Serving All of Bellflower
Bellflower, a suburb of Los Angeles, was named for the Bellefleur apple commonly grown in the area’s many orchards in the early 1900s. This wholesome beginning has flourished into a thriving community of around 78,000 residents in the 90706 and 90707 zip codes; residents who pride themselves on living in “The Friendly City.” In 2015, Bellflower was honored with a Playful City USA designation as part of a national recognition program, which acknowledges the efforts of cities, dedicated to providing children with healthy recreational areas.
If you are looking to purchase a rental property in Bellflower, or have already made a property investment in this friendly and family-oriented city, Utopia Property Management can help you get the most out of your business venture. From advertising vacancies to collecting rents and keeping your property in rent-ready condition, we can take many of the cares of property ownership off of your shoulders. Here are the services you can expect from your team of Utopia Property Management professionals:
Marketing and Advertising: We keep our marketing strategies up-to-date with the latest technology and market-specific tools available. Not only will we utilize our expansive referral base and traditional property signage, but also we will list your property on the most popular rental websites, giving it an extensive online presence.
Tenant Screening: Utopia Property Management knows how important finding a good tenant is. Using a careful process of background, credit, employment, income, and identity checks, we will do everything we can to ensure you a reliable tenant.
Management and Consulting: The day-to-day managing of your Bellflower property, such as rent collection, HOA, and regulation enforcement can be a taxing concern. That is why we suggest that you leave it up to our team of expert management professionals, who are knowledgeable in all aspects of rental ownership. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about getting the most out of your property investment.
Maintenance and Repair: Since we operate under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), our highly trained maintenance professionals can actually do much of the repair work and general upkeep in-house. When that’s not possible, or when it is more cost-effective, we bring in trusted third-party vendors who will take excellent care of your tenants and property.
Accounting: One of the advantages of hiring Utopia Property Management to take care of your Bellflower property is that wherever you are, you can rest assured that your financial investment is being carefully watched over. Anytime you want to see how your property is doing, you can log into your Utopia web portal and see a monthly-itemized statement, including how much revenue was collected and what expenses were paid out.
If you own rental property in friendly Bellflower, Utopia Property Management is eager to help you sign up reliable tenants and keep your property in first-rate condition. With over twenty years of experience serving rental properties in Southern California, we know how to take care of you, your property, and your tenants. Give us a call today and let us tell you what we can do for you.
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 Bellflower located?
The Californian city of Bellflower is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan region and is situated in southeast Los Angeles County. Westward boundaries of Bellflower are shared by Paramount and Long Beach, north and northwest by Downey, eastward by Norwalk and Cerritos, southward by Lakewood, and southwest by Long Beach. "Gateway Cities Council of Governments" (GCOG) and Southeast Los Angeles County both include Bellflower. The city has a total area of 6.2 square miles, according to the US Census Bureau. One square mile, or 0.86%, is made up of water, and the remaining 6.1 square miles are land.
What is the weather like in Bellflower?
Bellflower has lengthy, chilly, rainy, and partly cloudy winters, and short, warm, and dry summers. Throughout the year, the average temperature varies between 47°F and 83°F, seldom falling below 40°F or rising above 92°F. July 5 through September 30 is considered the warm season. August is the hottest month, with an average high temperature of 83°F and low temperature of 66°F. Conversely, the cool season, which runs from November 28 to March 27, is the coldest month of the year, with an average low temperature of 47°F and a high temperature of 67°F in December.
How is the transportation in Bellflower?
Major freeways pass through Bellflower's vicinity in a strategic location. These include the east-west Artesia Freeway (State Route 91) in the southern part, the north-south San Gabriel River Freeway (Interstate 605) just east of the city, and the east-west Century Freeway (Interstate 105) in the north. The city enjoys the advantages of a well-established transportation system, with bus services provided by Long Beach Transit and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Furthermore, Bellflower continues to operate the Bellflower Bus, a local fixed-route bus service that improves accessibility for both locals and tourists.
Who are the top employers in Bellflower?
As per the 2021 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report of Bellflower, the City of Bellflower employs 192 people, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group employs 419 people, and Taco Nazo employs 196 people. George Chevrolet, which employs 148 people, Cerritos Vista Healthcare Center, which employs 134 people, and Tulaphorn Inc., a McDonald's franchisee, with 157 employees, are further notable contributors to the local job sector. Bel Tooren Villa Convalescent Hospital, Superior Grocers, Harbor Health Care, and Norm's Restaurants, LLC complete the list, all of which have a significant impact on the employment situation in the city.
Long Beach California is an urban utopia, running along the Pacific coast it covers about 50 square miles with a little over a square mile of waterfront. The beach stretches over seven miles down the west coast, which is where the name Long Beach came into fruition.