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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 Talmadge

Talmadge is a truly distinct area in the mid-city region of San Diego. This neighborhood is named after the Talmadge sisters of the silent film era, all three of whom opened a real estate development company called Talmadge Park. The area is marked by an eclectic and vibrant building style – you may find California bungalows and Spanish Revival homes in the same neighborhood. Talmadge and neighboring area Kensington are often considered as part of the same community. If you’re looking for Talmadge property management services and require a company that has in-depth knowledge of this unique area, contact Utopia Property Management today! We’ve been servicing this area since 1994 and can offer a comprehensive and effective approach that will help you realize even greater success in the rental market.

Our family-owned business employs an incredible team of property management specialists who have been working with local property owners for years. Some of the basic Talmadge rental services we offer include:

Marketing your Talmadge property: This goes far beyond sticking a sign in the ground advertising the rental opportunity (though we’ll do that too!). We’ll market your listing on many high performance rental websites. This, along with our deep network of industry affiliates, practically ensures a viable tenant within the first 30 days.

Tenant screening: It is crucial that you find the right tenant for your particular property, and we have the processes in place to do just that! We employ background screens and credit checks, as well as income, employment, and identity verifications – all designed to screen out anyone who doesn’t embody the characteristics of a Utopia client. Our eviction rates are quite low, and occupancy rates are high when compared with our competition.

Management services and consulting: When you’re ready to get your home, apartment(s), or commercial building on the rental market, we’ll view the property and make recommendations that can help you get to market quicker and charge appropriate rents. Our expert team of local market managers are instrumental during this process. Rely on us for the market insights and local knowledge that only those who have experience in Talmadge possess.

Maintenance: There is no reason for you to complete your own maintenance and repair work. It is often less costly and infinitely easier to have trained professionals handle these issues, so rely on Utopia and our maintenance team to do just that. We possess a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) that practically guarantees great work – at prices that are often below market average.

Accounting: Our fabulous accounting team will prepare all of the reports that you’ll need to accurately gauge the financial performance of your property. An itemization of all revenue and expense items will be disclosed, as well as copies of all bills paid each month. And, you’ll be able to access all of this from your secure Utopia web portal!

When you’re ready to list your single-family home, condo, apartment(s), or commercial site with the leading property management company in Southern California, contact Utopia directly! We’ll provide all of the support and guidance that has made us a legendary name in the California property management field for over two decades. Our family-owned business is ready to partner with you – so contact us today to get started!

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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