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How Do I Hire the Right Vacation Rental Property Manager?

Added: Oct 18, 2021
Category: Property Owner Tips

Running your own vacation rental home is equivalent to running your own hotel. You will be responsible for creating your listing, promoting your property, interacting with potential guests, handling reservations, and keeping pace with property maintenance. Some vacation homeowners want to be more hands-on and run the operation themselves. Some have other responsibilities and are unable to find the time to handle all of these managerial duties. Vacation rental property managers are expected to make the experience of owning a vacation rental home less stressful and time-consuming. When looking to hire one to manage your Florida vacation home, what should you be looking for?


1. Knowledgeable about the local market

Your rental manager needs to know the Captiva and Sanibel rental market surrounding your property so that they can manage rental rates accordingly. This will maximize your profits. Rental pricing requires local insider knowledge of how other properties are priced and what kinds of properties perform the best. Savvy property managers also have a solid grasp of peak and low seasons and how local trends, events, or regulations affect rental rates. Knowing this information and communicating it can manage your booking and income expectations accordingly.


Along with being locally owned and operated, our staff at Kingfisher Vacation Rentals has 56 years of combined experience on Sanibel and Captiva Islands. So no matter who you work with here, you'll have an island expert to guide you through the rental management process.

2. A small ratio of rental management staff to rental properties


The ideal rental manager will be able to give you and your property an adequate amount of attention. They should be able to promptly respond to guest inquiries about your property as well as any issues they may run into during their stay. However, suppose the staff is too small for the number of properties they manage. In that case, it can lead to unsatisfactory guest service and poorly reflect your rental property.


Here at Kingfisher, we are selective about the properties we manage, meaning our size matches our client base. Service and performance are our top priorities. We pride ourselves on having close connections with our clients. We get to know each one of our clients on a first-name basis. We will always provide the personalized 1:1 attention needed to make your rental property a success.

3. A full range of services are provided


You'll want your rental manager to provide all the services you'll need to ensure your property is well taken care of; at a price you can afford. Therefore, it is essential to determine what services are covered by the rental management fees and which ones are not before hiring a rental manager. We here at Kingfisher do not believe in nickel and diming our clients. Therefore there are no hidden fees, and we are 100% transparent about our fee structure.


We understand that marketing services are essential in today's day and age, which is why we place importance on marketing your rental property. Not only does our own search engine optimized website reach over 10K+ visitors monthly, but we are also active on 100+ travel sites. Collectively they reach approximately 50 million travelers considering Sanibel and Captiva for short-term and long-term rentals. As a result, you can rest assured that your property will attract the right vacation hunters.


Other marketing services to ask about before hiring a rental manager include the listing itself. This includes photographing the property, writing the listing, updating the listing as needed, keeping an eye on market trends, managing and responding to your property reviews.


Kingfisher Vacations' management is full service, meaning we will provide everything required to manage your rental property. Our services include listing, marketing, renting, cleaning, maintenance, and responding to online reviews. Visit our website for a more in-depth listing of the services we offer.


Hire Kingfisher Vacations to Manage Your Rental Property

Kingfisher Vacation Rental Management Services will ensure your rental home checks all the boxes before each guest arrives. We clean, inspect, and maintain your property with our in-house housekeeping run by a dedicated manager. In addition, we provide 24/7 maintenance services to guests during their stays, ensuring timely resolution of issues and positive reviews. Our team's 360º view of your property and guests enables us to manage your property's reputation, get 4-5 star reviews, and get you more rental revenue. To learn more about reserving a house or condo rental from Kingfisher Vacations, visit our website, email us at info@gokingfisher.com or give us a call at 239-472-2100.

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