Serving All of Fresno
When you search for the right property management company, you want to work with a team that combines years of experience that covers every business angle that generates a steady flow of income. Since 1994, we have helped apartment owners lease, maintain, and advertise units located in every major city in California, as well as up and down the entire West Coast of the United States. Whether you own one building that is home to just a few single-dwelling units or you have multiple properties in your commercial portfolio, we are here to optimize the return on your real estate investment.
Marketing Experts for Property Management
The more exposure your company gives to your target audience for rental units, the more likely you will attract tenants that pay on time and take care of their units. Utopia Management perfectly blends old school marketing tactics such as signage, MLS listings, and professional networking with cutting edge digital advertising that optimizes the return on your marketing dollars. Because Utopia is a market leader in California, we have a strong reputation and client base; many tenants start with our website in their rental home search. Simply listing your property and adding a couple of photographs that show the amenities is no longer enough to convince renters to visit your apartment complex. You also have to answer the question “Why” your apartment complex is the ideal place to call home.
With an online appointment scheduling option and the flexibility to showcase your units every day of the week, we help your real estate company attract more qualified tenants.
We accomplish that by doing the following:
Listing on Utopia’s highly visited website
Upload helpful content on your Facebook page
Answer questions via tweets
Spread the word visually on Pinterest and Instagram
Develop a real-time customer service web page
Property Management for Apartments
Managing an apartment complex requires specific skills, experience, professionalism, and well tuned systems to handle the volume and minimize the issues. Our primary goal for rental property management is to make sure our clients reap the financial benefits of keeping good tenants for years on end. This involves implementing a tenant screening process that is second to none for any other property management company operating in Fresno. We not only analyze the credit histories of prospective tenants; we also scrutinize detailed background reports to ensure every tenant living on your property has established a clean record. Client retention is a strong suit of Utopia Management, and something that gets overlooked by average apartment management firms. We focus on retaining renters that pay on time, take care of the premises, while handling rent increases as the market allows. Our highly effective operating procedures have been fine tuned through the years to prevent haedaches. We offer phone, email, and web portal communication options for tenants, as we believe clear policies and responsiveness are paramount to keeping properties profitable.
- 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
Maintaining Office and Commercial Properties
The commercial real estate management professionals at Utopia Management have earned a reputation for helping our clients maximize their investments in a wide variety of commercial properties. We handle every responsibility involved in managing the following types of commercial properties:
The value we offer shines through for owners that need a reputable company to take care of mixed-use commercial properties. Utopia Management rapidly adapts to real estate changes to attract the right tenants for open commercial units. We then establish a relationship with each commercial tenant that lasts for years, which optimizes revenue to give your ownership group more financial power to acquire additional commercial real estate.
REO asset management strategies are customized to your investment needs. Our online portal offers detailed financial accounting and reporting of all CAM expense reconciliation and income. Fees for your project depend on the complexity and size of the commercial property and your specific needs, so are tailored specifically to maximize your ROI.
- 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
Attracting Single Family Residents Throughout Fresno
Attracting single-family residents requires the organizational skills of a real estate management company that thoroughly knows the Fresno, California real estate market. Our commitment to learning about the details of each neighborhood reduces the amount of time it takes to match tenants with the right property. We take care of every task required to place a new tenant in a single-family residence. Starting by effectively marketing your property, we then take care of the screening of tenants, the writing of legally compliant leases, and the maintenance of each single-family residence. Whether you own a single condo or a portfolio of luxury homes, we handle every task that arises so you can focus on your bottom line and growing your investments. Our competitive management fee represents one of the lowest rates of property management fees companies charge in The Golden State.
We Help You Sign Up the Right Tenants
The bread and butter of any property management company is to keep client properties full of reliable and financially capable tenants. Utopia Management leads the real estate management industry in Fresno by using a thorough applicant screening process that eliminates the hassle of having to go through the legal system to evict tenants. Every property that we manage for clients enjoys a below-average eviction rate, as well as an industry-leading occupancy rate.
