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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

Featured Properties

Santa Barbara

731 Las Canoas Place

$ 3,990 per month
22 1,200 ft2
For More Information Call: (805) 320-6646
Mission Canyon

807 Paseo Alicante

$ 3,950 per month
32 1,300 ft2
For More Information Call: (805) 886-7097
Santa Barbara

407 Montgomery St

$ 2,800 Per Month
21 954 ft2
Shown by Richard
(DRE 02020789)

Utopia Management
The Quality Company

Serving All of Mission Canyon

Named for the Old Mission Santa Barbara that lies just south of Mission Canyon territory, Mission Canyon offers a rich, scenic experience to visitors and residents alike. The actual canyon itself is among the Santa Ynez Mountain’s most stunning areas to behold. The local peak, “La Cumbre,” draws hikers to an altitude of 3,985 feet. The local zip code is 93105 and the population is 2,381 as of the 2010 census.

Your Mission Canyon investment property can be up, running, and earning revenues within 30 days’ time. If you’re willing to trust Utopia Management with your investment property, then we’ll do everything within our capability to find the perfect tenant(s), one who will pass all necessary background checks and will reliably pay his or her rent on time very month. We use both internet marketing and word of mouth advertising to find good tenants - fast.

Working with a short list of qualified, interested candidates, we refine our search even further by using background checks, credit history checks, and ID verifications. We also make use of available rental histories, and search for any eviction records. The goal is to ensure that we choose a tenant who will pay on time and will never be evicted.  If it looks like we’ve got a good fit at-hand, then we’ll find a way to meet the qualified tenant via an open house or through a scheduled residence showing.

No one knows Mission Canyon like Utopia Management. Our 20 years of experience, when put to work on your behalf, will ensure that you get the most value possible out of your investment property portfolio. Our licensed local agents will keep the property ready to show and will leverage their knowledge of the local market to help you set rent at the optimal amount.  Among the different types of properties that we manage:

-Single Family
-Multi-family complexes
-Office buildings
-Commercial real estate

We operate as a licensed general contractor (Lic. #792427), too. This allows us to complete maintenance tasks in-house, which means that service is more cost-effective and quite expedient. Our expert team of maintenance professionals can handle virtually any issue, but in the event we need help from a third party, we use vendors from a scrutinized, pre-approved list. You can rest assured that your property will be well taken care of.

Financial reporting is an important part of managing an investment party. At Utopia Management, we give our clients access to a secure online portal where they can follow the financial performance of their property. We also prepare special end-of-year reports, such as income and expense statements. To make things more convenient for our clients and tenants, we process direct deposit online rent payments. We also service all monthly bills on behalf of the client. The secure web portal can be viewed on a PC or from a tablet or other mobile device.

We take pride in reducing hassles and maximizing profits for our clients. After doing business for 20 years in Mission Canyon and the surrounding area, Utopia Management has emerged as the largest property management company operating in Southern California. We are highly proficient at finding good tenants fast and attending to all tenant related issues.

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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