Serving All of Madera
Madera Property Management
Are you ready to rent your home to the market? You may find that you are full of excitement at the amazing investment opportunity that this is going to be. But, if you really look closely you are going to find that you do have some nerves that are present. Are you prepared to handle all the what if situations that can easily become reality when you rent a home to the market.
Some of the more scary things that have happened to others include getting a bad tenant which can completely ruin any good thoughts you had about making this investment. Other times it can result in legal issues that you are not ready to handle. With this being said, how can you ensure that you have a great rental experience?
What is the Secret to an Excellent Rental Experience?
When you hear about people becoming landlords and putting their property onto the rental market, what do you hear? In many cases you may have a few people that say it is going well. While there may be others who talk about how complicated the work is and how they have renters that are something straight out of a horror story. The key distinction between saying that a rental is going perfectly or that a rental is going bad is the renter.
That is why Madera property management takes time to make sure that we are advertising this to the market to ensure that we reach a broad demographic. The wider the market, the better the chance of the perfect tenant being in those who apply to live here. However, that is not the only thing that we do to guarantee that we get the perfect tenant.
We measure those tenants that apply with our tenant screening solutions to ensure that we
choose the best person to live in this home. These screening services are meant to filter out
those who are going to be trouble to the rental whether it be complaints from neighbors about
being too loud, or due to not paying on time. These screenings are going to consider their
previous rental record and other factors.
The ultimate thing to remember is that those who have a great rental experience are not going at this on their own, they are going to be working with a property management firm like Madera to make their ideas about what the experience should be like to come true. If you try to do this on your own, you may become a statistic on those who entered into this field yet failed.
Let Us Help You
Before you decide to enter into the market, go ahead and give us a call. Why take the chance of starting this on your own and failing or at least suffering a few stress filled anxiety attacks? We take over the hard work for you so that you can benefit from this investment. You can easily become one of those who say that real estate investment is the way to go.
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 Madera located?
Madera is a vibrant city located in Madera County, California. Positioned in the heart of the Central Valley, it enjoys a central and convenient location. Madera is surrounded by neighboring communities within the county, including Chowchilla, Oakhurst, Coarsegold, and Raymond. With its strategic position, residents and visitors have access to a wide range of amenities. The city offers diverse shopping centers, dining options, and recreational opportunities to cater to various interests. Additionally, Madera's close proximity to Fresno, a major city in the region, provides easy access to additional services and attractions. With its prime location and array of amenities, Madera is an attractive place to live and visit.
What is the population of Madera?
Madera is the county seat of Madera County and spans over 16 miles. With a population density of 4,340 people per square mile, it is currently home to approximately 70,877 residents. As the 125th largest city in California and the 528th largest city in the United States, Madera has seen significant growth. Its population has increased by 6.55% since the most recent census in 2020, with a current growth rate of 2.14% annually. The median age in Madera is 28.7 years, with males averaging 28.1 years and females averaging 30.4 years.
What are some popular attractions in Madera?
Madera boasts a variety of popular attractions that cater to diverse interests. History enthusiasts can explore the rich heritage of the area at the Madera Museum, operated by the Madera County Historical Society. Wine lovers can indulge in the Madera Wine Trail, offering delightful wine tasting experiences and vineyard tours. For adrenaline seekers, the thrilling Madera Speedway hosts exciting racing events throughout the year. Outdoor enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Millerton Lake State Recreation Area, where they can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. Additionally, Madera's charming downtown area beckons with its vibrant arts scene, local shops, and a wide selection of delightful restaurants. With its diverse array of attractions, Madera ensures there is something special for visitors with varied interests to enjoy.
How is the climate in Madera?
Madera enjoys a Mediterranean climate with clear seasonal distinctions. During the summer months, the region experiences limited rainfall and high temperatures, often surpassing 90°F (32°C) and occasionally reaching triple digits. Winters in Madera are mild, with temperatures ranging from the 40s to 60s°F (4-16°C). The majority of the annual rainfall occurs in the winter, typically spanning from November through March. Madera's climate offers a notable juxtaposition between hot, dry summers and cooler, wetter winters, creating distinct seasonal variations throughout the year.
Is Madera a good place to live?
Madera is widely regarded as a great place to live for several reasons. The city offers a relatively affordable cost of living compared to many other areas in California. It boasts a close-knit community atmosphere and a small-town charm, making it an appealing choice for those seeking a strong sense of belonging. Madera's proximity to the stunning Yosemite National Park provides residents with abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration. The city also provides a range of amenities, including shopping centers, dining options, and recreational facilities, ensuring that residents have access to the conveniences and activities they desire. Overall, Madera's affordability, community spirit, and proximity to natural beauty make it an attractive and desirable place to call home.
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.