Serving All of Auburn
For those who want city life, Auburn may be the best bet for them! They will find that Auburn is considered to be one of the top 20 major cities in the Tacoma, Washington area. What does this mean for those who are looking to move into this location? They are going to find that it means having everything that you could possibly need or want just a short drive away from you. It means having access to public transportation, nightlife and so much more! No wonder so many people are interested in renting property in this area. For those who do own property here, rather than putting this on the market to sell, now is the time to put this onto the rental market, and we can help you do this.
We are a Full Service Property Management Firm
When you hire a full service property management firm for your Auburn property, you are going to find that we do all the hard work for you. We act as the landlord so that you can sit back and receive the revenue from having rental property in this area. We advertise this property for you, interview those who want to live here, choose the best possible tenant and then handle the daily activities involved with owning rental property. The end result is that you get to have rental property without the hard work involved in being a landlord.
While you do have options when it comes to who you hire to manage your Auburn property, you will find that we are the best of the best. We handle all our clients’ properties with care. We handle this as if it was our own home that we were renting to the market. Our loyalty lies with you, the tenant, so we want to do everything that we can to ensure that your rental property is taken well care of and that you get the investment from this for years to come.
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 Auburn located?
Auburn, located in King County and Pierce County, Washington, is a city that perfectly blends urban convenience with natural beauty. Positioned approximately 28 miles south of Seattle and 21 miles northeast of Tacoma, Auburn enjoys a central location within the Puget Sound region. The city benefits from excellent connectivity, with easy access provided by major highways like State Route 18 and State Route 167, making commuting and travel hassle-free. Bordered by the scenic Green River to the west and the picturesque White River to the east, Auburn boasts a visually appealing landscape. Residents of Auburn experience the best of both worlds, residing in a suburban environment while enjoying close proximity to the bustling metropolitan areas of Seattle and Tacoma. The area offers an array of attractions, including the majestic Cascade Mountains, the iconic Mount Rainier, and an abundance of parks and trails, providing endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration.
What is the population of Auburn?
Auburn is a city located in Washington, with a population of 82,882 as of 2023. It ranks as the 15th largest city in the state and the 422nd largest city in the United States. The city spans over 30 miles, resulting in a population density of approximately 2,803 people per square mile. The median age in Auburn is 35.4 years, with males averaging 34.9 years and females 36.1 years. However, Auburn has been experiencing a decline in population, with an annual rate of -1.66% and a decrease of -4.89% since the last census in 2020, which recorded a population of 87,143.
What are the transportation options in Auburn?
Auburn offers a range of transportation options to meet the needs of its residents and visitors. The city has a well-connected road network, with major highways such as State Route 18 and State Route 167 providing convenient access to different parts of the region. Public transportation is available through King County Metro and Sound Transit, offering bus services that connect Auburn to neighboring areas and downtown Seattle. Additionally, Auburn is served by the Sounder commuter rail, providing a convenient and efficient mode of transportation for commuting to and from downtown Seattle. The city also promotes alternative transportation methods with dedicated bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, and trails, encouraging active transportation and enhancing accessibility. With its diverse transportation options, Auburn ensures ease of travel and connectivity for its residents and visitors.
How is the cost of living in Auburn?
Auburn provides residents with a diverse range of shopping options, from local stores to larger retail centers, accommodating various budgets. The cost of groceries, utilities, and transportation in Auburn aligns with the national average, ensuring reasonable expenses for essential needs. Housing costs in Auburn are comparatively lower, offering a wide selection of housing options such as single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. Rental prices for both apartments and houses tend to be more affordable compared to neighboring urban areas. With its affordable cost of living, Auburn enables residents to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle without the burden of excessive expenses commonly associated with other regions in the area.