Serving All of Lompoc
Lompoc, California experienced tremendous growth in the 1950s due to the establishment of a nearby military base. Today, the air force base in Lompoc – Vandenberg Air Force Base, specializes in missile testing and space-based military technology. The city of Lompoc, which encompasses zip codes 93436, 93437, has a population upwards of 40,000.
If you utilize the services of Utopia to help you find the perfect tenant for your Lompoc investment property, then we will make it our priority to have papers signed and a tenant moved in within 30 days of assuming control over the marketing efforts. We strive to cast a wide net, using internet listings and word-of-mouth advertising via our local agents in the Lompoc area. Our expertise and “all-systems-go” approach to marketing your investment property means we’ll optimize your chances at getting a qualified tenant quickly.
As part of qualification process, we review the prospective tenant’s rental and employment history. If there are any previous evictions, we make ourselves aware of them. We also process extensive credit checks, background checks, and ID verification. Before the tenant moves into your property we arrange to meet them via an open house or a showing. We collect the first and last month’s rent up-front, along with the security deposit. Our process results in a low risk of evictions, happy tenants and happy property owners.
Trust Utopia Management to manage your investment property and we’ll ensure that you benefit from our 20 years of experience in Lompoc and the surrounding areas. Utopia offers extensive experience in managing single family homes, condominium, multi-family complexes, as well as commercial real estate. We are also experienced in helping investment property owners transition their home into a rental property.
Because we operate under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), we are able to complete most maintenance tasks in-house, thereby saving money for our clients. In the event we do need to outsource a project, we use an approved vendor list. Another advantage of having in-house maintenance is that we are usually able to service repair jobs faster.
We also take the financial health of your investment property seriously. We have a dedicated team of accounting professionals who regularly generate reports that speak to your property’s financial performance. You can access these reports at any time by using our secure online portal. These reports are available at any time via your PC or mobile device, and they will give you a clear indication of how well your properties are performing financially. We also handle online direct deposits from tenants and generate end of year reports. Additionally, we take it upon ourselves to prepare and serve all notices of rental increases to your tenants. We also allow your tenants an easy way to pay their rent through the establishment of online direct deposit.
Our 20 years of experience and expertise in Lompoc and the surrounding area makes us the ideal partner for your property management endeavors. We look forward to helping you rest easy while maximizing the value of your rental property.
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
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