In my "Getting Started" posts I mention our realtor Jerry Barker and the role he played in helping us find the right property. Even if you have another realtor in mind, check out his "12 Important Reasons..." article, which outlines the expectation you should have when working with a realtor.
Jerry is all about transparency and providing education to the buyer. So much so, that he offers a free handbook for anyone interested in vacation home ownership.
"The Orlando Vacation Home Buyer's Guide" covers everything you need to know about buying, ownership, and managing your vacation rental home. It's an easy read and you are certain to pick up something new.
In my "Managing Your Property" posts, I talk about how important it is to have a "boots on the ground" team to help manage the property when you are not available.
We found 1st for Orlando through a referral and have been delighted with their customized approach to property management. Although they offer a full property management solution, their flexibility allows me to focus on the areas that I enjoy.
Their tagline says it all:
"Our mission is quite simple - to turn your first renter into a repeat client!"
Because our property is located in Florida, having a good AC system is imperative. But having a reliable HVAC service team is even more important.
I talk a lot about the importance of having a good on-site team. We definitely consider Patriot Air Conditioning & Heating part of our team. After meeting Scott Drolet, we signed up on the spot and have been thrilled with his professional attention to detail.
There are a lot of photographers out there, but not all of them understand the vacation rental market like Tyto Media.
Tyto understands what a potential guest might be looking for in a vacation property and takes the time to capture those details during your photo shoot.
Read more about photography tips here.
ORLANDO RENTAL HOMES BY OWNER
This service was launched by Jerry Barker to provide both owners and guests a place to find quality properties without paying exorbitant service fees.
That's right...No booking fees for renters, no cost for owners. Better deals for everyone!