Serving All of Mentone
A suburban town in San Bernardino County, Mentone has a population of 8,720 and over 110 businesses. Though the community is small, Mentone is growing, both in terms of population and economic opportunities. With an active chamber of commerce, an average age of just over 33, and a median household income of nearly $60,000, Mentone is a comfortable location for upper-middle class professionals, families, and small business owners. As the Mentone community continues to expand, so does its housing market. In fact, just under 40% of Mentone residents were renters as of the 2010 census.
If you own a rental property in growing Mentone, Utopia Property Management can help you make the most of this expanding market. A recognized leader in Southern California property management, we specialize in helping landlords maximize their revenue, decrease their costs, and simplify their duties with comprehensive property management services. We can’t wait to help you grow along with Mentone!
With more than 20 years of experience supporting single-family, apartment, and commercial rentals in Mentone and its surrounding communities, we have an extensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that come hand in hand with property ownership in Southern California. Our understanding of the local market and our in-depth experience in all aspects of property management will help you maximize rent revenue while minimizing vacancies. Our comprehensive package includes the following services:
Marketing: By blending traditional and digital marketing techniques, we create a robust and extensive marketing strategy that is designed to get your rental noticed. Our techniques include utilizing innovative and cutting-edge web-based listing, including placing your rental on the most trusted housing websites in the Southern California area. Our unique and effective marketing plans are proven to reduce vacancies by connecting you with prospective tenants quickly.
Tenant Screening: To reap the full benefits of your Mentone investment property, you need to ensure that you select quality, qualified tenants. Our in-depth screening process verifies identity, employment, income, and credit information, ensuring that the tenants you choose responsible – both in terms of financial obligations and respect to your property.
Management Consulting: By applying our property management expertise and knowledge of the Mentone housing market, we can help you make tough decisions about your property. Whether you’re setting new rates, altering your leases, or turning your former home into a rental, we’re here to help you cut your costs, boost your quality, and improve your revenue.
Maintenance: With a general contractor’s license (#792427) and a fully equipped staff of home repair professionals, we can take care of all your maintenance concerns, from electrical rewiring to new roofs! Typically, our services are better quality and less expensive than our external competition, so you save money, and you don’t have to worry about handling troublesome maintenance problems on your own.
Accounting: We make sure you have the best possible understanding of your financial health by providing a monthly accounting report with a detailed overview of all of your revenue and expenses. Because we deliver the report directly to your online account each month, you have it quickly, confidentially, and whenever you need it.
At Utopia, we can’t wait to see your rental properties thrive as Mentone grows! Always committed to client success, we want to make your landlord experience as smooth, simple, and profitable as possible. If you need a caring, results-focused company to manage your property, contact Utopia today!
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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