Serving All of Piru
The modest town of Piru runs along the calm shores of the Santa Clara River. The town founder originally focused on turning the land into a peaceful garden full of fruit trees – like figs, apricots, grapes, and dates. Farmland and ranches continue to dominate the land today. Local honey, vegetables, fruit, and meat are found throughout the year at farmer’s markets held at various locations around town. Fishermen tend to flock to the shores of the river, especially during seasons bountiful with rainbow and steelhead trout. When not tending to the farmland or fishing, residents spend a lot of their time exploring the mountain and canyon trails to the north of town.
With more than twenty years of experience in the property management field, Utopia Property Management can provide the support you need to net excellent gains from each of your investment properties around the Piru area. We will provide assistance with all of the property management tasks that demand your attention throughout the years. Our services include:
Advertising and Marketing
We utilize a multi-faceted approach to advertising to bring in as many interested parties as possible in a short amount of time. Our team lists all of your rental properties on high traffic, popular websites to attract interest from all over the globe. We also focus on local advertisements and events in an effort to draw in applicants. Our methods allow us to secure tenants and sign contracts within 30 days of making the first listing.
We will secure high quality tenants for your properties by performing thorough screenings of each applicant. The screening process allows us to verify the applicant’s listed employment information and rental histories to identify problem areas. We also closely inspect the applicant’s identity and credit history to find individuals with a low risk of missing payments or defaulting on lease terms.
We can provide you with consultation services that will prepare you to effectively manage the properties on your roster. Our consultation experts will cover the market trends and industry practices you can use to set rents, show units, and prepare lease documents.
Our repair professionals can save you time and money when maintaining your investment properties by performing the work for you. Since we operate under our own general contractor’s license (Lic. #792427), you can rest assured that the work is always completed to code, and in a short amount of time.
You will receive monthly financial reports from our accounting team to keep you informed about the performance of your investment properties. You can use your smartphone, tablet, or computer to access these documents through your Utopia web portal.
When it comes time to focus on improving your investments throughout the 93040 zip code, you can trust Utopia to lend you a hand with your property management tasks. Our team focuses on staging, marketing, and renting out your investment properties to improve your financial returns year after year. Delegate your tasks to us and start developing your new property management strategy today!
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
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Ventura Business Guide: https://www.ventura.org/business-services/start-a-business/