7 07, 2020

What is the Benefit of Having a Commercial Laundry Facility?

2020-07-07T21:13:15+00:00

Southern's Commercial Laundry Facility ~ Join Southern At Southern, we are proud to own and operate our own commercial laundry facility for our vacation rentals. It's our mission to deliver a high quality and clean stay for each of our guests. Owning and operating our own commercial laundry facility allows us to maintain control from an operational standpoint and deliver on that promise. There are numerous benefits to operating our own commercial laundry [...]

What is the Benefit of Having a Commercial Laundry Facility? 2020-07-07T21:13:15+00:00
30 06, 2020

Should I Go Short-Term or Long-Term?

2020-06-30T21:52:02+00:00

Should I Go Short-Term or Long-Term? ~ The Business Blog When deciding between using your second home as a short-term or long-term rental investment, there are a few things you need to consider: the amount of owner use you anticipate, revenue expectations, and tenant expectations. As part of our vacation rental management program, we can help you make this decision! If you, as the owner, anticipate utilizing the property as a vacation home [...]

Should I Go Short-Term or Long-Term? 2020-06-30T21:52:02+00:00
23 06, 2020

How Important Are Property Photos?

2020-06-30T16:13:28+00:00

The Importance of Vacation Rental Photography ~ Join Southern The view from Sterling Shores #714 in Destin, Florida, taken with InsideMaps technology. Images are the first touch a guest will have with your property, and we all know how important a good first impression is! So, just how important is vacation rental photography? In a word; very! Travelers will almost always look at the images before they read the description. You [...]

How Important Are Property Photos? 2020-06-30T16:13:28+00:00
26 05, 2020

Should My Rental be Pet-Friendly?

2020-05-26T16:56:43+00:00

Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern When signing onto a vacation rental management program, you may be wondering, “should my rental be pet-friendly?” This is a great question and many owners struggle with making the decision. There are a few considerations to make, including homeowner association (HOA) rules, fees, and general wear and tear on your property. You must also decide if making your rental pet-friendly will be worth it from a revenue [...]

Should My Rental be Pet-Friendly? 2020-05-26T16:56:43+00:00
19 05, 2020

How Does Southern Market My Property?

2020-05-19T17:40:48+00:00

Southern's Vacation Rental Marketing Team ~ Join Southern A question we hear a lot from potential owners is "how does Southern market my property?" After all, it isn't just enough to put your property on the website and hope that it books. There are certain tactics and strategies that Southern's vacation rental marketing team puts into place to help get your property seen. Our website, SouthernResorts.com, is our main marketing tactic and largest driver of revenue. We work [...]

How Does Southern Market My Property? 2020-05-19T17:40:48+00:00
12 05, 2020

How Does Southern Work With Realtors?

2020-05-12T21:27:40+00:00

How Southern Works With Realtors ~ Join Southern Southern is fortunate to have excellent long-standing relationships with realtors all across Northwest Florida & Coastal Alabama. With over 25 years of experience managing vacation rentals in Panama City Beach, Florida to Gulf Shores & Fort Morgan, Alabama, realtors know that we are a reliable company to recommend their clients to. After all, realtors need trustworthy vacation rental companies they can refer their clients to, [...]

How Does Southern Work With Realtors? 2020-05-12T21:27:40+00:00
5 05, 2020

Do I Need a Seven-Night Minimum in Summer?

2020-05-05T21:20:41+00:00

Minimum Night Stays in Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern Wondering about the best way to set your minimum nights? Previously, the standard was that vacation rentals would require a seven-night minimum, especially in the summertime. This way of thinking led consumers to believe that they could gain more revenue by requiring visitors to stay seven nights. However, since these restrictions were so tight, and as the demand for more flexible stays increased, rental management companies [...]

Do I Need a Seven-Night Minimum in Summer? 2020-05-05T21:20:41+00:00
28 04, 2020

How is Southern Cleaning Properties After COVID-19?

2020-04-28T21:35:04+00:00

Cleaning Vacation Rentals After COVID-19 ~ Join Southern We understand that now more than ever, there is a need for peace of mind with cleaning vacation rentals after COVID-19. That goes for guests and owners - we want to ensure everyone feels safe in our properties and are taking measured steps to do so. That's why we've launched Southern's Clean Initiative, an ongoing plan to ensure our properties are thoroughly sanitized after each [...]

How is Southern Cleaning Properties After COVID-19? 2020-04-28T21:35:04+00:00
21 04, 2020

What’s Happening in the Vacation Rental Industry?

2020-04-21T21:23:54+00:00

An Update From FVRMA and the Vacation Rental Industry ~ Join Southern Southern is a member of and has a voice with one of the largest vacation rental management associations in the United States, Florida VRMA (FVRMA). Joe Casal, Director of Brand Ambassadors, is a member of the Board and frequently communicates with other vacation rental managers all across the state. During a normal year, FVRMA [...]

What’s Happening in the Vacation Rental Industry? 2020-04-21T21:23:54+00:00
14 04, 2020

Does Southern Share Guest Feedback With Owners?

2020-04-14T20:12:10+00:00

Sharing Vacation Rental Feedback With Owners ~ Join Southern Whether you're an owner who self-manages or one who relies on a vacation rental management company to look after their property, nothing is more important than guest feedback. After all, you're providing a service, and it's important to know what your consumers think! At Southern, sharing vacation rental feedback with owners is so important. It helps us ensure we are providing a top quality [...]

Does Southern Share Guest Feedback With Owners? 2020-04-14T20:12:10+00:00