Serving All of Kirkland
Do you currently live in the Kirkland area? If so, are you looking to move? The great thing about this area is that most people who are moving out of the area, aren’t really moving out of the area. They are often upgrading their homes, or they have to leave due to their job switching them to a new location. However, when these homes are on the market, they are often sold. But, there is another option for people that they are finding to be even better. They are renting their homes to those who are looking to move into this area, without wanting to make a commitment to buying a home. And we are here to make this an easier process for you!
Who Are We
We are a full service property management firm that handles rentals for many people throughout the Kirkland area. Those who work with us are more than happy that they are doing so since we do it all for them. Just what do we do? We do it all for you! Some of the things that we handle:
– We make sure that the home is ready to be put onto the rental market
– We advertise this for you to find the largest audience that could be interested in renting this home
– We screen the possible tenants that apply to live here
– We help to choose the best tenant that is out there
– We handle the day to day issues that can arise
– We also collect the rent each month for you
The idea is that when you work with us, we handle it all. You don’t have to worry about handling this on your own, which helps to relieve the stress that many people have about putting their home onto 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Kirkland located?
Kirkland, a city located in King County, Washington, is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Washington. It shares its southern border with Bellevue and Redmond, while Bothell lies to the northeast. The city offers breathtaking views of the lake and the nearby Cascade Mountains. Kirkland is approximately 12 miles east of Seattle and enjoys convenient access to major transportation routes like Interstate 405 and State Route 520, providing excellent connectivity to neighboring cities and the broader Seattle metropolitan area.
What is the climate like in Kirland?
Kirkland, located in the Pacific Northwest region, has a mild and temperate climate. The city experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year, with the wettest months occurring during fall and winter. Summers in Kirkland are warm, with average temperatures ranging from the high 60s to low 80s Fahrenheit (around 20 to 30 degrees Celsius). In contrast, winters are relatively cool, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-40s Fahrenheit (around 1 to 7 degrees Celsius). Overall, Kirkland enjoys a pleasant climate with comfortable temperatures, making it an ideal place for outdoor activities and a comfortable living environment.
What are some popular attractions in Kirland?
Kirkland, Washington is a city that offers a wide range of popular attractions to both residents and visitors. The downtown area of Kirkland is known for its bustling atmosphere, featuring a variety of boutiques, galleries, and a thriving arts and culture scene. Additionally, the city is home to several picturesque waterfront parks, such as Marina Park and Juanita Beach Park, which offer stunning views of Lake Washington and provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation. The Village at Totem Lake is a notable shopping center in Kirkland, offering a diverse mix of upscale stores and dining options. For wine enthusiasts, the nearby Woodinville Wine Country is a must-visit destination, renowned for its wineries and wine tasting experiences. With its vibrant downtown, beautiful waterfront parks, exciting shopping options, and proximity to wine country, Kirkland has something to captivate every visitor.
What are the transportation options in Kirland?
Kirkland, Washington offers a range of transportation options to cater to the needs of residents and visitors. The city is well-connected through various modes of transportation, including a comprehensive road network, public transit, biking infrastructure, and ridesharing services. Major highways such as Interstate 405 and State Route 520 provide convenient access to neighboring cities and destinations. Kirkland also promotes active transportation with its extensive network of biking lanes and trails, making it easy for cyclists to get around the city. Public transit in Kirkland is served by King County Metro, offering bus services that connect the city with other areas in the region. Additionally, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft operate in Kirkland, providing an additional transportation option. With its well-developed road system, public transit services, cycling infrastructure, and ridesharing availability, Kirkland ensures convenient and accessible transportation for its residents and visitors.
Is Kirkland a safe place to live?
Kirkland, Washington is renowned for its safety and is widely regarded as a secure place to live. The city boasts a lower crime rate compared to national averages, providing residents with peace of mind. Kirkland prioritizes community safety through proactive community policing efforts and encourages resident participation in local safety initiatives. The city's commitment to maintaining well-lit streets, parks, and recreational areas fosters a secure environment for all. With its strong emphasis on safety, Kirkland is an attractive and desirable place to call home.
Utopia Management, one of the most established professional property management companies on the West Coast, is proud to be serving clients in Seattle, Washington and all of its suburbs. We boast over 25 years of experience in both commercial and residential property management, including full scale apartment management. We handle all of the details of your investment, with an eye to increased profitability and stress free management. Every aspect is expertly managed: marketing, showings, lease execution straight through to tenant retention strategies and maintenance and repair management. We save our clients money and time, leaving you to focus on growing your real estate investment portfolio.