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Why You Should Hire a Pro

Congratulations - You have decided to invest into a long term rental in Destin! The only problem is, now you find yourself asking: Should I hire a Property Manager, or handle the operations myself? Well, bias aside, if you are looking to maximize the profit from your investment while simultaneously maintaining the value - chances are a property manager is the way to go. Sometimes people are scared of hiring someone because of the cost involved, ... Read More

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Tags: Long term rentals, Property Management, Tips


Importance of Tenant Screening

Those who are familiar with the Pensacola property management industry all ready know the importance of tenant screening. It is a critical part of the rental process that determines the success of any company, realtor or investor. This is because (1) it protects your income and (2) there are legal ramifications associated if the process isn't followed to a T. There are two things to consider when screening tenants so that you keep your rentals f... Read More

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Tags: Mobile Rentals, Property Management, Property Management Pensacola, Tips


5 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager

Do you currently own an income property in South Walton? If so, you know that managing it yourself can be financially rewarding. However, it comes at cost to your mental and physical well-being. At Southern, we understand that it makes sense to take to DIY approach, but in most cases, it just isn't practical. That's why we wanted to show you the benefits of hiring a property management company, like Southern: (1) Setting Rental Rates: We'll stud... Read More

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Tags: Property Management, Tips


Maximize Space in Your Rental

Are you moving into a small one bedroom, one bathroom long term rental in Pensacola? You may be wondering how to fit all of your furniture, clothing and decor in that small 600-700 square feet of space. The good news is, you're not the first to downsize and you definitely won't be the last. Here are some tips from the pros on how to maximize space in a smaller apartment, townhome or condo. For starters, sort it all out before you move. That mean... Read More

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Tags: Moving, Rentals, Tips


What You Need to Know Before You Move

Congratulations! After months of touring homes and playing phone tag, you have finally found a long term rental in Crestview to lease. Now the hard part begins - moving. Que signs of a backache, right? Probably, but if you stay organized the headache is likely to subsidize. Before moving day rolls around, our Florida property managers suggest booking furniture donations weeks in advance, not to mention your friends and family. Another thing you ... Read More

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Tags: Moving, Tips


Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

The countdown until the 4th of July is coming to an end. A weekend full of fireworks, hot dogs, ice cream and all other things "American" is just a few hours away. Your plans to celebrate are likely already set in motion, but our Florida and Alabama property managers have some advice for you on this patriotic day. If you can't imagine your Independence Day celebration without sparklers, here are some critical safety tips to follow from the Natio... Read More

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Tags: 4th of July, Events, Fireworks, Tips


Termite Prevention

Few people think about termites when it's unusually cool - in fact, it's probably safe to say that many of you enjoyed a termite-free winter in your Destin long term rentals. The truth is, termites and ants are a constant threat to your home, especially now as we head into the warmer spring and summer seasons. The good news is there are some relatively small and simple steps that you can take now to prevent termites from festering. Before you ca... Read More

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Tags: Long term rentals, termites, Tips


How to Reduce Tenant Turnover

One of the biggest struggles that a Gulf Coast property management company faces is tenant turnover. That said, how great would it be to know exactly why a renter decided to give you their 30 day notice? A study conducted by the Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine found a few common reasons why current tenants decided to move, among these factors includes: expiring leases and relocations. A sad, but very true reality is the fact that most te... Read More

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Tags: owners, Tenants, Tips


Finding the Perfect Rental Home

Are you new to the Northwest Florida long term rental world, or just rethinking your current living situation? Whatever the answer is, you likely already know that the process of finding a new place to call home can be time-consuming. The good news is, we have a way you can make your search smarter and more efficient - just follow these five easy steps! 1. Determine what you can pay. Draw up your budget and take a hard look at where your money ... Read More

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Tags: Destin, Long term rentals, Property Management, Renters, Tips


Pumpkin Dream Cake Recipe

Fall is officially here on the Gulf Coast and that means cool weather, all harvest decor and of course, pumpkin flavored things. Coffee, beer, the list goes on, but if you love pumpkin and the goodness of fall then there is no doubt about it, you will absolutely love this pumpkin dream cake recipe provided by our friend and former chef, John Sallman, Southern Vacation Rentals' newest Owner Relations Manager. Click the image for the ingredients, ... Read More

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