How We Handle Vacation Rental Maintenance ~ Join Southern At Southern, it's one of our top priorities to keep your property in mint condition. A question we are frequently asked from owners is how we handle vacation rental maintenance. With a comprehensive maintenance plan to help keep everything in top shape, our Portfolio Managers keep a close eye on your property. You can rest assured that we have a plan in place for making [...]
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Southern's Clean Coverlet Program ~ Join Southern When browsing our properties on our main website, SouthernResorts.com, you might have noticed an amenity that says "Clean Coverlets - Every Reservation," in addition to a line advertising clean linens, comforters, and coverlets at each check-in. This is part of our Clean Coverlet initiative and our vacation rental management program. We replace a property's current comforters and quilts with environmentally-friendly bed covers that are changed and laundered [...]
How to Name Your Vacation Rental ~ Join Southern Giving your property a memorable name is a great way to get those repeat guests to book with you year after year. You could elect to name it after something important to you, like a pet or a loved one, or after a special feature of your home. Think of it as brand identity for your property. Naming your vacation rental helps it stand [...]
Join Southern Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern Are you looking to join a vacation rental management program before the peak season starts? There has never been a better time to join Southern Vacation Rentals’ program. Even if you have Snowbirds or other winter guests in-house, you can still make the switch! If you’re looking to see summer revenue, now is the time. Guests are searching and booking for June and July and you’ll [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]