Discounts On Larger Portfolios
25+ years Experience
Goleta is a quiet city in southern Santa Barbara County, lying in the 93117 and 93199 zip codes. In 2010 it had a population of 29,888 residents. Once primarily an agricultural area, especially known for its lemon trees, it is now better known as a center for high-tech firms and a popular bedroom community for its larger neighbor, Santa Barbara. Goleta is largely comprised of suburban neighborhoods and small shopping centers.
Utopia Management is the largest property management company in Southern California, and we are highly-qualified to handle any type of rental property concern. Whether you are considering purchasing a single family home, condo, apartment building, or commercial or office building in Goleta, we offer a comprehensive suite of management services that can take the hassle out of owning rental property.
Marketing and Advertising: To find the perfect tenant for your Goleta property, we will employ a marketing strategy that has proven so successful that we can almost always fill any vacancy within a month. We will begin by placing listings for your property on popular rental websites and also use more traditional methods like property signage and use of our referral base.
Tenant Screening: We employ a thorough process for tenant screening. We run credit checks, verify employment and income, check driver’s licenses and social security cards, and run a search for prior evictions. We'll do everything possible to ensure that you feel comfortable with the tenant we place in your property.
Management and Consulting: We will manage as many of the cumbersome tasks of property management as possible. To that end we will take care of rent collection, handling HOA regulation issues, serving legal notices, and dealing with legal proceedings. We are also available to help advise you on matters like assessing rent or getting your property show-ready.
Maintenance and Repairs: Not only do we maintain a general contractor’s license (#792427), but we also keep a list of preferred local vendors whom we trust to work on your property whenever any maintenance or repair needs arise. This means that we have plenty of options to choose from, allowing us to find the best possible contractor for the job.
Accounting: With Utopia Management in charge, you can own rental property in Goleta no matter where you are in the world. You can log in to the owner's web portal from our website and view your monthly financial statement to see how your property is doing whenever you like - from wherever you are at the time. If you have any questions, simply contact our friendly accounting staff directly.
Deciding to purchase a Goleta rental property is a big investment, not only of your money, but also of your time. Let Utopia Management give you back that time by handling the day-to-day stresses related to managing your property. We will care for it, and your tenants, with the same careful attention you would provide yourself. Contact us today to find out more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.