Serving All of Hawthorne
Investing in real estate can be lucrative – especially in areas of the country like Hawthorne, California, where home values are on the rise and rental demand is increasing at a rapid pace. Hawthorne, located in the southwestern portion of Los Angeles County, is home to 84,000 people. It is a popular, family-friendly community known for its quality schools – including several colleges. It offers spacious parks, incredible views of the hills, and a successful commercial sector. Owning real estate here can be quite lucrative if it is priced properly and managed appropriately. Let the 20 years of experience that Utopia Property Management has in the area help you to do just that.
Hawthorne is a growing community with significant rental demand, with a great deal of competition in several neighborhoods. When you work with Utopia Property Management, you’ll streamline the process of securing long term, quality tenants and minimize the hassles that many owners face. Our team works with residential property owners who own single family homes, condos, or apartments, as well as industrial and commercial properties. Our Hawthorne property management services include:
Advertising and marketing: Work with us to market your property effectively. We can do this in a number of ways but always with the goal of getting a signed contract in your hand within 30 days. To accomplish this quick turnaround time, we employ aggressive, local and web-based marketing. When we list your property online, we use only the very best websites available to ensure that you receive quality prospects.
Tenant screening: Our comprehensive tenant screening process focuses on providing you with access to the very best tenants. We do this to uncover the character and qualifications of all viable tenants. The process includes identity verification, background checks, and credit checks. We verify income and employment for you, too.
Management and consulting: Our Hawthorne experts know the area well and can help you to make this transition a successful one. Let us help you to convert an owner occupied property to a rental unit or give you in-depth help and support in establishing the highest rents possible.
Maintenance: We maintain a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), which means that we can handle most of your maintenance and repair needs in-house. By doing this, you are able to pay significantly less and increase your bottom line profits. We also minimize many of the hassles related to maintenance and repairs.
Accounting: Access to all of the pertinent financial data related to your property is a must, which is why we have created the Utopia web portal. This tool allows you to see the current revenue and expenses associated with your Hawthorne property at any given time.
Utopia Property Management is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and supportive guidance. We will put our two decades of experience to work to help you to receive the highest rents possible and foster incredibly low vacancy rates. Contact our team of experienced and friendly property manager today to discuss your specific needs in zip codes 90250 and 902510.
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 Hawthorne situated?
Hawthorne is a city that is a component of the Los Angeles metropolitan region and is situated in western Los Angeles County, California. It belongs to the South Bay, a collection of seventeen cities. The unincorporated settlement of Lennox and the city of Inglewood are located to the north of Hawthorne. The unincorporated community of Athens and the city of Gardena are to the east. El Camino Village, an unincorporated area, as well as Lawndale and Redondo Beach are to the south. Hawthorne's southwest corner is where Manhattan Beach is located. El Segundo is located to the west of Hawthorne, and Westchester is a neighborhood of Los Angeles to the northwest. Del Aire is an unincorporated community that is surrounded on three sides by Hawthorne.
What is the average weather in Hawthorne?
Hawthorne experiences year-round temperatures between 50°F to 77°F, with just minor variations above 44°F or below 85°F. Additionally, it has chilly, rainier winters and scorching, arid summers with clear skies. Average high temperatures over 75°F are common throughout the warm season, which runs from July 10 to October 13 and peaks in August at about 77°F with 65°F lows. From December 1 to April 7, the chilly season lasts 4.2 months, with daily high temperatures that are often below 68°F. December has an average low temperature of 50°F and a high temperature of 66°F.
How is the economy in Hawthorne?
Hawthorne's achievements in the space business are mostly responsible for its successful reputation. A thriving industrial cluster for space engineering has grown as a result of the city's close ties to well-known aerospace companies and SpaceX's decision to locate its corporate headquarters in Hawthorne. Significant employers in the city include Home Depot, OSI Systems, Teledyne Relays, and Amazon Fulfillment Center, along with important regional educational institutions, according to the 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. In addition, Hawthorne is home to a number of well-known companies, including Tesla's design center close to the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Century Media Records, Konami Digital Entertainment, Arch Motorcycle, and others. It is important to note that Northrop Corporation, which is currently the primary, and Mattel both have historical ties to the region.
What are the schools in Hawthorne?
With numerous school districts in the vicinity, Hawthorne offers a wide variety of educational opportunities. Institutions including Hawthorne High School, Leuzinger High School, and Lawndale High School are governed by the Centinela Valley Union High School District. The Juan Cabrillo primary, 138th St School, and Richard Henry Dana Middle Schools are among the primary and middle schools that make up the Hawthorne School District. High school students are catered to by Da Vinci Schools, while Will Rogers Middle School and Franklin D. Roosevelt-Kit Carson Elementary School are located inside the Lawndale Elementary School District. Additionally, there are institutions in the Los Angeles Unified School District, including Washington Preparatory High School and Cimarron Elementary School. Trinity Lutheran School, Al Huda Islamic School, and Saint Joseph's Parish School are among the private alternatives. El Camino College and Los Angeles Southwest College, both of which are in the Los Angeles Community College District, provide options for higher education.
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