Serving All of Orange County
Trusted for over 25 years to oversee full-service property management services for scores of profitable rental properties, Utopia Management is well established in Orange County as a real estate market expert.
Our combination of experienced, licensed, and local staff, along with the latest tech and methodologies enable our range of services to remain the most affordable effective solution for rental investment owners.
Investors and owners with portfolios of all sizes in Orange County rely on us for the daily supervision, leasing, and maintenance of their properties in order to maximize return on their investment. We work with a variety of properties, including single homes and condos, large and small apartment complexes, and office and industrial parks. Our property managers are licensed and local to the area and understand the market trends and neighborhoods here. We handle all details of rental property oversight so your investment can be worry-free and profitable, including marketing, rent collection, tenant screening, maintenance and repairs, lease execution, and evictions.
High Visibility of Your Rental Availability
We put your property listings in front of more potential renters by placing listings on the most visited websites for rental searches, including utopiamanagement.com, with attractive photos and video. Because Utopia Management is well established with years in the business, many renters begin their property searches with us. Professional signage at the property further extend visibility for your rental.
Responsiveness is one of the key elements of filling vacancies, and something some owners struggle with: being available to answer all calls, and show the property daily. We have phone lines and emails manned and showings are available 7-days a week and can be scheduled online. By effectively marketing your property, we are able to maintain occupancy with qualified tenants at optimal current rental rates.
- 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
We have provided real estate management services to facilitate profitable and stress-free investments for our clients and their portfolios since 1994. With experience in apartment communities of all sizes, we have the ability to tailor our services to suit the unique needs of each apartment complex. We allow our clients to be completely hands-free by providing marketing, tenant screening, maintenance and repairs, rent collection, and tenant retention programs. Our managers use a number of techniques to safeguard owners from unwanted liabilities while also providing outstanding customer service to tenants.
Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
24-7 emergency response
Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal
Commercial Property Professionals
Utopia Management’s skilled team of commercial property managers have a wealth of management knowledge and experience in determining the most effective and efficient answer to unique commercial property needs. Whether retail, mixed use, warehouse, office, or industrial, we have the proven techniques to cater to commercial property in your real estate portfolio. We handle building maintenance, preparation and execution of leases customized for your property and needs, collection of rental and amenity payments as applicable, comprehensive financial statements, asset management strategies, and more. Our services are tailored to the individual goals of our clients, and our fees are based on each property’s needs and complexity, allowing us to provide the best services at the best rates.
Comprehensive A to Z Commercial Management Services
Monthly Financial Accounting Statements
Tenant Retention Programs
Vendor Management & Contract Administration
CAM & Operating Expense Reconciliation
Customized Asset Management Strategies
REO Management and Disposition
Residential: Homes of All Sizes
For single family homes such as houses and condominiums in any price range or size, we offer competitive management fee. This is one of the lowest in the area and includes our entire line of comprehensive real estate management services, no hidden leasing or set up fees like some competitors. We manage everything from far-reaching marketing solutions targeted to your ideal renters, to screening and placement of a qualified tenant, rent collection with online payment options, fully detailed accounting with monthly and annual reports, and full property maintenance and repairs.
Our goal is to provide effective day-to-day rental management services at the most competitive rate, handling everything for you. Contact us to learn why we’re one of the most well respected rental property management companies in Orange County, loved by both landlords and tenants alike.
Fewer Expenses Through Better Tenants
Our prospective tenant screening doesn’t end with obtaining copies of identity and pay documents. We authenticate licenses, social security cards, and pay stubs, and verify employment, income, industry-specific credit reporting with previous eviction searches, and contact previous landlords to obtain renter references for all applicants. By obtaining an accurate rental history, we are able to place quality tenants and maintain our eviction rate at less than 1%. We further offer the “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for further security. Placing the best tenant for your property a key aspect in successful property management, and we go above and beyond to ensure this is done correctly.
- 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.
Cost-Effective and Reliable Maintenance and Repairs
With Utopia Management, you receive a variety of maintenance options for any needs. Our in-house technicians (through general contractors’ license #792427) are efficient and reliable for regular maintenance needs or jobs that may otherwise be difficult to find vendors for, or specialty needs that may be outrageously overpriced otherwise. Further, our long relationship with local providers has given our staff the ability to curate lists of preferred vendors for numerous types of contracting. Many providers offer Utopia Management lower than market rates as a result of our past business relationships, and this translates to lower costs for our clients.
