Serving All of Pismo Beach
The Pismo Beach is a beautiful area. Those who live here consider themselves lucky as it is a prime location. Due to its location, there are several people who long to make this area their home. Do you own a home here? If you do, you may find that it could be a great financial decision to turn this home into a rental property, especially if you have considered upgrading to a new home or a new area.
Property Management Can Help
The idea of being a landlord is what has many people running away from the decision to put their Pismo Beach home on the market as a rental home. And this is something that we understand. Being a landlord is hard work, but it is still one of the best financial decisions that a person could make. The good news is that we can help you!
As a property management firm that is fully aware of how the Pismo Beach area is, we know what will work to attract renters to your home. We advertise this home using both traditional and online methods to reach the largest audience. Our goal is to get so many applicants to this home that there will be a perfect tenant in these applications.
Once these applications have been received, we then work with you to find the perfect tenant using our background checks, credit checks and experience in this field. Once this tenant has moved in, we still handle the landlord responsibilities.
Why Choose Us?
Why choose us to handle your rental home for you? Most people do not have the time to do this on their own, yet this is what we do. You can rest easy knowing that your home is in good hands, as we will treat this just as if it were our own.
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 Pismo Beach situated?
San Luis Obispo County is home to the city of Pismo Beach, which is located on the Central Coast of California. One of the original Five Cities in the region, the others being Arroyo Grande, Grover City (now Grover Beach), Halcyon, Fair Oaks, and Nipomo. Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Shell Beach (a section of Pismo Beach), Arroyo Grande, and Oceano are today's names for the area formerly known as the Five Cities. The Pacific Ocean and Pismo Creek meet close to the city.
What is the average climate in Pismo Beach?
Pismo Beach has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers. The summers are still quite cool despite the region's subtropical latitude, with few seasonal temperature fluctuations. A full zone higher than Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the hardiness zone is 9b/10a. About 17.87 inches of rain fall on this area each year on average, mostly in the winter and early spring. Pismo Beach has warm winters with daytime highs averaging in the 50s °F and milder summers with average highs in the 60s and 70s °F. The region is renowned for having little day-to-day variation in temperature, making it possible to grow various crops, including grapes.
Who are the top employers in Pismo Beach?
The Cliffs of Shell Beach, which employs 230 people, Keller-Williams, which employs 179 people, Dolphin Bay Resort, which employs 124 people, Martin Resorts, which employs 100 people, the United States Postal Service, which employs 85 people, Sea Venture, which employs 74 people, Pismo Coast Village, which employs 65 people, Seacrest, which employs 65 people, and Brad's Restaurant with 65 employees are the top employers in Pismo Beach
How is the cost of living in Pismo Beach?
Living at Pismo Beach, California, provides a distinctive coastal experience, but at a price. Living in Pismo Beach costs about $46,187 per year for a single adult, which is higher than the national average of $38,433 but somewhat in line with California's average of $45,534. With a typical home value of $689,900, which is significantly higher than the national average, housing is a big component. Rent for a typical apartment is $1,678, which puts costs for renters close to the national median. The cost of transportation is slightly higher than the national average, and prices for health care and daycare are also somewhat expensive. Pismo Beach is an attractive spot to live due to the nice coastal lifestyle that its residents enjoy.
San Luis Obispo stands approximately 230 ft above sea level in the heart of California. Far from the hustle and bustle of California cities, at about 225 miles south of San Francisco and 200 miles north of Los Angeles, residents of this city Known locally as SLOCAL, this town is relaxed, refined, and recommended for retirement.