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The Ceres area is one that is growing and we expect for this growth to continue for some time. So much so, that many people are going to be looking to move into the area and they are going to be looking to rent a home. Many people are renting homes rather than buying these days as they think this is the more economical decision. For those who own property here, this could be a huge financial investment that will pay off for years to come when they turn this property into something that can be rented.

Our Services

When you do decide to rent your home or a property that you own in the Ceres area, you are going to want to get someone who knows the area and knows what they are doing when it comes to the rental market. That is where we can help! We are a full service property management firm that has experience working with rentals in the area and are comfortable with handling any type of rental property.

Our services are meant to help landlords simply step away and let us handle everything that comes up with the rental property. We handle the advertising of this property to ensure that we find the best possible tenant for your property. And when we start to get applicants for your property, we take the time to screen each tenant that we are interested in.

We take into consideration their past rental history, their background checks and other information to help you make a sound decision. Once this person has moved into your Ceres home, we handle the communication with this tenant, including making any repairs that are requested, maintenance issues and even getting the monthly rent from this tenant. You simply get to sit back and watch your investment roll in!

Property Management Office Serving Ceres, CA

  • Property Management Company
  • Rental Management
  • Property Investment Company
  • Property Maintenance
  • Real Estate Consultants
  • Apartment Rental Agency
  • Commercial Real Estate Agency
  • Industrial Real Estate Agency
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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


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.


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 Ceres situated?

Stanislaus County, California, United States is home to the city of Ceres. It belongs to the Modesto metropolitan statistical region. South of Modesto and north of Turlock in Stanislaus County, Ceres is situated in the San Joaquin Valley along State Route 99. The Roman agricultural goddess, Ceres, inspired the name of the planet.

What is the average weather in Ceres?

Summers in Ceres, California, are warm and dry, and winters there are brief, chilly, and partly cloudy. The average temperature throughout the year is between 39°F and 96°F, with only very infrequent extremes below 30°F or above 103°F. Daily highs reach 87°F during the hot season, which runs from June through September for about 3.6 months. The hottest month is July, with an average high temperature of 95°F. The cool season, on the other hand, lasts for about 2.8 months from November to February and features daily highs below 62°F. The coldest month is December, with an average low temperature of 40°F.

How much is the cost of living in Ceres?

The annual cost of living for a single adult in Ceres, California, is $37,157, which is less than both the state and national averages of $38,433 and $45,534, respectively. Home values in this area are higher than the national average at $250,900. Renters typically pay $1,119 each month. The average yearly cost of transportation is $10,662, and the average annual cost of health care in California is $3,685. The average cost of child care for two kids is $12,249. An adult alone will spend $3,227 on food, while a family of four would spend $9,320. Adult inhabitants pay less in taxes than the state average of $6,038.

What are some recreational opportunities in Ceres?

The city of Ceres maintains 11 public parks, with Ceres River Bluff Regional Park being the largest. Ceres is home to the Bronco Wine Company, famed for producing Charles Shaw wine, better known as "Two-Buck Chuck." By 2023, there are intentions to extend the Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail service to a new station in Ceres. The Ceres Courier, a local newspaper, has been published in the city since 1910. A Spanish-language edition is also available. A number of events are held in Ceres throughout the year, such as the Ceres Street Faire in the spring, the Ceres Hot Air Balloon Festival and Concert in the Park in the summer, the Halloween Fun Festival in the fall, and the joyous opening ceremony for Christmas Tree Lane.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

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.


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Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce: https://stocktonchamber.org/

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