Serving All of Gorman
If you want to live in a small town, have a bit of a country life experience and remain within the LA county then you have to go to Gorman. It features some of the most beautiful scenery in this part of the state. Really the city center can be used in a wide variety of Hollywood productions that want to make you believe that you’re somewhere in the midwest. It’s far enough from the hectic streets of LA to where traffic and things like that are by no means going to be an issue for you. At the same time, it’s close enough that you can take a ride down to the big city virtually whenever you want.
If you own property out here and you want to rent it out, getting the help of a property management firm is going to make all of the sense in the world. The only reason why it wouldn’t make sense is if you literally continued to live next door and you were ready and willing to cater to your tenant’s every need. Otherwise looking for outside help is going to be the best way to go. Particularly if you don’t live in or around the Gorman area. Imagine having to head from LA or Bakersfield just to check on the leaky pipe or the door that keeps getting stuck. Those trips are going to literally cut into the rent check that you hope to get on time at the end of the month.
One of the main reasons why people literally chose to allow their properties to sit unused is because they don’t want to deal with tenants. In a place like Gorman, having any type of facility go unused for a while can bring a ton of issues to the forefront after only a short period of time. Get the help you need, and allow your real estate portfolio to work for you.
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
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
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
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
What is the weather like in Gorman?
Gorman has a semi-arid climate characterized by hot summers and mild winters. Throughout the summer months of June to August, the average high temperature is approximately 88°F (31°C), whereas during the winter months of December to February, the average low temperature hovers around 39°F (4°C). Precipitation levels in Gorman are generally low, with the majority of rainfall occurring during the winter season.
What is the economy like in Gorman?
Gorman's economy is largely reliant on the service industry, especially the hospitality and tourism sectors. Its location along Interstate 5, which links Los Angeles with the northwestern United States, makes it a popular stopover point for travelers. Consequently, there are several gas stations, motels, and restaurants in the area that cater to the needs of visitors. Along with these, a few small retail stores and local businesses provide goods and services to the community. Gorman also hosts several ranches and farms in its surrounding regions that offer agricultural products such as crops, livestock, and hay.
What are some popular attractions in Gorman?
Gorman is located near several outdoor recreation areas, including Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, Tejon Ranch Conservancy, and the Los Padres National Forest. Additionally, the town is home to the Gorman Post Road, which is a historic road that was used by early settlers and is now a popular hiking trail.
What is the median home value in Gorman?
As of March 2023, the median listing price for homes in Gorman, CA was $599K, reflecting a 30.2% increase from the previous year. Additionally, the median listing price per square foot was reported to be $293.