Serving All of Spokane County
Spokane County is home to a lot of people. There are those who live here because they love the area, others work in the area, and many who are wanting to live here are going to move here because they like the feel of the area. Whether you want to know your neighbors or you want to live where tons of things are happening, this is one area that has it all. For those who are owning property in this area, they often find that turning it into a rental property is a great investment to make. Why is this a great investment? Let’s face it, there is always going to be a need for rental homes. There are those who love to only live in rental homes since it gives them the freedom to move if they so choose. With this being said, have you wanted to be a landlord yet not have to deal with all the things that landlords deal with? If so, we have great news!
The great news is that when you work with us for your rental property, you are going to find that we can make it to where you get the investment opportunity of owning rental homes, without having to do the hard work. We do the hard work for you. We take your Spokane County home and ensure that it is ready for the rental market, then advertise this to the market. We then handle finding the best tenant possible to live here and then ensuring that everything stays fine. This may mean collecting the rent and being the point of contact for your Spokane County rental home!
With us on your side, you are going to find that all the hard work is what we handle. You simply get the benefit of owning rental property!
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 Spokane County situated?
Situated in the eastern part of Washington state, Spokane County is bordered by Idaho to the east and surrounded by Stevens County to the north, Lincoln County to the west, and Whitman County to the south. At its heart lies the county seat, Spokane, strategically located in the center. Encompassing approximately 2,257 square miles (5,845 square kilometers), the county boasts a diverse landscape that includes bustling urban areas, peaceful suburban neighborhoods, expansive agricultural land, dense forests, and majestic mountains. The scenic Spokane River meanders through the county, providing both stunning vistas and opportunities for outdoor recreation.
What is the climate like in Spokane County?
Spokane County in Washington experiences a continental climate with distinct seasons. Summers are warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to low 90s Fahrenheit (around 29-34 degrees Celsius). Autumn brings cooler temperatures and increased rainfall. Winters are cold, with average highs in the 30s to low 40s Fahrenheit (around 0-5 degrees Celsius), and the region receives around 45 inches (114 cm) of snow annually. Spring sees a gradual warming, with temperatures in the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit (around 10-20 degrees Celsius). Overall, Spokane County has warm summers, cold winters with snow, and mild transitional seasons.
What are some popular attractions in Spokane County?
In Spokane County, a variety of popular attractions await both residents and visitors. The city of Spokane boasts the picturesque Riverfront Park, where visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Spokane River, a historic carousel, and an iconic clock tower. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture offers a fascinating glimpse into regional history and showcases captivating art exhibits. Nature enthusiasts can marvel at the mesmerizing Spokane Falls, with their cascading waterfalls and scenic walking trails. Adventure awaits at Mount Spokane State Park, where hiking trails, camping areas, and thrilling winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing can be enjoyed. Downtown Spokane beckons with its charming shopping and dining district, vibrant art galleries, and the lively Spokane Arena, hosting various events throughout the year. Spokane County promises a diverse range of attractions to cater to diverse interests.
What is the economy like in Spokane County?
Spokane County boasts a diverse and thriving economy supported by a range of industries. The healthcare sector stands out as a major contributor, with renowned medical centers, hospitals, and research institutions driving employment and innovation. The county's education sector plays a crucial role, with esteemed colleges and universities that provide a skilled workforce and foster research and development. Manufacturing is a prominent industry, encompassing sectors such as aerospace, machinery, and food processing. The technology sector is experiencing continuous growth, attracting startups and companies specializing in software development and IT services. Additionally, Spokane County's agricultural industry flourishes, focusing on the cultivation of crops like wheat and apples. Overall, Spokane County's economy thrives on its diversity and exhibits positive growth trends.
Is real estate a worthy investment in Spokane County?
Investing in real estate in Spokane County can truly be a rewarding choice. The region has witnessed consistent growth in property values, fueled by a strong demand for housing. With a diverse economy encompassing sectors like healthcare, education, manufacturing, and technology, Spokane County offers a stable real estate market. The area's natural beauty, recreational amenities, and high quality of life contribute to its attractiveness, driving the demand for properties.