Serving All of Antioch
Antioch is a suburb of both Oakland and San Francisco, spanning the Contra Costa County zip codes of 94509 and 94531. The area has a whopping 31 parks and 11 miles of trails for walking and biking, along with a marina and fishing pier. Of course, there’s more to Antioch than just scenic natural beauty. Navigating the area is convenient thanks to State Route 4; Antioch also has its own Amtrak station. There are plenty of great places to dine and shop in the vicinity, along with multiple residential property types from which to choose.
Utopia Management has decades of experience in the real estate field, and we understand the Antioch housing market inside and out and can provide an array of services such as:
Advertising and marketing: We’ll strive to fill your property with a qualified renter in 30 days or less. Our multifaceted marketing approach includes both online and offline advertising for maximum results.
Screening services: Protect your property with our stringent screening process. We employ a criminal background check and a variety of financial checks to ensure suitability.
Management and consultations: From collecting rent to preparing reports, we do it all. And, through our consultations, you’ll learn everything we know about the California housing market.
Maintenance services: Because we have our own general contractor’s license, we can provide maintenance services for less than the competition. Our team is also available 24/7 to handle repair emergencies, should they arise.
Financial recordkeeping: Each month, you’ll receive accounting statements that can be reviewed online via your Utopia account. Your statements will clearly show the earnings and expenses for your property.
Utopia is dedicated to serving your needs as a property investor. Contact us today to find out more about what we have to offer, or to set up an appointment with one of our experienced management professionals.
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 Antioch situated?
Contra Costa County, California, United States is home to the city of Antioch, the third-largest city in the county. The community is situated along the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in the San Francisco Bay Area's East Bay area. At the western end of the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta, Antioch is situated alongside the San Joaquin River-Stockton Deepwater Shipping Channel.
What is the weather like in Antioch?
Due to its semi-arid environment, Antioch often experiences hot, dry summers and milder, rainier winters. Here, summers include substantial temperature differences between day and night, and winters are generally mild. In comparison to the rest of the Bay Area, Antioch typically experiences milder winter evenings and hotter summer days due to its inland location. However, because of its proximity to the delta and reduced exposure to the ocean, it has slightly lower midday temperatures than communities in the neighboring valley.
What are the recreational opportunities in Antioch?
With its 31 parks covering 310 acres, 600 acres of city-owned open space, and 11 miles of connected walking pathways, Antioch offers a variety of leisure possibilities. An impressive 6,493 acres, or 38% of the city's area, is taken up by renowned regional parks like Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch/Oakley Regional Shoreline, and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park. Established in 1980, the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge protects insects and plants that are in danger of extinction. Fishing may be enjoyed along the picturesque San Joaquin River, and there are marina activities available, including a municipal marina and public fishing pier. With habitat protection initiatives and the construction of artificial burrows, Antioch is also committed to protecting endangered burrowing owls.
What are the educational options in Antioch?
The Antioch Unified School District, which is in charge of four middle schools, three high schools, including Antioch High School, Deer Valley High School, and Dozier-Libbey Medical High School, largely shapes the educational environment of Antioch. The area's private schools, which frequently have religious links, add to the diversity of the educational system. In addition to various elementary and middle schools including Holy Rosary Elementary School and Hilltop Christian School, these include Heritage Baptist Academy, Delta Christian High School, Promised Land Christian High School, and Heritage Baptist Academy. Alternative educational options are provided by charter schools like Antioch Charter Academy and Antioch Charter Academy II. Specialized education programs are also offered by Western Career College and Antioch's CPR and First Aid Training School. Public libraries, such as the Prewett Library and the Contra Costa County Library's Antioch branch, help to meet the community's educational needs.
How is the transportation in Antioch?
State Route 4 serves as the cornerstone of Antioch's transportation choices, connecting it to Stockton and the Bay Area. Northbound State Route 160 connects to Sacramento via the Antioch Bridge. Both the Antioch eBART Station and the Antioch-Pittsburg Amtrak Station are accessible through public transportation, offering connections to BART and nearby locations. With a senior shuttle program available, Tri-Delta Transit and County Connection bus #93X provide service to the city. While BART connects Antioch to San Francisco International Airport, Oakland Airport, and, via VTA, San Jose Airport, Buchanan Field Airport is the closest commercial airport, serving JSX flights to Burbank and Orange County. In 2021, Antioch Airport stopped operating.
With over 311,000 residents across 75 neighborhoods, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and the 63rd largest in the US. Stockton was named an All-American City in 1999, 2004, 2015, and 2017.
Stockton Visitor’s Information: https://www.visitstockton.org/
Trip Advisor’s Discover the Best of Stockton: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g33130-Stockton_California-Vacations.html
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce: https://stocktonchamber.org/