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The Reed neighborhood of California lies just south of the downtown district in the San Rafael cityscape. With Richardson Bay just at the edge of the neighborhood, many single-family homes feature scenic views of the local waterways. Residents can moor their boats and other watercraft at the local marinas to enjoy waterside activities at their leisure. The Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve, Tiburon Uplands Preserve and other greenspaces offer ample opportunities to explore the local landscape and watch wildlife in their native habitats.

If you’d like to boost the performance of your commercial and residential rentals across the Reed region and beyond, partner with our team at Utopia Management. We specialize in the creation of management plans that boost revenues and minimize expenses across the board. Acquire our services to receive:

Advertising Campaigns: To fulfill our goal of acquiring excellent tenants within 30 days, we’ll employ the most effective high-tech and traditional marketing methods available. Our advertising campaigns highlight the best aspects of your rentals to drum up interest in your properties. Prospective tenants can attend our local marketing events to view the properties in question and fill out a rental application.

Management Support: Our all-inclusive management services allow you to collect excellent monthly revenues without directly attending to the needs of your rentals or valued residents. Our team will perform all management tasks to keep your rentals performing at their limits. We will offer your tenants our complete support to encourage them to renew their lease contracts at the end of every rental period.

Rental Upkeep Services: We provide top-notch rental upkeep services performed by our in-house, licensed (Lic. #792427) team of repair experts. Our team performs inspections, routine maintenance and emergency repairs as needed to keep your rentals functional and comfortable for your valued tenants. We can tap into our extensive network of third-party vendors for specialty services to complete large-scale or complex projects on schedule.

If you are ready to net great annual returns from your 94920 rental properties, contact our team at Utopia Management today. We look forward to helping you maximize your success while navigating the local rental market.

Property Management Office Serving Reed, CA

  • Property Management Company
  • Rental Management
  • Property Investment Company
  • Property Maintenance
  • Real Estate Consultants
  • Apartment Rental Agency
  • Commercial Real Estate Agency
  • Industrial Real Estate Agency
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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  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


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.


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

Is Reed considered a safe area?

The Reed neighborhood, like much of San Rafael, is generally considered to be a safe area with a relatively low crime rate compared to other neighborhoods in the city. Nevertheless, it's important to exercise caution and remain aware of your surroundings, as is advisable in any neighborhood.

What are the housing options in Reed?

Reed offers a variety of housing options, including single-family homes, apartments, and townhomes, with a mix of older and newer properties. Many of the single-family homes in the Reed neighborhood were built in the mid-20th century and have since been updated or renovated, while some newer homes have been constructed in more recent years. There are also some assisted living facilities and senior housing options available in the area.

What amenities are available in the Reed neighborhood?

The Reed neighborhood is located just south of San Rafael's downtown district, so residents have access to a range of amenities including shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. There are also several parks and recreational areas nearby, including the Boyd Memorial Park, the Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Divide Open Space Preserve, and the Marinwood Community Park.

What are schools like in Reed?

Reed is served by the San Rafael City Schools District, which includes several public schools with diverse educational programs. These schools have received positive ratings from parents and educators, with San Rafael High School being particularly well-regarded for its strong academics and extracurricular programs. The Reed neighborhood also offers several private school options, including Marin Academy and St. Raphael School. Overall, the schools in Reed are considered to be of good quality, with a range of programs and resources available to students of all ages and abilities.

Elly Johnson stands at the forefront of content research and online branding at Utopia Management. As the Content Marketing Manager, she delves deep into understanding local real estate and rental markets, fueled by her passion for travel and keen research skills. Elly is dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about where to reside. A proud alumna of the University of South Florida, located in the vibrant heart of Tampa Bay, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Her academic background and extensive travel experiences uniquely position her to provide insights that resonate with diverse audiences.

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