Serving All of Fountain Valley
Fountain Valley’s city motto is incredibly quaint, but it also nicely sums up the feeling of living there. “A nice place to live” – not the most creative or outrageous city motto on record, but it does tell the truth. Fountain Valley is a bedroom community conveniently located next to Huntington Beach and Santa Ana that offers a quiet and relaxed pace of life. It is located near several major freeways and metropolitan centers, so work is an easy commute away. If you’re seeking Fountain Valley property management services, consider partnering with the leader among Southern California property managers – Utopia Property Management.
From our humble start in 1994, to our current position as the largest management company in all of Southern California, we’ve gained experience and the kind of local insights that help us remain a leader in the field. If you’re ready to begin increasing rental revenues and effectively manage your overhead and expenses – we’re ready to help. Some of the management services that we offer are:
Marketing: We will help bring your rental listing to life by posting it on reputable Fountain Valley rental services websites. Add in local marketing efforts and sign placement, and we’re almost there! We also draw upon the relationships and network connections that we’ve created over the past twenty years to help draw attention to your rental property.
Tenant sourcing and screening: We aren’t interested in merely finding a tenant for your rental – we want to find the ideal candidate to reside in your investment property. To find this individual, we prescreen applicants and conduct background and credit checks to ensure they have the character traits that are inherent to a good tenant. If we uncover issues like past evictions and late payments we may have to look elsewhere. We also verify the applicant’s income, employment history, and identity.
Management and consulting services: Get ready to feel completely supported by your property management company! At Utopia, we believe in sharing all of the knowledge we’ve gained over the past twenty years in the management field. We can provide guidance on prepping a home or commercial site for a showing, as well as educating the owner on the process of transitioning a property from owner occupied to rental. We also provide consulting services that will help you determine the perfect advertised rental rate for your unit(s). We’ll conduct intensive local research, analyze comparable properties, and then adjust the rate based on the location and condition of your property.
Repairs and maintenance: There is simply no reason for an owner to manage repairs and maintenance concerns at the rental property. At Utopia Property Management, we conduct many types of repairs and maintenance activities ourselves. We operate under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) and retain a crew of dedicated and skilled repair professionals. With rates that are at market level or lower, and with the promise of a quick turnaround time on jobs, there is simply no reason to look elsewhere.
Accounting: leave the financials and reports to our incredible accounting department. Each month they’ll compile concise reports that detail the revenues and expenses driven by the individual rental property. These reports are sent directly to you through your Utopia web portal, and they’re available anytime and anywhere – from a computer or mobile device.
When you’re ready to increase your rental revenue potential and partner with the largest management company in Southern California, contact Utopia Property Management! We will partner with you to increase revenue, manage expenses, and maximize your return on investment.
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 Fountain Valley located?
Nestled in Orange County, California, Fountain Valley is a suburban community strategically located to the southwest and northeast of the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405), which passes through the city diagonally. The Santa Ana River forms Fountain Valley's eastern boundary. It is surrounded by Huntington Beach to the south and west, Westminster and Garden Grove to the north, Santa Ana to the northeast, and Costa Mesa to the southeast. The entire area of the city, according to the US Census Bureau, is 23.4 km2 (9.0 sq mi), of which only 0.14% is covered by water.
What are the amenities in Fountain Valley?
A variety of amenities are available in Fountain Valley, with the largest being the 640-acre Mile Square Regional Park and a 55-acre leisure complex featuring a variety of sports facilities. For safety and emergency services, the Fountain Valley Police Department and Fire Department provide coverage for the city. The Orange County Sanitation District is in charge of managing sanitation services, and the Municipal Water District and the Orange County Water District—which is home to the largest water purifying facility in the world—are in charge of groundwater resources. Two recognized major medical centers and a number of houses of worship, including a mosque, one Reform synagogue, and eighteen churches, may be found in Fountain Valley. The Fountain Valley View, the city's newspaper, is published by the Orange County Register, and it also sponsors a public library.
What are the educational options in Fountain Valley?
Fountain Valley is home to nine elementary schools, three middle schools, one K–12 school, two K–8 schools, and three high schools. While some students attend schools in the nearby metropolis, Coastline Community College is part of the local educational landscape. The educational options are further enhanced by the nearby community institutions, Golden West College and Orange Coast College. A varied learning atmosphere is fostered by prestigious establishments such as Los Amigos High School, Valley Vista High School, and Fountain Valley High School. Additionally, the community is home to private schools such Shoreline Christian School. Fountain Valley meets the various demands of its student body by providing a wide range of educational options.
How is the economy in Fountain Valley?
The Santa Ana River's "Southpark" sector, Fountain Valley, was formerly a suburban city but is now a commercial center. A mural promoting local shopping and legislation bolstering small businesses are examples of recent improvements, but agriculture used to be the main industry. Nestled in Fountain Valley's business district are a variety of enterprises like Starbucks and Satura, as well as important headquarters like Kingston Technology and Hyundai Motor America. Influential companies that support the city's economic development are Kingston Technology, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. As evidenced by the city's diverse economic environment and the congested rush-hour traffic on the San Diego (405) Freeway, the 2021 Financial Report lists Memorial Health Services, Costco, Antech Diagnostics, Ceridian, and SureFire as additional notable employers.
Orange County is a hub of modern technology, and filled with thriving attractions. World-famous beaches, surfing destinations, celebrities, many Fortune 500 companies, and over 3 million people in 34 incorporated cities keep Orange County thriving.