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Bremerton is one area that many people call home as it is almost a major city on its own. There are tons of things to do, they love being on the water, and it is just a short bus trip to Tacoma Washington. With this being said, the demand for rental homes in this area is home. For those who own property here, it may be time to consider putting it onto the market.

 

Why Consider Turning a Home into a Rental?

 

Converting a second home or your current home into a rental can be an excellent way to keep the property for the next few years, while also allowing you to earn something for yourself. At the end of a rental period, you always have the option of moving back into this home…for many people, this is why they decide to turn their houses into a rental property. That said, we are professionals who can help you achieve this task.

 

Who Are We?

 

We are a full-service property management firm that deals with homes in the Bremerton area that are on the rental market. We always aim for one hundred percent satisfaction for our clients and tenants. Our goal is to ensure that you never worry about your rental home as it is in good hands. We provide a variety of services to our clients, which include

 

  • Advertising this home for them to the rental market
  • Accepting applications to live here
  • Going through these applications to find the best tenant
  • Utilizing tenant screening services to help narrow down choices for tenants
  • The legal aspects of renting a home
  • Daily issues that may arise

 

When you work with us, you can rest assure that your Bremerton home is in good hands and that you are going to love the rental market for extra revenue!

Property Management Office Serving Bremerton, WA

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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 Bremerton located?

Nestled on the Kitsap Peninsula, Bremerton, Washington, is a city surrounded by the picturesque beauty of the Puget Sound. It offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and urban amenities with stunning waterfront views, a vibrant downtown area, and a rich maritime history. Located just a short ferry ride west of Seattle, Bremerton provides a charming coastal retreat that remains conveniently close to the bustling city. Whether exploring the historic naval shipyard or indulging in outdoor activities like boating, fishing, and hiking in the nearby Olympic Mountains, residents and visitors alike can enjoy a diverse range of experiences in Bremerton.

What is the population of Bremerton?

In 2023, Bremerton is the 28th largest city in Washington and the 904th largest city in the United States, boasting a population of 44,391. Since the most recent census in 2020, the city has experienced a population growth of 0.92%, surpassing the count of 43,988. Presently, Bremerton is expanding at an annual rate of 0.31%. Occupying an area of 32 square miles, the city has a population density of 1,559 individuals per square mile. The median age in Bremerton stands at 32.4 years, with males averaging 30.2 years and females averaging 34.7 years.

What is the economy like in Bremerton?

Bremerton's economy thrives on a diverse range of sectors. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility play a vital role, offering substantial employment opportunities and making significant contributions to the local economy. The city also benefits from a flourishing retail sector and a lively downtown area, boasting a wide array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Its proximity to the scenic Puget Sound fuels a growing tourism industry. Bremerton further cultivates a vibrant arts and culture scene, featuring galleries, theaters, and museums that enhance its appeal. This combination of industries and opportunities ensures Bremerton's economic vitality.

How is the climate in Bremerton?

Bremerton benefits from a mild marine climate, characterized by cool and wet winters as well as warm and dry summers. Being located near the Puget Sound, the city experiences temperature moderation throughout the year. Winters in Bremerton tend to be cool with average temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to low 50s Fahrenheit (around 1-10 degrees Celsius), accompanied by regular rainfall. Summers bring pleasant weather with average temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to low 80s Fahrenheit (around 18-27 degrees Celsius). Bremerton also enjoys relatively low humidity levels, providing comfortable conditions during the summer months. Overall, the climate in Bremerton offers a pleasant mix of mild temperatures and moderate precipitation, creating a favorable environment for residents and visitors alike.

What are the transportation options in Bremerton?

Bremerton offers a diverse range of transportation options to cater to the needs of its residents and visitors. The city is well-served by a reliable ferry system, with regular service connecting it to Seattle and other nearby destinations. The Washington State Ferries provide a picturesque and convenient mode of travel across the Puget Sound. Bremerton also boasts a comprehensive public transit system operated by Kitsap Transit, offering bus services within the city and connecting to surrounding areas. The city's well-maintained roadways and highways provide easy access for those traveling by car. Additionally, Bremerton promotes active transportation with dedicated bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure, making it an ideal place for cycling and walking. With its wide array of transportation options, Bremerton ensures efficient and accessible travel for all.

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