Discounts On Larger Portfolios
25+ years Experience
Voted the fifth best place in the U.S. to live in 2007, Claremont is a small city with a big personality. It is home to the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven graduate and undergraduate schools modeled on Cambridge and Oxford, and has been called the “city of trees and Ph.Ds.” It has a rich architectural and cultural history and is well-known for its stately historical homes. Although primarily residential, Claremont offers both a thriving commercial life and major industrial center. It offers a variety of housing choices to meet any lifestyle, from condominiums and apartments to beautiful single-family homes.
If you’re a property owner in the area, Utopia can help simplify your life. We offer comprehensive management services that can increase revenue, lower expenses, and take some of the hassle out of doing business. Our Claremont services include:
Marketing and advertising: There’s more to marketing your property than putting a “for rent” sign in the yard. We live in the digital age, and your potential tenants are living their lives online. Our marketing campaign will not only take advantage of traditional mediums like local advertising and signage, but we'll then take it one step further. We will post your listing on multiple rental websites, and engage our network of industry professionals to focus online attention on your digital listing. Our ultimate goal is to have a contract signed and a tenant in residence within 30 days.
Tenant screening services: Finding quality tenants is essential. Our screening process takes the guesswork out of things—we not only run a background and credit check, but we also verify their income, employment status, and more. A thorough background investigation can uncover a host of possible problems, and ensure that your tenants are among the highest quality of applicants.
Management and consulting services: In our 20 years in the industry, we’ve learned a lot—and we are excited to share our knowledge with you. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from showing your property to setting your rent levels. Managing your property can be an intimidating proposition, but we’ll be there to guide you through each part of the process.
Repairs and maintenance: Even the newest and best-built properties need repairs occasionally, and the older the property the more of a headache it becomes. Our experienced professional maintenance staff can take this issue off the table - we can address most maintenance concerns in-house, and if we can’t, we’ll contact an approved third-party vendor who can. Best of all, we can often complete the job faster than an outside contractor and at a lower price.
Accounting: You’re probably not interested in being your own accountant, and we know that. So we've created a dedicated accounting team who will take this complex job off your hands. Each month, we compile a financial report showing all of your income and expenses for the month, and we'll deliver it directly to your Utopia web portal.
If you are looking for the best property management firm in Claremont, look no further. Contact Utopia Property Management today and let us do the heavy lifting.
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.