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What Amenities Do Guests Want in a Rental?

Five Must-Have Amenities in a Vacation Rental ~ Join Southern When choosing amenities for your vacation rental, it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, when you join our vacation rental management program, our team provides you with a list of "must-haves" that will make each guest's experience memorable. The amenities in your property can make or break a guest's experience, and will even mean the difference between a one-time guest and [...]

What Amenities Do Guests Want in a Rental? 2021-01-12T21:39:15+00:00

How Does Dynamic Pricing Work?

How Does Dynamic Pricing Work?  Have you ever been searching for airline tickets or hotel rooms and noticed different prices each time you search? Dynamic pricing is popular among these business models, and we’ve joined in, too. As a commitment to being the leader in vacation rental management, we’ve invested in this technology to help our owners earn every dollar they deserve.  At Southern Vacation Rentals, we utilize a dynamic pricing model as part of our vacation rental [...]

How Does Dynamic Pricing Work? 2021-01-07T22:32:32+00:00

Why Join Southern in 2021?

Join the Best Vacation Rental Management Company in Florida & Alabama in 2021 2021 is just around the corner, and with it comes the start of new beginnings. If you have been shopping around for a new rental management company or are looking to join a rental management program for the first time, consider Southern Vacation Rentals. We're an industry leader and one of the best vacation rental management companies in Florida and [...]

Why Join Southern in 2021? 2020-12-30T14:54:34+00:00

Should I Provide Bikes or a Golf Cart for my Home?

Providing a Golf Cart or Bikes for Your Vacation Rental ~ Join Southern The type of amenities you provide at your home can be a big selling point for your guests. One amenity we see provided regularly, especially in Destin and 30A, are golf carts and bikes. Providing a golf cart and/or bikes for your vacation rental home is very attractive to potential guests. If you are able to provide these amenities, then you are likely to see [...]

Should I Provide Bikes or a Golf Cart for my Home? 2020-12-22T22:28:19+00:00

What Does Southern’s Revenue Team Do?

Our Approach to Vacation Rental Revenue Management~ Join Southern  At Southern Vacation Rentals, we have a dedicated in-house team of Revenue Managers who are consistently monitoring your property's rates.   Previously, we set fixed rates for every property based on the seasons, with restrictions like seven-night minimums and Saturday-Saturday arrivals mandated throughout peak seasons. Then, in mid-2018, in an effort to keep up with the ever-changing vacation rental landscape and stay ahead of industry trends, we switched to [...]

What Does Southern’s Revenue Team Do? 2020-12-15T22:24:43+00:00

How Do You Determine Minimum Night Stays and Turn Days?

Setting Minimum Night Stays and Turn Days for Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern At Southern Vacation Rentals, we have a dedicated revenue team who works hard to ensure that your property always has the right rates at the right times. In addition, our revenue team looks at the number of minimum night stays required for a property, which is usually set by the HOA or even sometimes dictated by an individual owner. Typically, [...]

How Do You Determine Minimum Night Stays and Turn Days? 2020-12-01T21:42:29+00:00

Do You Offer Travel Insurance to Guests?

Offering CSA Travel Insurance to Our Guests ~ Join Southern Here at Southern Vacation Rentals, we are glad to offer travel insurance to our guests. Managed by CSA Travel Protection (now known as Generali Global Assistance), travel insurance provides guests peace of mind when booking their vacation. Just like you would purchase insurance for a flight or for your automobile, travel insurance is one of those things you hope you never need, but [...]

Do You Offer Travel Insurance to Guests? 2020-11-24T15:37:31+00:00

What Do Realtors Like About Working With Southern?

Realtor Testimonials for Southern Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern At Southern Vacation Rentals, we love working with realtors. We believe that fostering long-term relationships with local realtors benefits everybody: when realtors refer their clients to us, we're happy to refer those clients right back to our trusted network of realtors when the time is right. Take a look below at what some realtors we have worked with recently had to say about our Southern [...]

What Do Realtors Like About Working With Southern? 2020-12-16T18:21:47+00:00

How Can I Maximize Guest Feedback?

How to Maximize Guest Feedback ~ Join Southern It's no secret that reviews are one of the most important components of the vacation rental industry. Without reviews, how will you be able to improve the experience for the next guest that stays in your property? If you have been wondering how to maximize guest feedback, then this week's blog post is for you. Think of reviews like a personal recommendation. It's not enough [...]

How Can I Maximize Guest Feedback? 2020-11-10T20:21:56+00:00

Does Southern Donate to Charities?

Participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's ~ Southern Vacation Rentals At Southern, we are proud participants of several local charities through our Southern Cares program. One of those charities is the Alzheimer's Association, the largest global organization dedicated to finding a cure. Since more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, funding research to developing a cure is crucial. Each year, we participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Fort Walton [...]

Does Southern Donate to Charities? 2020-10-13T21:54:50+00:00