Serving All of Oakhurst
Oakhurst Property Management
When you think about being a landlord and having leasing property, what are you thinking? Chances are you are thinking about a cute little house that you mow the yard for every other week, that the renters smile and wave, no complaints are heard and it is pure bliss. The reality is that having rental property is not something that works for everyone. Furthermore, if you try to do this on your own without the help of professionals you are going to find that it could end up more like a scary story than a fairy tale.
Those who go into this process with no knowledge of what they should do will find that they are stuck with a tenant that is the epitome of a bad tenant resulting in lost money and maybe even damage to your rental home. So, how can you ensure that this is not the case with you? Turn to the professionals of Oakhurst property management.
How We Get Success With Your Rental
When we step into a situation and take over the managing of a property in the area, we are going to let our years of experience and knowledge go to work for you. Just what are we going to do? One of the main things that we will focus on is the advertising and finding the perfect tenant. What is the perfect tenant? This is the person or couple that we truly believe will pay their rent on time, who are going to treat your home with respect and not cause damage.
They are going to be tenants that we never hear anything bad about. It seems like finding the perfect tenant would be simple, but it does take a bit of knowledge to make this decision. We use tenant screening services to find the one person that matches our ideal tenant, while also relying on our years of knowledge to make this decision.
Of course, before this happens we do make sure that your rental is ready for the market. We will come into your home and offer suggestions as to what you may want to change to make it more appealing towards the market. We know what renters want and you can put this to good use to ensure that your home is not sitting on the market for weeks trying to find a tenant. At this point, we also make a price suggestion that is going to be a good price for you, but also one that is going to attract tenants and not turn them away.
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Why do people succeed with us? Because we know what renters want and we use this knowledge to help you. When we take over the property, you will find that you don’t have to do anything, we are going to do this all for you. It is why so many people turn to Oakhurst for their property management needs and recommend us to those who are also in the rental market.
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 Oakhurst located?
Oakhurst, a census-designated place in Madera County, California, United States, is nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevada just about 14 miles south of Yosemite National Park's entrance. Positioned on the Fresno River, Oakhurst is situated 3 miles (5 km) south-southwest of Yosemite Forks, at an elevation of 2,274 feet (693 m). This charming community is found at the junction of state highways 41 and 49, marking the southern end of California's Gold Country.
What are some popular attractions in Oakhurst?
In the middle of its lovely surroundings, Oakhurst provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Yosemite National Park offers stunning scenery and hiking paths for both tourists and locals to discover. Fishing fans can indulge in angling along the Fresno River and neighboring lakes, while hikers and nature walkers can enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities. Golfers will enjoy playing at the area's golf courses, and those seeking a more relaxing activity might consider going wine tasting at one of the region's picturesque vineyards. Everyone can enjoy and appreciate anything from Oakhurst's leisure offerings.
What are the educational opportunities in Oakhurst?
Oakhurst serves as the location for Yosemite High School and the administrative offices of the Yosemite Unified School District. The area also boasts numerous elementary schools that feed into the high school. Additionally, Oakhurst is home to the two-year Oakhurst Community College Center, offering general education courses and programs leading to two-year degrees. Plans are in place to move the college to a new 30-acre site along Highway 49, with construction anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2022 at an estimated cost of $25 million.
How is the cost of living in Oakhurst?
Oakhurst has a cheaper cost of living than comparable Californian communities. Transportation and healthcare costs are less expensive, but prices for groceries, utilities, and other daily expenses are barely above the national average. Compared to the state average, housing costs are significantly more inexpensive but still slightly more expensive than the national average.
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.