Serving All of Paramount
The city of Paramount began development as large plots of hay and dairy farms. The city defended against attempts to annex in order to maintain the close-knit community structure. As land prices continued to rise, the properties slowly transformed to higher income developments. Today, this region features more than 14,000 housing units for its slowly growing population of nearly 50,000. Nearly half of those units are rentals occupied by families and individuals who enjoy this safe, quiet community. If you own investment properties in the Paramount neighborhood, you can receive management assistance from the team at Utopia Property Management.
Our 20 years of experience as the largest property management company in the Southern California region ensures you receive the expertise needed to make the most of your rentals. Our team will help you maximize profits while reducing expenses for each of your rental homes in the 90723 zip codes area. The services we offer you include:
Advertising and Marketing
A simple sign outside your rental property will do little to attract the high caliber tenants you want for your units. Prospective renters are scouring the web and attending marketing events to find a perfect rental home. We utilize these advertising options to find interested applicants in record time. Our team strives to meet a 30-day turnaround goal to maximize your yearly revenues.
Locating an ideal tenant for your rental is the best way to minimize expenses and risk for your investments. The right tenant should have a strong rental history, adequate income rating, and good references. The screening process helps us indicate the best renter by reviewing scores for each of those categories. We also confirm the applicant’s identity, criminal background, and credit score to further decrease the chance of late payments or eviction.
Our consulting appointments can help you learn more about the property management services we provide. Our consultants will share information about highly effective property staging and listing tactics. We detail the best ways to utilize market trends to set fair rent and deposit amounts. You even learn how to collect rent, issue eviction notices, and prepare your units for new renters.
We provide upkeep services for all of the rental homes on our property management roster. We often have our trained and licensed contractors (Lic. #792427) complete the maintenance and repair work on a timely schedule. If necessary, we can bring in our screened third party vendors to make quick work of the necessary tasks.
Your Utopia web portal will receive monthly accounting reports that you can review on your own time. The financial documents include your expenses and revenue for each unit to highlight your yearly investment property profits. Your confidence levels will soar as you see your properties exceed financial expectations month after month.
Here at Utopia Property Management, we pride ourselves on providing you with a full range of services that maximize your investment income potential while actively reducing your stress levels. You are welcome to give us a call anytime to discuss services from property staging to tenant acquisition and beyond. We hope to hear from you soon.
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 Paramount situated?
California's Los Angeles County is home to the American city of Paramount. Bellflower to the east and south, Compton and Lynwood to the west, South Gate and Downey to the north, and Long Beach to the south encircle Paramount, which is a part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Paramount has a total area of 4.8 square miles, of which 0.1 square miles (2.28%) is water and 4.7 square miles is land, according to the US Census Bureau.
What is the average weather in Paramount?
The weather in Paramount is defined by long, chilly, rainy winters with partly cloudy skies and short, mild, dry summers. The average annual temperature is between 47°F and 83°F; it rarely falls below 41°F or rises above 91°F. From July 4 to September 30, or 2.8 months, is considered the warm season. During this time, daily high temperatures typically rise above 79°F. With an average high temperature of 82°F and low temperature of 66°F, August is the hottest month. In the meantime, the 4.0-month chilly season, which runs from November 28 to March 28, has average daily high temperatures that are lower than 70°F. The coldest month is December, which has an average low temperature of 48°F and high temperature of 67°F.
What are some noteworthy attractions in Paramount?
Among the notable sights in Paramount is the Paramount Hay Tree, which is designated as a California State Historical Landmark and represents the town's former involvement in the hay trade. Hay traders gathered under this camphor tree, setting global standards for hay that were quoted by the New York mercantile markets. Famously, Frank Joseph Zamboni Jr., the creator of the ice resurfacing machine, founded the Zamboni Company in this city. The firm, which has its headquarters in Paramount, has been manufacturing these machines for distribution worldwide since 1939. The Zamboni family also owns and runs Iceland, an ice skating rink with Frank Zamboni's patent-pending innovations. The packaging company Paramount Global was founded in 1976, demonstrating how much of an impact Paramount has on business.
What are the educational opportunities in Paramount?
Schools like Paramount High School—senior and west campus—Alondra, Lincoln, Wirtz, Jefferson, Mokler, Zamboni, Los Cerritos, Gaines, Jackson, Hollydale, Tanner, Roosevelt, and Paramount Park are part of the Paramount Unified School District, which covers Paramount and some adjacent regions. Notably, Long Beach is home to Collins School, while Lakewood is home to Buena Vista Continuation High School, Odyssey STEM Academy, and Lakewood School—all of which are run by the PUSD. Furthermore, private establishments such as Our Lady of the Rosary Private Catholic School are housed at Paramount. Beginning with the 2007–08 academic year, Paramount High School had extensive renovations that included upgrades to the west campus, an addition to the gymnasium, and improvements to the athletics field.
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.