Serving All of Citrus Heights
Located in Sacramento California, Citrus Heights is considered to be an up and coming neighborhood. Those who live here enjoy the fact that it is close to major highways, allowing them ease to get to work with ease. Hence the many people that live here are often commuting thanks to its central location. Many people in the area are turning to renting to their homes, rather than selling, since this is a wise investment to make these days.
How We Help You Rent Your Home
Are you interesting in renting your Citrus Heights home? We can help! We are a property management company that will handle all aspects of turning your home into a rental. We market your home to the market using local and online resources to reach the largest number of interested tenants on the market. From there, we help to weed out tenants that may not be suitable for your home through our intense background checks.
Once a tenant has been selected and moves in, our work doesn’t stop! We help to arrange for maintenance of the home, along with repairs when needed. We also work with the financial side of your rental, collecting rent and any other payments that are needed.
How This Helps You
You get to step aside and not have to be completely hands on as a landlord. This means more time to do those things that you want, whether this is travel, going to work or the like. You can rest assure that your rental home is in good hands.
We understand that when you put your home up to be a rental, you are understandably nervous. This is often a new venture for many people. However, with us working for you, you can let those fears go and simply enjoy the fruits of being a rental property owner.
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 Citrus Heights located?
United States of America's Sacramento County contains the city of Citrus Heights. The city is entirely landlocked, covering a total area of 14.22 square miles, according to the United States Census Bureau.
What is the weather like in Citrus Heights?
Citrus Heights experiences moderate winters and hot, dry summers thanks to its Mediterranean environment. The annual average temperature is 68°F, with winter lows of 45°F and summer highs of 76°F. Lows range from 38°F to 58°F, while highs range from 53°F to 93°F. The coldest temperature ever recorded was 17°F on December 11, 1932, whereas the majority of the year sees 73 days with highs above 90°F. Averaging 24.61 inches per year, precipitation rarely falls in the summer (less than 1%), with the majority falling from November to March. About 96 of the city's days are cloudy, usually in December and January, while the remaining 268 are sunny.
What are the educational opportunities in Citrus Heights?
The San Juan Unified School District, which serves a 75-square-mile area in northeastern Sacramento County, including Citrus Heights, is largely responsible for the education of the residents of that area. It is California's ninth-largest school district. Over 10,000 local children are served by the ten elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools that the city has to offer. The San Juan Unified School District also offers a selection of educational facilities, such as special education centers, adult schools, and before- and after-school programs. The University of California, Davis, California State University, Sacramento, American River College, Sierra College, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento's Lincoln Law School, Golden Gate University, University of Phoenix, and National University are just a few of the nearby colleges and universities.
How is the transportation in Citrus Heights?
In the middle of the region's main freeways and highways sits Citrus Heights. The city's west side is traversed by Interstate 80 and Interstate 5, U.S. The distance from the city to Highway 50 and California State Route 99 is three to eleven miles (18 km). The Capital City Freeway, also known as Business Interstate 80, has its beginnings close to downtown Sacramento and its conclusion a few miles southwest of Citrus Heights. The Sacramento International Airport is about 20 miles (32 km) west of the city, and Roseville, which is about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the city, is where Amtrak rail service is available. The Sacramento Regional Transit District now provides public bus transit.
Sacramento, the capitol city of California, is full of history. From the start of the Gold Rush and some of the country’s first railroad developments, to recent grants provided to foster and develop startup companies, Sacramento has been a desired location for decades.