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 [...]
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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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
How Often Should You Receive Updates on Your Property? ~ The Business Blog Southern understands how important communication is when it comes to successfully managing a vacation rental property. We take pride in delivering this to our owners! Our goal is to ensure seamless, convenient communication for you as an owner. Your main point of contact will be your Portfolio Manager. They are responsible for all aspects of your property and communicating with [...]
What Kind of Accounting is Included? ~ The Business Blog When you join our vacation rental management program, you'll benefit from the services of Southern's experienced in-house Accounting team. With years of service in vacation rental accounting, it's no surprise that this tenured team is some of the best on the Gulf Coast. But, just what kind of Accounting is included in our services? It's important to understand just what kind of services [...]
How to Determine Rent Amount ~ Join Southern Finding the right price for your vacation rental can be a difficult task. If you price it too high, then you may not book your property enough to cover costs. On the flip side, if you price it too low, then you risk leaving money on the table or not having enough money to cover your costs or upgrade [...]
Are Service Animals Allowed in Vacation Rentals? ~ Join Southern Are service animals allowed in vacation rentals? As a vacation rental owner looking to join a vacation rental management program, you may be asking yourself this question. The short answer is that yes, service animals are allowed in vacation rentals. However, it’s important to know the definition of a service animal. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals as any dog [...]