Serving All of Valencia
Valencia is one of those areas that is up and coming in that it offers a lot to anyone who wants to live here. Those who already live here know that this is one area that you can truly feel at home. For whatever reason, those who own property here may be trying to decide how they should deal with their property. You could opt to sell this if you are upgrading to a bigger home in the area, but do you really want to put in the time that it takes to sell a home on the current market? The current market is full of homes for sale, so it could mean that you are spending more time waiting. Instead, why not put this home onto the rental market?
Why Having a Rental is a Great Option
When you are looking at all the options you have for a property that you no longer live in, there are a few. You could always sell this, but then you run the risk of this home being on the market for months on end while you still pay a mortgage. The other option is to put this home onto the rental market. At least with this option you are making money that will pay the mortgage and once this mortgage has been paid in full, this is income that you can take to the bank. For those who are serious about setting up an investment that is going to pay them in the future, then having a rental is one of the best ways to do this. After all, there will always be those who are looking to rent a home, especially in the Valencia area.
How We Can Help You
Are you ready to devote your time to being a proper landlord? Remember, while anyone can rent their home to the market, whether or not you are a great landlord will ensure that you have business for the years ahead. Those who do not believe that they have the time to devote to be a good landlord, will find it best to hire out to handle this. After all, bad landlords make a reputation that many people will learn about and not want to rent from them. Therefore, we recommend that you work with us. As a full service property management firm we know what it takes to be a great landlord, and we make sure that every property we manage, the tenant is well taken care of.
When we work with a client, we start with advertising their home, and then finding applicants who are interested in living in this Valencia home. From there, we handle all the applications, looking for the person that is going to be a great fit for your home. Afterwards, we are the attentive landlords that you need in place, while you do not have to raise a finger to help. We handle it all from collecting rent, to the lease agreements and so much more.
We know how to market your property.
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
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
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 Valencia situated?
In the United States, California's Los Angeles County includes the unincorporated settlement of Valencia. The region, which is home to important business and industrial parks, is situated on both sides of the Santa Clara River and State Route 126. The Santa Clara River, which is straddled by the hamlet, is thought to be the last undeveloped river valley in Southern California. It is situated in the western part of the Santa Clarita Valley. It is bordered on the west by the Ventura County line and on the east by Interstate 5, which also delimits the Valencia neighborhood in Santa Clarita. Along with Castaic and Val Verde, it shares borders with Stevenson Ranch in the south and to the north and northwest, respectively.
What is the weather like in Valencia?
The weather of Valencia is characterized by scorching, arid summers and cold, rainy winters. Throughout the year, temperatures normally range from 44 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit, with very few extremes below 37 or beyond 104 degrees. The chilly season lasts for 3.5 months, with December being the coldest month, whereas the summer season lasts for 3.1 months, with August being the hottest month. Expect average highs of 96°F during the summer, while December sees the lowest average high temperature of 63°F during the winter.
What are the educational options in Valencia?
Valencia's elementary school kids are served by the Saugus Union School District and the Newhall School District, while junior high and high school students are housed in the William S. Hart Union High School District and attend Rancho Pico Junior High School and West Ranch High School, respectively. Higher education facilities are also present in the region, including the College of the Canyons and the California Institute of the Arts, which are both situated in Valencia, a nearby Santa Clarita town.
How much is the cost of living in Valencia?
With an estimated cost of living of 149.1% of the national average, Valencia is the 6th most expensive city in the United States out of 273 cities. When compared to the average price in the US, Valencia prices are often higher for everyday things. In Valencia, for instance, costs for housing, such as rent and mortgage, are much more than they are on average in the United States. These elements contribute to Valencia's status as a city with a high cost of living. The average mortgage is $5,521.98, which represents a significant rise of 58.64% over the national average, and the average rent is $3,248.1, which is 54.75% higher than the average.
Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the US, with more than 10 million residents (as of 2018). The City of Los Angeles, which began in 1781 with 44 original settlers, is currently the second most populous city and metropolitan area in the US.
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