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25+ years Experience
Once known as Dairy Valley because of its numerous dairy farms, Cerritos, California is now a leading commercial juncture in the heart of Los Angeles. Cerritos has long been a pioneering metropolis - from leading the nation in clean energy efforts with the country’s first solar heated City Hall complex in the 70s, to the unveiling of the revolutionary Cerritos Library, referred to as the world’s first Experience Library. With an estimated median income more than 30 percent higher than the state average, 28 beautifully functional parks and recreation facilities, a center for the performing arts, gorgeously manicured neighborhoods and thoughtfully designed retail districts, it’s no wonder that nearly 50,000 Californians love calling Cerritos home.
Utopia understands the needs and desires of Cerritos property managers and residents. We provide an exclusive collection of services that enable you to maintain your properties in the most efficient, cost-effective, profitable manner possible. A sampling of the services we offer in the 90703 zip code include:
Advertising and marketing: Posting a rental ad is no longer enough to find the best quality renters who seek a property just like yours. We will draft a comprehensive, innovative campaign, merging tried-and-true traditional techniques with leading-edge marketing tactics and technology to quickly attract the ideal tenant. In fact, our goal is to deliver a signed contract within a 30-day window.
Tenant screening services: You know better than to judge a book by its cover, but the legwork required can be time consuming. We offer a complete screening process and a thorough investigative procedure that includes background and criminal checks that can weed out applicants who may have a history of breaking leases, damaging property, evictions or salacious behavior. In addition, we will confirm their identity, examine their income level and credit ratings, and verify their current employment.
Management and consulting services: As a leader in California property management for more than 20 years, we can provide the expertise, efficiency and support you need to accomplish your property management goals. Whether you may benefit from help in preparing a property to show to a prospective renter, reviewing an up-to-date market analysis, or assistance with rent collection, we are here to help you.
Repairs and maintenance: You can be a first-rate manager without possessing any repair or maintenance know-how. There is no need to dig out the yellow pages when your property needs repairs when you can call on our team of skilled professionals. Since we hold a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), you can rest assured that we will handle everything from routine issues to emergencies swiftly and properly. If there is ever a job outside of our scope, we will field a pro from our pool of approved third-party vendors to make sure that the job is performed correctly and quickly.
Accounting: Our proficient and experienced accounting team will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your financials are in capable hands. They will support you in reducing costs, increasing revenue, and mitigating risks.
While Utopia Property Management is the largest property management company in Southern California, we are known for so much more. We are here to support you in every step of the management process - from finding ideal tenants to maintaining your property. Contact us right now and let us show you why we are the leading property managers in Cerritos.
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.