Serving All of Oak View
The beautiful Oak View neighborhood sits between two iconic bodies of water – San Antonio Creek and Lake Casitas. This quiet community naturally developed around a central downtown area in the late 1940s. The original residents were career-minded individuals looking for a quiet place to settle down with their families, while retaining their oil industry jobs in the Ventura area. Kids growing up in this town attend schools in the Ventura Unified School District, which receives high marks in all study areas. Although the town currently has a population of just 4,000 people, there is room for continued growth around the outskirts of the existing neighborhoods.
If you want to grab a piece of this region for your investment portfolio, bring Utopia Property Management onboard today to help you out. Our team will support your endeavors in improving the financial performance of each property on your list. We specialize in managing rental properties of all sizes throughout the Southern California region. Our full range of services includes:
Simply placing a sign out in front of your rental home will not attract the attention you need for a quick tenant turnaround, so our team employs a targeted online and local approach to advertising your available rentals. With listings on top performing websites and local advertisements posted across town, we attract quality renters to your properties in record time. Our goal is to secure and sign a tenant to your rental within just 30 days.
All of the prospective tenants go through a thorough application process and background check. Our screening process verifies the tenant’s identity, employment history, credit record, and rental standing with prior leasing agencies. We strive to minimize the risk of late payments, evictions, and other complications. Our efforts reduce tenant turnover and increase the chances of repeated lease signings.
Management and Consulting
Our management team can provide you with professional consultations to improve your skills in this difficult market. Our consultation appointments cover rental staging and showing techniques you can use for your roster of investment properties. We also share industry information to help you navigate the local market while setting competitive rents and lease terms.
Our maintenance team can keep your properties in excellent shape with regular repairs and renovations. We hold a general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427) to ensure that your properties always receive professional repair and maintenance support.
Our accounting team reviews and reports on the performance of your rental properties on a monthly basis. You can access these financial reports using the Utopia web portal through your phone, computer, or tablet.
With more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the property management field, Utopia has the skills and expertise you need on your team. We will assist in every step of the property management process – from rental staging to tenant acquisition. We will always act as a liaison between you and your tenants to reduce the stress of property management. Our mission is to help you minimize expenses so you can achieve significant profits on your Oak View 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
A blend of fantastic climate, friendly locals, and gorgeous views make the coastal community of Ventura one of America’s most desirable places to live.
Ventura Visitor’s Guide: https://visitventuraca.com/
Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Visit & Explore Ventura: http://venturachamber.com/about-ventura/ventura-a-great-place-to-live/
Ventura Business Guide: https://www.ventura.org/business-services/start-a-business/