Serving All of Brentwood
Brentwood, a prosperous neighborhood in the 90049 zip code area of Los Angeles, boasts one of the lowest population densities in the city. Free from the overcrowding found elsewhere in the city, Brentwood’s cultured and wealthy residents enjoy the artistic pleasures found in at the Getty Center, while also finding joy in the old-fashioned local traditions of their hometown; like the Maypole erected annually on the lawn of the Archer School for Girls. From the plentiful single-family homes of northern Brentwood to the apartments that dot its lower regions, this delightful community is a sound choice for property investment.
If you own residential or commercial rental properties in Brentwood, Utopia Property Management can help you protect your investment. We have been serving Southern California for over twenty years and have the experience and market-specific knowledge that you need to make your property a financial success. We offer each of the following five essential services to our valued clients to ensure that you, and your tenants, are well cared for.
Marketing and Advertising: Using a marketing strategy that blends a broad online presence with more traditional advertising methods, such as property signage and referrals, we can typically find qualified tenants to fill vacancies in about thirty days.
Tenant Screening: Our goal is to find you reliable tenants who will pay their rent in a timely manner and represent a very low risk of eviction. With a thorough course of background and credit checks, as well as searches into each applicant’s previous rental history, employment status, and identity, we do all that we can to weed out any problems before a contract is signed.
Managing and Consulting: In addition to handling the daily grind of management tasks, such as collecting rents and taking care of move-in/move-out reports, the Utopia Property Management team who handles your Brentwood property can offer you a detailed knowledge of the area, including a firm understanding of the local housing market and market trends.
Maintenance and Repairs: One of the biggest headaches a property owner can face is the constant demand on your time and money to complete routine maintenance and emergency repairs. At Utopia Property Management, we have longstanding relationships with many third-party vendors and can find the perfect contractor for any job. Additionally, our own general contractor’s license (#792427) allows us to complete much of the work in-house.
Accounting: We know that you want to keep a close eye on your financial investment, so our team of professional accountants will provide you with detailed monthly statements. You can login through your Utopia web portal from anywhere in the world and view a confidential monthly report of all financial transactions relating to your property.
Stop worrying about the daily grind of property ownership and start enjoying the benefits of a successful financial investment by leaving your Brentwood rental property in our expert hands. As the recognized industry leader, Utopia Property Management is fully prepared to take excellent care of you, your property, and your tenants. Contact us today and let us show you how easy property ownership can be.
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 Brentwood situated?
Los Angeles' Westside is home to the suburban community of Brentwood. Seated at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains, the district is bordered to the east by the San Diego Freeway, to the south by Wilshire Boulevard, to the southwest by the Santa Monica municipal boundaries, to the west by Sullivan Canyon/Westridge Trail, and to the north by Mulholland Drive.
What is the average climate in Brentwood?
Like the nearby city of Santa Monica, Brentwood enjoys a moderate climate formed by maritime breezes that originate in the Pacific Ocean. The "marine layer," a blanket of clouds that forms overnight and breaks by mid-morning, is a common sight for the locals when they wake up. The average high temperature in Brentwood is 67°F (19°C) in January and 86°F (30°C) in August, demonstrating the city's mild year-round temperatures, according to climatic data. In addition to an annual precipitation pattern with the most rainfall happening in the winter and a noticeably dry summer, the area's moderate winters and pleasant summers add to its allure.
What are the noteworthy spots in Brentwood?
Brentwood has a few notable locations. San Vicente Boulevard, which was designated as a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, replaced a Pacific Electric trolley track and is characterized by a broad median with magnificent coral trees. It serves as a historical green belt. The neighborhood is made up of several residential subdistricts, each having a distinct personality. Among these are Brentwood Glen, an enclave characterized by small lots and single-family houses, and Brentwood Circle, an exclusive gated community that arose with the development of the Getty Museum. The community's unique fabric is further enhanced by other locations like Brentwood Park, Mandeville Canyon, Sullivan Canyon, Bundy Canyon, Crestwood Hills, the "Polo Field" at Will Rogers State Park, and Brentwood Terrace.
How is the economy in Brentwood?
In Brentwood, professional services are the main industry, with a focus on serving accountants, attorneys, and medical professionals. Brentwood Country Mart, Barrington Plaza, and the San Vicente Business District are just a few of the affluent business areas in the community that are home to expensive eateries and retailers. Part of the area's economic vitality are long-standing businesses like Brent-Air Pharmacy and the famous Brentwood Country Mart. The community has been served by Vicente Foods, an independently owned grocery store, since 1948. Other nearby markets include Whole Foods and Ralphs. There are many different kinds of restaurants in Brentwood Village, a well-liked location for dining and coffee. The town's economy is still strong, with a variety of enterprises catering to the demands of Brentwood's wealthy citizens, even after Dutton's Brentwood Books closed its doors in 2008.
How is the education in Brentwood?
Over seventy percent of Brentwood's population, who were 25 years of age or older, had a four-year degree in 2000. This represents exceptionally high levels of education for both the county and the city. In this age group, the proportion of people having a bachelor's degree or above exceeded the county norms. In Brentwood, there are public elementary schools such Brentwood Science Magnet Elementary School and Kenter Canyon Elementary School, and a public middle school called Paul Revere Charter Middle School. Students go to Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades and University High School in West Los Angeles for their high school education. A number of private schools are also located in the area: Brentwood School (K–12), Berkeley Hall School, Westland School, The Mirman School, Milken Community High School, Archer School for Girls, and Saint Martin of Tours School.
Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the US, with more than 10 million residents (as of 2018). The City of Los Angeles, which began in 1781 with 44 original settlers, is currently the second most populous city and metropolitan area in the US.
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