Serving All of Long Beach
Just south of Los Angeles is the affluent community of Long Beach. With the bustling chaos of a vibrant urban center and the laid back attitude of a prosperous resort town, this community is ocean living at its very best. Residents enjoy 5.5 miles of sandy beaches, a thriving arts and cultural scene, upscale shopping, and award-winning restaurants. Average house prices in both the 90801 through 90899 zip codes are more than $400,000, and rents average more than $1,000 per month. If you own investment property and are looking for Long Beach property management services, we’d love to hear from you!
At Utopia Property Management, we offer more than two decades of experience managing properties of all sizes and types in Long Beach. We’re astutely aware of the local housing and rental market in Long Beach, and we employ local experts who can use their knowledge of the area to help develop rental strategies that will maximize returns and keep your properties filled. Some of our management services include:
Advertising and marketing: One of our top priorities is getting your vacant property rented. That’s why our comprehensive marketing strategy includes a strong mix of traditional advertising combined with a modern web-listing service. We highlight your property until it is rented. We also cross-post each listing on a network of top-performing websites, so your listing is seen by thousands of prospective tenants. Our goal is to have a qualified tenant for your property and a contract signed within thirty days.
Tenant screening and acquisition: More important than finding a tenant for your Long Beach property, is finding the right tenant. Our thorough screening process includes a background and credit check, as well as employment, income, and identifies verification. This process ensures that each and every tenant will be financially dependable and trustworthy. No more headaches, no more worries.
Management consulting and general services: Our Long Beach property management experts are excited to share their knowledge with you, and we encourage you to give us a call with all of your questions and concerns. Whether you’re staging your home or office for a showing, converting your owner-occupied home to a rental, or looking for advice on how to price your investment, we can help.
Maintenance and repairs: We hold a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) in Long Beach, and employ a team of professionals who will work quickly and efficiently to complete repairs and general upkeep of your investment property. They can manage nearly all aspects of on-site maintenance, and rarely have to rely on third-party contractors. This is an efficient way to save money while cutting out the middleman.
Accounting services: Our accounting experts are dedicated professionals. Each month they will compile a detailed financial report showing all revenue and expense items, so that you always have a clear picture of your investment’s financial performance. Each report is delivered to your secure Utopia web portal, which can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.
Utopia Property Management is the largest property management service in Southern California. We are dedicated to providing you with the best customer service at affordable prices. Not only is your satisfaction our top priority, but also so is the satisfaction of your tenants. Contact us today to learn just how easy it is to partner with Utopia Property Management.
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 a competitive 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Long Beach located?
United States of America's California state of Long Beach is home to the city. From Los Angeles' downtown, Long Beach is located around 21 miles south. 50.70 square miles of the city's total area—29.64 square miles, or 36.8%—are made up of land, according to the United States Census Bureau. The whole city of Signal Hill is encircled by Long Beach.
What is the climate like in Long Beach?
The climate in Long Beach is hot, semi-arid, or hot-summer Mediterranean; it has hot summers, moderate winters, and sporadic precipitation. Though there are major temperature variations inland, the city experiences usually sunny days. Summertime frequently brings morning fog that lifts in the afternoon along with sporadic heatwaves and high humidity. The average annual temperature of Long Beach is 64.9°F, with August being the hottest month at 74.3°F and December being the coldest at 56.7°F. Approximately 23 days a year in the city are above 90°F, while a few days above 100°F. Due to its distinct topography, the area experiences distinct weather patterns from other coastal communities. Winter brings the most rainfall, while June through September is mostly dry, with August being particularly dry.
What are the leisure options in Long Beach?
Museums such as the Museum of Latin American Art and the Long Beach Museum of Art are part of the cultural landscape of Long Beach. While theater organizations like Musical Theatre West and the Long Beach Playhouse offer a wide variety of productions, music lovers can take advantage of concerts and festivals. Popular yearly events held in the city include the Parade of A Thousand Lights and the Naples Island Christmas Parade. Along with natural havens like the Long Beach Greenbelt and the El Dorado Nature Center, must-see attractions include the RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific. At Rosie's Dog Beach in Belmont Shore, dog owners are able to let their animals run about.
Are there any sports events in Long Beach?
With major events like the Grand Prix of Long Beach, which features IndyCar and IMSA SportsCar Championship races, Long Beach is a haven for sports enthusiasts. October's Long Beach Marathon attracts thousands of runners for a variety of events. The Long Beach Chiefs and Long Beach Jam are two basketball teams that have a long history in the area, as does the Long Beach State 49ers baseball team (Dirtbags). With the Congressional Cup and the Leeway Sailing and Aquatics Center's youth sailing programs, it's also a major sailing destination. Long Beach boasts a diverse sports environment that includes the annual Catalina Ski Race, rugby with the Belmont Shore rugby team, and archery, which was an Olympic venue in 1984. With activities including BMX racing, water polo, triathlon, open water swimming, sailing, and handball, the city will be heavily involved in the 2028 Summer Olympics.
What are the educational options in Long Beach?
Long Beach has a wide range of educational opportunities. The bulk of the city is served by the Long Beach Unified School District; certain regions are also served by other districts, such as the ABC Unified School District, Paramount Unified School District, and Los Angeles Unified School District. There are numerous private schools in the city. Long Beach is home to two public universities: Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach. Founded in 1949, California State University, Long Beach is renowned for its extensive curriculum and artistic resources. Founded in 1927, Long Beach City College is made up of the Pacific Coast Campus and the Liberal Arts Campus. Furthermore, Long Beach is home to Pacific Coast University, a private, nonprofit law school.
How is the transportation in Long Beach?
With a vast transit network and the Port of Long Beach, a significant seaport, Long Beach is well-connected. The city is home to the Long Beach Airport, a bustling cruise terminal, and public transportation options like the Metro A Line and Long Beach Transit. Access to the surrounding areas is made simple by a number of freeways. Long Beach is renowned for its walkability and bike-friendly infrastructure as well. The majority of commuters drove alone, but others carpooled, took public transportation, or walked to work, and a small minority chose to work from home or utilize other modes of transportation, according to the 2016 American Community Survey.
Long Beach California is an urban utopia, running along the Pacific coast it covers about 50 square miles with a little over a square mile of waterfront. The beach stretches over seven miles down the west coast, which is where the name Long Beach came into fruition.