Serving All of New Cuyama
New Cuyama is named for the Chumash Indian word for “clam.” As is true with much of the territory in Santa Barbara County, the Chumash are New Cuyama’s oldest inhabitants, whose residency extends some 4,000 years prior to their first contact with Europeans. New Cuyama encompasses postal code 93254 and area code 805.
At Utopia Management, our job is to help you find a qualified tenant for your New Cuyama rental, and quickly. We’ll do this by listing your rental property on a multitude of websites designed to attract high-quality renters, the kind you can trust and who pay rent on time every month. Our local agents in the New Cuyama region will make it their priority to find the right tenant for you within 30 days.
Once we have a list of promising applicants, we will begin the more rigorous screening process. Our process involves a thorough background check, a credit report, and an employment verification. Our objective is to ensure that there will be minimal risk of late payments and virtually zero risk of an eviction scenario. To ensure that the property is well cared for, we photograph the property prior to move-in. Also, prior to move-in, we investigate the prospective tenant(s) rental and mortgage histories and always collective first and last month’s rental payments, as well as an appropriate security deposit.
At Utopia Management, our personalized management strategy is set up to ensure that you gain maximum value from your New Cuyama rental property. Whether it’s a commercial or residential property, our licensed local representatives will be able to advise you on appropriate rent levels and market trends. We are also proficient in staging your home or office property for showings.
Our property management company doubles as a licensed general contractor: (Lic. #792427). By doing our maintenance work in-house whenever possible, we’re able to get jobs done quicker and for less money.
Good financial reporting can help property owners to follow the financial success of their investments. This is why Utopia Management prides itself on providing extensive, up-to-date reporting for our clients. We provide expense and revenue reports via our online web portal. Clients may securely access the information in these reports at any time using a computer or a mobile device. We also handle the preparation and servicing of all rental increase notices, as well as the security deposit interest payment calculations. If you value dependable financial management and communications, then you’ll truly appreciate the work we do at Utopia.
We encourage you to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to maximize the value of your New Cuyama investment property. Our experts at Utopia Management have been in this business for 20 years and have managed thousands of properties for clients all over the world. We are committed to helping you find great tenants fast and we will handle all tenant issues on your behalf. Let us know more about your New Cuyama property and we’ll let you know how to maximize it on the rental market!
ATTRACT TENANTS WITH PROPERTY MARKETING
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.
- 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
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.
- Online rent collection and direct deposit
- Extensive experience across a wide spectrum of multi-family properties
- High visibility marketing and promotion of your property
- Tenant retention strategies
- Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
- 24-7 emergency response
- Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal
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
- Customized Asset Management Strategies
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 a competitive 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.
THOROUGH TENANT SCREENING AND LESS THAN 1% EVICTION RATE
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.
- Exceptional property protection options for owners.
- Preparation, delivery, and execution of legal documentation for evictions.
- Optional “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for additional peace of mind.
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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