Serving All of Simi Valley
Located in a valley of the same name, the city of Simi Valley is in Ventura County – only about thirty miles from Downtown Los Angeles. In 2014, the population was estimated at 126,871 residents, a large percentage of whom commute to neighboring cities. A study done at the University of Vermont listed Simi Valley as the fifth happiest city in the United States. According to FBI crime statistics released in 2013, it ranked as the seventh safest city in the country with a population over 100,000.
Simi Valley is a populous and popular place to live and own property. If you own rental property in the 93063, 93065, or 93099 zip codes or are considering a purchase in the area, Utopia Management can help you get the most out of your rental property. Our services include:
Marketing and Advertising: Utopia Management balanaces online and offline marketing strategies to ensure that awareness of your desirable Simi Valley property reaches as many viable tenants as possible. From listing your property on popular rental websites to utilizing property signage and our own referral base, we’ll deliver a proven marketing method that almost always results in filling the vacancy within a month.
Tenant Screening: To ensure that vacancies are filled with the right tenant, we put every adult applicant through a rigorous program of background checks. We run credit checks, search for prior evictions, and even contact former landlords – everything we can do to ensure you a qualified tenant.
Management and Consulting: Not only will we take care of the day-to-day tasks of managing your propertly, such as collecting rents, enforcing HOA rules, and serving legal notices, but your management team is also available to advise you on matters like assessing an appropriate rent for the area or deciding which improvements might increase the value of your property.
Maintenance and Repairs: When it comes to maintaining your property or making emergency repairs, Utopia Management can handle everything – with as little cost to you and as little inconvenience to your tenants as possible. We have a general contractor’s license (#792427) that allows us to do some work in-house, although we may contract some work out to trusted local third-party vendors.
Accounting: Your Simi Valley property represents a substantial financial investment. We know how important it is for you to be able to check on the health of your investment at any time. This is why we provide the owner web portal, which allows you to log in and check a comprehensive monthly financial statement whenever you like – showing all financial activity for your property.
If you are interested in owning a piece of rental property in Simi Valley, but you’ve been shying away from some of the hassles and worries involved in property management, let Utopia Management handle it for you. We will take care of all day-to-day management tasks and keep you updated on everything pertaining to your property. This gives you peace of mind with your valuable property investment. Call us today to learn more!
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