Serving All of Davis
Davis is a small community in the area that was formerly known as Davisville. This area is close to the Interstate 80 and State Route 113, making it a bridge for many who commute elsewhere for work. For those who live here, having a home that you turn into a rental home is a smart decision. With the University of California, Davis campus being close by, it is almost certain that you will find tenants for this home.
We Can Help!
Turning a home into a rental home is a big step for many people. They look at all angles to see if they even have the time to be a proper landlord. But, what if you didn’t have to be the landlord for your David property? With our services, you are the landlord, but we handle the daily tasks.
We are a property management firm that handles the day-to-day tasks of rental homes in the area. We arrange for repairs when needed, ensure the property is being maintained as it should, and also handle the financial aspects that go along with having a rental home. Imagine the amount of time and stress that these services will save you when it comes to having a rental home.
In addition to this, we also help with marketing and advertising your rental home to find the perfect tenant. We utilize local and online resources to advertise your home for rent and begin taking applicants to live here once this process is started. We then offer tenant-screening services meant to help you find the best tenant for your home.
Why Choose Us?
Why should you choose us to handle your rental? Why would you try to do this on your own? It can be stressful and consume a lot of your time, we ensure that your home is taken care and that you are not having to lift a finger!
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 Davis located?
At the junction of Interstate 80 and State Route 113, Davis may be found in Yolo County, California, 385 miles north of Los Angeles, 385 miles northeast of San Francisco, and 11 miles west of Sacramento. West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, and Dixon are nearby cities. At an altitude of roughly 52 feet above sea level, Davis is located in the Sacramento Valley, which is the northernmost part of the Central Valley in Northern California. The city spans 10.5 square miles in total, according to the United States Census Bureau. Its area is 10.4 square miles, of which 0.04 square miles (0.19%) are land and the rest are water.
What is the weather like in Davis?
Similar to Sacramento, Davis experiences hot, dry summers with daytime temperatures averaging 85–105 °F (29–41 °C) and nice chilly evenings below 70 °F (21 °C). Evenings are made more bearable by the Delta Breeze. The winters are milder, with daytime highs of 45 to 65 °F (7 to 18 °C) and lows of 35 to 40 °F (2-4 °C). From 46 °F (8 °C) in December and January to 75 °F (24 °C) in July and August, the average annual temperature ranges. Visibility may be impacted by tule fog, a dense ground fog that can develop in the late fall and winter. Annual rainfall in Davis is about 20 inches (510 mm), with the majority falling between mid-November and mid-March and very little falling during the summer.
What are the notable neighborhoods in Davis?
The town of Davis is made up of a jumble of many neighborhoods. Old North Davis and the bustling downtown are included in Central Davis, which acts as the city's beating center. East Davis, where you can find a variety of neighborhoods such Davis Manor and Mace Ranch, is to the east. North Davis, home to Covell Park and Northstar, is located there. South Davis, which extends into El Macero, is proud of its distinctive charm and accessibility to top-notch schools. You'll come across varied communities like Westwood, Evergreen, and the environmentally minded Village Homes as you travel west. The University of California, Davis, which is in the town's southern region, gives it an academic feel.
What are the educational opportunities in Davis?
The University of California, Davis, which serves as the center of Davis, has a big impact on the social and cultural life of the community. An American Indian heritage and traditions-focused, smaller university called D-Q University once stood close to Davis but was shut down in 2005. In West Village, Sacramento City College has an off-campus location that caters to people with a connection to the university. The Davis Joint Unified School District is in charge of managing the city's public education system, which consists of nine elementary schools, four junior high schools, two high schools, including Davis Senior High School, and alternative alternatives including Martin Luther King High School. The Davis Waldorf School, which serves children in Pre-K through 8th grade, is another private school in Davis. Davis offers an inclusive educational environment because to its wide variety of educational institutions.
What are some popular attractions and events in Davis?
Many activities and events are available in Davis. Student-run bands and workshops are included at the Mother's Day weekend Whole Earth Festival. Live music, food vendors, and fireworks are included at the Chamber of Commerce event called Celebrate Davis. A massive student-run festival involving parades and a variety of exhibits is Picnic Day at UC Davis. Interactive public sculptures and murals are on display during the Davis Transmedia Art Walk. The Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is distinguished by its distinctive design and ground-breaking exhibitions. Excellent performances at the Mondavi Center draw large crowds. Nature lovers will find paradise at the UC Davis Arboretum. Innovative housing is offered by the eco-friendly Domes. Offers fresh food at the Davis Farmers Market. The Davis Food Co-op, which promotes organic food, and the Toad Tunnel, a passageway that is animal-friendly, are two unusual attractions.
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.