If you’re lucky enough to own a home on the Outer Banks, most would say you’re lucky enough! If you’re thinking about turning that piece of OBX paradise into an investment opportunity, there are a few things to know before you dive into the world of Outer Banks vacation rentals as a homeowner. Sites like Airbnb and VRBO make it easy to self-manage and be your own OBX property management company…or so it seems.
There are many things to take into consideration when wanting to turn your home into a summer rental like who is going to care for the property when you aren’t there? How are you going to cover potential guest damages? What happens if your primary home is hours away from your Outer Banks home? It can be overwhelming but don’t worry; Resort Realty is here to help! We’ve got 5 reasons why listing with a Property Management company is beneficial to you as an OBX homeowner.
It Takes The Pressure Off Of You
As a homeowner, there’s a lot to do in and of itself. As a vacation rental homeowner? There’s even more! Listing with a property management company helps you relieve that stress and check things off of what seems like an endless to-do list. Your property manager will be able to suggest and set rental rates for you to make the most of your home, suggest upgrades and updates, and help you and your home be a success! At Resort Realty, we assign you a property manager that is specific to your town and it gives you an easy point of contact.
No Calls All Hours Of The Day & Night
With a home can sometimes come issues. No one wants to be woken up in the middle of the night by a guest who is having a problem at your property. At Resort Realty, we’ve got 24/7 care for your home here on the OBX, and most importantly, your guests so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
No Worries About Maintenance & Housekeeping
Like we just said; you won’t worry about a thing when you’re with the right property management company! In-house maintenance and housekeeping are a couple of things you can check off your list. With housekeepers tending to your home weekly (sometimes bi-weekly depending on guest requests) and a talented, local maintenance staff, you won’t have to worry about anything as an Outer Banks homeowner. Resort Realty actually offers a no-cost program; meaning maintenance fees are a thing of the past!
Your Property Manager Is There When You Can’t Be
Remember how we said your property manager will be there to assist you? We really mean that. Your property manager will not only suggest things to bring in more income, but they’re there for you when you can’t be on the OBX physically. Our property managers are there, making sure your home is in tip-top shape and making you aware of any issues that may arise.
You’ll Most Likely Increase Your Income
With OTAs (online travel agencies), you’ll increase your income, sure. But with a property management company? You’ll most likely double what you’re bringing in on your own! Especially with Resort Realty. To learn how to increase your income, check out our property management page and contact Debbie Harrell to get more information!
While there’s nothing wrong with managing your rental home on your own, why not take a load off and let an OBX property management company do the work for you? Contact Resort Realty today for more info!