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EXPERT MANAGEMENT OF ALL RENTAL PROPERTY RELATED SERVICES INCLUDING:

  • Advertising on the most popular rental websites, including UtopiaManagement.com
  • Market research on rent values of local competitive properties
  • Quality grade photography and attractive listings
  • Thorough tenant screening
  • Showings 7 days a week
  • Online Rent Collection and direct deposits to owners
  • Professional lease management and enforcement
  • Full service maintenance utilizing our preferred vendors or in-house technicians
  • Move-In and Move-Out inspections
  • Up to date on federal, state and local real estate laws
  • Full accounting and monthly statements
  • Real estate portfolio strategies

Featured Properties

26
Manhattan Beach
Occupied

1450 11th St.

$ 5,750 Per Month
53 2,800 ft2
Shown by G. Marlon
(DRE 01956602)
21
Fullerton
Occupied

2222 Hilltop Court

$ 3,600 Per Month
32.5 2,309 ft2
Shown by Samantha
(DRE 01997175)
Rented

9780 La Arena Circle

$ 3,500 Per Month
32.5 1,860 ft2
Shown by Kelly
(DRE 02077384)

Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Lakewood

A boom city that emerged as part of the post-World War II economy, Lakewood is an upper-middle class area with a prime location and a growing economy. Populated by just over 80,000 people, Lakewood’s median household income was nearly $78,000 in 2010. The Los-Angeles suburb features many government and education jobs, making the area appealing to landlords, as many residents have solid, steady incomes. In addition to its economic advantages, the city’s claims to fame include Denny’s – the first restaurant of the popular national chain was founded here.  Additionally, Sports Illustrated named Lakewood as “Sportstown USA” in its 2005 issue. If you’re a Lakewood landlord who hopes to make your investment grow, Utopia Property Management is eager to help.

With more than 20 years of Southern California property management experience, Utopia Property Management is now the top property management company in the area. Our years of experience, and passion for helping landlords make the most of their rentals, has made us a favorite among Lakewood rental property owners. From marketing and tenant screening to comprehensive management, we offer a wide range of services designed to help you boost the success of your rental in the 90711-90716 and 90805 zip codes.

Marketing

Because we know Lakewood, as well as the rest of the Southern California region, we know how to get your rental listing in front of people who are looking for a property like yours. This requires some strategic planning, as well as a combination of digital and traditional methods. Part of our successful marketing plan always includes listing your rental on all of Lakewood’s most popular rental websites.

Tenant Screening

From credit and background checks to employment and income verification, our comprehensive background screening tools ensure that your applicants are ready to be reliable tenants. In addition to verifying your candidates’ ability to pay, we confirm identity, mitigating legal risk.

Management & Consulting

To optimize your income in Lakewood’s picturesque planned community, you need a consultant who is familiar with the area and its unique housing market. In that regard, Utopia Property Management is your go-to-guru. We use our knowledge of the Lakewood area and our understanding of property management dos-and-don’ts to help you make beneficial decisions regarding pricing, operations, and compliance.

Maintenance

Out of all the contractors in Lakewood, only one is guaranteed to provide you with cost-effective and error-free service – Utopia’s internal contracting team. With a general contractor’s license (792427) and a full staff of competent professionals, we can manage most of your upkeep and emergency situations, ensuring you never need to struggle to find a good contractor in the heat of an emergency.

Accounting

Your Lakewood rental has the potential to make a significant improvement in your overall income, but only if you understand your profit gains, losses, and risks. When you partner with Utopia, we make financial recordkeeping simple. Each month, we send you a digital copy of all of your gains and losses, making financial decisions a breeze!

A historic community with a reputation for economic excellence, Lakewood is a great place for property owners to maximize their rental profits. At Utopia, we are excited about helping you do just that. Connect with us today!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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