Isla Vista (zip codes 93117 and 93199) is located at the southern coast of Santa Barbara County, approximately 13 miles away from the City of Santa Barbara. Isla Vista is unincorporated and is fully managed by county funds. Investment property owners are often interested in Isla Vista rental properties, because the area is a popular budgetary refuge for UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara) students fleeing the high cost of housing in Santa Barbara.
To help you get the word out about your Isla Vista property, our team of local agents and property management professionals will prove invaluable. From good old fashioned networking to the high-tech blanketing of the real estate inter-webs, you can rest assured that we’ll get the word out about your Isla Vista property and attract the broadest possible pool of qualified candidates. By casting a broad net, we’ll quickly identify the tenants who will be able to pass our required background checks and pay their rent on time, while also being good stewards of your property.
The idea of “the perfect tenant” sounds good, but it doesn’t really mean much unless you’ve got real data to back up the claim. One of the things that sets Utopia apart from other property management companies you might find in Isla Vista is that we go the extra mile when it comes to qualifying tenants. From background checks to credit checks, to verification of employment income (and that’s just the beginning) we are thorough and risk averse. We also look out for any eviction records associated with any interested parties. And to ensure that the property is well cared for by the tenant, we photograph it thoroughly prior to the tenant’s occupancy.
For the past 20 years, property owners have trusted Utopia Management. We manage a variety of property types including:
-Office buildings and other commercial real estate
Our strategy is designed to maximize the value of your real estate portfolio. We are proficient at staging your home or office for the public, and ensuring that it’s always prepared for a showing. Our years of experience in the Isla Vista market has left us with a strong fundamental understanding of the property market both in Isla Vista and its surrounding area.
To save money for our clients, we try to resolve all maintenance issues in-house whenever possible. We operate under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427). In the event that service from a third party is needed, we work with an approved and heavily scrutinized vendor list.
We understand that investment property owners want assurance that their investment is receiving proper financial management. Our professional and dedicated accounting team ensures that our clients get up-to-date information about the financial performance of their property. We have a secure web portal that our clients can use to view reports, accounting statements, operating statements, etc. Our accounting team also makes life easy by paying monthly bills on behalf of the property owner. At the end of the year, a clear picture of the overall health of the property is given in the form of an end-of-year income and expense statement.
Contact us today to learn more about our full suite of services!