Rental Agent, Landlord and Tenant

For 40 years, I have worked with property owners in Avalon and Stone Harbor as a vacation rental agent.  The booking and processing side of the job have evolved with technology, yet tenants and owners still appreciate the personal service of an on-site professional.

This experience transfers over to my role as a landlord.  My husband and I work hard to meet the expectations of our guests.  Owner visits are essential to check/replace supplies and “spring clean” several times a year.  Our approach: if they find a well maintained property, the tenants will (hopefully) respect and care for our condo during their stay.

And occasionally, I’m a tenant.

Earlier this month, I rented a home in Naples, Florida to celebrate milestone birthdays with my sisters.  Although the owner was responsive when I reported several issues, the “tenant” in me was a bit frustrated.   Waiting to see if a tenant complains is not the best landlord strategy!

Often it’s the simple items that make a difference: plenty of hangers in the closets, extra towel bars and hooks in the bathrooms, a full length mirror, clean cushions for the outdoor furniture, new shower curtain liners, and a starter supply of detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags.

If you have questions, I’m here to help!





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