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3 Reasons Your Short Term Rental Needs a Property Manager!

You’ve DONE it! You have decided to use your home for Short Term Rental! It’s just the technicalities that are left now…finding some renters, deciding what to charge, and getting your home ready! Your entrepreneurial side says, “I can DO THIS MYSELF!”. On the other hand, there’s a voice in your ear saying, “There goes your LIFE! You’ll have NO free time! Think of the headaches! Hire someone to do it for you!”. What to do? Well, here are 3 reasons your Short Term Rental needs a Property Manager!

A Property Manager Finds Renters

One specialty of Property Managers is Finding the perfect tenant for your home!

One specialty of Property Managers is Finding the perfect tenant for your home!

Where would you find a trusted renter for your home? On Craig’s List? Yikes! A Short Term Rental Property Manager has resources that you don’t have, which will ensure that you find quality tenants. Most Managers collaborate with other companies to help you get exactly the right tenant for your own little “Bed and Breakfast”, and when he is discovered, we help you take care of the paperwork too!

How DO you decide what to charge?

A Short Term Property Manager will analyze your home. He will take into account your square footage, special features and details, local area rental rates, and other neighborhood variables. He will give you the best price to charge for your home depending on the season, local amenities and other important factors. Likewise, he will also be honest and tell you if your expectations are way out of range.

Preparing your home inside and out for Short Term Rental is key!

Preparing your home inside and out for Short Term Rental is key!

What do I do to prepare my home?

Do you have property that you want to make a short term rental but not quite sure how to get it rolling? A Short Term Rental Property Manager has Setup Services to get you on the right track. At STRM, we give you information on what to do with your personal property while renting out your home. We also provide you with a suggested checklist of items that will ensure your rental has what your guests need to have a fabulous stay. We can even stage the home for you, and take professional photos for the most appealing first impression!

These are just a few of the many benefits Short Term Rental Property Managers provide to guarantee you a successful experience renting out your home. Check out this additional article from Zillow to help you make your decision!


Want to rent just a room of your home? Be sure to join us next time when we will explore the single room rental option!



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Why Short Term Rentals?

Why Short Term Rentals?

Owning a rental property has many advantages. Short Term Rental, as opposed to traditional long term rental, is a way of maximizing your property to bring in the most return for your dollar. Here are three compelling reasons to check out Why Short Term Rentals are a great option.

Higher Rental Revenue 

Your 'home away from home'.

Why Short Term Rentals? They are a great ‘home away from home’!

Renting your home for a short period of time – usually less than 6 months – creates higher average nightly rates than long-term rental. Higher nightly rates equal higher monthly rates. A tenant paying for a summer rental will pay a higher 1 month fee, as compared to a long-term renter. It’s one month! Vacations are special! It’s not for the next 10 years. Read about a great short term rental experiment here.

Why Short Term Rentals Allow More Income with Less Use 

Book your home solid for 6 months and make as much as a year of long term renting! Also on the plus side, Short Term Rental is less wear and tear on the home. These renters are out and about more. Additionally, you have the breaks in between renters to clean and check the home, make small repairs, and notice little issues before they become big problems!

You Still Have an Option to Use Your Own Property 

Have a condo on the beach? You can schedule yourself in between clients, and squeeze in a week of sun and surf! Maybe you travel for work, and want to have a home base one week out of the month. You can schedule that in as a reservation at your property, keep a locked closet with your things in it, and have the convenience of a home away from home! That’s a great perk!

With the higher rental rates you’ll command, the lesser wear and tear on your home, and the option to benefit by using your property when wanted or needed, the advantages of Short Term Rental are definately worth looking into!