Serving All of Alhambra
Just south of Pasadena at the southwestern edge of the San Gabriel Valley is Alhambra, ranked by Livability.com as one of the “top 100 best places to live” in the United States. Just eight miles east of downtown Los Angeles—zip codes 91802, 91803, 91804, 91896 and 91899— Alhambra offers a pleasant down-home atmosphere, with a strong community and affordable housing. Here you can find quaint homes selling for less than half a million. The population of Alhambra is 83,000 with a median income of about $54,000. Leading the way in driving the local economy is a thriving fleet of car dealerships, with all the major brands represented. The dealerships can be found lined up on Main Street near Atlantic boulevard.
Do you own investment property in Alhambra? If so, you’ve come to right place. Utopia Property Management is the largest and most proficient property management service in all of Southern California. We provide property owners with a comprehensive set of services designed to provide headache-free, high yield results.
Here are some of the services we offer:
Marketing and Advertising
If you want the broadest possible applicant pool, then you’ll need to market your Alhambra rental through as many high-quality channels as possible. Our objective is to find the best possible tenant for your rental within a thirty day period, and we’ve got the resources and know-how to get the job done. From event promotions to a plethora of quality online listings,to good old-fashioned ground-level networking, Utopia’s marketing approach is the equivalent of shouting from the highest tree.
Qualifying your Tenants
We know how much easier the rental process is when you have optimal tenants. This is why we undertake extensive measures to acquire the very best. From a basic background check, to credit screenings, to queries on the applicant’s rental history, we spare no effort to acquire the ideal tenant for your rental property.
General Management and Consulting Support
We’re in your neighborhood. We’ve been managing properties inside Alhambra and its surrounding cities for twenty years. Our staff members will be invaluable advisors to you when it comes to determining your rental rates and how and when to expand your real estate portfolio. We’re here to serve you, and we’ve got the experience needed to serve you well.
Repairs and Maintenance
We’ve got you covered when it comes to the maintenance of your property. Since we operate as general contractors (Lic. # 792427) nearly all of our maintenance and repair orders are handled directly, with a lighting-fast turn around time.
Our team of financial professionals distributes detailed financial reporting on your investment property. We make it easy to access your financial reports from any computer or mobile device via the Utopia Web portal.
Not only are we the largest property management company serving Alhambra, we’re also the most knowledgeable when it comes to market trends, both locally and throughout Southern California. Partnering with Utopia is truly the best choice for your bottom line. Contact us today!
ATTRACT TENANTS WITH PROPERTY MARKETING
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: RESIDENTIAL RENTAL MANAGEMENT
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 AND LESS THAN 1% EVICTION RATE
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 Alhambra located?
About eight miles from the heart of Downtown Los Angeles is the city of Alhambra, which is situated in the western San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County, California, in the United States. Alhambra shares boundaries with the following communities: South Pasadena to the northwest; San Marino to the north; San Gabriel to the east; Monterey Park to the south; and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Monterey Hills and El Sereno to the west. Approximately 99 percent of the 7.6 square mile total area of the city is made up of land.
What are the educational options in Alhambra?
Higher education establishments such as Platt College and Alliant International University, as well as the University of Southern California's Health Sciences Alhambra campus, may be found in Alhambra. The Alhambra Unified School District serves the majority of the city and is home to a number of public elementary and intermediate schools. Alhambra High School, Century High School, Independence High School, Mark Keppel High School, and San Gabriel High School are the high schools in Alhambra. The ancient Ramona Convent Secondary School is located in the city as well. Diverse educational opportunities are provided by a variety of private schools in Alhambra, both nonsectarian and sectarian.
How is the transportation in Alhambra?
Alhambra's transportation network includes the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) which runs through its southern regions and the Long Beach Freeway (I-710)'s northern end at Valley Boulevard, which is located in the city's far southwest. Main Street, Fremont and Garfield Avenues, Mission Road, Atlantic and Valley Boulevards, and others are important thoroughfares in Alhambra. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan transit Authority (Metro) and Alhambra Community Transit provide public transit. A high-speed rail network along the I-10 corridor, connecting the east and west city borders, is also being considered by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The possible effects of this idea on the city have sparked debates and worries among locals and government representatives.
What is the economy like in Alhambra?
With multiple automobile manufacturers represented, especially on Main St. auto row along Atlantic Boulevard, car dealerships are a major contributor to the Alhambra economy. Main St. from Atlantic Blvd. to Garfield Ave. has been revitalized, and as a result, new eateries and mixed-use buildings have emerged, creating job possibilities and encouraging business growth. The city is home to well-known businesses including Shakey's Pizza, which has its corporate headquarters in Alhambra, and The Hat, a family-owned outdoor restaurant that became a Southern California brand since its creation in 1951. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, AHMC Healthcare Inc., and the Los Angeles County Development Authority are the three biggest employers in Alhambra, according to the City of Alhambra's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
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Glendale Residents Guide: https://www.glendaleca.gov/residents
10 Reasons You Want Your Business in Glendale: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/glendale-economic-development-corporation-/top-10-reasons-you-want-your-business-in-glendale
15 Best Things to do in Glendale: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32431-Activities-Glendale_California.html