Serving All of Walnut
Walnut is an affluent city in the eastern region of Los Angeles County in the 91788, 91789, and 91795 zip codes. It has twice been included on Money Magazine’s list of the Best Places to Live, ranking 70th in 2009 and 57th in 2011. In addition to blending a semi-rural environment with a real proximity to big city life, Walnut boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the San Gabriel Valley and features a highly ranked public school system. If you own rental property in this gorgeous and prosperous city, Utopia Management can aid you in growing your financial investment.
As Southern California’s premier property management company, we have over twenty years of experience in helping owners like you to make a rental property a huge success. From getting each unit rent-ready, to doing repairs, collecting rent, and handling all of the typical day-to-day responsibilities, Utopia Management will take care of your property and your tenants for you. Our complete suite of services include the following five basic services:
Marketing and Advertising: Building an extensive web presence for your Walnut property is the first step in our proven marketing strategy. We will place the property on the most popular websites, as well as making use of property signage and the Utopia referral base.
Tenant Screening: Finding you the right tenant is our most important job. We employ a process that includes a thorough tenant screening that can identify possible problems before a contract is signed. We run a background check and industry-specific credit report for each candidate. We also verify employment, income, and prior rental history, including a search for past evictions.
Management and Consulting: As your property management professional, Utopia Management will be with you every step of the way to provide expert assistance and guidance. In addition to handling mundane tasks like collecting rent and serving legal notices, we can consult with you about current local market trends in Walnut.
Maintenance and Repair: Knowing that any property will occasionally need maintenance and repair work, Utopia Management maintains a list of preferred local vendors. We also operate under a general contractor’s license (#792427), which allows us to complete some maintenance work in-house.
Accounting: To make sure that you are always up-to-date about the financial health of your rental property in Walnut, our team of expert accountants will provide you with monthly statements. For your convenience, you can view this statement online by logging into your Utopia web portal at any time. There you will find an itemized listed of the financial activity for the previous month, including all revenues and expenses.
Your rental property in Walnut is a valuable investment in your future. That is why at Utopia Management we will take excellent care of both your property and your tenants. We want to help you to increase the financial performance of your rental property, and lessen the amount of time and worry associated with your investment. Call us today and let one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives tell you more about how we can help.
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
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