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Sawtelle is located on the west side of Los Angeles, CA, and is an area rich with Japanese culture. Also sometimes referred to as Little Osaka, Sawtelle boasts incredible restaurants, locally-owned boutiques, and upscale Japanese markets. You’ll also find plenty of chain stores in the area, including Wal-Mart and CVS. When it comes to residential properties, Sawtelle has a wide array of homes, apartment buildings and condos from which to choose. Interstate-405 is nearby, making it easy for residents to get around by car. The area also has a good public transit system, so navigating the neighborhood is convenient. The vibrant area of Sawtelle has plenty of offer residents and property investors, alike.


Fill your Sawtelle vacancy fast with services from Utopia Management. We’re the largest property management company in Southern California, and we offer numerous customizable services, including:


Marketing and advertising: We’ll work hard to secure a signed rental contract within 30 days. Our marketing campaigns combine traditional signage and print ads with high-tech website listings.

Tenant screening: We’ll make sure your next tenant is the right fit for your property. Our screening process includes a criminal background check and a series of financial verifications.

Management and consulting: Our general management services can save you time – allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business. We can also provide consulting services to answer all of your questions and expand your knowledge.

Repairs and maintenance: Keep your rental property in great shape with regular maintenance by our licensed contracting team. We can also handle emergency repairs in a timely fashion, and our services are affordable, too!

Accounting services: Keep track of your property’s financial performance with our detailed accounting reports. Your reports are accessible 24/7 right from your convenient web portal.

Contact Utopia today to discuss your Sawtelle property with one of our management experts. We look forward to serving you.

Property Management Office Serving Sawtelle, 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 Sawtelle located?

Part of the West Los Angeles subregion, Sawtelle is a neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. The Sawtelle neighborhood, a 1.82-square-mile section of Los Angeles, is part of the incorporated Sawtelle region, which is located south of the unincorporated area. Its approximate borders are as follows: Bringham Avenue, San Vicente Boulevard, and the V.A.; to the east, National Boulevard; to the south, Centinela Avenue; and to the west, the Interstate 405 highway. territory to the north. Sawtelle's smaller unincorporated section is entirely encircled by Los Angeles, spanning 576.5 acres. The Sawtelle city district, which is currently a part of West Los Angeles and the larger city of Los Angeles, borders the unincorporated territory on the south. Its northern boundaries are Westwood and Brentwood.

What are some popular spots in Sawtelle?

Two prestigious arthouse cinemas may be found at Sawtelle, a cultural center in Santa Monica. Founded in 1929, the Nuart Theatre presents indie films as well as recurring presentations of beloved films like The Rocky Horror Show. One of Southern California's few single-screen cinemas still in operation is the Laemmle Royal Theater, which opened in 1924. Famous albums like Steely Dan's Aja and Frank Zappa's Joe's Garage, as well as important film and television soundtracks, were recorded in the famed recording studio The Village. The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle adds to West Los Angeles's diverse cultural landscape. Sawtelle's centerpiece, Stoner Park, has a skate plaza, playground, tennis courts, and a Japanese garden among its recreational features.

What are the educational options in Sawtelle?

Several elementary and middle schools, including Brockton Avenue School, Richland Avenue Elementary School, Nora Sterry Elementary School, and Daniel Webster Middle School, serve Sawtelle, which is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Sawtelle area is included in the University High School attendance district. Arete Preparatory Academy, Brawerman Elementary School, New Horizon School, New Roads Elementary School, Park Century School, Saint Sebastian School, Southern California Montessori School, and Wildwood School are among the private school options. near its Santa Monica site near Daniel Webster Middle in Sawtelle, Asahi Gakuen, a Japanese weekend supplemental school, provides high school instruction among its academic offerings.

How is the transportation system in Sawtelle?

Sawtelle's extensive public transit network includes the Los Angeles Metro bus system, which connects it well, as well as the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus system. The LA Metro D Line extension phase three is currently under construction, and it will eventually connect Koreatown's Wilshire/Western station to Sawtelle. The West Los Angeles VA Medical Center will be the final stop on the line, and it is anticipated to open in 2027. The neighborhood is reachable via the Bundy Station on the LA Metro E Line. Sawtelle was named one of Los Angeles's top 10 walkable neighborhoods in 2017 in part because it takes part in the LA Department of Transportation's Slow Street initiative, which aims to create pedestrian-friendly environments by minimizing car traffic and encouraging slower driving speeds.

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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