24-Hour response for tenant emergency needs
Prompt and quality repairs with verified accuracy and completion
Online management of vendor expenses
Tracking for All Expenses with Detailed Reporting
Our accounting department keeps you up-to-date with the financial transactions on your account through detailed monthly statements. Posted through your secure online portal and accessible at your convenience, the monthly statements include all income and expense activity along with copies of bills and invoices settled on your behalf. At the end of each year, annual statements are provided to facilitate easy and accurate tax filing. If you have questions about your statements or the financials for your rentals, our accounting department is happy to assist and only a phone call away.
Collection of deposits and monthly rent.
Settle bills and invoices on your behalf.
Rent collection, including online payment options, and direct-deposit of proceeds.
Web portal with accounting records accessible 24-hours a day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many cities are in Orange County?
Orange County comprises a total of thirty-four cities, including Anaheim, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, and more.
What is the best place to invest in Orange County?
Some of the most up-and-coming areas in Orange County that can make for highly profitable real estate investments include Seal Beach, Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Stanton.
What is the average rent in Orange County?
Currently the median rent in Orange County is $1800 for a one-bedroom apartment. Rent is $2200 for a two-bedroom and $2600 for a three-bedroom. Rent is expected to continue to increase throughout cities in Orange County.
What are the rent increase laws in Orange County?
In Orange County, rent increases cannot exceed 5% plus the percentage change in cost of living (CPI) or 10%, whichever is lower. Additionally, landlords are required to give at least 60 days notice before increasing rent by more than 5%.
Orange County Highlights
Percentage of Renters
Median Rent (2019)
Median home price is $720,000.
The average vacancy rate is 4.3%.
The renter turnover rate has declined since 2010 and was at 17.8% in 2017, the most recently reported Census year. Homeownership reported at a low of 57% that is expected to stay flat for at least 5 years.
Considered a suburb of Los Angeles, Orange County is the 3rd most populous county in California.
It’s a popular tourist destination, known for beaches, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry Farm. MLB’s Los Angeles Angels play in Anaheim, as well as NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Surfing and surf culture is immensely popular several competitions held every year. Newport Beach’s The Wedge is one of the most popular surfing hotspots worldwide.
Orange County has an incredibly diverse population, with 34% Latino, 20% Asian, 14% other races, 2% African American. This leads to a reputation of incredible and authentic ethnic dining opportunities including Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese. As a matter of fact, Little Saigon has more Vietnamese people residing in it than any other location outside of Vietnam.
This county boasts an extremely broad range of high end to transitional urban and suburban neighborhoods.
It’s true that some of the most expensive and luxurious properties in California are here. However, even though real estate is typically more expensive than national averages, there are plenty of up and coming and affordable neighborhoods in Orange County to own rental property, such as Buena Park, La Habra, and Santa Ana.
Disneyland, in Anaheim, generates an estimated $8.5 billion in economic activity. Job growth in the region, attributed to Disneyland, has grown at 7.2% yearly; the region’s average job growth otherwise is 2.3%.
Anaheim, CA was originally set up by German immigrants in 1857. For over 25 years it was the largest wine producing city in California.
Newport and Laguna beaches are world-famous not only for the pristine beach, but for the art, shopping, and wineries. Farther North, Huntington Beach, known as “Surf City,” is the location for the US Open of Surfing as well as other major surf competitions.
The city of Irvine is a completely planned city with over 100 global corporations. It is one of California’s fastest growing cities and a hub for technology.
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and wast management make up the highest employing industries.
In 2017 the median property value in Orange County was $679,400; this is 3.12 times the national average of $217,600. Homeownership, however, is less than the national average of 63.9%, at 57.4%.
Cost of living in Orange County is 87% higher than the national average.
Orange County remains one of the top locations for growth of technology-based employment, with higher than the national average of employees in 15 of 19 tech industries. It is the 2nd most diverse high-tech economy in the country.
Venture capital funding businesses continues to grow, with over 17% growth shown in the last ten years.
With home prices climbing, the average minimum income needed to afford a first home is approximately $102,000. The number of first-time home buyers has fallen roughly 40% in the last ten years.
Orange county is the most expensive apartment rental market in Southern California. The average cost for a one bedroom apartment is $1,436, two bedroom $1,876, and three bedroom $2,531.
Orange County is a hub of modern technology, and filled with thriving attractions. World-famous beaches, surfing destinations, celebrities, many Fortune 500 companies, and over 3 million people in 34 incorporated cities keep Orange County thriving.