Posted on June 6, 2014
Well, there are many reasons why using a management company is better than renting directly from the homeowner. Most homeowners usually live out of town, which makes them more likely to be out of touch. Sugar Sands Realty knows how important your beach vacation is. It is what you have saved for and looked forward to all year long!
There are many horror stories out there regarding renting homes directly from an individual. Now we are not saying this happens all of the time, or this will happen to you if you rent from an owner directly, but, it has happened before to many innocent people who were just looking for a vacation home. One of the newest scams happening is where a person has rented a home, sent the “homeowner” their rent money, then come to find out the home you rented doesn’t even belong to the people or doesn’t even exist.
Another concern is possible double bookings. Individuals renting their own properties may not be using the best reservation/tracking system, which could lead to possible double bookings. We have seen this happen before where a guest renting from an owner comes into our office looking for a last minute rental because the place they rented has someone else in it. Another possible issue is the condition of the rental home. Since most homeowners live out of town, they may not be aware of the condition their “rental” home is in (such as needed maintenance, cleaning, etc.). And if there are issues with the home, they may be out of touch or unreachable and unable to get the necessary repairs fixed in a timely manner. This is where a management company, like Sugar Sands Realty comes in handy!
Sugar Sands Realty has been around for over 28 years and has seen first-hand how renting outside of a management company can devastate even the most perfectly planned vacation. We personally pride ourselves in the entire rental experience, from searching and making the reservation all the way through the end of your stay. We provide many personal touches that have created some wonderful life-long friendships with our guests. We also have a close relationships with many different “vacation-service” providers in the immediate area. This helps us to take care of all of your vacation needs. Plus, the fact that our office is located right in the middle of all of our vacation rental homes is convenient for our guests as well as allows us to be available for any needs you have. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.