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Exeter Property Management
For those who own property and have been dabbling with the thought of turning this property into rental property, this is a decision that they should not take lightly. There is a lot of stress and decisions that go into having a rental property. However, that does not mean that the person should make the decision to not do this. It can be an amazing investment opportunity. The key is to work with the right professionals to get this taken care of for you. Professionals like Exeter Property Management. We are a full service property management firm that has been established for years and we provide the services that allow people to have rental property without the hassle.
The Hassle of Handling Rentals on Your Own
When we speak about the hassles of trying to manage a rental on your own, there are several factors that make this hassle. Granted, there are several people who are able to do this on their own. However, the majority of people have some errors when they first start. And many people simply do not have the time that it takes to truly devote yourself to having rental property. After all, as a landlord you are on call 24/7 to deal with issues that the tenant may have. And if at the beginning you do not get the right tenant, you will find that this will mean even more stress since it could result in that person not paying on time, along with other horror stories. That is why seasoned landlords as well as those who are new to the rental world turn to Exeter Property Management.
The Services We Offer
When we work with a client, we offer a variety of services that are meant to make the process of having their home rented even easier. Here is just a short list of what we do for our clients:
We work with them to make sure that the rental is really ready for the market. We have tons of experience when it comes to renting a home, so we know what works, and we know what a person needs to do in order to make sure the home appeals to renters.
We discuss what the best price point would be for this home based on the home itself and the area.
We advertise this to the market for you so that you do not have to worry about the hassle of this. We use a variety of methods to ensure we reach the largest audience possible.
We show the home to those who are interested in seeing this without bothering you.
We go through the applicants and using our tenant screening services we determine who would be the best tenant for your home.
Once this person has moved in, we than handle collecting the rent each month and even handling any issues the tenant may have.
When you work with Exeter Property Management, we handle it all so you don’t have to.
We know how to market your property.
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
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
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 Exeter located?
Exeter is a charming city nestled in Tulare County, California, in the scenic San Joaquin Valley. Located about 15 miles east of Visalia and 45 miles southeast of Fresno, Exeter enjoys a prime location surrounded by the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The city is easily accessible via State Route 65, which connects it to neighboring towns and major transportation routes.
What are the transportation options in Exeter?
Exeter offers a variety of transportation options to accommodate its residents and visitors. The city is well-connected through an extensive road network, with State Route 65 passing through Exeter, providing convenient access to neighboring towns and major highways. This allows for easy commuting by car or motorcycle. Public transportation services, such as bus routes, are available, connecting Exeter to nearby cities and towns. The city also promotes cycling and walking with pedestrian-friendly streets and designated bike lanes, making it feasible to travel by foot or bicycle. For additional convenience, Exeter provides taxi services and ride-sharing options. With its diverse transportation choices, Exeter ensures accessibility and ease of movement for individuals within the city and beyond.
What are some popular attractions in Exeter?
Exeter is known for its captivating attractions that appeal to residents and visitors alike. The nearby Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park are breathtaking natural wonders, drawing outdoor enthusiasts with their majestic landscapes and opportunities for hiking, camping, and immersing in nature. The city's downtown area is equally alluring, adorned with vibrant murals that depict the area's rich history and scenic beauty. The downtown is a bustling hub, featuring charming shops, delightful restaurants, and captivating art galleries that create an inviting and vibrant atmosphere. With its blend of natural wonders and a lively downtown scene, Exeter offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to a variety of interests.
What are schools like in Exeter?
Exeter takes great pride in its educational landscape, offering a diverse array of schools to cater to the needs of its residents. The city is served by the Exeter Unified School District, overseeing a variety of elementary, middle, and high schools. These educational institutions prioritize academic excellence and provide a nurturing environment for students to thrive. Additionally, Exeter boasts a selection of private schools, offering alternative educational options for families seeking specialized curricula. With a commitment to delivering high-quality education, Exeter's schools place a strong emphasis on fostering student success and personal growth. Through a range of extracurricular activities and dedicated faculty, these schools contribute to shaping a well-rounded and intellectually vibrant community.
How is the cost of living in Exeter?
Exeter is known for its relatively affordable cost of living compared to many other areas in California. Housing costs, including both renting and home prices, are generally more reasonable, providing residents with more affordable options. Other essential expenses such as groceries, transportation, and healthcare are also typically in line with national averages, contributing to a more manageable cost of living. While individual circumstances and lifestyle choices may influence overall expenses, Exeter offers a desirable balance of affordability and quality of life, making it an attractive choice for individuals and families seeking a cost-effective living environment.
City of Fresno Website: https://www.fresno.gov
Ultimate Guide to Fresno California: https://www.visitfresnocounty.org
Fresno County Official Website: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us
Fresno California is home to approximately 542,000 people, making it fifth in rank of California’s largest city populations and in the top 50 cities in the Unites States. City limits span 116 square miles.
The city of Fresno is in central California in the San Joaquin Valley. It sits at the crossroads of major Highways 99 and 41, as well as the Yosemite National Park southern access road, making it a pivotal tourist pit stop for anyone travelling in California. There are actually three large National Parks within an hour and a half travel from Fresno: Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon.
Woodward Park, in northeastern Fresno has a dog park, Japanese Garden, three playgrounds for families, and over seven miles of trails within its 300 acres.
The Fresno Water Tower, built in 1894, is one of the oldest buildings still standing.
The main state school located in Fresno is California State University, Fresno which has over 25,000 students enrolled during the Fall 2020 semester.
The Fresno Yosemite International Airport serves the Valley with 7 major and regional airlines and is home to the Fresno National Guard Base. Commercial flights serve over 1 million passengers a year.
Fresno averages 300 days of sunshine per year. Summers are quite hot, often 100 degree days, but not humid. Winters tend to be foggy.
The largest industry in Fresno is agriculture. Nearly half of the county’s acreage is farmland. Top 5 crops are almonds, grapes, pistachios, garlic, and onions. Residents boast of having access to fresh fruits and veggies at local markets year round.
The average 2-bedroom apartment to rent in Fresno is priced at $1190, with studio apartments running slightly cheaper at less than $900 a month.
The housing market is Fresno is extremely competitive and the average house price has risen over 15% from last year, with median sale values lying at $310,000, or $175 per square foot. It’s still known as one of the most affordable places to live in California.