Serving All of West Hills
West Hills is an affluent, primarily residential suburb of Los Angeles that is located in the San Fernando Valley. It is a quiet, family-oriented community. With its many open-space parks, historic sites, and trailheads, it is an ideal place for those who love hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian activities. For an easy hike and spectacular views, visit The Cave of Munits. You will enjoy a temperate climate during the winter, but the summer months are quite warm – with average temperatures near 95 degrees in July and August.
West Hills is home to a large shopping center with a movie theatre and several popular national chain retailers. It also boasts one of Los Angeles County’s top-20 rated high schools, Chaminade College Preparatory. It neighbors one of the San Fernando Valley’s premiere high-end malls, Westfield Topanga—also known as Topanga Plaza—as well as several fine-dining restaurants.
With a population of roughly 40,000 and a median household income of more than $100,000, West Hills offers the feel of a small, successful community in the middle of a major metropolitan area.
If you own property in West Hills that you are looking to rent out, Utopia Property Management can help. We have more than 20 years of experience across all of Southern California. We combine our superior knowledge of the housing and rental landscape with superb customer service and amenities. Some of our services include:
Marketing Your Rental: We provide a multi-faceted marketing approach, utilizing online rental sites as well as traditional methods to make sure your rental reaches the largest share of your targeted audience as possible. We aim to have an approved tenant and a contract signed within thirty days of posting each rental.
Tenant Screening: Rest assured that we thoroughly vet potential tenants to ensure that we select only the best-qualified applicant for your property. We then minimize the risk of eviction with our extensive screening process, which includes background and credit checks, income and identity verification, as well as employment history and status inquiries.
Management and Consulting: We offer decades of experience managing all types of properties, and we offer that extensive knowledge to our clients to assist in the entire rental process—from prepping your property for a showing to ensuring that you charge appropriate rent, to collecting rent and maintaining the property. We are always available and happy to share our insights into the local market.
Maintenance and Repairs: Unlike other management companies, we hold a general contractor’s license (#792497) – meaning that we are equipped to directly handle all manner of repairs, which saves you money and time in the long run by eliminating the middle-man and third-party vendors.
Accounting: We know that you want to maximize profit for your rental property. Our accounting team will provide monthly revenue and expense analysis via our online portal to ensure that you are aware of all costs and can monitor your property’s financial performance.
Our full-service agency is the premier property management company in Southern California. We have the expertise to offer a hassle-free renting experience for owners and tenants alike. Contact us today and put our experts to work for you.
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