Serving All of Encino
Encino is an affluent, beautiful community located in the San Fernando Valley. Known for its incredible views, dedication to a small-town feel, and beautiful parks, Encino offers property owners many exciting benefits. From Los Encinos State Historic Park to various high-quality schools, owning property here can be lucrative. The community isn’t too large with about 42,000 people, but it is in a culturally rich area. If you own real estate here, allow our stellar team to maintain your holdings. Utopia Property Management can help you with condos, single family homes, commercial property, and virtually any other needs you may have.
With over 20 years of experience, Utopia Property Management is ready to help create a customized service plan for your property’s needs in the Encino area. We’re one of the largest and most respected property management companies in the 91316 and 91436 zip codes. Our comprehensive services can help you to drive top-market rents for your property while minimizing the number of vacancies you manage. Our services in Encino include:
Marketing: Our effective and technologically advanced campaigns will drive prospective tenants to you. We aim for a 30 day time to get you a contract in hand. We do this with both online and offline marketing methods including using the highest performing websites available. Finding a tenant who id right for your property is easier with us.
Screening: To ensure that you have the very best tenant in place, we provide a comprehensive screening for our clients. This includes extensive background and identification screenings. We can help with employment, income, and credit investigations and background checks, too. This ensures that the person to whom you lease displays the normal characteristics of a great tenant.
Management: We don’t stop there. We’re happy to help you to manage your property with a bit of consulting and support. Let us help you to transition it from owner occupied to a rental. We can help you to price it, too.
Maintenance: In the Encino area, where home values are high, it is essential to provide your tenants with a well-maintained, impressive location. To do that, you need to provide ongoing maintenance and repairs. When our in-house staff completes the work – we have a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) – your costs will be lower and you’ll have the job completed quickly.
Accounting: Management of your finances is easy as well. Our team can help you to stay on top of the financial performance and health of your property by providing you with a monthly revenue and expense report. You’ll receive this report through a web portal.
Ultimately, Utopia Property management is one of the best investments you can make into your rental property in Encino. Our dedicated team will work with you to ensure that you are getting the highest possible rental income and maximizing your property’s financial potential. We work hard to minimize hassles, while actively working with you to achieve your financial goals. Contact us today to learn more about our Encino property management services.
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 Encino located?
Los Angeles, California's San Fernando Valley is home to the neighborhood known as Encino, which translates to "oak" in Spanish. Sitting on the northern flank of the Santa Monica Mountains, Encino is located in the middle of the southern San Fernando Valley. Its borders are as follows: Sherman Oaks to the east, Brentwood to the south, Tarzana to the west, and Reseda, Lake Balboa, and the Sepulveda Basin to the north.
What is the average climate in Encino?
Summers are hot and dry and winters are moderate and wet in Encino, Los Angeles, which has a Mediterranean climate. January to August sees the highest average high temperature of 67°F (19°C), while January to September sees the lowest average temperature of 43°F (6°C). January, February, and March are the wettest months, with an annual precipitation total of 17.24 inches (438.75 mm) in the area. All things considered, Encino experiences a mild climate all year long.
What are the recreational options in Encino?
The five-acre Los Encinos State ancient Park, which houses the ancient nine-room de la Ossa Adobe, the Garnier Building, a blacksmith shop, a pond, and a natural spring, is just one of the many recreational options available in Encino. Located in Encino, the Woodley Worel/Magnus Cricket Complex, Encino Golf Course, and Balboa Golf Course are all included in the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area. A baseball diamond, basketball courts, a kids' play area, a football field, tennis courts, and volleyball courts are among the amenities available at the Balboa Sports Complex. Encino is also home to the 6.5-acre Sepulveda Basin Off-leash Dog Park, which offers plenty of parking, a separate area for little dogs, and other leash-free activities. The expansive 16-acre Sepulveda Garden Center, which offers 420 garden plots for those who love gardening, is another asset that the neighborhood loves.
How is the education in Encino?
Encino is a highly educated town; by 2000, 46% of those 25 years of age and older had earned a four-year degree. Notably high is the percentage of people with a master's degree or above. Public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) include Fred E. Lull Special Education Center, Lanai Road Elementary School, Emelita Street Elementary School, Encino Charter Elementary School, and Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter School. Although Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa and Reseda High School in Reseda serve parts of Encino, the community does not have public high schools. The Holy Martyrs Armenian High School/Ferrahian, Crespi Carmelite High School, Sage Academy, Westmark School, Our Lady of Grace School, Los Encinos School, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Valley Beth Shalom Day School, and the International School of Los Angeles (Lycee International de Los Angeles) are among the private schools.
Located at the junction of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the city of Glendale is a suburb of Los Angeles. Glendale is the 4th-largest city in Los Angeles, and 22nd-largest in California, with an estimated 202,000 residents in 42 neighborhoods.
Glendale Residents Guide: https://www.glendaleca.gov/residents
10 Reasons You Want Your Business in Glendale: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/glendale-economic-development-corporation-/top-10-reasons-you-want-your-business-in-glendale
15 Best Things to do in Glendale: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32431-Activities-Glendale_California.html