Montecito, zip code 93108, is the most upscale area in already-affluent Santa Barbara County. There’s a unique microclimate in Montecito that somehow seems to always yield sublime temperatures and conditions. Several well-known public figures own houses in Montecito, among them: Oprah Winfrey, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt. There are over 3,000 single-family dwellings in Montecito for those fortunate enough to possess one.
You don’t want just any tenant in your Montecito investment property. You want the perfect tenant. At Utopia Management, we specialize in finding perfect tenants. We do this through a rigorous qualification process, but it all begins with a broad, smart, and targeted marketing campaign. The right fit is out there, and with the help of Utopia Management, we’ll find them fast.
Our tenant screening process is as thorough as can be. We begin with a standard background check, ID verification, and credit inquiry. If the prospective tenant(s) appears to be in the range of our qualifications, then we proceed to rental history inquiries, employment verification, and we’re also able to readily uncover any eviction records or problematic mortgage records. To ensure that the property will be well cared for, we thoroughly photograph it prior to move-in. First month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit are always collected prior to move-in.
At Utopia Management, we’re proud to be among the industry’s most experienced property management professionals. Whether you’re renting a home (single family or multi-family complex) or a commercial property, our licensed local representatives will keep you informed on local market trends and can help you set rent levels that will maximize your returns.
We don’t see much value in coordinating maintenance with costly third parties, so we do our maintenance in-house whenever possible. We operate as a general contractor – license #792427.
We know that it is important for property owners to monitor the financial wellbeing of their investments. This is why, at Utopia Management, we facilitate the real-time financial monitoring of our clients’ investment properties. The Utopia Secure Web Portal provides up to the minute reporting on financial performance, expenses, revenues, balance statements, and more. In addition to rigorous financial reporting, Utopia also employs various financial mechanisms that make life easier for both tenants and property owners. We process rent payments as online direct deposits and we also prepare and serve rental increase notices.
Utopia Management is the largest property management company in southern California. Our 20 years of property management expertise will ensure that you enjoy maximum profitability from your investment properties with few headaches. In addition to our work in Southern California, we’ve managed thousands of properties all over the world. Our macro-level and Montecito-specific expertise in property management creates an environment that allows us to offer an amazing value to our clients. Contact us today to learn more!