Serving All of Bell
Bell is a small community within the suburbs of Los Angeles covering the 90201 zip code. At only 2.5 square miles, it has been named the thirteenth smallest city in the United States with a population of at least 25,000. According the 2010 US Census, almost 90% of the city speaks a language other than English in the home, demonstrating the area’s diverse inhabitant base. With a median home value of $282,700 and located only about 7 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Bell offers a more affordable option for those seeking proximity to the big city.
If you are looking for someone to help you manage your Bell rental property, Utopia Property Management has over twenty years of experience giving property owners in Southern California the support they need. When you choose Utopia Property Management, you will gain access to a team of property management specialists who can help you along every step of the way. From signing your first tenant to performing maintenance and repairs, we are your rental property go-to resource. Here are the basic services that you can expect to receive:
Marketing and Advertising: As in any business endeavor, marketing plays a large role in owning rental property. Here at Utopia Property Management, we will design an up-to-date marketing strategy for you that uses both online and traditional methods of advertising to let potential tenants know about your property.
Tenant Screening: We understand that finding the right tenant is an important step in turning your rental property into a successful financial venture. Utopia Property Management always uses a strict process of tenant screening to find you reliable and responsible renters. From background and credit checks to employment, income, and identity verifications, each applicant is carefully screened.
Management and Consulting: Your Utopia Property Management team is not only skilled in general property management, but will be led by a manager who knows the ins and outs of the housing market in Bell. Together, this team is prepared to offer suggestions for improving your property, protecting yourself legally, and ensuring that your tenants are well cared for.
Maintenance and Repairs: Utopia Property Management operates under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), which allows us to complete many of the repairs and general maintenance tasks for your property in-house. For other work, we rely on a group of carefully selected third-party vendors.
Accounting: When you choose Utopia Property Management to take care of all of your rental property needs, you can rest assured that we are doing all that is possible to enhance your financial investment. You can see a detailed list of your property’s recent revenues and expenses at any time through your Utopia web portal. An itemized statement for the previous month is always available to help you see exactly how your investment is doing.
Let our one of our skilled property management teams help you get the most out of your Bell rental property. Call Utopia Property Management today and ask us how we can help you find more reliable tenants, improve your rental property, and maximize your investment.
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 Bell situated?
Situated close to the hub of the former San Antonio Township, Bell is a city in California's Los Angeles County. A suburb of Los Angeles, Bell is situated on the western bank of the Los Angeles River. 2.5 square miles of the city's total area are made up of land, while the remaining 0.1 square miles are made up of water, according to the US Census Bureau.
What is the average climate in Bell?
Summers in Bell are pleasant and dry, but winters are lengthy and chilly and rainy. With occasional dips below 41°F or spikes above 92°F, the average annual temperature is between 48°F and 84°F. July 3 to October 2 is considered the warm season, with daily maximum temperatures typically reaching above 80°F. 83°F is the average high temperature in August, making it the hottest month. With daily high temperatures often below 70°F, the chilly season spans from November 28 to March 24. December, with an average low temperature of 48°F, is the coldest month.
What are the leisure options in Bell?
Bell has a wide range of leisure amenities to suit different tastes. Events and festivities are held at the Bell Community Center, while Treder Park offers a relaxing outdoor area complete with a pavilion for barbecuing. With courts, a miniature golf course, and other kid-friendly amenities, Camp Little Bear Park and Lodge is a child-focused destination. There is an artificial turf soccer field and outdoor exercise equipment at Ernest Debs Park. There are batting cages, a playground, and basketball courts in Veterans Memorial Park. Youth and adult soccer programs can use Nueva Vista Elementary Soccer Field thanks to a cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Bell Futsal Park was created in 2018 by converting a skate park into a flexible futsal space.
What are the educational opportunities in Bell?
The Montebello Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have joint responsibility for Bell's education. The elementary schools include Woodlawn Avenue, Corona Avenue, Nueva Vista, and Ellen Ochoa Learning Center; the kindergarten schools are Martha Escutia Primary Center. Middle schools are Chester W. Nimitz Middle School and Orchard Academy Middle School. Residents can attend Bell High School, or they can choose to attend Maywood Academy High School. 2010 saw the opening of Bell's South Region Middle School 2. The Bell Library, which is a component of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system, services the community, while Al-Hadi School offers private education.
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.