Serving All of Snohomish County
You may be surprised at just how many homes in the Snohomish County area are being rented. Most people assume that homes in the area are owned by those who live here, however, that is not often the case. There are tons of people who want to make this area home, and they would rather rent than own a home. After all, think that comes with owning a home. However, for those who own property, the idea of renting a home can be a scary thought…which is something that we understand. But, there are tons of benefits that you can gain when you do rent your home to the market:
– This is a steady passive income that you get month after month, year after year, for as long as you have this on the rental market.
– This is by no means a risky investment. Consider the fact that people are always looking to rent.
– If you are unsure about selling your home because you may want to live in this later, then renting is a great option since you can move back into this later.
For those who are seeing the benefits of renting their Snohomish County home, then you need to make certain that you contact us.
We are a full service property management firm that has tons of experience in managing rentals for our clients. When you work with us, you are taking out the unknown possibilities. We have the legal knowledge and the experience to know how to advertise this home, rent it to someone who is going to treat it well, and handle all the day to day issues that can arise with a rental home. We step into the role of landlord for you so that you can sit back and relax, knowing your investment is in good hands.
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 Snohomish County located?
Situated in the northwestern region of the United States, Snohomish County is located in Washington state. It lies just north of King County, which encompasses Seattle, and shares borders with Skagit County to the north and east.
What is the population of Snohomish County?
According to the latest United States census data, Snohomish County, Washington, has an estimated population of 862,343 as of 2023, reflecting a growth rate of 1.35% over the past year. With this population, Snohomish County ranks as the third largest county in Washington. Since the 2010 census, the county has experienced a substantial growth of 20.89%, with a population of 713,335 at that time.
What are some popular attractions in Snohomish County?
Snohomish County is home to an array of popular attractions that cater to various interests. Nature lovers can immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes of North Cascades National Park or embark on invigorating hikes at Wallace Falls State Park. The Historic Everett Theatre showcases captivating performances and cultural events, while the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Everett offers an exciting glimpse into the world of aviation and aerospace. For entertainment and gaming, Tulalip Resort Casino provides a thrilling experience. Additionally, the picturesque town of Snohomish beckons with its charming historic district, treasure-filled antique shops, and delightful local dining options.
What are schools like in Snohomish County?
Snohomish County prides itself on its diverse and well-established school districts, dedicated to providing quality education to students in the area. The county offers a mix of public, private, and charter schools, ensuring a range of educational options for students from kindergarten through high school. These schools strive to offer a comprehensive curriculum, encompassing academic subjects as well as extracurricular activities.
How is the cost of living in Snohomish County?
Snohomish County generally offers a more affordable cost of living in comparison to neighboring counties and major cities like Seattle. Housing prices, whether for renting or homeownership, tend to be lower than those in nearby urban areas. Additionally, expenses related to groceries, transportation, healthcare, and utilities in Snohomish County are typically in line with national averages.
What are the housing options in Snohomish County
Snohomish County offers a diverse range of housing options to accommodate various preferences and budgets. These include single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, senior living communities, and rural/suburban living. The county provides opportunities for both renters and homeowners, with options available in different neighborhoods and cities throughout the region.
Is real estate a good investment in Snohomish County?
Yes, real estate investment in Snohomish County is certainly a favorable option due to factors such as a growing population, proximity to Seattle, affordability compared to neighboring areas, a strong rental market, and economic stability. These factors contribute to the potential for property value appreciation and rental income.
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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