Discounts On Larger Portfolios
25+ years Experience
Covina is an intimate city with a small-town feel. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, its 46,000 residents pride themselves on a tradition of friendliness and being good neighbors. Although it was once the third-largest orange producer in the world, Covina’s orange groves today have been supplanted by single-family homes and apartment complexes. Its current claim to fame is the largest cinema multiplexes in Los Angeles County, which is one of the busiest cinema venues in the U.S.
While not far geographically, Covina is a world away from L.A. in personality--and understanding the differences between local markets is key when it comes to property management. Even subtle differences can affect your returns, and after twenty years in the area, we’re attuned to the heartbeat of the area and the subtle differences between communities. We will help you to maximize your rental potential by tapping into a network of professionals who have their finger on the pulse of the area. Some of our Covina services include:
Marketing: We take the pain out of finding a tenant. We combine traditional marketing methods like local advertising with the latest in digital marketing, ensuring that your listing reaches the maximum number of prospective tenants. Our goal is to have a contract signed within 30 days, and a great marketing campaign is key.
Tenant screening: While finding a tenant is important, finding the right tenant is essential. Our comprehensive background screening process makes finding the perfect tenant that much easier. A background check can uncover any undesirable personal issues, while a credit check ensures that the candidate can meet his or her financial obligation to you. Employment, income, and identity screening round out the process - filling in the blanks and giving you a well-defined snapshot of your potential tenant.
Management and consulting: From setting your rent to staging the property, our professionals offer expert guidance and advice. They know the 92541 area intimately, and are an invaluable resource through every step of the process, from listing the property to signing the contract and handing over the key. They can even help you transition smoothly from owner-occupied to rental property.
Maintenance: Whether major repairs or minor upkeep, we can take the stress of maintenance off your hands. We operate under a general contractor’s license (Lic. # 792427), which allows us to handle nearly any problem that arises in-house. Not only does this eliminate hassle and wasted time, but we can often make repairs faster and more affordably than an outside contractor.
Accounting: Although keeping track of your income and expenses is essential, it is a time-consuming chore. When you partner with Utopia, we take care of the bookkeeping for you. Each month our accounting team compiles a comprehensive report and delivers it directly to your Utopia web portal, so you'll know exactly what your financial picture looks like.
We’re more than the largest property management company in Southern California—we’re a helping hand when you need it. If you want to minimize your workload while maximizing your rental income, give us a call. We’re here for you.
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.