Unlike many other rental property management companies, Utopia Management does not cut corners just to satisfy short-term financial gain. We are in it for the long-term to ensure your properties sign up the most qualified tenants.
Here’s how we do it:
Extensive criminal background check
Review of rental history
Searches for previous evictions
Verification of income source and amount
Taking Property Maintenance to the Next Level
The last thing you want is for tenants to move out because their maintenance requests are not met on time. Utopia Management leverages its commitment to digital technology by offering your tenants access to an online request form that speeds up the maintenance process. We also offer a phone number that one of our tenant services specialists answers 24 hours per day. With a general contractor license, we complete most jobs in house, saving you money on expensive contractor rates. For jobs that require more extensive work, our network of contractors has been developed for years, so we get the best rates, highest quality work, and fastest response times.
Apartment maintenance is often the difference-maker in earning property owners more goodwill with tenants. Let us be your partner in delivering 100% tenant satisfaction while saving you money on repairs.
- 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
What are the best neighborhoods to buy a house in Fresno?
Some of the top rated neighborhoods in Fresno for real estate investment are Fig Garden, Woodrow Park, the Tower District, Central Fresno, Sunnyside, and the Mural District.
What is the average home price in Fresno, CA?
The median home value in Fresno is $376,000, which is about a 14% increase year-over-year.
What is the population in Fresno, CA?
The current population of Fresno is just over 542,100 as of the 2020 census.
Where is Fresno located?
The city of Fresno is the geographic center of California, sitting about 220 miles north of Los Angeles, 185 miles southeast of San Francisco, and 170 miles south of Sacramento.
Percentage of Renters
Median Rent (2019)
Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno is a bustling tourist attraction for visitors that enjoy the abundant recreational opportunities available at nearby Yosemite National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. Many of the tenants that live at Fresno apartments work in the tourism and hospitality industry. The city offers several cultural attractions that include the stunning floral displays at the Shinzen Japanese Garden.
Since September of 2019, Fresno home values have increased by nearly six percent. The median square foot price for single-family residences in the Fresno metropolitan area is a little more than $170.
City of Fresno Website: https://www.fresno.gov
Ultimate Guide to Fresno California: https://www.visitfresnocounty.org
Fresno County Official Website: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us
Fresno California is home to approximately 542,000 people, making it fifth in rank of California’s largest city populations and in the top 50 cities in the Unites States. City limits span 116 square miles.
The city of Fresno is in central California in the San Joaquin Valley. It sits at the crossroads of major Highways 99 and 41, as well as the Yosemite National Park southern access road, making it a pivotal tourist pit stop for anyone travelling in California. There are actually three large National Parks within an hour and a half travel from Fresno: Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon.
Woodward Park, in northeastern Fresno has a dog park, Japanese Garden, three playgrounds for families, and over seven miles of trails within its 300 acres.
The Fresno Water Tower, built in 1894, is one of the oldest buildings still standing.
The main state school located in Fresno is California State University, Fresno which has over 25,000 students enrolled during the Fall 2020 semester.
The Fresno Yosemite International Airport serves the Valley with 7 major and regional airlines and is home to the Fresno National Guard Base. Commercial flights serve over 1 million passengers a year.
Fresno averages 300 days of sunshine per year. Summers are quite hot, often 100 degree days, but not humid. Winters tend to be foggy.
The largest industry in Fresno is agriculture. Nearly half of the county’s acreage is farmland. Top 5 crops are almonds, grapes, pistachios, garlic, and onions. Residents boast of having access to fresh fruits and veggies at local markets year round.
The average 2-bedroom apartment to rent in Fresno is priced at $1190, with studio apartments running slightly cheaper at less than $900 a month.
The housing market is Fresno is extremely competitive and the average house price has risen over 15% from last year, with median sale values lying at $310,000, or $175 per square foot. It’s still known as one of the most affordable places to live in California.