Serving All of Fowler
Fowler Property Management
The rental market is one of those markets that always seems to be doing good. Even if there are is a recession, people are having to rent a home to live in. For those who have property that they are interested in putting on the market, they will find that now may be the time. Regardless of the fact that more people are buying homes right now, there are just as many that are looking to rent a home.
After all, renting a home gives them the opportunity to move when the lease is up so that they are not tied down to one location, while also allowing them avoid the maintenance that comes with owning a home. The key to making this a successful venture is ensuring that you work with the professionals in managing your rental. And those professionals can be discovered at Fowler property management.
Why Work with Fowler?
For what reason do individuals decide to work with us? For starters, we are full involved in handling your rental, so much so that you do not have to be involved at all. Also, we put these long periods of involvement to use for you. Even better, numerous individuals find that they like the manner in which we treat our investment properties.
We don’t endure having inhabitants that will make issues and harms these homes, since that is an additional cost to the property holder whom we are speaking to. We treat this home as if you would treat it, which gives our clients greater peace of mind. So, while you understand why people turn to Fowler property management, what is it that we will do when we take you on?
Those who come to us may want all of our services, while others may want us to just to manage the day to day activities. Whatever you need, we can get for you. That is why when clients first come to us we take the time to determine just what it is that they are going to need to fit their individual needs. With this being said, here are some of the services that we offer clients:
Our professional look at your rental home to determine if it is ready to hit the market. We may take this time to suggest changes to make and other aspects to make this more appealing to the rental market.
We can suggest a price for your rental that is not only a good price for you, but one that is competitive in the area.
Tenant finding services that we offer include not only advertising this to the market for you, but dealing with showing this home and receiving the applications that people fill out to live here. WE then go through these applications to find the person that is going to be the best fit for your home.
We then handle the day to day management of the property which may include ensuring that the rent is collected on time, that the tenant has no issues and the like.
We know how to market your property.
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
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
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 Fowler located?
Previously known as Fowler's Switch, Fowler is a city nestled in Fresno County, California, USA, within the picturesque San Joaquin Valley. Situated at an elevation of 308 feet, Fowler is positioned 11 miles southeast of downtown Fresno, making it a charming location with a strong agricultural heritage.
What is the weather like in Fowler?
According to the Weather Spark, the climate in Fowler features cold, partly cloudy winters and arid, sweltering summers. The temperature normally ranges from 39°F to 98°F throughout the year, and it rarely falls below 31°F or exceeds 105°F. Summers last for 3.5 months from June 5 to September 21 with daily high temperatures above 90°F. Meanwhile, winters last for 3 months from November 20 to February 22, featuring average daily high temperatures below 64°F.
How is the cost of living in Fowler?
Fowler, being a small town, boasts a cost of living that is notably lower than both the state and national averages. The overall cost of goods and services in Fowler is lower than the statewide average, while housing costs are also significantly cheaper than the national median. Monthly rental costs are also more budget-friendly compared to many other areas in California.
Is Fowler a good place to live?
Yes, Fowler proves to be an ideal, delightful place to call home. The town offers a warm, friendly, and peaceful environment. It takes pride in its outstanding schools, featuring beautiful campuses and exceptional sports and music programs. Residents can enjoy the convenience of over a dozen diverse restaurants, numerous markets, and a fantastic gym. Fowler also offers a diverse range of housing options that can cater to everyone's preferences with a blend of unique houses and modern subdivisions. Moreover, the presence of various churches accommodates religious communities. Despite its close proximity to the freeway, Fowler manages to maintain a peaceful, small-town ambiance. Within a short drive, residents can venture into the mountains and lakes for vacations, while scenic beaches are just a two-hour journey away.
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.