Serving All of Puyallup
The area of Puyallup was named after a tribe of Native Americans, and the name actually means “the generous people”. For those who want to live in an area that is small, yet near the bigger city that has everything that you may need, then this may be the area for you.
Many people who own property in this area are looking to get this onto the rental market. They know that selling this could mean sitting on this for many months or even years to come. Instead, by putting this onto the rental market you can almost guarantee that you will be getting a renter within a few weeks. And we can help those who are making this decision!
Who Are We & Why Work With Us?
We are a full-service property management company. What does it mean? That means we take care of everything when placing a home on the rental market. How did you do that?
- We make homes ready for the rental market. Thanks to our years of experience, we know what tenants are looking for in the area and can ensure that your home is ready.
- We promote this in the marketplace to find groups of residents who are interested in living here. Our goal is to get as many applicants to stay as possible so that we have a better choice for your tenants.
- We use a tenant verification service to ensure we find the right tenant. This service checks information about the past, rental history, and more.
We take care of all the day-to-day aspects of renting an apartment for you so you can relax. The idea behind hiring us to handle your rental property is that you can go about your daily life, as we handle all the complexities that happen with a 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Puyallup located?
Puyallup, a city located in Pierce County, Washington, is nestled in the picturesque Puyallup Valley. Spanning over 14.3 square miles, the city offers breathtaking views of lush green landscapes and farmlands, complemented by the majestic presence of Mount Rainier in the distance. Positioned approximately 10 miles southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles south of Seattle, Puyallup enjoys a central location within the region. Convenient transportation links, such as State Route 167, provide seamless connectivity to neighboring cities and highways, ensuring easy accessibility for residents and visitors alike. Puyallup serves as a thriving hub for business, commerce, and community activities in Pierce County, leveraging its strategic position. With its scenic beauty, convenient transportation infrastructure, and close proximity to major urban centers, Puyallup offers an appealing and accessible environment for individuals to live, work, and explore.
What is the population of Puyallup?
In 2023, Puyallup, Washington, has a population of 42,367, making it the 30th largest city in the state. The city spans over 14 square miles, resulting in a population density of 2,997 people per square mile. The median age in Puyallup is 38.3 years, with males averaging 37.4 years and females averaging 39.5 years. Unfortunately, Puyallup is currently experiencing a decline at a rate of -0.5% annually, with a population decrease of -1.49% since the most recent census in 2020, when it recorded a population of 43,009.
What are the educational opportunities in Puyallup?
Puyallup provides a wide range of educational opportunities for its residents. The city is served by the highly regarded Puyallup School District, which oversees multiple elementary, middle, and high schools. These schools are known for their dedicated faculty, comprehensive academic programs, and diverse extracurricular activities. Puyallup also offers access to higher education through institutions like Pierce College Puyallup, a community college that offers associate degree programs, vocational training, and transfer options to four-year universities. The college provides a supportive learning environment and resources for students pursuing higher education or career advancement. With its strong K-12 education system and access to higher learning, Puyallup ensures that residents have ample opportunities to achieve their educational aspirations.
What are the transportation options in Puyallup?
Puyallup provides a range of transportation options to cater to the needs of its residents and visitors. The city is well-connected through major highways such as State Route 167 and State Route 512, ensuring easy access to neighboring areas and destinations. Puyallup benefits from a comprehensive public transit system operated by Pierce Transit, offering convenient bus services within the city and connecting to nearby communities. For commuters heading to Seattle, the Sounder commuter train, operated by Sound Transit, offers a reliable and efficient transportation option. Additionally, Puyallup boasts well-maintained roadways and ample parking facilities, making driving a convenient choice for local and regional travel. With its diverse transportation infrastructure, Puyallup ensures seamless and accessible travel for residents and visitors alike.
Is real estate a worthy investment in Puyallup?
Puyallup presents compelling reasons to consider real estate investment. Its prime location in the scenic Puyallup Valley, close proximity to Tacoma and Seattle, and convenient access to major urban centers create a strong appeal. The city benefits from a steady and expanding population, indicating positive prospects for the real estate market. Puyallup offers a diverse range of housing options, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments, accommodating different preferences and budgets. The vibrant community, extensive amenities, and recreational opportunities further enhance its allure.