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Gilroy has established itself as the place to be if you work in the bay area, but you’re looking for your home to be in a bit of a smaller town where you won’t be dealing with the hectic big city life. In a sense, it’s what San Jose could have been or should have been. At this point though, San Jose has just grown exponentially to the point where if you were looking for it to be an out from the big city life that you had in San Francisco it’s just not going to cut it. Even if you are to head out to the suburb area.

Living in Gilroy is taking all of that one step further. Although you are a bit further away from some of the main tech hubs than you would be in San Jose or directly within the main Bay area region where all of this development is taking place you get the breather of the small city life. We just can’t say enough about how privileged Gilroy’s location really is. Do you want to head over to the main coastal area of Monterey county? That’s only a small drive away. Are you looking to drive into the main San Fran area every day? That is something that you can do. You’re about an hour and change out from the San Fran area. If you want to head to Menlo Park or Palo Alto you can be there within the hour. As far as California distances go that’s a great deal.

If you own a property in Gilroy that you want to rent out or just want extra help with the upkeep contacting local property managers can be the right decision. Have your real estate investments really work for you instead of them being yet another full-time job that you have to take care of.

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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 Gilroy located?

Gilroy is positioned in the southern part of Santa Clara County in California, approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of San Jose. It shares borders with Morgan Hill to the south and San Martin to the west. With its convenient location near major transportation routes such as U.S. Route 101 and State Route 152, Gilroy offers easy access to nearby cities and regions. Situated in the picturesque Santa Clara Valley, the city showcases stunning landscapes and embraces its rich agricultural heritage.

What is the population of Gilroy?

Gilroy, California, with a population of 55,414 in 2023, spans over 17 square miles and has a population density of 3,351 people per square mile. It ranks as the 159th largest city in California and the 722nd largest city in the United States. The city has experienced a decline in population at a rate of -2.34% annually, resulting in a decrease of -6.86% since the most recent census in 2020. The median age in Gilroy is 34.9 years, with males having a median age of 32.8 years and females a median age of 36.3 years.

What are some popular attractions in Gilroy?

Gilroy boasts a range of popular attractions that cater to diverse interests. One of the main highlights is the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, a must-visit event for garlic lovers, featuring food, live music, and various activities. The city is also famous for the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, known for its beautiful gardens, thrilling rides, and entertaining shows. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the nearby Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, which offers opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing. For those interested in history, the Gilroy Museum showcases the local heritage and artifacts. Additionally, the Gilroy Premium Outlets attract shoppers with a wide range of brand-name stores and discounted prices.

What are the transportation options in Gilroy?

Residents and visitors in Gilroy have a variety of transportation options to choose from. The city is well-connected through an extensive road and highway network, allowing for easy access to nearby areas. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates public bus services, providing convenient transportation within Gilroy and connections to neighboring regions. On-demand transportation services like ridesharing and taxis are also available. For those who prefer to drive, there are ample parking options throughout the city. Walking and cycling are popular choices as well, with dedicated pedestrian paths and bike lanes to enhance safety and accessibility.

How is the cost of living in Gilroy?

Gilroy has a higher cost of living compared to the national average. Housing expenses, including home prices and rental rates, are the primary contributors to the overall cost of living. Other factors, such as transportation, utilities, groceries, and healthcare, also contribute to the cost of living in the city.

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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