Serving All of Spokane Valley
The beauty of the Spokane Valley is what many people first talk about when they talk about this area. It is often one of the first things that people notice when they come to this area. And in turn, it is one of the most commonly cited reasons for staying in this location. For those who have visited here, they often think that this is the perfect place to move. The key to new people moving into this area, is that many are looking to rent a home. Rental homes in the area are a great investment for those who own this property.
If you own property in the Spokane Valley that you are not using, then it may be time to consider putting this onto the rental market. The good news is that we can help you do this. We are a full-service property management firm that deals with rental homes in this area. Our expertise is taking over the role of the landlord so that you can benefit from owning rental homes, without the hard work that is often associated with owning a rental home.
Just how can we help you? When we take over managing your Spokane Valley home, we are going to start by ensuring that your home is ready for the market. We then use our marketing professionals to advertise this to the market for you. We show the home and accept the applications from those who want to live here. With our tenant screening services, and our years of experience, we can narrow down just which person should be your tenant. From there, we handle all the day-to-day managing that comes with having a rental home. With us on board, you are going to find that owning rental homes is easier than ever since you do not have to do any of the paperwork or busy work that is associated with rental homes.
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 Valley located?
Located in Spokane County, Eastern Washington, Spokane Valley is a city that lies to the east of Spokane. It shares its eastern border with Idaho and is surrounded by neighboring municipalities such as Liberty Lake to the east, Millwood to the west, and Spokane to the west and north. The city covers an area of approximately 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) and is home to over 100,000 residents. Spokane Valley is renowned for its picturesque setting along the Spokane River and is part of the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene metropolitan area. Its central location within the Inland Northwest region offers convenient access to major transportation routes, including Interstate 90 and Spokane International Airport.
What are some popular attractions in Spokane Valley?
Spokane Valley presents a diverse array of popular attractions that cater to various interests. Nature lovers can unwind at Mirabeau Park, a tranquil green space featuring picturesque walking trails and a serene pond, ideal for leisurely picnics and relaxation. Adventure seekers can explore the scenic Centennial Trail, which offers opportunities for outdoor activities like walking, jogging, and cycling amidst beautiful surroundings. Shopping enthusiasts can indulge in the premier experience offered by Spokane Valley Mall, with its wide selection of stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. History buffs can delve into the region's past at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum, where exhibits and artifacts showcase the rich heritage of the area. Thrill-seekers can experience exhilarating jumps and engaging activities at Sky High Sports Trampoline Park. With its diverse range of attractions, Spokane Valley ensures there is something enjoyable for everyone to appreciate.
What are schools like in Spokane Valley?
Spokane Valley is known for its diverse and high-quality educational offerings. The area is served by reputable school districts, such as Central Valley School District and West Valley School District, which provide a wide range of public schools. These schools prioritize academic excellence and offer comprehensive programs and support services to meet the needs of students. In addition to public schools, Spokane Valley is home to private schools that provide alternative educational approaches. The dedicated teachers and staff in Spokane Valley schools are committed to creating a nurturing and inclusive learning environment, fostering academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and community engagement. Students in Spokane Valley have access to a well-rounded education that prepares them for future success.
Is Spokane Valley a good place to live?
Spokane Valley is widely regarded as an excellent place to live for various compelling reasons. With its balanced combination of urban amenities and proximity to natural beauty, residents enjoy a high quality of life. The city provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, and skiing, thanks to its abundance of parks, trails, and nearby mountains. Spokane Valley fosters a strong sense of community, evident in the numerous local events and festivals that bring people together. Affordability is another advantage, as the cost of living in Spokane Valley is generally lower than in larger cities. The area also offers a range of educational options, with both outstanding public and private schools available. Additionally, the city benefits from its proximity to Spokane, which provides further amenities and employment prospects. Overall, Spokane Valley is a welcoming and vibrant community that makes it an ideal place to call home.