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
31 03, 2020

Are There Benefits to Being Listed on OTAs?

2020-03-31T21:46:28+00:00

Benefits to Being Listed on Third-Party Sites ~ Join Southern If you're a new property owner, you may be wondering if you should join a vacation rental management program or simply list your property yourself. How hard can it be, right? There are numerous benefits to working with a property manager - worry-free management, a point of contact, and in-house accounting and marketing - there are also benefits to being listed on third-party [...]

Are There Benefits to Being Listed on OTAs? 2020-03-31T21:46:28+00:00
17 03, 2020

What is a Deep Clean in a Vacation Rental?

2020-03-17T21:56:04+00:00

Deep Cleans in Vacation Rentals ~ Join Southern Have you ever heard the term "deep cleans" as they apply to vacation rentals? A deep clean in a vacation rental is no different than a deep clean of your home (we hope!) - deep cleans in vacation rentals refer to a thorough top-to-bottom cleaning of every single surface in our vacation rental properties. Most companies offer one annual deep clean for each property - [...]

What is a Deep Clean in a Vacation Rental? 2020-03-17T21:56:04+00:00
10 03, 2020

What is Southern’s Stance on Sustainability?

2020-03-16T21:23:47+00:00

Southern’s Stance on Sustainable Tourism ~ Join Southern As travelers become more socially conscious and geared toward eco-friendly tourism, the phrase “sustainable tourism” pops up more and more. You may be wondering just what is “sustainable tourism?” The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” [...]

What is Southern’s Stance on Sustainability? 2020-03-16T21:23:47+00:00
3 03, 2020

Do I Need Specific Insurance For My Vacation Rental?

2020-03-03T22:56:27+00:00

Vacation Rental Insurance in Florida & Alabama ~ Join Southern If you are a new vacation rental owner, you may be wondering if you need insurance for your vacation rental. In a word, the answer is yes! Just like you would with your own home, you will need insurance for your second home. And, just like with your primary home, there will be costs, upkeep, and liability concerns to keep in mind. According [...]

Do I Need Specific Insurance For My Vacation Rental? 2020-03-03T22:56:27+00:00
25 02, 2020

What is the Response Time for Owner Communication?

2020-02-25T22:34:00+00:00

Owner Communication ~ Join Southern One of the strongest deliverables to our owners is communication. In our 25 years of partnering with property owners, we recognize that no two are exactly alike in what they want when it comes to communication. How often do they want to be communicated with? Do they prefer a phone call, email, or text message? What do you want communicated to you? Each owner is different: some may [...]

What is the Response Time for Owner Communication? 2020-02-25T22:34:00+00:00