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Tranquility Property Management
Those who are looking to put their home onto the rental market will find that this is not something that they should try to do on their own. Those who do this on their own often find that they regret the decision to even be a landlord. And that is understandable. After all, there are tons of people who have went at renting a property on their own only to return with horror stories of what happens ranging from getting tenants who never pay to tenants who destroy the property leaving them with hundreds upon thousands of dollars in damage.
These types of stories can make a person think twice about turning a property into a rental property. The good news is that if you work with Tranquility Property Management, you will find that you have professionals who can help you and prevent you from having horror stories of your own.
Is Owning Rental Property Worth the Investment?
One of the first questions that many people ask us here at Tranquility Property Management is whether having rental property is a good investment or not? The simple answer is yes, it is a great investment. The key to making this a great investment opportunity is having the home priced right, as well as finding the right tenant. The right tenant is one who is going to pay on time and treat the home with respect. And that is the hardest part for many people, but that is what we do.
How We Can Help
When you work with Tranquility Property Management, we handle all the hard stuff of your rental, as well as the easy aspects as well. We ultimately handle it all so that you can simply reap the rewards from this investment. So, what do we do?
– We analyze your property to ensure that it is ready for the rental market. We may make suggestions as to what you should do in order to make this home perfect as a rental, and even suggest what price point you need to be at.
– We will advertise this to the rental market for you. When people are interested, we will show this home for you so that you can go about the rest of your day without this disruption.
– When applications start to arrive for the home, we go through this and narrow down the list of those who would be a good choice to rent this. We consider their past rental history, credit checks and even look at their background checks to find the one person that is going to be a great tenant.
– After someone moves into the property, we handle the issues that may arise from day to day. We collect the rent, ensure that the home is being maintained and deal with any issues that the tenant may have.
Overall, when you work with Tranquility Property Management, you will find that you don’t have to do any of the hard work. That is why you should always work with the professionals rather than trying this on your own.
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 Tranquility located?
Tranquility is a serene small town nestled in Fresno County, California, within the picturesque San Joaquin Valley. Located approximately 26 miles southwest of Fresno, it offers residents and visitors a peaceful setting surrounded by vast agricultural lands and rural areas. Despite its tranquil ambiance, Tranquility enjoys a central location within the county, providing convenient access to nearby cities and attractions. With its precise geographical coordinates situated at approximately 36.7067° N latitude and 120.2258° W longitude, Tranquility is a hidden gem in the heart of Fresno County.
What are some popular recreational activities in Tranquility?
Tranquility, California offers a variety of popular recreational activities for both residents and visitors. The town boasts vibrant community parks that provide ample space for picnics, sports, and leisurely strolls, allowing people to unwind and enjoy the outdoors. Nature enthusiasts can take advantage of the picturesque surroundings by engaging in activities like hiking, biking, and nature walks, immersing themselves in the area's natural beauty. The nearby Kings River presents opportunities for fishing and boating, offering a tranquil experience on the water. Moreover, Tranquility's tight-knit community frequently organizes local events and festivals, fostering a sense of unity and providing enjoyable moments for everyone. With its diverse range of recreational offerings, Tranquility stands as an appealing destination for individuals seeking to connect with nature, engage in outdoor pursuits, and participate in community celebrations.
What are the transportation options in Tranquility?
Tranquility offers a variety of transportation options to cater to the needs of residents and visitors. The town benefits from its location near major highways, such as State Route 33 and State Route 145, providing convenient access to nearby cities and attractions. Private vehicles are a popular mode of transportation, with well-maintained roads and ample parking facilities available. Public transportation services, including buses and shuttles, are also accessible, offering affordable and reliable options for commuting within Tranquility and to neighboring areas. For those traveling long distances, Fresno Yosemite International Airport is approximately 25 miles northeast of Tranquility, providing convenient air travel connections. Whether by car, public transportation, or air, Tranquility ensures that individuals have various transportation choices to navigate both locally and beyond.
How is the economy in Tranquility?
Tranquility's economy is primarily driven by agriculture and related industries, making it a stable economic center. The town is situated in the fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for its cultivation of crops like almonds, pistachios, grapes, and various fruits and vegetables. This agricultural sector provides employment opportunities and contributes to the local economy through production, processing, and distribution activities. Supporting the industry's operations are businesses related to agricultural services, equipment, and transportation. Tranquility also benefits from small businesses, local services, and tourism generated by its natural surroundings and community events. With a diverse range of economic sectors and its strategic location within Fresno County, Tranquility maintains economic stability and experiences growth.
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.