Discounts On Larger Portfolios
25+ years Experience
Summerland, a small picturesque beach town in Santa Barbara County, has been immortalized in popular culture by being used as the title of a T.V. show and multiple songs, including one by the band Everclear. Lying directly on the coast and enjoying average temperature highs that fluctuate between 65 and 76 degrees year round, it is easy to see what is so alluring about Summerland. It is a truly iconic location that is all about the summertime and California living.
According to data collected in the 2010 US Census, 47.3% of the housing units in Summerland were occupied by renters. If you are considering jumping into this healthy rental market by purchasing a rental property, Utopia Management can give you the tools and management assistance you need to ensure a profitable investment. Our services include:
Marketing and Advertising: To ensure that that the word gets out about your desirable Summerland property, we will use the most up-to-date marketing strategies, including both online and offline methods. Our marketing program has been so successful that we are generally able to fill any vacancy for our clients within a month.
Tenant Screening: Of course, we understand the importance not just of filling a vacancy, but of finding the perfect tenant, someone who can be relied on to keep their contract and pay their rent in a timely manner. This is why we run a thorough series of background and credit checks on all applicants who are eighteen years or older and even offer an optional “Utopia® Eviction Protection Program.”
Management and Consulting: From advising you on a suitable rental rate for your Summerland property, to helping you get the property in rent ready condition, your Utopia Management team will be there every step of the way. Once your property has been rented, we will continue to assist with management tasks by enforcing HOA rules, serving any necessary legal notices, and keeping you updated with monthly owner’s statements.
Maintenance and Repairs: We rely on local vendors for some of your property’s maintenance and repair needs. However, we do also have a general contractor’s license (#792427) that allows us to complete most work in-house when we feel that we can do so more efficiently or at a better cost to you.
Accounting: We understand that your rental property is first and foremost a financial investment. This is why our skilled team of accountants works hard to provide you with up-to-date information on the financial health of your property. You can log in to the owner's web portal at any time to view a monthly report that shows a complete record of all rents collected and bills paid on your behalf.
Purchasing rental property in Summerland is a wise financial investment in the Southern California area. If you would rather not deal with the daily worries of property management, give Utopia Management a call today and let one of our friendly representatives show you how we can make owning your Summerland rental property a breeze.
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 an all inclusive 8% 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.