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All of these cities that have state route 1 running through them this far up the pacific coasts are going to feature some great views of wildlife and the sea. For some travelers these cities are one more stop on their way to the San Francisco area or Silicon Valley trip. However, Seaside along with some of the neighboring cities certainly has a lot to offer to both locals and tourists.

For one, you get the Cali vibes through and through every single day. Yet, you’re an area that is not going to be as hectic as San Fran, and certainly not the LA area. Those reasons alone have prompted plenty of folks to move out here. You’re still really a short drive away from some of the main urban areas in the state. Seaside has become a Haven for Silicon Valley workers for example. This was even in the pre-pandemic era. People were already looking to settle down in areas that were close enough to work to the point where they could make the drive up without too much of a fuss. Yet, their living area allowed them to have a quitter family life on the beach.

Sure you can go ahead and buy a beachfront home in San Fran or any of the other main cities nearby. Yet, you don’t get the calmness that Seaside is certainly able to offer. People who own property out here certainly know that all too well. Speaking of people who own property out here, if you’re one of those people and you want to put your real estate investment to work for you, why not hire a property management firm? There’s a good chance that you’ve invested quite a bit on the property. Why risk having tenants tear it up? A good property management firm is going to look out for your interests as a property owner while taking care of your tenants so that you don’t have to!

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We know how to market your property.

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
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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
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Homes & Condos

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.

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Thorough Tenant Screening

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.
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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
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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 Seaside located?

Seaside is a city in Monterey County, California, located on the central coast along Monterey Bay. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and neighboring cities Monterey and Sand City to the east. Seaside enjoys a convenient location near major highways, including Highway 1 and Highway 218. With its coastal beauty and close proximity to attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pebble Beach, Seaside offers residents and visitors stunning ocean views and recreational opportunities.

What are some popular attractions in Seaside?

Seaside offers a range of popular attractions for residents and visitors to enjoy. One of the main highlights is the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, which showcases a diverse array of marine life and offers educational programs for all ages. The city is also home to the scenic coastline, where visitors can explore beautiful sandy beaches, take leisurely walks along the shore, and indulge in water activities such as surfing and kayaking. Additionally, nearby attractions like the famous 17-Mile Drive and the scenic Pebble Beach Golf Links provide opportunities for stunning coastal views and world-class golfing experiences. Visitors can also explore the historic Cannery Row in neighboring Monterey, which features a variety of shops, restaurants, and galleries. With its natural beauty and proximity to iconic attractions, Seaside is an enticing destination for both outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking cultural experiences.

What are schools like in Seaside?

The schools in Seaside, California are committed to providing students with a quality education. The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District serves the city and offers a range of educational programs from elementary to high school. Seaside High School, the local high school, provides a diverse range of academic offerings, extracurricular activities, and sports teams for students to engage in. The district also includes several elementary and middle schools, ensuring a comprehensive education for students of all grade levels. Additionally, families have the option of choosing from various private schools in and around Seaside. With a focus on academic excellence and a supportive learning environment, the schools in Seaside strive to empower students and foster their success.

Is Seaside a safe place to live?

Seaside is known to be a safe place to live. The city has a comparatively low crime rate, and residents can feel secure in their daily lives. The local police force is committed to maintaining public safety and works diligently to protect the community. Engaged residents and neighborhood watch programs also contribute to creating a safe and secure environment.

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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