Serving All of Burbank
Burbank is located in Southern California, just 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It is famous for housing the headquarters and production facilities for many major media and entertainment companies, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and NBC. Downtown Burbank sits in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, while its outlying areas stretch into the flatlands at the east end of the San Fernando Valley. If you are looking for someone to manage your residential or commercial rental property in Burbank, Utopia Property Management can help.
We are Southern California’s industry leader for property management and we can ensure that you get the most out of your rental properties in Burbank’s thriving market. We will find you tenants, manage the routine tasks of property ownership, and offer you up-to-date advice on maintaining your property. Below you will find a list of our basic services.
Marketing and Advertising: Once your Burbank rental property is ready to show, the next step is finding potential tenants. Utopia Property Management has a tried and trusted marketing strategy that blends an extensive online presence with more traditional advertising methods, such as property signage and a referral base, to get your property the attention it deserves.
Tenant Screening: To narrow the list of potential candidates to only the most reliable tenants, we put each applicant over the age of 18 through a rigorous series of background checks. In addition to checking on the candidate’s credit report and rental history, we search for prior evictions and verify employment and income.
Managing and Consulting: When you put your Burbank rental property into our hands, you gain access to a team of skilled professionals who specialize in the Burbank area. They are familiar not only with basic property management needs, but also with current market trends. They can help you get your property ready to show and advise you on enhancing its appeal.
Maintenance and Repairs: When those unavoidable maintenance issues or emergency repair situations crop up, Utopia Property Management is well prepared to handle them. In addition to maintaining relationships with a list of preferred vendors, we have a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), which allows our skilled maintenance technicians to do much of the work themselves. We will assess the needs of your property and find the team of professional best suited to the job.
Accounting: We know that your Burbank rental property comprises a substantial financial investment. That is why our expert accountants make it a priority to provide you with accurate, up-to-date details on your property revenues and expenses. You can view a detailed monthly account statement, including all rents received and copies of bills for expenses paid, from your Utopia web portal at any time.
Your Burbank rental property will be in good hands when you leave it to Utopia Property Management. We will treat your property with the same care and dedication you have for it yourself, as well as with the industry expertise that makes us the premier property management company in Southern California. Call us today to find out more.
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 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.
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