Serving All of Stanwood
Have you noticed more new faces in the Stanwood area? No, this doesn’t mean that homes are selling quickly. It often means that more people are moving into rental homes. The rental industry is one that is always thriving. Tons of people would rather rent a home when compared to buying, for whatever reason. Having a property that you are considering rental can be a great decision. After all, this is going to give you an investment that you really don’t have to work for when you hire us, a full service property management firm, to handle this for you. And this home can always be something that you come back to later if you so want.
How We Help Our Clients
When we work with a client, we take on the role of landlord for them. This means that they not bothered at midnight if a water pipe were to break. They don’t have the hassle of collecting the rent each month. We do this all. However, it is the services that we offer when a person comes to us with the idea of renting their home that makes this a great investment.
When a person first comes to us, we make sure that the home is ready for the rental market. After all our experience, we know what renters want and how much they are willing to pay. This type of intelligence is vital to ensuring success on the market. We then start to advertise this for you to ensure that we reach a wide audience. And when people start applying to live here, we are going to go through these applications using our tenant screening services to find the best possible tenant to live in this home.
When you work with us on your Stanwood rental home, we are going to be here for you every step along the way so that you have no worries.
Property Management Office Serving Stanwood, WA
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 Stanwood located?
Nestled in Snohomish County, Washington, Stanwood is a captivating city situated at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River, near the beautiful Camano Island. It is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) to the north of Seattle.
What is the population of Stanwood?
Stanwood is currently growing at a rate of 8.22% annually. With a 2023 population of 9,883, it is the 94th largest city in Washington and the 3,190th largest city in the United States. The city's population has increased by 26.75% since the most recent census done by the World Population Review, which recorded a population of 7,797 in 2020. Stanwood spans over 3 square miles, with a population density of 3,371 people per square mile. The median age in Stanwood is 32 years, with males averaging 30.2 years and females averaging 32.5 years.
What are some popular attractions in Stanwood?
Visitors to Stanwood and its surrounding area have a range of popular attractions to explore. The stunning Camano Island State Park invites outdoor enthusiasts with its scenic landscapes, offering opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and beachcombing. For those interested in the region's history and heritage, the Stanwood Area Historical Society & Museum provides a captivating glimpse into the area's past. Nature lovers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Port Susan Bay Preserve, a delightful location for birdwatching and enjoying the natural surroundings. Additionally, the Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center hosts recreational activities and events, catering to families and individuals seeking enriching experiences.
What are schools like in Stanwood?
The Stanwood community benefits from the Stanwood-Camano School District, which encompasses multiple elementary, middle, and high schools. The district is dedicated to delivering a high standard of education and offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities to enrich students' learning experiences. In addition to the schools, Stanwood provides various community resources and programs that promote lifelong learning opportunities for individuals of all ages.
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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