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San Clemente is a picturesque beachfront community that offers a wide range of attractions and events. The biggest draw for many, of course, is the western border of San Clemente – the Pacific Ocean. The gorgeous beaches and temperate climate deliver a relaxing and peaceful experience for inhabitants and visitors, alike. The city slogan is “Spanish Village by the Sea,” and it perfectly captures the abundant Spanish-influenced architectural touches that grace the city. Several of the newer communities in San Clemente are built in the Spanish Revival style and are quite exclusive. If you’re looking for San Clemente property management services – look no further than Utopia Property Management. We offer an extensive background of property management in Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties.

From our humble beginnings in 1994, to our current status as the largest management company in Southern California, Utopia Property Management can be your trusted partner to help you manage all of your investment properties. Our family-owned and operated business offers a comprehensive suite of San Clemente rental services, including:

Marketing your San Clemente property: Whether you own an investment home or a commercial building for rent, we’ll complete a total marketing campaign that includes physical signage, local advertising, and listing your property on many rental websites. Our goal is to deliver a qualified tenant and a signed contract quickly.

Tenant search and screening: Finding the right tenant involves more than just discovering a potential renter with housing needs. You’ll truly want to create a set of parameters and stick to your plan. We complete a comprehensive and insightful background and credit check that helps us weed out prospective tenants who don’t meet your guidelines – or ours! Employment, income, and identity verification are a few of the additional pieces we’ll complete.

Management and consulting work: Whether you’re new to the rental market or you are a seasoned investment property owner, we’ll partner with you to generate the absolute best possible return on investment. We can provide guidance on staging your home for show-readiness, or discuss ways to maximize rental income potential through minor home or office upgrades. We are the local market experts throughout Orange, San Diego, and Riverside counties.

Maintenance: Repairs and common maintenance issues don’t have to be a time-consuming problem anymore. We maintain a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) and employ a team of highly skilled maintenance professionals that can handle just about any repair or upkeep issue at the property. We’re often priced at market-rate or lower, and our teams will quickly get to know your rental unit – saving time and hassle.

Accounting work: At the end of the day, you need to be kept informed on the financial performance of your rental property. Our accounting team will deliver a full financial report to your Utopia web portal each month. This will show all of the revenue and expense items related to your property, including any bills paid by us.

We are honored that you are considering Utopia Property Management to handle the management of your investment property. With twenty years of experience in the local area and an in-depth understanding of the San Clemente real estate and rental market, we’re ready to help you grow your rental revenues and position yourself for even greater success.

Property Management Office Serving San Clemente, 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

Where is San Clemente located?

California's Orange County is home to the American city of San Clemente. It's on California's southern coast, in the Orange Coast area. Camp Pendleton and the Trestles surf beach in nearby San Diego County border San Clemente to the south; Cleveland National Forest borders the city to the east; Dana Point borders the city to the northwest; San Juan Capistrano borders the city to the north; and CDP Rancho Mission Viejo borders the city to the northeast. The city is 19.5 square miles (51 km2) in size, according to the US Census Bureau. Of it, 0.8 square miles (or 3.89%) are water and 18.7 square miles are land.

What is the average climate in San Clemente?

Located in a Mediterranean environment, San Clemente often has temperatures in the 70s °F (20s °C). August is the warmest month, with an average high of 79 °F (26 °C), and December is the coldest, with an average high of 64 °F (18 °C). In 2010, there was a good 310 days of sunshine and 10.5 inches (270 mm) of annual rainfall in the city. The Pacific Ocean moderates warm winters and mild summers, creating a climate that is different from the usual Mediterranean pattern. The climate is characterized by little volatility in temperature, both seasonally and daily.

What are the educational opportunities in San Clemente?

Three middle schools, Bernice Ayer, Shorecliffs, and Vista Del Mar, and six elementary schools, Truman Benedict, Concordia Elementary, Las Palmas, Marblehead Elementary, and Lobo Elementary, make up San Clemente, which is a member of the Capistrano Unified School District. San Clemente High School is known for its accomplishments in academics, music, and athletics. It also provides an International Baccalaureate Program and a wide range of advanced credit courses. A notable feature of Las Palmas Elementary is its dual immersion curriculum. In 2016, Avenida La Pata was extended to allow pupils to access San Juan Hills High School, which is nearby. Furthermore, Capistrano Connections Academy is a public K–12 virtual school with flexible hours. For locals, the closest public college is Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.

How is the economy in San Clemente?

Corporate headquarters for the medical equipment industries of Cameron Health and ICU Medical, fast-casual Asian eatery Pick Up Stix, luxury sandal manufacturer Rainbow Sandals, and socks and underwear company Stance Socks are all located in San Clemente. The city, also referred to as the "Spanish Village by the Sea," is a well-liked travel destination with landmarks including the San Clemente Pier and Casa Romantica, a historic cultural hub. While the areas feature a variety of architectural forms, downtown is home to lovely restaurants and stores with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The city's major employers include the Capistrano Unified School District, Ralphs, Target, ICU Medical, Albertsons, Walmart, the City of San Clemente, Glaukos Corp., Fisherman's Restaurants, and Lowe's. Renovations in North Beach have given the area new life. A large number of locals are employed at the adjacent USMC Base Camp Pendleton.

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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