Serving All of Mountain View
Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, CA, that spans several zip codes including 94039 and 94042. Its warm Mediterranean climate and prime Silicon Valley location make Mountain View a terrific location in which to live and/or own investment property. The city boasts an excellent public transit system, and it is within close driving distance to San Jose International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. There are several parks in the city that offer residents plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun; Mountain View is also home to the Computer History Museum.
If you’re a Mountain View property owner, Utopia Management can help you optimize your rental for maximum returns. We offer affordable rates and a wide range of services, including:
Marketing and advertising: It’s our goal to get you a qualified tenant within 30 days of signing with us. We use a strategic combination of website listings and local marketing events to gain exposure for your Mountain View rental.
Tenant screening: We carefully check every tenant’s background to ensure a clean criminal history and favorable rental history. Our screening process also includes credit checks and income verification.
Management and consulting: Let us take care of the everyday tasks associated with managing your rental property. From rent collection to tenant relations concerns.
Repairs and maintenance: Our team of contractors can keep your property in top shape, for a fraction of the cost an outside vendor would charge. We can also connect you with one of our trusted third party providers for more extensive jobs.
Financial reports: Every month, you’ll receive detailed accounting reports that outline your property’s financial performance, including income versus expenses. Your reports can be accessed day or night through your convenient web portal.
Utopia Management offers over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Contact us today to discuss your Mountain View property management needs.
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 Mountain View situated?
Mountain View is a component of the San Francisco Bay Area and is tucked away in Santa Clara County, California. The city, which occupies 12.3 square miles with 12.0 square miles of land and 0.27 square miles (2.26%) of water, is ideally situated at the north end of State Route 85, where it intersects with U.S. Highway 101. Mountain View is located in the center of the San Francisco Peninsula, bordered to the north by Palo Alto and the San Francisco Bay, to the south by Los Altos, and to the east by Moffett Federal Airfield and Sunnyvale. The Diablo Range forms the Santa Clara Valley to the southeast, and the Santa Cruz Mountains encircle the city to the west, dividing it from the Pacific Ocean.
What is the weather like in Mountain View?
Warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters are characteristics of Mountain View's warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climatic classification Csb: dry-summer subtropical). Though not as much as San Francisco, which is located further north on the peninsula, the climate is somewhat softened by its proximity to the Pacific. The climatic data displayed at Moffett Federal Airfield, in Mountain View, shows mean daily maximum temperatures that vary from 59.0°F (15.0°C) in January to 76.9°F (24.9°C) in August. From 50.7°F (10.4°C) in January to 68.0°F (20.0°C) in August, the average daily temperature varies. The wettest month is January, with negligible rainfall, and the driest month is July, with an average of 16.26 inches (412.86 mm) of precipitation every year.
What are the educational opportunities in Mountain View?
The educational environment of Mountain View is varied, with both public and private institutions represented. The Mountain View-Whisman School District oversees public elementary and middle schools that serve the town, while the Los Altos School District is in charge of Springer Elementary. Public high schools are governed by the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District. In the year 2006, the Shoreline Regional Park Community came up with a joint-powers agreement to address property tax challenges. Yew Chung International School, GISSV, Saint Francis High School, and Khan Lab School are a few well-known private schools. Established in 1997, the city's central public library offers a range of resources and outreach programs, including a particular collection on Mountain View's history on the second floor that includes a display of a portion of the Berlin Wall.
What are the transportation options in Mountain View?
The SR-237, SR-85, and US-101 freeways, which form a triangle inside the city of Mountain View, are just a few of the well-connected freeways in the area. Castro Street has being converted into a pedestrian plaza since 2022. Other important thoroughfares in the city include El Camino Real, Shoreline Blvd., and Grant Road. Caltrain commuter rail, VTA light rail, and bus services are just a few of the many public transportation options made possible by the city's transit hub, Downtown Mountain View Station. While VTA oversees a number of bus lines, MVgo, a free shuttle, and other employer-operated shuttles provide local connection. Moffett Federal Airfield is only open to government, military, and private usage. San Jose International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and Oakland International Airport are all accessible by air. Santa Clara County's Palo Alto Airport handles general aviation needs.