Serving All of Kingston
When you go into the Kingston area you are going to find that it is dominated by apartments, condos, and single-family homes. The rental market here is alive and well. While other locations throughout the US may be reporting that renting is down, that is not the case here. You will find that there are tons of individuals who are looking to rent still, despite what mainstream media may be reporting.
For those who own apartments here, or property that they are putting rental units on, it can be a unique time for them. They are going to find that with the proper team handling this for them, they will find that this investment is going to be something that pays off for years to come!
We Are The Team for You
When it comes to putting any type of property onto the rental market in the Kingston area, you are going to find that we are the team that you need on your side. We are a full-service property management firm that handles rentals in this area and the surrounding areas. We have years of experience that showcases just how serious we are about our jobs and the success rate that we have.
What can we do for you? We handle it all…that is what it means to be a full-service property management firm. You will find that we can advertise this to the market to find the most qualified applications, show this property for you, then accept the applications. As the applications roll in, we will use our tenant screening services to find the best possible tenant for the Kingston property. We then handle all the issues that may arise when the tenant moves into the home, so that you do not have to be involved at all!
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 Kingston located?
Nestled on the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula in Kitsap County, Washington, Kingston is a small community that boasts stunning views of the Puget Sound and the nearby mountains. Positioned approximately 20 miles north of Bremerton and about 23 miles northwest of Seattle, Kingston enjoys a convenient location with easy access to both urban and natural amenities. State Route 104 connects Kingston to neighboring communities, ensuring smooth transportation. The Kingston Ferry Terminal serves as a vital transportation hub, offering regular ferry service to and from Edmonds, making it a popular choice for commuters and visitors. With its idyllic coastal setting, breathtaking vistas, and strategic positioning, Kingston provides residents and tourists with a delightful blend of tranquility and accessibility.
What are some recreational activities in Kingston?
In Kingston, there are numerous recreational activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. The town's proximity to the Puget Sound allows for exciting water-based pursuits such as boating, fishing, and kayaking. Nature enthusiasts can explore the scenic hiking trails in the nearby mountains, while parks and green spaces provide ideal spots for relaxation, picnics, and outdoor sports. Kingston's vibrant community organizes various events throughout the year, including festivals, farmers markets, and live music performances, offering entertainment and cultural experiences. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the local golf course, and the town's community center hosts recreational activities and programs for all ages. Kingston also boasts a variety of local shops and restaurants that provide opportunities for leisurely shopping and dining experiences. With its diverse range of recreational activities, Kingston ensures there is something enjoyable for everyone to partake in.
Are there good educational opportunities in Kingston?
The town of Kingston in Washington offers excellent educational opportunities for its residents. The North Kitsap School District serves the community, providing a strong educational foundation for students. Kingston High School, Kingston Middle School, and various elementary schools within the district offer quality education in a nurturing environment. In addition to the public schools, there are also private schools and preschools available, providing alternative educational choices for families. Kingston prioritizes the growth and development of its students, with dedicated teachers and staff who strive to provide a well-rounded education. The community values the importance of education and actively supports initiatives that promote learning and academic success. With its commitment to quality education, Kingston ensures that residents have access to excellent educational resources for their children.
Is Kingston a safe place to live?
Kingston is known for being a safe place to live, with a relatively low crime rate compared to national averages. The community's commitment to resident well-being and active neighborhood watch programs contribute to its reputation as a secure environment. Law enforcement agencies serving the North Kitsap area, including Kingston, work diligently to maintain public safety. Residents can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with living in a community that prioritizes safety. Kingston's tranquil atmosphere, strong sense of community, and effective safety measures make it an appealing and secure place to call home.