Serving All of San Ramon
Over 30,000 students attend the public schools across San Ramon with many continuing on to pursue higher education at the three local university campuses. On days off, many residents travel to Memorial Park for picnics, pickup sports games and other outdoor recreational opportunities. The new downtown district provides opportunities to shop, watch movies and enjoy delicious meals at locally-owned restaurants.
You can maximize the overall financial health of your 94582 commercial and residential investment properties by acquiring support from our team at Utopia Management. Our team will help you identify the needs of your properties and tenants, and then create a personalized management plan to best care for your rentals. Our custom services include:
Consulting Services: Through our consulting program, our team will teach you how to properly handle marketing, management and maintenance tasks for the total care of your rentals. We have honed our skills through over 20 years of offering property management services across California and beyond. With our support, you can maximize the revenues produced by each of your commercial and residential properties every month.
Management Support: If you prefer to take a hands-off approach to property management, allow our team to complete every phase of the process for you. We will expertly market each vacant rental to secure a signed rental contract within 30 days. Our team will always offer complete support to your tenants to facilitate the signing of lease renewals at the end of every contract period. With our help, your rentals will achieve maximum revenues with minimal expenses month after month.
Financial Reports: Our skilled accounting team generates highly-informative financial reports for each of the rentals under our care. You can access these monthly performance reports by using your phone, computer or tablet to navigate to your secure online portal. With a brief review, you can rest assured that your 94582 rentals are hitting your ideal revenue metrics and performing well beyond your expectations.
We welcome you to contact our team at Utopia Management to acquire our dedicated service and support every step of the way. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve your San Ramon rental market goals.
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 Ramon located?
San Ramon is a city in Contra Costa County, California, and approximately 34 miles (55 kilometers) east of San Francisco. It is situated in the San Ramon Valley. Nearly all areas of the city can clearly see Mount Diablo, which flanks the city to the northeast. At the northern extremity of Bollinger Canyon, San Ramon's extreme northwest is bordered by the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness. On San Ramon's western boundary, almost halfway between Interstate 680 and the Alameda County line, is the smaller Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve.
What is the climate like in San Ramon?
According to the Weather Spark, San Ramon experiences a Mediterranean climate with long, warm, dry summers and short, cold, wet winters. The average temperature ranges from 40°F to 82°F throughout the year, with July being the hottest month, reaching an average high of 81°F. Conversely, January is the coldest month, with an average low of 40°F.
How is the economy in San Ramon?
San Ramon's economy is driven by the master-planned office park development, Bishop Ranch, which provides a substantial tax base for the city. This 585-acre business park was once farmland and is now home to several major corporations, including Chevron Corporation's headquarters and the West Coast headquarters of AT&T Inc. Other companies with a significant presence in Bishop Ranch include United Parcel Service and Toyota. The city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report lists Chevron as the largest employer in San Ramon, followed by Pacific Gas & Electric and Bank of the West. In addition to the thriving business district, the city boasts a newly developed downtown area with various shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and opened in November 2018. San Ramon's prosperous economy has even earned it the distinction of being the wealthiest city not only in California but in the entire United States, according to USA Today in 2020.
What are schools like in San Ramon?
Around 32,000 children attend the public schools in San Ramon, which are a part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 2 high schools—California High School and Dougherty Valley High School—are located inside the city. The district also offers credit recovery programs and alternatives to traditional schooling for pupils who are homeschooled. In addition, San Ramon is home to the regional campuses of the University of San Francisco, Diablo Valley College, and the UC Davis Graduate School of Management's Bay Area program.
What are the transportation options in San Ramon?
San Ramon's transportation options include local bus service provided by County Connection, with the nearest BART station being West Dublin/Pleasanton station about 6 miles away. The major freeway serving the area is Interstate 680, while there are no US highways or California state highways passing through the city. For air travel, San Ramon is located between Buchanan Field Airport and Livermore Municipal Airport, although neither airport offers regular commercial service. The closest airport with such service is Oakland International Airport, with San Francisco International Airport handling most international traffic to the area.
Walnut Creek, of Contra Costa County, is located in the East Bay region about 16 miles east of Oakland. The city features an active downtown neighborhood with hundred-year-old architecture, and plenty of high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
Walnut Creek Arts & Recreation: https://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/arts-and-recreation
Community and Economic Development: https://www.walnut-creek.org/departments/community-and-economic-development
Walnut Creek Visitor’s Guide: https://www.visitwalnutcreek.org/