Serving All of Vancouver
Utopia Management has a presence along the Pacific Coast, from La Jolla, California to Seattle, Washington. With a presence in the Portland area, we have recruited licensed local property management professionals to run both commercial and residential properties in Vancouver. A strong industrial base in and around Vancouver makes us a popular choice for businesses that want first-rate property managers to take care of their tenants. Many of our clients have several other property management investments, which gives them little or no time to take care of every property.
That is where Utopia Management comes in. Since we handle every responsibility required to successfully manage a property, our clients have more time to put their money to good use in other types of properties. The best part is that even though many of our clients have given us full control of management responsibilities, they remain in the communication loop because of our online portal. You can access every financial and accounting record to determine how well your property investment has turned out. We upload invoices, tenant histories, and a schedule for repair and maintenance projects, among other types of important property management information.
We know how to market your property.
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
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
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
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
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
How many people live in Vancouver, WA?
The population of Vancouver, Washington is 190,915 as of the 2020 census.
Where is Vancouver, WA?
Vancouver, WA is located along the southern border of Washington, next to the Columbia River. The city is directly north of Portland and forms part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.
How competitive is the Vancouver housing market?
Vancouver, WA scores a 33 out of 100 on Redfin, making it a somewhat competitive housing market. The median home price is $468,000, which is a 7.6% increase from the previous year.
Percentage of Renters
Median Rent (2021)
Vancouver, Washington is located directly on the border of Washington and Oregon. In Clark County, it’s situated on the north bank of the Columbia River.
40% of property in Vancouver is rental property. 1 bedroom average rent is $1400 and average 2 bedroom rent is $1900, rising steadily over the past 3 years.
Some Vancouver neighborhoods are Fisher’s Creek, Shumway, Felida, Esther Short, and Cascade Highlands.
Being so close to Portland Oregon, it is considered part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Commuting between Portland and Vancouver is common, with heavy traffic on the 2 main bridges over the Columbia River: the Interstate Bridge and the Glenn Jackson Bridge.
On a clear day, 4 mountains are visible from Vancouver: Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Adams.
The climate in Vancouver is most similar to Portland. Cool but not freezing most of the year round, with plenty of rain, clouds. Storms will cause freezing weather occasionally though, and a snowstorm occurs about every two to four years. Summers are the sunniest and warmest and quite pleasant.
Population is about 160,000, with very little racial diversity at 76% White, 10% Hispanic, and 3% African American.
Starting in the early 2000s, the city focused on both downtown revitalization and a focus on arts and cultural developments. This has resulted in the city being quite livable and a great place to move. The Kiggins Theatre renovation in downtown Vancouver is a happy by product of this redevelopment. The “Arts District” downtown was formally defined in 2014.
Architecture styles include restored Victorian and craftsman bungalows, as well as ranch styles and larger modern homes in the outskirts.
City of Vancouver Building Permits
Greater Vancouver Chamber
Utopia Management has over 25 years property management experience throughout the West Coast. Our office in Vancouver, Washington is the home of experts in the rental market and neighborhoods of Vancouver. We manage both commercial and residential properties, from single family homes to apartment communities. Choose an established firm that knows the ins and outs of finding, screening, and managing tenants, including tenant retention strategies. Full staffing to monitor phones and emails, and 7 day showings to get your property filled quickly, plus full maintenance and repairs handled in house. Trust Utopia to handle your property even better than you would, with years of know-how and expertise.