At 103,410 residents, Santa Maria is the most populous city in Santa Barbara County, even surpassing the City of Santa Barbara itself. In addition to its wine and culinary offerings, Santa Maria is also home to Allan Hancock college and the Santa Maria-Bonita School District, the latter employing nearly 2,000 people. The nearby Vanderberg Air Force Base is Santa Maria’s largest employer with a total of 6,623 employees. The zip codes used for Santa Maria addresses are: 93454, 93455, and 93458.
At any given moment there are thousands of renters looking for a place to call home (or a place to work) in Santa Maria. When you trust Utopia Management with your investment property, we’ll go above and beyond to ensure that the most qualified renters in the area are aware of your listing. We utilize all of the major online rental listings and we also use the expertise and word-of-mouth efforts of our local Santa Maria-based agents.
Our tenant screening process ensures that you get the best tenants, who will pay their rent on time and in full. To reinforce this, we subject all prospective tenants to a rigorous screening process. It begins with a thorough background check and credit report. We also investigate the prospective tenant’s employment to verify that they have enough income to support their rental obligations. We also investigate the interested party’s rental and mortgage history to ensure a pattern of timely payments and no eviction trouble. If everything checks out, then we’ll arrange to meet the prospective tenant in person via an open house showing or a scheduled appointment. Assuming there are no unexpected surprises, we will collect the first and last month’s rent, along with a security deposit, and then complete the contract.
When it comes to maximizing the financial return on your property investment, you need an experienced partner that you can trust. We’ve been managing property in Santa Maria and the surrounding areas for 20 years. Our licensed representatives will ensure that your rental property is always show-ready. We will also leverage our knowledge of the local market to ensure that you set your rental price at a level that will provide you with a maximum and reliable return.
Our in-house team of maintenance professionals can handle most any challenge. We don’t coordinate with third parties unless absolutely necessary. Most maintenance issues are resolved in-house via our licensed maintenance staff: (general contractor’s Lic. #792427).
Financial reporting tells the story of your investment property. Our goal at Utopia Management is to ensure that this is a story that’s told clearly. Our financial reporting is second to none. Our clients receive mailed reports and online access to balance statements, expense and revenue reports – and that’s just the beginning. At Utopia, we also strive to make life convenient. This is why we offer your tenants the option to use online direct-deposit to make their rent payments. For notices of rental increases, we prepare them and serve them on your behalf so you’ll never have to bother. We’ll always make sure that your property is renting at a competitive rate.
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