Serving All of North & East
North & East is a Richmond, CA, community in the 94804 zip code. It is bordered by I-80, so car travel is convenient, and it is just minutes away from exciting attractions such as the San Pablo Lytton Casino and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. Whether you’re looking to invest in a single-family home, condo, or apartment building, you’ll find it in this appealing Bay-area community. North & East appeals to residents because of its amenities and warm climate, but investors love it for its prime location and array of residential property types.
Since 1994, Utopia Management has provided California property owners and their tenants with top-notch service at affordable prices. Our range of services can be customized to suit your needs, and include:
Marketing services: We’ll get the word out about your property through eye-catching signage and highly visible website listings. Often, we can rent a vacant property in 30 days or less.
Acquisition and screening: All potential tenants are screened to ensure they have a clean criminal background. We also conduct a credit check, rental history check, employment verification, and income verification.
Management and consulting: Let us take care of the day-to-day tasks associated with running a rental property. We also provide consulting services to help expand your knowledge of the California housing market.
Property upkeep: Because we have our own general contractor’s license, we can provide repair services that are fast and affordable. If there are any jobs we can’t handle, we maintain a list of trusted third-party service providers to whom we can refer you.
Accounting services: Review the financial performance for your North & East rental property at any time by logging into your Utopia web portal account. Your accountant-prepared reports will provide a line-by-line look at earnings and expenses.
Utopia is eager to serve your North & East property management needs. Give us a call to schedule a consultation or ask any questions you may have.
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 North & East located?
North & East is situated in the heart of Richmond, California, United States. The historic district is bordered to the west by 23rd Street, to the east by San Pablo Avenue, to the south by Macdonald Avenue, and to the north by Bush and Moran Avenues. Richmond Heights forms the east boundary along San Pablo Avenue.
What is the population of North & East?
According to City Data, the neighborhood of North & East in Richmond covers an area of 1.404 square miles and has a population of 17,511 residents. With 12,468 residents per square mile in North & East and 3,857 residents per square mile in Richmond, the population density in North & East is higher than that of the entire city.
What are the schools in North & East?
The North & East neighborhood in Richmond is served by several educational institutions. These include Contra Costa College, which provides higher education opportunities to students in the area. For K-12 education, the neighborhood falls under the West Contra Costa Unified School District and is home to three high schools: De Anza High School, John F. Kennedy High School, and Richmond High School. Additionally, Salesian College Preparatory offers private college-preparatory education for students in the neighborhood. These schools contribute to the educational needs of the North & East community.
What are some popular attractions in North & East?
A variety of attractions can be found in Richmond, California's North & East neighborhood, including scenic areas like Castro Rocks and Brother Islands, historical sites like East Brother Island Lighthouse, and fun activities at the Golden State Model Railroad Museum and East Bay Science and Technology Center. Those who enjoy shopping can visit Macdonald 80 Shopping Center and Pacific East Mall, and those who enjoy theater can see a performance at Masquers Playhouse. Visit Richmond Shipyards and the SS Red Oak Victory Ship Museum for information on nautical history. Other points of interest include the West County Detention Center, Richmond Transit Village (Metro Walk), Richmond Country Club, Mechanics Bank, the Plunge, Winehaven, and Richmond Medical Center. North & East is a must-visit location because it has something to offer everyone.
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