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How to choose the perfect management company for your second home

Choosing the perfect management company for your Orlando vacation home.

Here is your ultimate guide to choosing the best Property management companies in Orlando Florida.

Buying a vacation home in Orlando is one of the most exciting things you can do. You have worked hard and have now decided to invest in a second home that you and your family can enjoy, you may have decided to also rent your home as a short term vacation property to generate income from your home.

Property management companies in Orlando Florida

Property management companies in Orlando Florida

Managing a vacation home from abroad

Many owners live abroad and trying to remote manage a home can be a very difficult process, we always recommend taking the stress out of owning a vacation home and let a professional property management company look after your homes every need. As an owner, you can be as involved or hands-off as you like but not all property managers are built equally and that is why it is very important to choose the right property management companies in Orlando.

What does a property manager do for a vacation home

Cleaning

Schedule cleans after your vacation guests have left, at this stage the property manager will also check over your home to make sure no damage has been caused.

Preperation

Prepare the house ready for the next check-in to make sure your home is in perfect condition ready for your guest arrival.

Maintenance

Arrange and fix and maintenance issues, such as AC issues, pool issues and general house maintenance.

Marketing

Property managers typically have websites that automatically feed your home to the top booking sites such as Homeaway, Airbnb, Tripadvisor, and TopVillas.com. Property managers will maintain your calendar to guarantee no double bookings can happen.

Bill pay

Set up and pay all utility bills for you, they will invoice you one bill at the end of each month.

Take care of paying local and state taxes for your vacation home meaning the income you generate is all yours to keep.

Second-home managing

Owners do not necessarily wish to rent their homes out to guests. If you are planning on just using the home for yourself and family a property manager can simply go in each month and do a general tidy, check all equipment and make sure your home does not experience any issues making the home perfect for when you arrive.

Property management technology

The vacation rental market is a fast-moving industry with many technology companies making owning a vacation home easier than ever however this also makes choosing the right property management company in Orlando even more important.

The top 5 property management technology

Keyless entry door locks – By installing a keyless door lock to your vacation home means your guests no longer need to pick up keys from a property manager in the middle of the night. Guests are now provided with a 4-6 digit door code and can turn up at the property anytime after the standard check-in time of 4 pm. If a guest has an issue getting in, a simple phone call to the property manager and they can remotely unlock the door.

Wireless home thermostat

No more high AC bills where the guest forgets to turn the AC down when they leave for the day or finish their vacation. With Wireless thermostats, the property manager automatically knows that the guest has vacated the property and can adjust the temperature accordingly.

Wireless pool controls

A simple call to the property manager will mean they can remotely adjust the pool heat for your client. This also stops guests from tampering with the heat or disputing the temperature.

Noise control

A noise control unit will let the property manager know if the decibel level gets to an unacceptable level, they can send someone over to address the situation quickly and with clear evidence.

Wireless device detector

Every owner is worried about guests holding a party in your beautiful home, we have this covered, homes can be fitted with a wireless device detector, this will alert the property manager when an unusual amount of wireless devices connect to a home’s wifi network.

How much does property management cost
Fees for property management can vary between companies with some offering free management fees but will more than likely be charging you elsewhere such as higher booking commission, linen fees, etc. The majority of companies charge a monthly fee of between $150 – $350 per home depending on the size of the property and location. Condos will be at the lower end of this figure but super mansions located in Reunion Resort will be higher.

If you enjoyed our blog please read our guide to Buying a home in Orlando here.

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