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25+ years Experience
Casmalia is a small community in the 93429 zip code area of Santa Barbara County, located near Vandenberg Air Force Base. In 2010, the population was recorded as only 138 residents. Once a thriving railroad town, Casmalia is now a quiet area known best, perhaps, for being home to The Hitching Post, a much-loved barbeque restaurant.
Although Casmalia may be small, there is plenty of opportunity for growth. If you own rental property in this quaint community or are considering such an investment, let Utopia Management help. As Southern California’s largest and most experienced property management company, we offer a full range of services to assist you in managing and developing your property to ensure that your financial investment is all that you hoped it would be.
Marketing and Advertising: Our targeted marketing program allows us to consistently fill almost all vacancies, at current market rates, within thirty days. We start by listing your property on the most popular rental websites today - including our own highly trafficked site, and then also employ the use of property signage and the Utopia referral base.
Tenant Screening: To ensure that we place only the most qualified tenants in your property, we will put every applicant who is eighteen years of age or older through a rigorous series of background and credit checks. In addition to the basic industry standard checks, we will verify employment, income, and previous rental history.
Management and Consulting: Whether your Casmalia property is your first rental property or your tenth, you may have questions about a variety of matters - such as, assessing a fair rent level for the area or getting the property rent-ready. Your team of Utopia Management professionals offers unique market expertise that allows them to act as your personal property advisors. Once your property has been rented out, your team will continue to partner with you by taking over the daily hassles of managing the property. This includes collecting rent, enforcing HOA regulations, and other related tasks.
Maintenance and Repairs: In addition to maintaining our own general contractor’s license (#792427), we have longstanding relationships with many trusted local vendors in the area. This means that whenever something needs to be fixed on your property, we are able to quickly assess the problem and find the perfect contractor for the job.
Accounting: Utopia Management’s goal has always been to protect and grow your financial investment - your rental property. You can see how we are doing at any time by logging in to the owner's web portal on our website and viewing your monthly statement. You can immediately see how much rent has been collected and what bills have been paid. If you have any questions, you can always contact our accounting team directly.
Casmalia may be a small place, but like many such treasures on the Pacific Coast, it offers endless possibilities. If you are ready to invest in that possibility, let Utopia Management support you with our expert care. Contact us today to find out more about our comprehensive management services.
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.