Serving All of Barstow
Are you considering moving out of Barstow but are unsure of what you should do with your current property? For those who own their home or are still paying their mortgage on their home, they do have options. You could opt to put this onto the market and sell this. However, this is a solution that may take months to happen. This means that the idea of moving is not something that you can act on until you get the home sold.
The other option would be to put your home onto the rental market. With this option, you can move when you want and find a tenant, knowing that you are still going to be able to afford your new home. However, you should not go into the rental world without professionals by your side.
Our Professional Experience Works for You
When you are looking to put your Barstow home onto the rental market, you need professionals who know what they are doing, and we are those professionals. Why us? We are a full service property management firm that has worked with countless homes on the rental market in this area. We know how to ensure that your home is seen, that those who rent the home are going to be reliable and trustworthy, while also handling all the tasks that are associated with being a landlord.
Our years in this market has made us the go-to professionals to choose when you are renting your home and need help. So, what all do we offer?
We start with making sure that your home is ready for the rental market. We may make suggestions on what to change or the like to get your home more appealing towards the rental market.
We then advertise this home onto the market using online and traditional methods to ensure that we reach the largest audience possible.
Once applications start to roll in from those who want to live in this home, we use our tenant screening services to find the best person for living in your home. We take into consideration their credit score, criminal background and even their past rental history.
When your new tenant moves into the home, we then handle all the day to day activities that are needed. We collect the rent, arrange for repairs to be made when needed and even ensure maintenance happens on the property.
Basically, we take over the role of being landlord for you, so that you can just reap the rewards of having a rental property.
Why should you consider working with us rather than going at this on your own? Consider how much time it takes to be a landlord, do you have this type of time to devote to this? If not, then we are the best bet. You can rest assure knowing that your home is in good hands, and we will treat it as if it was our own. If you are ready to take the rental plunge, then contact us.
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 Barstow located?
Situated in the Inland Empire North region of San Bernardino County, the City of Barstow holds a strategic position midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It finds itself centrally located in the western Mojave, serving as the gateway to the Mojave National Preserve. Notably, Barstow is home to various significant establishments, including the U.S. Army National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Network, Veterans Home of California, Barstow, and BNSF's classification yard.
What is the population of Barstow?
World Population Review estimated Barstow's population to be 25,488 in 2023. The city spans 41 miles and has a population density of 618 persons per square mile. It is noteworthy that Barstow's population is currently growing at a 0.09 percent yearly pace, which is more than the 25,419 counted in the most recent census in 2020.
What is the climate like in Barstow?
As reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Barstow experiences an arid climate, with distinct four seasons. Summers are scorching, with temperatures often exceeding 100 °F (38 °C). On the other hand, winters bring cold mornings, with lows near 30 °F (−1 °C). The daily temperature range is significant due to the low atmospheric moisture, typically varying between 25 and 30 °F (14 and 17 °C). On average, the city experiences 133 days with highs of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher, 68 days with highs of 100 °F (38 °C) or higher, and about 32 days with lows of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower.
What are schools like in Barstow?
The Barstow Unified School District operates eight elementary schools (grades 1–6) currently including Cameron, Crestline, Henderson, Lenwood, Montara, Skyline North, and Thomson Elementary School (now Barstow Stem Academy). For grades 7–8, Barstow Junior High School is responsible, while grades 9–12 are taught at Barstow High School. Additionally, there are charter schools like Excelsior Charter Schools (grades 7–12) and Mojave River Academy (K-12). In terms of higher education, Barstow Community College is the sole college in the area, focused on facilitating transfers to four-year institutions and offering career technical education. Furthermore, Park University operates a campus at the Marine Corps logistics base, catering to civilian students, military personnel, and their dependents, with classes also available on the community college campus.
Palmdale California resides just north of Los Angeles in the beautiful Antelope Valley. Separated by the San Gabriel Mountains, this county lies nestled near the Mojave Desert, just under the scenic chain of high peaks as far as they eye can see.