Why you should use a professional
property manager

You own a beautiful vacation home and have decided to share it with guests. Now it's time to decide whether to manage the rentals yourself or hire a professional.

What is your time worth?

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What is your time worth?

Many homeowners who manage their own vacation rentals consider it a full-time job. Not only is there a lot of work involved, but managing the cleaning, maintenance and guest service becomes even more difficult when you don’t live near your rental home.

  • How do you find trustworthy and dependable people to clean and service your home?
  • What happens if your cleaner doesn’t show up on a turnover day?
  • Who takes the guest calls in the middle of the night?
  • How do you set your rates and know when to make changes?

We can help solve these problems for you, from providing a ’la carte service plans so you retain control over what you want, to fully managing your home and guests.

  • How do you find trustworthy and dependable people to clean and service your home?
  • What happens if your cleaner doesn’t show up on a turnover day?
  • Who takes the guest calls in the middle of the night?
  • How do you set your rates and know when to make changes?

We can help solve these problems for you, from providing a ’la carte service plans so you retain control over what you want, to fully managing your home and guests.

Professional Management - You can depend on us.

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We have a stellar reputation on the Outer Banks and book 80% of our reservations direct on our own website.
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We also advertise your home on Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com and Google Travel among other online listing sites, at no expense to you.
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Our experienced revenue management team consistently monitors rates, demand and occupancy to ensure your rates are positioned competitively.
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Our reservations and accounting department collect payment from the guests, hold the money in trust and disburse rent to you, on a timely and predictable schedule.
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We answer guest calls at all hours of the day and night, answering questions and resolving issues.
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We have every guest sign a binding lease agreement protecting your investment.
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We offer travel insurance to your guests which protects you in the event of a mandatory evacuation and other emergency situations.
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We collect a security deposit fee from the guest to cover unintentional damage to your home.
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We live here. We check on your home during the season, and perform off season security checks to keep an eye on your property.
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We have local relationships with vendors, and will manage your vendor work making sure the work gets done.
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Our In-house cleaning, maintenance, pool/spa, and linen teams take care of your home and your guests.
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Your Designated Property Coordinator will communicate with you regularly about your home.
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The cost of hiring a professional property manager

Consider the amount you would pay to Airbnb or Vrbo to list and book your home and process your payments. Then add to that the cost for linens, housekeeping, caretakers, pool care and maintenance vendors. And then consider your time managing it all.
The cost of hiring a professional property manager is often times equal or less than the expense of doing it yourself.

Options - start with a limited plan

If you really enjoy renting your house yourself, consider a Limited Services agreement with Seaside Vacations. You manage the bookings and communicate with the guests and let us handle cleaning, linens, inspections, maintenance and service for you - or select your services ala carte.

Ask Michelle how affordable
a Limited Services Agreement with us can be

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Testimonial

“I would never own out-of-town property anywhere without someone responsible to look after it. The SEASIDE staff look after our beach home, and us, as though we're close kin. Our needs are quickly, professionally and courteously addressed. They already know who the good service vendors are and what renters want. I would recommend SEASIDE without hesitation to anyone looking for a good property manager!”

Michelle Copeland Russell, Business Development

Michelle was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. She moved to the Outer Banks in 1995 and began her real estate career with Outer Banks Ltd. In 1999, Michelle obtained her North Carolina Real Estate License and began helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in and around these barrier islands that are often referred to as OBX.Read more

During that time, Michelle graduated from the REALTOR Institute and received her Recreational and Resort Sales Council Designation. Michelle is a member of the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS' and the Outer Banks Homebuilders Association.Read more

In her spare time Michelle enjoys camping and riding motorcycles with her husband Joey, two step daughters and 2 pups (Petey and Cash). Michelle is also a driving force behind the Seaside Cares initiative, supporting the Outer Banks community Beach Food Pantry.See lessSee less

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