Discounts On Larger Portfolios
25+ years Experience
This fast-growing southern California city has seen its property values rise at a faster rate than any other city in the area. Although known as an industrial center—it supports branches of many major companies, including General Mills, Xerox, and Pepsi—it also boasts more than 120 acres of parkland. It is home to California State University Dominguez Hills and the StubHub Center, and offers a wide variety of recreational and entertainment venues. Carson is extremely diverse, not only in population but also in employment, recreation, and housing.
Utopia Property Management offers more than twenty years of experience in Carson and the surrounding area. We are in tune with the trends of the local market, and we employ a staff of experts who can develop strategies specific to this niche. Our basic management services include:
Advertising and marketing: Gone are the days of putting a “for rent” sign up and waiting for potential tenants to call. We live in an age of digital everything, and while traditional marketing has its place, digital marketing is key. We combine traditional advertising strategies like local advertising and signage with the newest trends in online marketing, maximizing the number of potential tenants your listing reaches. Your listing will appear on multiple top-rated rental websites, with the goal of having a qualified tenant lined up and a contract signed within 30 days.
Tenant screening and acquisition: Finding the perfect tenant can be a hassle. Our comprehensive tenant screening streamlines the process, uncovering any undesirable information early and saving you time and frustration. We run standard background and credit checks, ensuring that your new tenant has a clean record and a history of paying his bills but we'll also go above and beyond the basics. We conduct employment, income, and identity verification steps to give you the most complete picture possible of each candidate so there are no surprises down the line.
Management consulting and general services: Whether you’re new to the business or a seasoned pro, we’ll support you each step of the way - ensuring that the whole process is as stress-free as possible. From staging and marketing the property, to collecting your rent, we’re here to make your life easier. Our expert staff is an invaluable resource, regardless of your level of experience.
Maintenance and repairs: Repairs are an unavoidable part of owning rental property, but they don’t have to be a hassle. Our team of maintenance professionals can handle nearly any problem that arises, from major repairs to minor upkeep. We work under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) so when maintenance tasks arise, you can rest assured that the work is in good hands.
Accounting services: Bookkeeping is a dull but necessary part of property management, and our dedicated accounting team takes the work out of it for you. Each month we compile a detailed financial report and deliver it directly to your Utopia web portal. It’s as simple as that—no crunching numbers on your end.
Partnering with Utopia Property Management can make your life as a property owner that much easier. Give us a call today, and find out how we can reduce your stress levels while maximizing your rental income.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.