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
18 02, 2020

Southern Sponsors the Pensacola Double Bridge Run

2020-02-18T21:08:27+00:00

Southern Vacation Rentals Sponsors Pensacola Double Bridge Run Local vacation rental company also held a contest for a free vacation on Pensacola Beach For the eighth year in a row, Southern Vacation Rentals proudly sponsored the 2020 Pensacola Double Bridge Run. The race took place on Saturday, February 1st with over 4,000 participants in both the 15K and 5K races. The Double Bridge Run, a Pensacola Sports event, is hailed as one of [...]

Southern Sponsors the Pensacola Double Bridge Run 2020-02-18T21:08:27+00:00
11 02, 2020

How is Maintenance Handled for a Vacation Rental?

2020-02-14T21:08:54+00:00

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 [...]

How is Maintenance Handled for a Vacation Rental? 2020-02-14T21:08:54+00:00
4 02, 2020

What is the Clean Coverlet Program?

2020-02-04T19:56:15+00:00

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 [...]

What is the Clean Coverlet Program? 2020-02-04T19:56:15+00:00