Serving All of Solano County
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 Solano County situated?
California, in the United States, is home to the county of Solano. In the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, Solano County is located in the northeast. The San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical region, which also includes Solano County, is made up of the Vallejo-Fairfield metropolitan statistical area. Fairfield serves as the county seat.
What are the different communities in Solano County?
Numerous communities can be found in Solano County, including Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield (the county seat), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, and Vallejo. In addition, there are census-designated areas, including Hartley, Green Valley, Allendale, and Elmira. These towns add to the diverse fabric of Solano County. The most populous city is Vallejo, which is followed in size by Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Benicia, Dixon, Rio Vista, and a number of other smaller towns.
How is the transportation in Solano County?
Major highways including Interstate 80, Interstate 505, Interstate 680, and Interstate 780, as well as state routes, make up the extensive transportation network in Solano County. Services like SolTrans, San Francisco Bay Ferry, Fairfield and Suisun Transit, Vacaville City Coach, and Rio Vista Delta Breeze provide excellent public transportation, making it simple to travel both inside the county and to nearby areas. Greyhound and Amtrak provide long-distance intercity services, and Rio Vista Municipal Airport and Nut Tree Airport also offer general aviation services.
How much is the cost of living in Solano County?
According to BestPlaces.net, Solano County has a Cost of Living score of 134.3, which indicates a total cost of living that is 34.3% higher than the national average and 10.4% higher than the state of California's average. Solano's median home price is $576,100, which is 21.5% less than California's median but a gain of 70.4% over the national average. Here, renting a two-bedroom apartment costs $1,960 per month, which is 9.7% less than the state average but 37.1% more than the national average. It is advised to earn a minimum of $64,800 per year for a single individual and $110,520 per year for a family to live well in Solano County.
The population of Sacramento, CA is just over 508,000, making it the 35th largest city in the country.
The Old Sacramento Historic Park, a business district from the 1850’s, was made a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
The Eagle Theater was the first permanent theater ever built in California, and still stands today. It is rumored that the theater is haunted.
Sacramento is home to the American River Bike Trail. The 32 mile trail is fully-paved with two lanes and amenities such as restrooms and water fountains.
According to rentcafe.com, the average apartment size in Sacramento, CA is 823 square feet; the average rent is $1,404.
Sacramento is the fastest-growing market in the country for apartment rentals, according to the Yardi Matrix Analysis Q2 2019. Current occupancy is 96.8%. The downtown and midtown areas are most in demand, and have shown a rise in rental rates.
A Zillow study recently found that from 2018 to 2019, Sacramento ranked second in the country for cities searched by outsiders looking to relocate.
Sacramento overall vacancy rate: 14.2%
Average asking rent: $23.65 per square foot
National average asking rent: $36.44
Though Sacramento has shown the most growth in the suburban sector, the city also shows steady gains in the office market. Education, health, leisure, and hospitality sectors have reported the highest growth over the previous year, up 5.4%.
Demand for high-quality properties has risen over the last five years, and has led to an increase in construction in the area. Approximately 68,700 square feet were added in the first half of 2019, and additional 149,100 is expected by year end.
19.8% of Sacramento’s jobs are using office spaces, the lowest number seen in a decade, and just below the current national average of 21.5%.
In June of 2019, Sacramento unanimously approved appropriating $10 million to the Innovation & Growth Fund, aiming to attract startups and provide them with the knowledge and resources to grow.
The program provides grants and investments for startups in the accelerator/incubation period, as well as to companies who can assist them, and educational programs to benefit entrepreneurs. THe city plans to partner with a non-profit organization focused on economic development to invest $1 million in funding for local companies. An additional $2 million in investments will be planned to attract startups from outside the region
Sacramento, the capitol city of California, is full of history. From the start of the Gold Rush and some of the country’s first railroad developments, to recent grants provided to foster and develop startup companies, Sacramento has been a desired location for decades.