Serving All of Oak Park
With a population of nearly 14,000 people, Oak Park has come a long way since its humble origins as open ranchland. The neighborhoods were originally established in the sixties in winding patterns that wrap around the local park spaces. Initially, the isolation from busy city centers was perceived as a negative aspect of the neighborhood. Today, residents enjoy the quiet, close knit atmosphere that persists despite the continued population growth. Burbank, Malibu, Ventura, and Santa Monica are all accessible with a drive down one of the main freeways in the region.
As Oak Park continues to expand, you may want to grab a piece of the land for your investment portfolio. If so, consider giving Utopia Property Management a call for assistance in managing your ever-growing roster of properties. We strive to help you gain confidence in your investment portfolio’s ability to thrive in our dynamic real estate market. Our team will assist with:
Advertising and Marketing
Our sophisticated marketing campaigns include online listings and local advertisements to reduce turnaround time related to finding ideal tenants. Our team sends your online listings to the top-performing sites in the industry. Local events allow tenants to survey the property onsite and fill out applications right then and there. We strive to have a suitable tenant in each property within 30 days.
To make sure that you find the right tenant for every property on your roster, we will complete a thorough screening of each applicant. We look for candidates with sufficient income levels and positive rental and credit histories. Our efforts reduce the risk of default on the lease and decrease tenant turnover rates for all of your properties.
Our consultation team can teach you how to best manage your properties in this constantly changing market. We provide in-depth information about setting rental rates and lease terms that remain competitive in your local area. We will also teach you how to prepare and stage your rental to net the best tenants possible in the shortest amount of time.
Timely property maintenance and repairs will keep your rental properties in optimal condition year after year. You can delegate these responsibilities to our team to reduce time, effort, and expenses on your side. Our team of professionals operate under our general contractor’s license (Lic. # 792427) to ensure that all projects are completed to code.
With our team of accountants by your side, you can rest assured that your rental properties always perform at their limits. We will generate monthly reports exploring the exact revenues and expenses for each investment property we manage. You can access these reports through the Utopia web portal at anytime.
As your investment property roster for the 91377 area grows, we invite you to bring the Utopia Property Management team onboard to assist with your rental homes. From marketing your rentals to completing monthly accounting tasks, we will provide the support you need to gain confidence in the financial performance potential of your properties. We look forward to receiving your call!
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