Serving All of Hanford
Hanford Property Management
For those who have been contemplating getting into the rental market, now may be the time to do this. People are looking to rent rather than buy these days, so you are offering a product that is in high demand. However, before you decide to go at this on your own, you will find that it can be a huge undertaking to do on your own. In fact, trying to go at this on your own can make you feel as though this is the worse decision that you have ever made. That is why you need to work with someone that you can trust, who you know will take care of your rental property. And that is Hanford Property Management.
Why People Choose Us
Why do people choose to work with us when they have a rental home on the market? Because they realize just how much hard work it can be to have a home on the rental market. With this being said, you will find that when you work with us, the stress and workload that comes with having a rental is obsolete. We take over this for you! At Hanford Property Management firm we are here to do it all for you so that you do not have to worry about anything.
How We Work
Here at Hanford Property Management firm we are a full service property management firm. What does that mean? It means that we are doing it all for you, and you do not have to lift a finger in order to make this rental work. When you approach us, there are several aspects that we are going to go over with you. These may include:
– Looking at the home that you are wanting to rent and determining if there is something that needs to be changed or improved in order to make this more attractive to the rental market.
– Determining the rental price that should be charged based on the area and what you are getting with this home.
– Advertising this rental home to the market to reach the widest audience to attract just the right tenant for your home.
– Going through the applications to see which tenant is going to be the best. Using our tenant screening services to ensure that we are choosing the best option. These screening services include looking at the credit history of the applicant, along with the background checks and past rental histories.
– Once the person moves into the home, then we handle the day to day issues that may arise. This will include collecting the rent as well as maintenance that may need to take place on the property.
When you work with Hanford Property Management, you will find that the stress and worry about having a rental property is taken away. We take great care of each rental property that we handle. So, before you try to do this on your own, remember that we are here and ready to handle this for you.
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 Hanford located?
Hanford is a city nestled in Kings County, California. Positioned about 30 miles south of Fresno, Hanford enjoys a central location in the heart of the state's vibrant Central Valley. The city is surrounded by neighboring communities within Kings County, including Lemoore, Corcoran, Avenal, and Armona. Residents and visitors alike benefit from Hanford's strategic position, granting easy access to a range of amenities, such as shopping centers, dining establishments, and recreational attractions. Hanford's ideal location, coupled with its proximity to major cities and transportation networks, makes it an enticing destination for those seeking a harmonious blend of community charm and convenient connections to larger urban areas.
What are the amenities in Hanford?
Hanford presents a wealth of amenities to meet the needs of both residents and visitors. The city boasts several well-maintained parks and recreational areas, including Hidden Valley Park and Civic Park, offering ample opportunities for outdoor activities and leisurely strolls. Dining options in Hanford are diverse, with a wide array of restaurants serving various cuisines to satisfy every palate. Shopping enthusiasts can explore the Hanford Mall and other shopping centers, where they'll find a diverse range of retail options. The city also provides community facilities, such as a public library and community center, hosting a variety of events and programs catering to people of all ages. With its comprehensive range of amenities, Hanford ensures that both locals and visitors can enjoy convenient access to shopping, dining, recreational activities, and vibrant community spaces.
How is the economy in Hanford?
Hanford boasts a thriving and diverse economy that serves as a strong foundation for the city's growth. The agricultural sector, bolstered by the fertile lands of the Central Valley, plays a vital role, providing employment opportunities and driving economic prosperity. The manufacturing industry is robust, encompassing various sectors such as food processing, machinery, and fabricated metal products, contributing to the city's economic resilience. Additionally, Hanford benefits from a flourishing healthcare and education sector, with numerous medical facilities and educational institutions serving as pillars of employment and community development. The retail sector is vibrant, with a mix of shopping centers and local businesses catering to the needs of residents and visitors. Hanford's well-rounded economy, supported by these diverse sectors, establishes a favorable environment for businesses to thrive and for individuals to find diverse employment opportunities.
Is Hanford a safe place to live?
Hanford is widely regarded as a safe place to live. The city maintains a relatively low crime rate compared to national averages, fostering a secure environment for its residents. The Hanford Police Department actively works to ensure public safety and uphold the well-being of the community. While it is always wise to exercise common safety practices and remain aware of one's surroundings, the commitment to maintaining a secure atmosphere in Hanford contributes to a sense of comfort and peace of mind for its residents.
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.