Serving All of Tumalo
Situated along the Deschutes River, Tumalo is a quaint Oregon town offering beautiful vistas and proximity to city centers. The name is derived from the language of the native Klamath people, translating to “wild plum”.
At Utopia Management, we have over 25 years of experience with rental management on the west coast. Our comprehensive services help you turn your rental property into a stress-free and successful venture. We can help you navigate the Tumalo housing market and maximize your investment return.
Firstly, we know that you don’t want just any tenant renting your property. You want the perfect tenant. We use a rigorous tenant screening process to find a tenant that is the right fit. And with an established online network and advanced marketing techniques, we find them fast.
With your properties filled, you won’t have to worry about security deposits, rent collection, lease agreements, maintenance, repairs, complaints, or evictions. We’ll handle everything. Our expert team includes in-house licensed contractors (#792427) to respond to maintenance requests promptly and save you money. For outside contract work, we’ve developed trusted relationships with quality companies to offer you the best rates. During the whole process, we give you 24/7 access to accounting information and send monthly reports on all income and expenses or bills paid on your behalf.
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
Where is Tumalo located?
Tumalo, Oregon is situated in north-central Deschutes County, conveniently located on U.S. Route 20 between Sisters and Bend. With Sisters located about 15 miles (24 km) to the northwest and Bend, the county seat, about 7 miles (11 km) to the south, Tumalo enjoys a strategic position within the region. The town encompasses an area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), consisting entirely of land, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. It is situated along the scenic Deschutes River, with Tumalo Creek joining the river approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of the town.
What are some popular attractions in Tumalo?
Tumalo, Oregon offers several popular attractions that cater to various interests. The picturesque Tumalo State Park awaits outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking trails, fishing spots, and scenic views of the Deschutes River. Visitors are drawn to the magnificent Tumalo Falls located nearby, showcasing its natural beauty. History enthusiasts can explore the High Desert Museum, a fascinating destination to learn about the cultural and natural heritage of the region. Additionally, Tumalo's charming farms and ranches provide farm-to-table experiences, opportunities to pick fresh produce, and the chance to interact with friendly animals.
What is the cost of living like in Tumalo?
Tumalo, Oregon has a cost of living that is generally higher than the national average. Housing prices in the area contribute significantly to the overall expenses, as they tend to be relatively expensive compared to other regions. Additionally, factors such as utilities, transportation, healthcare, and groceries may also contribute to the higher cost of living.
Is it worth to invest in real estate in Tumalo?
Investing in real estate in Tumalo, Oregon can be a worthwhile endeavor for several reasons. The area's growing popularity, natural beauty, and proximity to outdoor recreational opportunities make it an attractive market. Tumalo's close proximity to Bend, a larger city in the region, adds to its appeal and potential for growth. Limited land availability and the possibility of property appreciation over time further enhance the investment potential. However, as with any investment, it's essential to conduct thorough research, assess market conditions, and consider individual financial goals before making a decision.