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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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475 Lambert Rd

$ 3,950 Per Month
32.5 1,550 ft2
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621 N Alisos St.

$ 3,950 Per Month
33 1,311 ft2
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1350 Via Latina

$ 3,850 Per Month
42 1,496 ft2
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Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Carpinteria

Situated on a coastal plain between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Carpinteria is a small city in southeastern Santa Barbara County. It enjoys a mild climate, with average temperate highs that range between the 60s and 70s year round and breathtaking views of both the ocean and mountains. It is well known for being the home of the California Avocado Festival, which has been held there on the first weekend in October every year since 1987.

The 93013 zip code, which encompasses Carpinteria, is a small slice of California heaven. If you are thinking about purchasing rental property in this beautiful city, let Utopia Management show you how easy it can be when you work with the right management partner. With more than twenty year's of experience managing Southern California properties, we provide a comprehensive suite of services to handle all of your property management needs.

Marketing and Advertising: Our goal is to give your Carpinteria property maximum exposure. To that end, we employ a powerful marketing program that includes online listings on the most popular rental sites, property signage, and the use of the Utopia referral base. Our goal is to place a qualified tenant in your property within thirty days.

Tenant Screening: We are proud of the low eviction rate we are able to maintain at Utopia Management - largely thanks to our thorough tenant screening process. Whenever an individual applies to rent your property, we'll run background and credit checks, as well as verifying their employment, income, and previous rental history.

Management and Consulting: To give you peace of mind about your rental property, your Utopia Management team will take over the daily tasks of managing your property, from collecting rent to serving legal notices. If you have any questions about your property, such as how to get it rent ready or how to improve its value, your team will also be available to advise you as local market experts.

Maintenance and Repairs: Utopia Management maintains a list of local vendors who can step in to fix any problems that may arise. Additionally, we hold a general contractor’s license (#792427) and maintain our own team of skilled technicians - we are often able to handle repair jobs ourselves to save you money.

Accounting: When you put Utopia Management in charge of your rental property, you'll know that your financial investment is in safe hands. Whenever you want to see how the property is doing, you can go to our website and log in through the owner's web portal to view a monthly statement. This statement shows all relevant financial transactions related to the property, from rents collected to bills paid out.

When you choose Utopia Management to manage your Carpinteria property, you can feel confident that it is being looked after by a team of professional, knowledgeable experts. We will take care of everything for you, freeing up your time to enjoy the benefits of rental property ownership. Give us a call today and find out more about how we can help you.

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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