Serving All of Sherman Oaks
Sherman Oaks, California, is a Los Angeles community in the San Fernando Valley. This neighborhood dates back to 1927 and has its share of culture and history, with many famous folks hailing from the area. In addition to its star-studded population, Sherman Oaks has a recreation center where residents can enjoy athletic courts and a heated swimming pool. There’s something for everyone in this beautifully landscaped community, from scenic views to warm, welcoming neighbors.
Property investors love Sherman Oaks for its affluent vibe and appealing range of incredible properties. If you own properties in Sherman Oaks that you’re trying to rent, partner with Utopia Management. Our comprehensive services cover every aspect of property management to help you reach success. Investing in real estate requires a lot of expertise, time, and effort. However, with us in your corner, you’ll find owning Sherman Oaks rental properties to be a stress-free undertaking!
Consulting and Advice
If you have property management questions, we’re here to help. Our company has years of experience in residential and business property management. We know how to prepare your properties for showing in order to get maximum results. We work with real estate investors from all walks of life and experience levels; some are just starting out while others have a bit more experience. Regardless of how long you’ve been investing we can advise you if any questions arise.
It is our goal to fill your vacancy or vacancies within 30 days. From the first day you partner with us, we will work hard to get a qualified renter in your property. Our tenant screening process is intentionally quite strict to prevent future problems with unpaid rent or criminal issues. We check for credit history concerns, criminal background, employment, identity, and more to ensure the best possible renter is chosen for your properties.
We will get your property seen by all the right people through a comprehensive marketing campaign. In addition to offline events, we use premium-quality website advertising to call attention to your properties. Through our efforts, your property will be viewed by a wide range of suitable renters. We even provide HD photos of your rentals to attract attention and interest.
Money management can be a hassle, but it’s a necessary one. Our experienced accounting team not only handles rent collection but also financial reporting for your portfolio. Through our convenient online portal, you can access detailed financial reports that tell you exactly how your investments are performing. You’ll never wonder if you’re at a profit or loss because all of the information is right at your fingertips.
Another stressful aspect of property management for many owners is repairs and maintenance. Don’t waste money with an outside company when something breaks down — let us handle it. We have a contractor’s license and a highly experienced team of maintenance professionals at the ready. When your tenants report a maintenance problem, we’ll handle it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact us today to see just how easy it is when you partner with Utopia!
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 Sherman Oaks located?
Sherman Oaks is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood is bordered to the east by Studio City, to the north by Van Nuys, to the west by Encino, and to the south by Bel Air and the Beverly Hills Post Office.
What is the climate like in Sherman Oaks?
The Los Angeles neighborhood of Sherman Oaks enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The average high temperature is 67°F (19°C) in January, 78°F (26°C) in May, and 92°F (33°C) at its highest point in August. On the other hand, the typical low temperature falls between 44°F (7°C) in January and 60°F (16°C) in August. The majority of the region's precipitation falls in the winter, with January having the highest average of 4.10 inches (104 mm). The 17.12 inches (435 mm) of total precipitation that falls on Sherman Oaks each year adds to the city's generally pleasant environment.
Are there recreational activities in Sherman Oaks?
Yes, there are many recreational options in Sherman Oaks, most notably the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. With features like an auditorium, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a children's play area, a community room, a football field, a soccer field, and tennis courts, this well-liked park functions as a center for family get-togethers. The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool is a heated outdoor swimming pool that is open seasonally and located next to the park. The Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center, located inside the park, also has a multipurpose room, community/meeting rooms, kitchens, and recreational areas in addition to an auditorium. The city manages Sherman Oaks Castle Park, which has miniature golf courses, batting cages, and arcade games for leisure.
How is the education in Sherman Oaks?
Sherman Oaks boasts a strong educational profile; by 2000, 45% of the city's and county's senior population—those over 25—had a four-year degree. Notably, a large number of residents hold master's degrees or above. Although charter schools like Ivy Bound Academy add to the diversity of education, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is in charge of institutions like Van Nuys Middle School, Kester Avenue Elementary, and others. High schools like Van Nuys High and Grant High are zoned into certain areas. Many locals opt for private schools like Notre Dame High, The Buckley School, and Village Glen School despite LAUSD possibilities, demonstrating the neighborhood's dedication to varied education.
Located at the junction of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the city of Glendale is a suburb of Los Angeles. Glendale is the 4th-largest city in Los Angeles, and 22nd-largest in California, with an estimated 202,000 residents in 42 neighborhoods.
Glendale Residents Guide: https://www.glendaleca.gov/residents
10 Reasons You Want Your Business in Glendale: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/glendale-economic-development-corporation-/top-10-reasons-you-want-your-business-in-glendale
15 Best Things to do in Glendale: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32431-Activities-Glendale_California.html