Serving All of Yolo
Yolo is a county that is considered to be a part of the Sacramento area. There are several people who call this county home and love living here thanks to its rich history and the rural aspects that the area still has. With its location just a few minutes from downtown Sacramento, it allows a person to have the best of all worlds. For this reason, several people are looking to make this their home. For those who own property here, they could find that turning this into a rental property is one of the best investment decisions that they could make. However, do not let the idea of being a landlord steer you away from this decision…we have services that can help.
Services We Offer
We offer several services that are meant to handle the entire rental process. For one, we help to advertise and market your property to the rental market in order to find a suitable tenant. Once applications roll in, we take the time to find the best tenant among those who are interested. We utilize background investigations and past rental history to make the best decision possible for your property.
From there, we handle the day to day affairs that can arise when dealing with a rental property. If there is a repair that needs fixing, we handle this. We also handle the maintenance that comes along with a rental property. And finally, we handle the accounting aspects of collecting rent and all that goes into a rental property. Our services are designed so that you can simply invest into this opportunity without having to do the work.
Why should you choose us? We are a property management firm in Yolo that knows the area. And we want this area to stay as great as it is now. That is why we treat every rental as though this is our own home.
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 Yolo located?
In California's Yolo County, Yolo is both an unincorporated community and a census-designated place. It's 24 miles from Sacramento, the state capital, and 4.9 miles from Woodland, the county seat. At 82 feet above sea level, it is situated. The CDP is entirely on land and has a total area of 1.4 square miles, according to the United States Census Bureau.
What is the average weather in Yolo?
Yolo County has a Mediterranean climate with rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Summertime temperatures typically range from 75°F (23.9°C) to 90°F (32.2°C), while wintertime highs and lows hover around 55°F (12.8°C) and 40°F (4.4°C), respectively. The area experiences yearly rainfall of about 18 inches (46 cm) and little to no snowfall. Yolo County has more sunshine days than the typical American county (265 vs. 205). The region rarely experiences snowfall, averaging 0 inches yearly, compared to the U.S. average of 28 inches. Precipitation occurs on around 65 days each year, totaling 24 inches of rain, less than the U.S. average of 38 inches.
What are the educational opportunities in Yolo?
The Woodland Joint Unified School District is home to Yolo's continuation high school, Cache Creek High School, which is named for the surrounding stream of water. Unless high school students choose to attend Cache Creek, Yolo residents attend schools in Woodland.
How is the cost of living in Yolo?
The cost of living in Yolo, California is 13% more than the national average. Housing costs in Yolo are 18% more expensive than the national average, and utilities costs are 6% more expensive. Gas prices and transportation costs, such as bus fares, are 24% more than the national average. The cost of groceries is 6% more expensive in Yolo than it is nationwide. Yolo's cost of healthcare is 14% greater than the national average.
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.