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  • Advertising on the most popular rental websites, including
  • Market research on rent values of local competitive properties
  • Quality grade photography and attractive listings
  • Thorough tenant screening
  • Showings 7 days a week
  • Online Rent Collection and direct deposits to owners
  • Professional lease management and enforcement
  • Full service maintenance utilizing our preferred vendors or in-house technicians
  • Move-In and Move-Out inspections
  • Up to date on federal, state and local real estate laws
  • Full accounting and monthly statements
  • Real estate portfolio strategies

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Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Lakeside

The San Diego County community of Lakeside is an equestrian’s dream. This area is known for its rodeo affiliations, large tracts of horse properties, and abundant opportunities for outdoor activities. Lakeside, as its name implies, sits adjacent to three popular bodies of water – Lake Jennings, the San Vicente Reservoir, and the El Capitan Reservoir. Prolific hiking trails, mountain biking areas, and fishing opportunities abound in this mountainous area. If you’re looking for Lakeside property management services, it is important to partner with a management company that has years of experience in this unique part of San Diego.

At Utopia Property Management, we’re proud to say that we’ve been serving this area with top quality property management services for over twenty years. Founded in 1994 and family owned and operated, Utopia Property Management delivers a client experience that is unheard of in the contemporary property management world. We offer a comprehensive suite of Lakeside rental services that will allow you to actually enjoy the process of being a rental property owner. Some of our important activities include:

Marketing and advertising your rental: Our deep network of affiliates often allows us to find a prospective tenant before the first advertisement lands. If not, we post your rental property on the most high performance websites, and we’ll conduct more traditional marketing methods like signage and local ads. Our goal is to have a renter in your property within 30 days.

Tenant screening services: You want the right person in your property. A problematic tenant can be a bigger headache than you can ever imagine, so we go to great lengths to thoroughly screen and vet all qualified applicants. From background checks and credit reports, to income, employment, and identity verification – we have systems in place to ensure you find the perfect match for your property.

Management services: From helping you prep and stage the property for showing to gathering local market data to help set rent amounts, our market managers are the reason we’re so successful. A razor-sharp insight in terms of local trends sets them apart, and will help you maximize your rental income potential.

Maintenance issues: There is no reason that you should have to worry about the maintenance issues at your rental property. If you have multiple properties on the rental market, it may be impossible to manage all of them simultaneously. We offer comprehensive repair and maintenance services, and we operate under a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) to ensure work is done professionally and affordably.

Financial Analysis: Each month you’ll receive a professional accounting of all of the revenue and expense items related to your property. This helps keep the entire process transparent, and we’ll send these electronic reports directly to your Utopia web portal. You’ll know exactly where you stand each month.

We’re excited at the opportunity to serve you, and look forward to viewing your property to begin the process of managing your important investment. As the largest property management company in Southern California, we’re committed to perpetuating the legacy that we’ve created over the past twenty years – one client at a time. Contact us today to see just how easy it is to begin earning significant rental income – without any of the hassles!

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 an all inclusive 8% 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.

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.

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


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  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


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.

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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