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The Empire area is one that is highly sought after for those who want to live in an area that is peaceful, yet also not so far away from those conveniences that people want and need in their lives. For those who own a piece of property here, they are going to find that they are in a unique situation. There are tons of people who want to move into this area, yet they are looking to rent a home here. For property owners, they can turn this property into rental property…making a sound financial decision that they will benefit from for a while!

Our Services

We understand that not everyone wants to be a landlord. This can be hard work, and can put a lot of demand on their time. That is where we can help! We are a full service property management firm meaning that we handle all those issues that come with being a landlord. We basically become the go to person for the tenant, and you receive the check for their rent. It is super easy and you will not regret this decision!

So, how can we help? We start with advertising your home to the market. Our goal is to get this home seen by numerous people so that you have a great selection of potential tenants. When people start to apply to live here, we utilize our tenant screening services in order to determine who is the best option for your home. You want someone who is reliable and is going to treat your home as it was their own, and that is what we want to find for you. From there, we handle the daily tasks of having a rental property including repairs, maintenance and collecting rent. The end result is that you can have a rental property, yet have this in a hands off approach.

Property Management Office Serving Empire, CA

  • Property Management Company
  • Rental Management
  • Property Investment Company
  • Property Maintenance
  • Real Estate Consultants
  • Apartment Rental Agency
  • Commercial Real Estate Agency
  • Industrial Real Estate Agency
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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


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.


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 Empire situated?

United States of America's Californian county of Stanislaus contains the census-designated place of Empire. The Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area includes it. The CDP is entirely landlocked and has a total area of 1.6 square miles, according to the United States Census Bureau.

What is the average weather in Empire?

Summers in Empire, California are warm and arid, and winters there are chilly, damp, and partly cloudy. The average yearly temperature is between 39°F and 96°F, rarely falling below 30°F or rising above 103°F. Average daily highs in the summer, which lasts from June 4 to September 22, are above 87°F, with July being the hottest month at 95°F. Average daily highs below 62°F are common during the colder season, which runs from November 22 to February 15. December is the coldest month, with lows of 40°F and highs of 55°F.

What is the population of Empire?

Empire, California, had 4,189 residents as of the 2010 United States Census, putting 2,679.5 people per square mile. 54.3% of people were White, 0.5% were African Americans, 1.3% were Native Americans, 1.4% were Asian, and 35.8% were from other ethnic backgrounds; 54.3% of people identified as Hispanic or Latino. 96.4 percent of the population (96.4%) resided in homes, and 3.6% in group housing. 46.9% of households had children under the age of 18, 48.1% had married couples, and 20.1% of households were headed by women without husbands. The median age was 32.8 years old, and there were 3.32 households on average. Homeowner vacancy rates were 2.0% and rental vacancy rates were 10.5% respectively. Owners occupied 59.6% of properties, while renters occupied 40.4%.

How much is the cost of living in Empire?

The cost of living for a single adult in Empire, California is roughly $37,157 annually, which is less than the state and national norms. A major factor is housing, which has a higher rental rate at 44.80% and a median home value of $141,400. The expense of transportation is noticeable; 90.50% of commuters drive to work, which results in an annual cost of $10,662, which is slightly higher than the national average. Costs for food, childcare, and health care are comparable to regional and national averages. Tax rates are relatively lower; the average adult pays $6,038 in combined state and federal income taxes each year, including payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

With over 311,000 residents across 75 neighborhoods, Stockton is the 13th largest city in California and the 63rd largest in the US. Stockton was named an All-American City in 1999, 2004, 2015, and 2017.


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