Serving All of Parkland
The Parkland area is considered an unincorporated suburb of Tacoma. It has a direct route to Mt. Rainier and is only eight miles from the city of Tacoma. Those who live here like the neighborhood feel that the area has, while also being close to the major city for all that they could want. More and more people are looking into these smaller areas to make their homes, and they are looking to rent until they know for sure they want to stay in this area. If you want to turn your property into a rental property, the time to act is now to ensure that you get in on this trend.
Get In On The Action
The rental market is in high demand in the Parkland area, so if you have property here, now is the time to take this investment plunge. You will find that you can easily get it rented. But, if you are unsure about being a landlord, then don’t feel as though you cannot go through with this investment. Instead, you can turn to us.
We are a full-service property management firm that handles all the aspects of owning rental property in this area. We have years of experience in handling other people’s rental properties, ensuring they get the right tenant and are treated properly. We can do the same for you.
When we say that we handle it all…it is just that, we do handle it all. When you come to us, we start from the beginning. We make sure that the home is ready for the rental market, advertise to the market to find tenants, and accept the applications from those who want to rent this property. We then use our tenant screening services to ensure that we are finding the tenant that is going to treat this property with respect, while also pay on time. However, our work doesn’t just stop when we find a tenant.
We also handle all the other issues that may arise. We collect the rent, make sure that everything is taken care of and the like. The idea is that with us, you can have the investment, while we do the work for you.
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 Parkland located?
Parkland, located in Pierce County, Washington, is a suburban neighborhood just south of Tacoma. It boasts a diverse range of residential, commercial, and educational amenities. The close-knit community is often referred to as "Parkland-Spanaway," as it shares strong ties with the neighboring town of Spanaway. Running through the area, Pacific Avenue serves as a major thoroughfare, facilitating easy access to the surrounding regions. The presence of Pacific Lutheran University enriches the neighborhood with academic and cultural opportunities. Positioned approximately 10 miles south of downtown Tacoma and 40 miles south of Seattle, Parkland offers a suburban lifestyle within close proximity to bustling urban centers.
How is the climate in Parkland?
Parkland has a moderate climate characterized by mild summers and cool winters. The area receives regular rainfall throughout the year, with the highest precipitation occurring during the winter months. Summers are generally pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to low 80s Fahrenheit (mid-20s to high 20s Celsius). Winters bring cooler temperatures, averaging in the 40s to 50s Fahrenheit (around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius). Overall, Parkland experiences a temperate climate that offers a balance of seasonal variation.
Is Parkland a safe place to live?
Parkland is widely regarded as a safe place to live. This suburban neighborhood maintains a reputation for providing a secure and tranquil environment for its residents. While no community is entirely free from occasional incidents, Parkland's overall safety record is positive. The area is home to diverse families, students, and residents who enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. Local authorities and community organizations collaborate to ensure the well-being of Parkland's residents and maintain a sense of security.
What are the transportation options in Parkland?
Parkland offers a variety of transportation options to meet the needs of its residents. The neighborhood benefits from well-connected road networks, with Pacific Avenue acting as a major thoroughfare, providing easy access to nearby communities and urban centers such as Tacoma and Seattle. Public transportation is readily available through Pierce Transit, which operates bus routes throughout the area, ensuring convenient connectivity within Parkland and its surroundings. Residents can also utilize ride-sharing services, taxis, and car rental options for their transportation needs. Furthermore, Parkland supports active transportation with its network of sidewalks and bike lanes, encouraging walking and cycling as viable modes of getting around the neighborhood.