Serving All of Davenport
The small town of Davenport sits nestled along the oceanfront with beaches across its southern shores. Rolling hillsides to the north give this tiny, close-knit community a quiet and secluded atmosphere. The town space features a combination of upscale residential properties and eclectic business centers. Surf shops, glassblowing studios and vineyard tasting lounges make up the majority of the commercial venues.
If you own residential or commercial properties in the 95017 region, you can improve their success on the local market by investing in support from Utopia Property Management. With over two decades of experience, we easily anticipate and respond to the needs of each property under our care. Our support services include:
Expert Management: From finding quality tenants to collecting monthly rent payments, our skilled team handles every aspect of the management process. We keep tenant turnover rates low using our thorough screening process and responsive support services. Your tenants can contact us anytime to receive dedicated support from our experienced team of property managers.
Property Repairs: Our team encourages tenants to contact us at any hour for emergency repair services. With our general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) in hand, we dispatch our expert team of repair professionals to resolve the issues. Our repair team also routinely performs inspections and completes maintenance services to prevent developing problems from escalating. This unique approach allows us to minimize your management expenses and maximize your annual returns.
Accounting: Through every stage of the management process, we complete detailed financial reports for your monthly review. Upon completing the reports, we send them through our online portal so that you can access them anytime and from anywhere. The detailed figures reveal the overall health of your investments and projections for continued revenue increases in the future.
Utopia Property Management is the place to go for full-service property management support throughout the 95017 region and beyond. We welcome you to contact us today to receive a personalized management plan for each of your properties.
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 Davenport situated?
In Santa Cruz County, California, there is a census-designated place called Davenport. Davenport is situated at a height of 259 feet. Davenport is located on Highway One approximately nine miles north of Santa Cruz, on the Pacific Ocean coast. During the 20th century, the town grew to the north from its original location on the banks of San Vicente Creek. The CDP, which is made up of 99.63% land and 0.37% water, is 2.8 square miles in size, according to the US Census Bureau.
What is the average climate in Davenport?
Davenport has warm, mostly dry summers and cool, rainy winters due to its mild Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb). Situated close to Monterey Bay, the region experiences low clouds and fog at night and in the morning, particularly during the summer months. Mean daily maximum and mean daily minimum temperatures vary from 40.8°F (4.9°C) in January to 53.9°F (12.2°C) in September, respectively. The mean daily maximum temperature ranges from 60.6°F (15.9°C) in January to 74.5°F (23.6°C) in September. Davenport experiences 31.53 inches (801 mm) of precipitation on average per year; the wettest months are November through April, while the driest months are May through October.
What are some popular attractions in Davenport?
Famous attractions in Davenport include American Abalone, which is well-known for farm-raised California red abalone that is approved for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Watch program, and Shark Fin Cove, which is a picturesque location for photographers. After being purchased by CEMEX in 2005 and shut down in 2010, the old Cement Plant was converted into the 8500-acre CEMEX Redwoods property, which will eventually be used as a park. Constructed in 1914 and now a museum, the Davenport Jail provides insights into the history of the shore. The famous St. Vincent DePaul Church, photographed by Ansel Adams in 1914, was constructed completely of cement from the area. Furthermore, there are still traces of the Southern Pacific Freight Line, which ran from 1907 until 1920.
How is the cost of living in Davenport?
With a cost of living score of 186, Davenport, California, is 24.1% over the state average and 86.0% more than the national average. With an average home price of $1,025,800, housing in Davenport is comparatively costly. This is a 39.9% premium over the California average and a 203.4% increase over the national average. In Davenport, the cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment is $3,830 per month, which is 43.9% more than the state average and 167.8% more than the national average. It is suggested that a family's minimal yearly income in Davenport be $196,560, and that of an individual be $116,400 in order to maintain a reasonable standard of living.