Hope Ranch is an unincorporated suburb of the city of Santa Barbara. Named for Thomas Hope, an Irishman who purchased the land in 1861 for sheep ranching, Hope Ranch has blossomed into one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Santa Barbara and one of the wealthiest in California. The median home price is well over $2.5-million. This hilly coastal area is home to residential areas where narrow meandering roads, often unmarked, intersect with a network of equestrian paths.
Hope Ranch is certainly a desirable place to live or own property. Whether you are considering purchasing commercial or residential rental property in the 93105 or 93110 zip codes, Utopia Management can help. We are Southern California’s premier property management company and we have expert management teams who are authorities on the local market and skilled at taking over all of the day-to-day tasks that can make owning property so tedious. Our services include:
Marketing and Advertising: Finding the right tenant for your Hope Ranch property starts with the right marketing strategy. Fortunately, Utopia Management has developed a marketing program so successful that we can consistently fill vacancies within thirty days – at current market prices. This program involves utilizing property signage and the Utopia referral base, while listing your property on the most popular rental websites for added exposure.
Tenant Screening: Our tenant screening process is thorough and has kept our eviction rates incredibly low. We run credit checks, verify driver’s licenses and social security cards, check employment and income, and contact former landlords to ensure a positive rental history. We always want you to feel comfortable with any tenant that we place in your property.
Management and Consulting: When you hire Utopia Management to manage your property, we will take over virtually all of the routine tasks that can be so cumbersome to you, the owner. These include rent collection, HOA enforcement, and serving legal notices. We will also be there to act as your real estate consultant should you have any questions about your property – like how to get it rent-ready or how to improve its value.
Maintenance and Repairs: Utopia Management maintains a general contractor’s license (#792427) that allows us to complete many maintenance and repair tasks in-house. However, when it is more efficient or cost-effective for us to contract the work out, we will use one of the local vendors with whom we have a long-standing relationship.
Accounting: We understand how important your property is to you as a financial investment. This is why our accounting department is always hard at work to provide you with up-to-date financial information about your property. You can view a monthly statement through your owner’s web portal or contact the accounting department directly with any questions.
Hope Ranch is one of the most prosperous and beautiful areas in California. Your Hope Ranch rental property represents a significant financial investment and is certainly worth protecting. You’ll benefit from a partnership with Southern California’s premier Property Management company – and we will help you to develop and maintain your valuable property portfolio from day one. Give us a call today to find out how to get started.