Serving All of Midtown
Midtown is an urban village that offers contemporary city living in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Everything you might want is right at your fingertips – from a terrific public transit system to the latest in shopping venues and dining locales. And, with easy access to all the Bay Area has to offer, Midtown is truly in an ideal location for those who enjoy a blend of urban activities and outdoor recreation.
If you’re lucky enough to own residential or commercial investment property in Midtown, entrust the care of your unique real estate holdings to the largest property management company in California – Utopia Management. We offer a diverse array of management services, including:
Rental marketing: Get your property seen – quickly, with help from our comprehensive marketing plans. We combine a proven blend of online and traditional marketing activities to help drive interested tenants directly to your listing. The goal is simple – obtain a signed contract and have the right tenant in place in 30 days or less.
Tenant sourcing/vetting: We’ll help you find numerous interested tenants, but narrowing down the field to the ideal tenant for your unique home or commercial installation is the real key. We use a series of comprehensive checks to ensure your tenant is the right fit – including a background check and income, employment, identity, credit and rental history analysis. This approach dramatically reduces eviction rates and late or missed payments.
Consulting or total management: We can either act as a sideline consultant, or take a more active role in the management of your properties. From collecting rent payments to dealing with repair concerns or contract issues, we’ve seen it all and can handle it all.
Repair pros on staff: Our on-staff maintenance and repair professionals operate under our California general contractor’s license and can provide high-quality, affordable and timely repair and maintenance work at the click of a button. Dispatch services via the Utopia Web Portal at any time of the day or night.
Financial reporting: Each month we’ll send a detailed breakdown of the income and expense activities related to your rentals. Our professional team of accountants work diligently to keep you fully informed of the financial health of your portfolio, and you can access your reports from any mobile device or computer, at any time!
Midtown offers the ideal mix of residential and commercial spaces for those who appreciate an upbeat, urban flair. For more information about maximizing your rental properties in Midtown, contact Utopia Management 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Midtown situated?
To the southwest of Downtown San Jose and to the east of West San Carlos is Midtown San Jose, a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood in San Jose, California. The CDP had a total land area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), according to the United States Census Bureau.
What is the median home value in Midtown?
The housing market in Midtown is extremely competitive. In Sunol-Midtown, the median sale price of a house last month was $1.1M, an increase of 21.4% from the previous year. Sunol-Midtown's typical sale price per square foot is $660, an increase of 0.7% from the previous year.
How is the transportation in Midtown?
Midtown, which is close to Diridon Station, a major hub for Caltrain and the upcoming BART system, has fantastic transportation connections. Residents also have easy access to the CA-280 (Junipero Serra Freeway). Light rail services from VTA are available at the Race Street station, providing effective local connection.
Bordering the San Francisco Bay, found between the cities of Berkeley and Oakland, is the city of Emeryville. The small city is currently home to just over 12,000 residents, though that number is expected to grow significantly over the next several years.
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