Serving All of San Fernando
Known as the “first city of the valley,” San Fernando is an established community with a wealth of professional and cultural offerings and a rich history—making it the perfect Southern California community to call home. If you have an investment property in San Fernando, chose a property management company that offers a comprehensive approach – Utopia Property Management.
With more than twenty years of experience managing a full-range of properties in Southern California, including top residential communities such as San Fernando, Utopia offers an extensive suite of services, including:
Marketing and advertising: Let our expert marketing professionals use their strong knowledge of market demands in San Fernando to help you prepare your property for listing, find the perfect tenant, and get a signed contract within 30 days of listing your property. We use a strategic approach to catch the attention of your ideal market by combining local advertising with regional online posting.
Tenant screening services: Utopia provides comprehensive background check services to support you in finding the best possible tenants. We also complete a thorough employment and income verification to help ensure only qualified applicants are considered for your property. Utopia Property Management offers these tenant review services as part of our complete process to serve your property management needs.
Management and consulting services: Utopia offers consulting services to answer your questions and help you to build strategies for property management success. The rental market can change quickly and having experts ready to advise you on the best practices for the San Fernando rental market is critical to your successful as a landlord and investor.
Repairs and maintenance: Property maintenance and attention to needed repairs is a necessary expense when renting out properties. The cost and time investment for maintenance is usually high and a continual frustration for property owners. With Utopia, you don’t need to spend your valuable time finding contractors and making repairs – we manage that for you! Our highly trained team of maintenance professionals can quickly respond to tenant requests and serve your needs for maintenance and repairs, all managed through our online portal. We hold our own general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), and for larger projects we work with vetted third-party contractors.
Accounting: Keeping track of your monthly finances for a property can be a headache! Utopia takes the stress away from monthly bookkeeping – we provide monthly, automated financial reports. These reports are generated by our team of expert accounts experts and are delivered directly to your Utopia web portal. You can access a full snap shot of all your investment properties, 24/7, from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Savvy management from Utopia for your rental property in San Fernando gives you peace-of-mind; you can be confident that your investments are being carefully managed and cultivated. Take the hard work out of property management; sit back and watch your returns grow – we will take care of the rest. Make the call to Utopia Property Management today.
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 San Fernando situated?
Within the Los Angeles metropolitan area, San Fernando, also known as "St. Ferdinand" in Spanish, is a general-law city located in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles County, California. It is a neighborhood within Los Angeles. The neighborhoods of Sylmar to the north, Lake View Terrace to the east, Pacoima to the south, and Mission Hills to the west completely encircle San Fernando.
What is the climate like in San Fernando?
The weather of San Fernando, California, is known for its pleasant summers and moderate winters. January's high temperature is typically 66°F (19°C), while June's high temperature is 78°F (26°C). On the other hand, the typical lows range from 50°F (10°C) in December to 43°F (6°C) in January. The city occasionally records record highs, such 114°F (46°C) in July, while its lowest temperature to date is 23°F (−5°C). With 18.58 inches (472 mm) of precipitation on average per year, January and February are the wettest months.
What are the recreational options in San Fernando?
The San Fernando Recreation and Community Services Department offers a variety of services and programs to city dwellers while managing parks and recreation centers. Customized social clubs help elders feel more connected by providing them with gardening and craft projects. Among the noteworthy parks are the Rudy Ortega Sr. Park, Las Palmas Park, Layne Park, Pioneer Park, the César E. Chávez Memorial Park, and the historic Casa de López Adobe. park, as well as the San Fernando Regional Park, also known as the San Fernando Recreation Park, which has a recreation center and sports facilities. The city also has the San Fernando Regional Pool and Cindy Montañez Natural Park (previously Pacoima Wash Natural Park), which is a peaceful location with picnic tables and walking pathways.
What are the educational opportunities in San Fernando?
Schools including O'Melveny Elementary, Morningside Elementary, San Fernando Elementary, and San Fernando High School are located in San Fernando, which is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Nueva Esperanza and PUC Inspire are two charter schools that serve the community. Sylmar's Los Angeles Mission College is the closest community college. PUC Schools' Lakeview Charter Academy and Triumph Charter Academy, which were formerly housed in San Fernando, are now situated in Sylmar. The former First Lutheran Schools also gave rise to a private institution called The Concordia Schools San Fernando, which amalgamated to become Concordia Junior Senior High School in 2011.
Located at the junction of the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the city of Glendale is a suburb of Los Angeles. Glendale is the 4th-largest city in Los Angeles, and 22nd-largest in California, with an estimated 202,000 residents in 42 neighborhoods.
Glendale Residents Guide: https://www.glendaleca.gov/residents
10 Reasons You Want Your Business in Glendale: https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/glendale-economic-development-corporation-/top-10-reasons-you-want-your-business-in-glendale
15 Best Things to do in Glendale: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g32431-Activities-Glendale_California.html