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Westside Property Management
Do you own property that you are not using right now? Or maybe, you are living in a home but looking to move soon? In either case, you have two options. You can sell the home or you can put it onto the rental market. Which is the best choice to make? While the news is full stories about how the market is a seller’s market, that homes are only sitting on the market for days until they are scooped up by buyers, this is not always the case. And you may find that selling your home is not the best decision for you for other reasons. For example, are you going to sell your home at a loss? Or maybe you hope to one day move back to this area and would love to keep this home? For these reasons and so many more, putting your home up for rent can be the best and most logical choice to make.
Why is this a great choice? Consider the many benefits of putting a home onto the rental market:
You get the income from using this as a rental. For those who are facing a loss on their home if they were to sell, they can often pay the mortgage with the rental income they are getting from this and simply own two homes.
If you have ideas that you may move back into this home later, then renting it out for the time being is going to give you a little extra income. And who couldn’t use a little extra income these days?.
You will find that having a rental home is not has hard as you think, especially if you work with Westside property management to get this taken care of.
Why Work With Us?
Why should you work with us? Here at Westside property management we take what we do seriously. We have several layers that all potential tenants go through in order to live in a home. Our idea is that we want someone who is going to treat this home with respect and just as good as if you, yourself, were living in this home. We don’t want just anyone living here that could wreck it. That is why we use tenant screening services to ensure that each tenant meets our high expectations of what a tenant should be.
Secondly, do you really have the time that it takes to be a great landlord? Most people don’t, because being a landlord can often be like having a full time job. Let’s face it, you have better things to do with your time.
When you work with us you are getting a complete team of professionals who are going to manage your home. We even make sure that it is advertised correctly in order to get the most interested potential tenants. These are things that you may learn to do on your own, but working with Westside property management, simply makes it that much easier to make the decision to own rental property.
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 an all inclusive 8% 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.