Serving All of Bel Air
Luxury and the best of everything is what comes to mind when thinking about homes that are located in the Bel Air – Los Angeles area. There are several homes that are rented for various lengths of time throughout the year for vacation or work purposes. However, who has time to devote to managing this when they may be half way across the world? That is where we can help!
What Do We Do?
We are your choice for property management in the Bel Air – Los Angeles area. We have experience in the area and know what to look for in a tenant, as well as how to get your home seen by the rental market. When we work with a person to manage their property we first look at how to market and advertise the home that is up for rent.
From there, we start screening tenants, which is a huge deal for landlords. Our screening process ensures that you have a tenant that is going to pay on time and is not going to be disruptive to the home in any way. We only choose those that have a great background and rental history to live in our client’s homes.
We Take Care of Everything
Once a tenant has been found, we then take over managing the property. We will arrange for repairs, be the point of contact for the tenant, and deal with financial issues that may arise. You simply get to sit back and gain the revenue that this rental property is bringing you.
When working with us to get your home rented in the Bel Air – Los Angeles area, we know that you this process to be as speedy as possible, and you want to be confident that your home is in good hands. That is what you get when you work with 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 Bel Air located?
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains in the U.S. state of California, Bel Air is a residential area on the Westside of Los Angeles. Situated entirely within the Santa Monica Mountains, Bel Air is roughly 12 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. It is located on the other side of Sunset Boulevard from the northern boundary of the University of California, Los Angeles main campus. The Hotel Bel-Air and the Bel-Air Country Club are located in the center of the neighborhood. Bel Air is a section of the affluent Westside neighborhood known as the "three Bs," which also includes Beverly Hills and Brentwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles.
What is the climate like in Bel Air?
The Köppen Climate Classification system assigns Bel Air a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (classified as "Csb"). The summers here are hot and dry, which defines the local climate. While typical low temperatures range from 47 °F (8 °C) in January to 62 °F (17 °C) in July, average high temperatures are roughly 67 °F (19 °C) in January to 84 °F (29 °C) in August. With an average of 19.20 inches (488 mm) of precipitation per year, Bel Air's summers are mainly dry and warm with little to no rainfall throughout the winter.
How is the education in Bel Air?
Of Bel Air's population 25 years of age and older, 66.1% had a four-year degree in 2000. Local public schools, such as Roscomare Road Elementary School and Community Magnet Charter Elementary School, are administered by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Because of its admissions process, Bel Air residents usually don't go to the latter. The neighborhood's zoned elementary schools are Warner Avenue Elementary School and Roscomare Road. The neighborhood is served by Westwood's Emerson Middle School and West Los Angeles' University High School. The Bellagio Road Newcomer School for immigrants was also formerly located in Bel Air. The American Jewish University is located in Bel Air, and there are numerous private educational options. South of the community is the University of California, Los Angeles.
Are there any noteworthy attractions in Bel Air?
Yes, there certainly are. Bel Air is home to the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden. It was influenced by Kyoto's gardens. Numerous buildings in the garden, including the shrine, bridges, garden house, and main gate, were constructed in Japan and then assembled on location. The five-tiered pagoda, water basins, lanterns, antique stone carvings, and important symbolic rocks are all imported from Japan.
Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the US, with more than 10 million residents (as of 2018). The City of Los Angeles, which began in 1781 with 44 original settlers, is currently the second most populous city and metropolitan area in the US.