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  • Advertising on the most popular rental websites, including
  • Market research on rent values of local competitive properties
  • Quality grade photography and attractive listings
  • Thorough tenant screening
  • Showings 7 days a week
  • Online Rent Collection and direct deposits to owners
  • Professional lease management and enforcement
  • Full service maintenance utilizing our preferred vendors or in-house technicians
  • Move-In and Move-Out inspections
  • Up to date on federal, state and local real estate laws
  • Full accounting and monthly statements
  • Real estate portfolio strategies

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Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is a diverse city that is located in the heart of Orange County. With a population hovering right around the 110,000 mark, it is a city that offers a host of exciting destinations, an engaging arts scene, and world-class shopping – especially at the South Coast Plaza shopping center. If you’re looking for Costa Mesa property management services and need a world-class management firm to help you with your investment property portfolio, contact Utopia Property Management today! We will help you maximize the revenue potential of each of your units – whether you own apartments, single-family homes, a condo, or even a commercial building.

From our humble beginnings in 1994, we’ve grown Utopia to become the single largest management company in Southern California. To do this, we’ve had to design a management program that delivers an incredible experience for our property owners and their tenants. Some of the basic Costa Mesa rental services that we include are:

Marketing your property: Take the guesswork out of finding your next tenant – and leave it to us! We will market your property on high-producing rental websites that will dramatically increase the visibility of your residence or business facility. We also continue to market through local channels and with high impact signage. The goal is to have a tenant secured and a contract signed within thirty days.

Tenant sourcing and screening: To find a tenant isn’t too difficult – especially when you employ a marketing strategy like we do. But finding the right tenant takes a bit of preparation, the right marketing approach, and most importantly – a thorough investigation of the applicant. We’ll conduct a background check and credit screening to ensure the potential tenant is free from derogatory marks on their credit or serious rental concerns like eviction records.

Management consulting: No matter what stage you find yourself in – newcomer to the rental market or seasoned investment pro, you’ll find that our knowledge of Costa Mesa and the surrounding area offers a great advantage for any property owner. We can help you prep new homes for the rental market, assist in transitioning from an owner occupied unit to a rental, or provide insight into the appropriate rental amount for your targeted area.

Maintenance: We possess a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) and employ an amazing staff of maintenance professionals who can address practically any repair or service issue with ease. Our rates are consistently lower than the average third-party vendor, and it makes the entire process quite simple when you have your property management company take care of these types of issues. Don’t waste your own valuable time with maintenance concerns – leave it to the professionals at Utopia Property Management.

Accounting: To simplify the financial accounting related to your rental properties, our accounting department will complete and distribute concise financial reports to your Utopia web portal each month. These reports will tell the entire story of your rental units – all of the revenue and expense items are clearly listed, along with any supporting documents, to help you gauge the performance of your properties.

When you’re ready to partner with the absolute best property management company for your Costa Mesa-based residence or commercial site, contact Utopia Property Management. We’re looking forward to helping you realize even greater levels of success across your entire investment property portfolio.

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 an all inclusive 8% 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.

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.

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


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  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


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.

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

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