Serving All of Universal City
Located within the beautiful San Fernando Valley is the enclave of Universal City, home to Universal Studios. Residents here enjoy attractions like the Universal Studios theme park and the Gibson Amphitheater. There is no shortage of fabulous shopping and dining in Universal City, with its dazzling array of shops and restaurants at Universal City Walk – an entertainment area popular with residents and visitors, alike. Universal City is also a great place to spot celebrities because the film studio here is one of the largest in the world. If you’re a Universal City rental property owner, choose the services of Utopia Property Management for all of your property management needs.
Utopia Property Management is proud to serve the Southern California region. With over 20 years of experience, our professionals understand what it takes to effectively manage every type of rental property. Maximize your results with our services, which include:
Rental Marketing Services
Attract prospective tenants with our rental marketing and advertising services. Our goal is to have a tenant in your property within 30 days — something we achieve through innovative and effective online and offline marketing strategies. Your rental will not only be listed on a number of leading real estate websites, it will also be promoted through local advertising and events.
Minimize your risk with our tenant screening services, which ensure that you acquire tenants who are able to pay their rent on a timely basis. Not only do we conduct credit checks, but we also perform employment verifications, check references, and conduct criminal background checks. Our screening services are designed to save our clients time and money.
Management and Consulting
If you have questions, we have answers! We offer consulting services that include, but are not limited to: pricing your rental properties, setting up your property for showing, and educating you on the latest real estate trends. Minimize hassle and maximize return on investment by working with our management professionals — whether you have one property to manage or several, we’re here to help.
Maintenance and Repairs
Keeping your properties well-maintained is crucial when it comes to attracting and retaining quality tenants. In addition, a well-maintained property ensures that you get the best price possible for your rental. Our maintenance and repair professionals can not only perform regular maintenance on your Universal City properties, but they can also provide day and night emergency repair services for your tenants.
Money management can be complicated. Keeping and managing accurate records and understanding how to analyze these records is imperative to your success. Through the Utopia web portal, you will receive monthly reports that not only detail your income and expenses but also offer an accurate portrait of your rental property’s financial performance.
Choose quality representation for your Universal City rental property by partnering with Utopia Property Management. As the largest rental management company in Southern California, we’re proud to offer stellar management services for rentals of all types. Contact us today — our friendly and experienced property management professionals are here to serve you!
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
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