Serving All of Pierce County
Pierce County encompasses a lot of smaller neighborhoods and larger cities that makes it the perfect option for many people looking to live in the Tacoma, Washington area. For those who own property in this county, they are going to find that there is a need for rentals. Many people are looking to rent, as they find that they are not ready to buy their own home. Why is this? Many people are in the middle of career transitions that they didn’t see coming or they are trying out a new career after the pandemic made their job something that was not dependable. With this being said, if you have a property in this area, now may be the time to put this onto the rental market.
Let Us Help You
When you do decide to put a home onto the rental market, you need to make sure that you know what you are doing. While you can do tons of research online, nothing is better than having the experience that comes with managing rentals. That is what we offer. We are a full-service property management firm that handles all types of rentals for those in the Pierce County area. We have experience in this particular market, and we can put that experience to good use for you.
Why Work With Us?
Do you really have the time that it takes to be a proper landlord? You are going to find that it is a difficult job. We handle it all when people come to us with rental homes. We handle the advertising, finding the perfect tenants, and even handle all the issues that may arise once a tenant moves into your rental home. Our job is to make it easier than ever for everyone to get in on the rental investment market.
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 Pierce County located?
Pierce County, situated in the western part of Washington State, is known for its diverse geography and strategic location. Bordered by King County to the north, Thurston County to the south, Kitsap County to the west, and Lewis County to the southwest, it offers a wide range of landscapes, from urban areas to suburban and rural regions. Tacoma, the county seat and largest city, is nestled along the picturesque shores of Commencement Bay. With a land area spanning approximately 1,676 square miles (4,344 square kilometers), Pierce County is home to a population of over 900,000 residents. Its prime location in the Puget Sound region provides convenient access to major cities like Seattle and Olympia. Combining urban amenities, natural beauty, and a thriving community, Pierce County offers an appealing location for both residents and visitors.
What is the population of Pierce County?
According to the most recent United States census data, Pierce County in Washington has an estimated population of 958,900 as of 2023, reflecting a growth rate of 1.33% over the past year. As the second-largest county in Washington, it has experienced significant population growth since 2010, with a recorded population of 795,225 at that time. This represents an increase of 20.58% over the past decade, indicating a steady rise in residents. Pierce County's expanding population highlights its appeal as a vibrant and thriving area in Washington.
What is the weather like in Pierce County?
Pierce County's climate is characterized by moderate rainfall throughout the year. The county enjoys cool and damp winters, with temperatures averaging in the mid-40s to mid-50s Fahrenheit (7-13 degrees Celsius). Spring and fall seasons bring pleasant and mild temperatures, creating favorable conditions for outdoor activities. Summers in Pierce County are warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-29 degrees Celsius), making it ideal for outdoor recreation and enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Rainfall is relatively consistent throughout the year, with slightly higher precipitation levels from November to March. Overall, Pierce County offers a comfortable climate with a good balance of seasons, providing an enjoyable environment for both residents and visitors.
What are the amenities in Pierce County?
Pierce County offers a wide range of amenities to cater to the needs and interests of both residents and visitors. The county boasts numerous parks that provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, picnicking, and participating in various sports. Food enthusiasts can indulge in the vibrant culinary scene, which offers a diverse selection of dining options, including international cuisines and local eateries. Shopaholics can explore various destinations, including malls, boutiques, and local markets, providing a diverse range of retail experiences. Cultural enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the county's museums, art galleries, and theaters, showcasing local talent and offering enriching artistic experiences. Nature lovers can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventures at Mount Rainier National Park, which is situated within Pierce County. The county also prioritizes the well-being of its residents, offering excellent healthcare facilities, top-notch educational institutions, and community centers for convenience and engagement. With its abundant amenities, Pierce County ensures a rich and fulfilling lifestyle for its residents and extends a warm welcome to visitors.
Is Pierce County a safe place to live?
Pierce County is known for being a safe place to live, prioritizing the well-being and security of its residents. The county has a strong law enforcement presence, with dedicated police departments and sheriff's offices working diligently to maintain public safety. Community engagement is fostered through programs like Neighborhood Watch, encouraging residents to be proactive in safeguarding their neighborhoods. The county's commitment to crime prevention is evident through initiatives, educational campaigns, and partnerships with community organizations. While it's important to exercise caution and be aware of one's surroundings, residents can generally feel secure in Pierce County's commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all.