Serving All of Cambria
Why do people love Cambria? The seaside village is one that many people visit and often end up moving into simply because this area has amazing views and is home to three native forests. With a small population, you find the friendly neighborhood feel that you may have always desired to have! For those who own property here, they will find that turning this into rental property is something that is easily done, and they are always going to find people who want this type of rental home! However, we do recommend that you not try to do this on your own, we have services that can help.
Who Are We?
We are a full-service property management firm in the Cambria and surrounding areas. We have worked for years managing property for numerous clients, and we know what we are doing. You can always rest assure that your property is coming first in our minds and we will treat this as though this was our own home that was being rented.
Those who choose to use our services will find that we handle it all for you. We start with advertising the rental property to drawl in the potential tenants for the property. Once applications are received, we then use our tenant screening services to find the best possible tenant. We will look at their past rental history, their credit history and their background checks to find the person that is best. Once this tenant has been selected, we then handle all day to day tasks that may arise. We will collect the rent, ensure that the property is being maintained, and arrange for repairs to be made when they are needed. With our services, you do not have to be present, and you can rest easy knowing that we are handling it all.
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 Cambria located?
California's San Luis Obispo County is home to the beachfront community of Cambria, which is situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 1. There are only three native forests with Monterey pines, and Cambria is located among them. The 8.5 square miles that make up the Cambria census-designated place are entirely land, according to the United States Census Bureau.
What is the average climate in Cambria?
With an Indian summer and the warmest days occurring in August and September, Cambria has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate typical of the coastal areas of southern California. With pleasant days, chilly nights, and a lot of rainfall, winters are cool and rainy. The summers are hot and dry with occasionally hot days, chilly nights, and little any rainfall. There's often fog.
What are some popular tourist attractions in Cambria?
Thanks to its breathtaking setting along the Pacific Ocean with rocky cliffs, beaches, and characteristic Monterey pines, Cambria relies on tourism. It offers a variety of hotels and bed and breakfasts, mostly along Moonstone Beach Drive, as well as distinctive residential construction. Moonstone Beach, which gets its name from the moonstones that wash up on the shore, is a paradise for marine life and tide pools. The 1.5-mile Moonstone Beach Boardwalk offers opportunities for beachcombing and wildlife viewing. Six miles to the north is Hearst Castle and fifteen miles to the north is the Piedras Blancas Northern elephant seal rookery. Additionally, Cambria is home to the eccentric Nitt Witt Ridge, California State Historical Landmark No. 939, and the Cambria Historical Museum in the elegant East Village.
What are some recreational activities in Cambria?
Along with cycling, hiking, and water sports like boogie boarding, surfing, and skimboarding at nearby beaches, Cambria offers a variety of leisure choices. Kayak fishing tours are also offered for aficionados of this well-liked past time. A mile of breathtaking Pacific Ocean beachfront is protected by the 430-acre Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, which is located just outside the town. With monuments like the public library, Veterans Memorial, and a museum, the preserve, which was once owned by Italian Swiss dairymen, now provides a peaceful setting for the neighborhood. The ecosystems and marine species at Cambria are also protected by a variety of marine protected areas, including White Rock (Cambria) State Marine Conservation Area and Cambria State Marine Conservation Area.
San Luis Obispo stands approximately 230 ft above sea level in the heart of California. Far from the hustle and bustle of California cities, at about 225 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles, residents of this city Known locally as SLOCAL, this town is relaxed, refined, and recommended for retirement.