Serving All of Lockwood
For those who are searching for the prefect home, they may find that the Lockwood area is one to consider. There are several families who already call this area home. Many people who look at this area, automatically think that there is nothing to rent here. However, that is not the case. Many of those who have called this area home have realized just how great of an investment real estate can be. And it is this reason that rentals are becoming more and more popular in the Lockwood area.
Renting in Lockwood
Are you a landlord in the Lockwood area? If so, what is the one thing that you despise about this process? For most people, they hate having to find new tenants and get their rentals onto the market. They may make the mistake of thinking that people will come to them, but advertising is key for the right tenant. And that is where we can help!
How We Help
We are a full-service property management team that has experience in the Lockwood rental market. We know what people want and we know how to reach them. When you come to us with your rental property you are getting superb service that is going to render results. So, what all do we do for you?
For one, we advertise this rental property to the market. We utilize a variety of methods to reach the most people to ensure that you have a wide selection of tenants. Once people start to apply for this rental, we then go through each applicant to find those that are best suited for the home and who are going to treat your home with the respect that it deserves. Our job does not stop with finding you a tenant though! We also manage the daily activities, collect rent and even manage repairs that need to be made. Our services make it so that you have no hesitations about being a landlord in the Lockwood area.
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 Lockwood located?
Lockwood, a rural town on Storey County's northern edge in Nevada, lies about 10 miles to the east of Reno and Sparks. This small hamlet is an integral part of the bigger Reno-Sparks Metropolitan Area. Located between the Virginia Range to the south and the Truckee River to the north is the settlement of Lockwood. It is linked to the Reno-Sparks region by a bridge over the Truckee River on Canyon Way that crosses the Washoe County line and connects the region with an interchange (Exit 22) on Interstate 80.
What are the communities in Lockwood like?
The Rainbowbend subdivision and the Lockwood Community Corporation mobile home park are two of the communities that call Lockwood home. The neighborhood also has its own parks, elementary school, community centers, and businesses. Both the Storey County Fire Department and the Sheriff's Office have substations in Lockwood to better serve the residents. A food pantry and clothing closet are examples of community resources.
What are the schools in Lockwood?
The kindergarten through fifth-grade children in the Lockwood area attend Hillside Elementary, an elementary school in the Storey County School District. In comparison to the districts nearby, class sizes are typically roughly one-third lower. Both Virginia City Middle School and Virginia City High School, which both serve grades 6 through 12, are attended by older students.
What is the population of Lockwood?
Approximately 29,163 people live in Lockwood's entire city, which has a density of roughly 1.1 persons per square mile. The greater Metro Area has a density of about 90,264 people.