Who Oversees My Property?

Southern's Approach to Vacation Rental Management ~ Join Southern Here at Southern, we've structured our operations around what works. We've been in the vacation rental management industry for over 25 years here on the Gulf Coast, and we've had plenty of experience fine-tuning our operations. As a new or potential owner, you may be wondering who oversees your property? After all, there are a number of facets that go into managing a vacation [...]

Who Oversees My Property? 2020-07-14T21:56:14+00:00

What is the Benefit of Having a Commercial Laundry Facility?

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

Should I Go Short-Term or Long-Term?

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

What Charities is Southern Involved With?

Learn About Our Southern Cares Program ~ Join Southern In keeping with our vision of being the most caring company along the Gulf Coast, our Southern Cares program allows us the chance to extend the same hospitality and care we give our guests into our communities. We're proud to partner with our local chapters for the Ronald McDonald House and Alzheimer's Association. The Ronald McDonald House provides families with hospitalized children the care [...]

What Charities is Southern Involved With? 2020-06-09T22:01:22+00:00

Do I Need a Seven-Night Minimum in Summer?

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

How is Southern Cleaning Properties After COVID-19?

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

What’s Happening in the Vacation Rental Industry?

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

Does Southern Share Guest Feedback With Owners?

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

Are There Benefits to Being Listed on OTAs?

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

What is the Response Time for Owner Communication?

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