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We Launched a New Site!

New Year, New SouthernResorts.com ~ Southern Vacation Rentals We are proud to announce the new and improved SouthernResorts.com! Since we're celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, in addition to the start of the new year, this is the perfect time to announce the new website. We have been hard at work crafting the new website, and you will find that it's full of new enhancements. Some of those enhancements include new innovative features, dynamic [...]

We Launched a New Site! 2020-01-14T23:03:10+00:00

Revenue & Minimum Night Stays

Does the Length of Minimum Night Stays Affect Revenue? ~ Join Southern If you self-manage your rental property, you may be wondering, “does the length of the minimum night stay affect your revenue?” In a short answer, yes. While you may want to set a minimum length, typically a seven-night minimum, in order to draw in more revenue, you may miss out on a handful of guests who need more flexibility. The world [...]

Revenue & Minimum Night Stays 2019-12-31T19:54:18+00:00

Should I Form a Business Entity-LLC, S-Corporation, or Can I Opt for Sole Proprietorship?

Should I Form a Business Entity-LLC, S-Corporation, or Can I Opt for Sole Proprietorship? ~ Join Southern When choosing how to structure your investment property, should you form a business entity-LLC, S-corporation, or can you opt for sole proprietorship? Deciding on an ownership structure for your investment property is a valid concern when considering your purchase. There are advantages to both an LLC ownership and ownership as a sole proprietor. If you choose [...]

Should I Form a Business Entity-LLC, S-Corporation, or Can I Opt for Sole Proprietorship? 2019-12-17T21:02:04+00:00

What is Required in a Vacation Rental?

What is Required in a Vacation Rental? ~ Join Southern Seacrest White House, a new 30A vacation home in Seacrest Beach, was designed to help vacationers enjoy their time at the beach! What is required in a vacation rental? In order to provide your guests with the best possible experience, you'll want to ensure that your property is stocked with all of the essentials. This goes beyond furnishings like a couch [...]

What is Required in a Vacation Rental? 2019-12-13T17:21:57+00:00

Owner Reviews for Southern Vacation Rentals

Owner Reviews for Southern Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern As we transition out of our busy season and into the holidays, we're excited to be building relationships with new owners and strengthening bonds with our existing owners. If you've been thinking about joining our vacation rental management program, there's no better time than the present! Our state of the art approach to revenue, property, and financial management in addition to strategic marketing and [...]

Owner Reviews for Southern Vacation Rentals 2020-01-09T21:13:32+00:00

How Are Property Inspections Handled?

How Are Property Inspections Handled? ~ Join Southern How are property inspections handled? Since we restructured our model to allow portfolio managers to handle a smaller subset of properties – about 30 – our team is able to better manage the care and condition of each property. Each portfolio manager takes the utmost care to ensure each property is in top condition, handling work orders and overseeing the unit’s cleanliness. This includes checking [...]

How Are Property Inspections Handled? 2019-12-04T21:09:57+00:00

How Do You Market My Property?

How Do You Market My Property? ~ Join Southern How do you market my property? When you join our vacation rental program, our full-time, in-house marketing team takes care of advertising your property for you. You can rest assured that Southern's team is giving your property the care it deserves. Southern's marketing team successfully reaches guests at each stage of the marketing funnel, starting with their brand awareness, then building consideration and intent [...]

How Do You Market My Property? 2019-11-22T15:05:39+00:00

What Hidden Fees Should You Look Out For?

What Hidden Fees Should You Look Out For? ~ Join Southern What hidden fees should you look out for when joining a rental management company? As a general rule of thumb, you should always inquire about what services you will and won’t be charged for when you sign your rental management agreement. Anything your manager won’t tell you or skirts around the bush is not a good sign! While a lower management fee may [...]

What Hidden Fees Should You Look Out For? 2019-12-04T21:13:44+00:00

The Benefits of Having a Property Manager

Boardwalk 805 in Panama City Beach is new to our rental management program! The Benefits of Having a Property Manager ~ Join Southern Congratulations, you've just purchased your second home! If you're planning on using this strictly as an investment property, it's a good idea to shop around for property management companies to help you manage your rental property. There are pros to having a property manager, including serving as a [...]

The Benefits of Having a Property Manager 2019-11-15T22:12:53+00:00

Southern Celebrates Fall Break Success

Southern Rentals & Real Estate Wraps Up Strong Fall Break Season Local property management company sees strong bookings across several weeks in October DESTIN, Fla. – October 29, 2019 – It’s no secret that fall is the best time of year to visit the Gulf Coast, with warm weather, clear skies, and a variety of exciting activities to experience. Although this time of year is generally considered the off-season, Southern Rentals & Real Estate [...]

Southern Celebrates Fall Break Success 2019-10-29T21:04:07+00:00