Serving All of Eastside
Eastside is located in the 95127 zip code of San Jose, CA. This area has reasonably priced homes and apartment buildings from which to choose, and is close to Raging Waters and the Eastridge Mall. Eastside is not far from Alum Rock Park, and it’s convenient to the airport. State Route 130 is nearby, as is the Capitol Expressway. Eastside has a charm all its own, thanks to the locally-owned restaurants and stores in the area. Everything residents need is situated either in or near this neighborhood.
Utopia Management can help you make the most of your Eastside rental property. We understand the San Jose real estate market and have over 20 years of experience providing the following services:
Marketing and advertising: Have your vacancy filled fast by partnering with us. Our experienced marketing team will not only list your rental on top websites, but also use flyers, signage, and print ads to attract attention.
Screening services: We verify all prospective tenants’ employment and income, and we run a criminal background check, too. Our strict screening helps prevent hassles like unpaid rent and evictions.
Consulting and general management: Our consultations will teach you everything you need to know about being a landlord in Southern California. We also provide administrative services like staging and reporting.
Maintenance services: Don’t struggle with finding an outside contractor to handle your property repairs. Our in-house maintenance team can take care of all the routine maintenance and emergency tasks for your Eastside property.
Financial reports: Stay informed about the performance of your investment with monthly accounting statements. Access your financial data 24/7 from our convenient online interface, which is compatible with your computer, Smartphone, or tablet.
Contact Utopia today to find out more about what we can do for your Eastside rental property. We look forward to being your property management professionals.
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
What constitutes as the Eastside?
The eastern part of the city of San Jose, California, is known as East Side San Jose (abbreviated as ESSJ), also known as The East Side and less frequently as the East Valley. The several communities that make up the East Side are divided into two main districts: Alum Rock and Evergreen. East San Jose is bounded to the east and south by the Diablo Range, to the west by Coyote Creek, and to the north by Mabury Road.
What are some notable landmarks in the Eastside?
Numerous well-known landmarks can be found on San Jose's Eastside. The thriving Eastridge Center serves as a center for shopping and entertainment, and the tranquil Lake Cunningham/Raging Waters San Jose provides opportunities for relaxation and water pleasure. An aircraft enthusiast's experience at Reid-Hillview Airport is unlike any other, and the Mexican Heritage Plaza is a cultural treasure. Last but not least, the East San José Carnegie Branch Library is a significant neighborhood asset.
What are the neighborhoods in the Eastside?
East San Jose is divided between the Alum Rock and Evergreen districts, each of which is further divided into individual communities. Little Portugal, Little Saigon, Mayfair, King & Story, and the lovely East Foothills are just a few of the lively neighborhoods you can find in the Alum Rock neighborhood. Meanwhile, the Evergreen neighborhood's Silver Creek Valley and Meadowfair communities bring this diversified part of San Jose their special beauty and personality.
How is the housing market in the Eastside?
Housing is quite competitive in East San Jose. East San Jose's median house sale price in August 2023 was $980K, a 6.7% decrease from the previous year. In East San Jose, the average sale price is $716 per square foot, an increase of 3.1% from the previous year.
The sprawling metro area and busy downtown of San Jose make up the largest city in Northern California, and the 3rd largest in the state, with just over 1 million residents.
San Jose Resources for Renters: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/departments/housing/renters-apartment-owners
San Jose Downtown Association, Business Development – Resources, Incentives, Zoning, and Permitting https://sjdowntown.com/business-development/
San Jose’s Best Things to do: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g33020-San_Jose_California-Vacations.html