10 Reasons to Hire a Property Manager for Your Rental Property

If you are thinking about investing in a property to rent, you have a lot of decisions to make. But one of the most important decisions that you will make is whether you are going to manage the property yourself or get a property manager.

Below are 10 advantages to hiring a property manager for your rental property.
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Should I Rent my Naples Home Seasonally or Annually?

One of the FIRST questions we always encourage a homeowner to ask is, “What are my rental restrictions?”

Vacation rentals are close cousins but very different beasts to traditional tenant rentals. It’s better to associate the requirements with a vacation rental to that of a hotel stay. Every convenience you experience at a hotel should be emulated at your property.

Those types of services include, but aren’t limited to; maintenance, concierge services, cleaning services, laundry services etc etc.

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Top 5 Best Vacation Rental Websites

These top vacation rental websites power the vacation rental experience on the internet. These companies work to provide its guests a seamless browsing and booking experience for travel accommodations around the globe.
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Do You Report Rental Income on Federal Income Tax Returns?

Information current as of publication date per IRS website.

A vacation home can be a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home or boat. If you own a vacation home that you rent to others, you generally must report the rental income on your federal income tax return. But you may not have to report that income if the rental period is short.
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Should You Buy a Vacation Rental Property? Crunching the Numbers for 2016-17

In the vacation rental business, season does “end”, it just changes.

As we wind down our peak season in Naples, us locals are just dying for the days where there is less traffic and our town quiets down after the snowbirds flock back North.

We often hear people referring to season being over or coming to an end. The mindset of our Naples community clearly revolves around high season, but that’s not to say we should close up our doors and expect no rental activity in Naples in the off-season.
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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Vacation Property to Invest In

A lot of people know that buying a vacation property, as an investment, so that it can be rented out – can make you money. But it is something that should be researched and done with caution.

Below are three tips to help with choosing the right one:

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5 Investment Tips for Buying a Vacation Rental in Florida

5 Investment Tips for Buying a Vacation Rental in Florida

5 Investment Tips for Buying a Vacation Rental in Florida

Can you really pay for a Naples vacation home by renting it out?

The idea of buying a vacation home in Naples Florida, may seem out of reach to some people. But, for some seasonal visitors to Naples, who find themselves coming back year after year, buying a vacation home might be a good investment. Naples Florida Vacation Homes works with property owners to to make owning and renting their vacation home easy!
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How to Furnish Your Naples Florida Vacation Rental

Do you like nice things when you are on vacation? Chances are your renters feel the same way.

The common misconception in the past was that medium priced vacation rentals should command equally priced furniture, appliances and extras. Chances are if you are reading this blog you fall into the same category. Think of your furnishings as a marketing expense.
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Investment Tips for Buying a Vacation Home in Naples FL

Can you really pay for a Naples vacation home by renting it out?

The idea of buying a vacation home in Naples Florida, may seem out of reach to some people. But, for some seasonal visitors to Naples, who find themselves coming back year after year, buying a vacation home might be a good investment. Naples Florida Vacation Homes works with property owners to to make owning and renting their vacation home easy!
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How to Make Your Naples Vacation Home Pay For Itself

So can you make money renting your Naples home?

The first question to really ask is: what are your goals? Having an understanding of what your financial and leisure goals are important from the beginning. That helps set the stage on weather you are trying to do this for consistent extra income, cover the costs of your mortgage. Or are your goals just to offset your annual costs associated with your Naples vacation property by renting out during the season.
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