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Located in the southwestern portion of Los Angeles County, Gardena is a picturesque location with more than 57,000 people calling it home. As a city of diversity, it has one of the largest Japanese American populations in the state. With median home values around $400,000 and many spacious properties available, the area is the ideal place to own real estate. Not overly affluent, but certainly well-off, Gardena offers real estate owners a healthy rental population. If you own real estate here, allow the 20 years of experience Utopia Property Management has in the Southern California area to help you to make the most out of your property holdings.

Utopia Property Management offers exciting opportunities for Gardena property owners. We can successfully streamline property rentals for you for most needs, including: commercial, industrial, and residential properties. We’re happy to work with you for student housing (which is somewhat in demand in Gardena), as well as single family homes, apartments, and condos. As one of the most respected companies in the area, we’re happy to help reduce your rental costs and improve the financial performance of your property. Our basic Utopia Property Management services include:

Advertising: One of the foundations of our service and success is to provide our clients with comprehensive marketing support. We use both local events and strategic marketing tools — as well as the most effective websites available, to ensure that your property gets all of the attention it needs. Our goal is to have a signed contract in your hand within 30 days. To do that, we’re aggressive. If you own real estate in zip codes 90247 or 90249, we are here to help you get a lease contract in place.

Screening: Once we’ve located a prospective client, our screening process begins. We want to ensure that we do all we can to understand the character of the applicant before renting the home. This is why we provide full background screenings, credit checks, and identification verification. We verify income and employment as well so you can determine how valid the candidate is for your property.

Management: We’re happy to help you ready your property for rent. We can help you to stage your home or office or transition it from owner-occupied to a rental. We can also help conduct market research to establish the right rental price. Our extensive knowledge of the Gardena area makes this possible.

Maintenance: Maintaining your property is important. Our general contractor’s license (Lic. #792477) allows us to help you to maintain your property effortlessly and affordably.

Accounting: You’ll always have a clear understanding of the financial health of your property. We will provide you with a monthly expense and revenue report that is accessible via a customized web portal. You’ll always know how your property stands financially.

Utopia Property Management has more than two decades of experience and has quickly become one of the most respected rental management companies in Southern California. Allow us to work hand in hand with you to manage your Gardena property. Call our dedicated and friendly team today and take advantage of our complete service packages available in your area.

Property Management Office Serving Gardena, 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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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 Gardena situated?

The city of Gardena is situated in Los Angeles County, California's South Bay area. Gardena shares boundaries with the unincorporated town of Athens to the north, the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles to the east and south, Alondra Park to the west, Torrance to the southwest, and Hawthorne to the northwest. The city is 5.9 square miles in total, with more than 99 percent of its area being land, according to the US Census Bureau. Situated at Gardena's southeast corner lies the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve, a 9.4-acre wetland preserve.

What is the average weather in Gardena?

Warm, dry summers and long, chilly winters are typical of Gardena's climate. Rarely do temperatures fall below 44°F or rise over 86°F throughout the year; instead, they usually range from 49°F to 78°F. August has the highest average high temperature of 77°F throughout the warm season, which runs from July 11 to October 12. In contrast, December has the lowest temperatures, with an average low of 50°F. The cool season runs from April 1 to December 1.

What are the educational options in Gardena?

Gardena's public school system is managed by the Los Angeles Unified School District, and Peary Middle School is one of the zoned middle schools, offering a special method of dividing students into grades to prevent bullying. Since its founding in 1956, junior and senior high school students have shared facilities and shifts at Gardena High School, which is the official zoned high school. Furthermore, Gardena is home to several Catholic institutions run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, including St. Anthony of Padua School, Maria Regina Catholic School, and Junipero Serra High School. Additionally, Pacific Lutheran Jr./Sr. is a private alternative. Gardena Christian Academy and High School provide a wide variety of educational connections and interests.

How is the economic scene in Gardena?

Gardena has a diversified business environment because of the contributions of major companies such as Digital Manga, Nissin Foods, and Marukai Corporation U.S.A. National Stores Inc. is located in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood, but Nissan's North America headquarters was formerly located in Gardena. According to the city's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in Gardena are Hitco Carbon Composites, United Parcel Service, Ramona's Mexican Food, Target, Sam's Club, Hitco Hospital of Gardena, and Southwest Offset Printing.

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.

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