Serving All of Montclair
Situated just 45 minutes away from Disneyland and 60 minutes outside of Hollywood, Montclair, in San Bernardino County, is a small city with nearly 36,700 residents. An expanding community, Montclair grew by over 10% from 2000-2010. With a median income of $32,815 for a family, Montclair is a working class community and a prime location for investment property owners. Over 40% of Montclair residents rent, and the rental vacancy rate is 4.6%. If you own an apartment, condo, or other rental property in Montclair, Utopia property management can help you avoid falling into that 4.6% by providing a wide range of services dedicated to helping you make a large return on your investment property.
As the largest property management company in Southern California, Utopia has over 20 years of experience supporting landlords and their rentals in the 91763 zip code and surrounding areas. More than just a property management company, we love to partner with our homeowners and help them drive high profits while reducing vacancies. The following services are part of our comprehensive package:
Marketing: Drawing on more than 20 years of Southern California rental property advertising experience and a strong grasp of innovative technology, we develop unique and custom-tailored marketing plans for your specific properties. Our strategy includes listing your property on the most trusted, high-traffic websites that cater to Southern California residents. This method has been proven to reduce contract time. We also use traditional methods, such as signage and newspaper advertising.
Tenant Screening: While you want to avoid vacancy as a property owner, you also want to avoid tenants who can’t pay or who will damage your property. To ensure that you only offer a lease to a qualified tenant, we conduct a variety of screenings on your applicants, including credit checks, employment and income verifications, and identification review. These techniques ensure you’ll have tenants that make property management easier, not harder.
Management and Consulting: By leveraging our comprehensive knowledge of Montclair and its surrounding areas, as well as our property management experience, we can provide effective and immediate consultations. Whether you’re considering of moving out of your home and turning it into a rental or you’re setting new lease rates, Utopia is just a phone call away.
Maintenance: We can help you save money on your Montclair rental by performing all of your maintenance and repair functions for you. With a general contractor’s license (#792427), we are qualified and able to help you to fix most needed repairs, typically for less than you would have paid elsewhere.
Accounting: When you choose Utopia, you don’t have to worry about the frustrating and time-consuming task of updating your books. Utopia does it for you, delivering a complete report regarding expenses and revenue for your Montclair properties each month. The report comes to your digital Utopia portal, so you can get it as quickly as you would like.
Our passion for properties and customer care makes Utopia one of Southern California’s largest property management firms. If you’re looking for a partner who can take some work off of your hands while helping you to maximize your profit, give Utopia a call!
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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