Serving All of Woodland Hills
Located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, this is a popular place for people to move to. For this reason, there is a huge call for rental properties in the Woodland Hills – Ventura area. For those who have a property that they would be interested in renting to the public, having a property manager that you can trust is imperative. Especially when you may not have time to do this on your own.
Why Choose Us?
Why choose us for your property management needs? We know the Woodland Hills – Ventura area. And it is with this knowledge that we can help to set a rental at a competitive price that is going to attract tenants. In addition, we handle everything for you, so there are no worries on your behalf!
What Do We Do?
What all do we handle when we are managing a property? We handle the marketing and advertising or the landlords to get this to the right client. We look at the local market as well as online listings to help get this rental home into the right hands. Once tenants are applying, we then utilize our tenant screening services to ensure that the tenant a landlord gets is going to be one that they can trust with a clean rental history.
Once the home is rented, our job is not done yet. We take over managing and consulting with the tenant on behalf of the landlord. If there are issues, we handle this which may include ordering repairs on the property and regular maintenance work. We also handle the accounting, meaning that the landlord can simply sit back and get their check each month for rent.
Being a landlord is a great way to get a supplemental income. However, for those who would rather not have to handle this on their way, we are here to 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Woodland Hills situated?
Woodland Hills, which is in Los Angeles, California's southwest San Fernando Valley, is bounded to the south by the Santa Monica Mountains, and to the east and west by Tarzana and Calabasas. Located north of Reseda and between West Hills, Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Canoga Park, Woodland Hills is a community distinguished by its close proximity to the stunning Santa Monica Mountains.
What is the average climate in Woodland Hills?
Greater seasonal variations in temperature are observed in Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, than in other valley districts. Although winter brings some of the coldest nightly lows in the region, summers bring high temperatures. The temperature at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California, on September 5, 2020, was 122 °F (50 °C), which was the highest recorded temperature in Los Angeles County. Its hot, dry summers and warm, rainy winters are characteristics of a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. Like most parts of the west San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills has an average amount of precipitation, while the nearby hills receive significantly more.
What are amenities in Woodland Hills?
The upscale Woodland Hills Country Club, a private equity golf club featuring a golf course, exquisite dining, and entertainment, is located in Woodland Hills. The 19-acre Woodland Hills Recreation Center (Shoup Park) has illuminated sports facilities, a small indoor gymnasium, and an outdoor swimming pool that is open seasonally. There are more parks with playgrounds and picnic tables nearby at Warner Center Park, Serrania Park, and Alizondo Drive Park. There are several hiking, biking, and horseback riding routes in the sizable Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, which is located along the western edge. Views of Woodland Hills and the Valley are expansive from the Top of Topanga Overlook in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
What are the educational options in Woodland Hills?
The Los Angeles Unified School District serves Woodland Hills, which is located in the San Fernando Valley. Notable elementary schools in the area include Calabash Street Elementary, Lockhurst Elementary, and Woodland Hills Charter for Enriched Studies. El Camino Real High School and William Howard Taft High School are high schools, whereas Woodland Hills Charter Academy and George Ellery Hale Charter Academy are middle schools. Furthermore, there exist private educational institutions such as Woodland Hills Private School and Louisville High School. Los Angeles Pierce College serves the area. The hamlet is served by emergency services, which include fire stations and the Topanga Division police station. Hall of Fame baseball player Robin Yount, rapper Dr. Dre, and actress Sara Paxton are among the well-known people associated with Woodland Hills.
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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