Serving All of El Segundo
When visitors arrive at the 90245 zip code, they are marveled by the big-city attractions of this small town Los Angeles County locale. With just over 16,000 residents, El Segundo features revolutionary museums, family fun attractions and exquisite dining experiences. The city has even won awards for being so business-friendly. If you are looking to move into the El Segundo market and need a property management partner, Utopia is here for you!
At Utopia Property Management, we pride ourselves on providing a package of professional services to property owners throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties. Our seasoned team is intimately familiar with the local housing and rental market in El Segundo, and we collaborate with local experts who are able to develop effective rental strategies that are specific to the area. Some of the services that we provide include:
Marketing and Advertising: You get the perfect mix of traditional and modern marketing and advertising methods with Utopia Management. For a more modern approach, we will list your vacancies on a number of high-performing rental websites that service the El Segundo area. We also offer traditional platforms to help you access more clients through local ads and marketing events. This approach provides our clients with an effective marketing campaign that often fills the opening in under 30 days.
Tenant Screening: Our extensive screening process helps to ensure that you’ll find the right tenant for your El Segundo property. Our thorough background process includes credit checks, criminal background checks, identity verification checks and employment checks. This detailed process gives you the peace of mind of knowing that you have access to all of the necessary information to make an informed decision and protect your business. Your existing tenants can also rest assured that their new neighbor has been effectively screened to represent a low risk and is someone who embodies the characteristics that you desire.
Management, Consulting and General Services: We truly provide a one-stop shop for all of your management needs. Our El Segundo market experts can provide you with seasoned advice on how to transition into a new role as a property manager, how to set your rates, and how to effectively stage your properties. We can also help you to navigate your way through operational concerns, such as managing cash flow and conducting monthly reports. Our management services will give you the personalized attention that you need to successfully run your business.
Maintenance and Repairs: There is no need for you to worry that you will have to be on call to handle maintenance requests and repairs. We hold a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) so that we can complete most repairs and maintenance matters in-house. There is no need to hire third-party vendors whom you do not know or trust. Our experienced team of professionals can quickly perform the maintenance you need, often at a lower price than if you had to arrange the repairs yourself.
Accounting Services: Your ability to stay informed about the financial health of your business is vital to your success. Our dedicated accounting team can help provide you with comprehensive financial reports through your Utopia web portal so that you have all of the information that you need about your financials. You can access this information from any mobile device, allowing you to always have your financial information at your fingertips!
If you would like to learn how we can help your El Segundo property grow to the next level, contact Utopia Management today at 1-800-294-4656.
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 El Segundo located?
El Segundo is a city in Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles County, California, that is also known as "The Second" in Spanish. Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles International Airport form the town's northern and southern borders, while the Pacific Ocean forms its western boundary. Aviation Blvd. serves as a rough border on the east. The city is 5.5 square miles in total, with more than 99 percent of that area being land, according to the US Census Bureau.
How is the education in El Segundo?
The El Segundo Unified School District, which serves the residential area west of Pacific Coast Highway and runs El Segundo High School, is principally in charge of overseeing El Segundo's educational system. The Wiseburn Unified School District, which was once a part of the Centinela Valley Union High School District, receives tax revenue from the eastern portion of El Segundo. Furthermore, El Segundo is home to the private school Vistamar School. The city's educational past includes its 1896 founding as a member of the Wiseburn School District and its subsequent boundary changes that resulted in the creation of the El Segundo High School District in 1925 after the city left the Inglewood Union district.
How is the transportation system in El Segundo?
El Segundo is home to a well-planned transportation system. State Route 1, also referred to as the Pacific Coast Highway, runs through the city, while Interstate 105 begins at Sepulveda Boulevard, somewhat beyond the northern city boundaries. The El Segundo Bus Stop on the Amtrak Thruway is located near the Douglas station of the Los Angeles Metro Rail. It offers four daily departures that link to the Bakersfield Amtrak station and the Torrance Bus Stop. Passengers using San Joaquins services and connecting with the Pacific Surfliner at the Van Nuys Amtrak station can now transfer seamlessly. Furthermore, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is ideally situated to the north, improving accessibility throughout the region; nevertheless, a 2014 research on air quality raised issues regarding ultrafine particles produced during takeoffs and landings at LAX.
What is the economy like in El Segundo?
Built on the foundation of Chevron's 1911 refinery, El Segundo's economy is broad and includes major aerospace companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin. With the NRG-run El Segundo power plant, the city serves as a center for energy production and is heavily involved in military space acquisitions. The thriving business community of the area is supported by notable enterprises such as A-Mark Precious Metals, AT&T Entertainment Hub, and Mattel. Air New Zealand and Japan Airlines are among the many airline headquarters drawn to El Segundo by its advantageous position close to Los Angeles International Airport. Its standing as a vibrant economic hub is emphasized by the presence of significant employers like Raytheon and Boeing.
Long Beach California is an urban utopia, running along the Pacific coast it covers about 50 square miles with a little over a square mile of waterfront. The beach stretches over seven miles down the west coast, which is where the name Long Beach came into fruition.