropolitan area. While housing expenses may be higher than the national average, they are generally more affordable than in larger urban centers. Other essential expenses like groceries, transportation, and healthcare align with national averages. With a range of housing options and amenities available, residents have the flexibility to manage their living expenses in Lynnwood.
Utopia Management is proud to be a leading property management company in Everett, WA. With 25 years in business, and offices throughout the Puget Sound region, Washington, California, Oregon, and Nevada, Utopia provides the experience and real estate know-how to make your rental property a profitable and stress free investment. Our local Everett staff understand the nuance of the Seattle real estate market and the neighborhoods. We’re large enough to get the job done, but small enough to really understand rental property in Everett and Seattle. Our tenants love the professionalism and organization our managers offer. Our owners appreciate our attention to detail and the way we handle everything from start to finish.
Everett is a city in Washington State located in Snohomish County in Washington state. Located 15 miles north of Seattle, it’s one of the larger cities in this region. A waterfront city, it border Port Gardner Bay. It enjoys a typical PNW climate with dry summers and rainy winters.
It’s named after Everett Colby, one of the early settlers in the 1890s. The area was originally occupied by the Snohomish people who called it Hitlub.
Some neighborhoods include Bayside, Boulevard Bluffs, Port Gardner, and South Forest Park.
Average rent is $1250 for a 1 bedroom, and $1440 for a 2 bedroom, with ranges from $700 to $2300 typically. 56% of properties are on the rental market.
Boeing and the US Navy are the 2 largest employers in the city, giving the commercial and industrial industry an anchor.
The first jumbo jet, the 747 by Boeing, was assembled in the Everett plant.
Population is around 111,000, and Everett is the county seat of Snohomish County.
Popular activites are the Imagine Children’s Museum, fishing charters, the city Farmer’s Market, the Evergreen Arboretum
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