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Fall update

A bit chilly today!  Fall has arrived, yet we know “summer” will visit several times through to October.

Vacationers and property owners are enjoying the extended season, but the island is definitely less hectic.

The sale market continues at an incredible pace.  In Avalon and Stone Harbor, there are a record 144 properties sale pending with settlements scheduled in the coming weeks/months.  That’s a huge turn over of shore homes.

Several of our rental property owners have decided to keep their homes for family use in 2021.  With the uncertainty of the coming year, time spent in their beach house is a priority.

Likewise, potential tenants are motivated to secure their vacation rentals for next summer; with many requesting multiple weeks.

We hope the reduction of rental inventory will not be an overall trend for 2021, especially with the high demand.




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Fall Beach Days!


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2021 Rentals

RentSignIt’s Labor Day weekend, and that means time to plan ahead for summer of 2021!

Tenants (both repeat and new) are waiting for confirmation of their preferred rental dates.

The increased level of interest for next summer is logical under the circumstances.  Families know that a shore vacation provides the needed break in an environment that feels safe.

We mailed our 2021 Rental Listing Agreements out last week, and I am looking forward to talking with property owners in preparation of another busy season.

If you are an Avalon or Stone Harbor homeowner thinking about offering your property for rent, I’m here to help.

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Making Plans?

After a hectic summer, it’s normal for the local business people to discuss their plans for a well deserved break.

Yet this Labor Day weekend is different.

Our season has been extended at least through September (which is good), so time off will have to wait.

And then, where do we go?

Far away travel destinations are not practical…or even permitted.

Maybe a “staycation” for 2020?  Obviously not a hardship when you live near the beach ;)



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Labor Day Weekend Updates

The annual TK Charities foot race is a Labor Day weekend tradition.  Every year, we read the names of the generous sponsors on the signs that pop up along Dune Drive, and then cheer on close to 1000 runners as they take over the local streets!

Unfortunately, the event was cancelled for 2020.

Starting this Friday, indoor dining will be permitted with capacity limitations and specific ventilation requirements.  If a restaurant is unable to work within the guidelines, they will continue with take-out and/or outdoor options.

After Monday, beach tags are no longer required, and there will be plenty of room to social distance!




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Stormy Saturday


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August at the Shore

Most properties are at least 10 to 12 weeks in of summer tenants this rental season (depending on the owner start date) and are beginning to feel their “age”.

Extra attention is likely needed on ceiling fans, air-conditioning return vents, and outdoor living spaces.  The weeds in the landscaping and/or stones may be taking over the yard.  There might be multiple empty containers of shampoo and pieces of used soap in the outside shower. And the drip pan under the grill probably needs to be emptied.

It’s always worthwhile for owners to be on hand for the occasional change over for these reasons.

For some properties, the 2020 rental season will be extending through early fall.  All the more reason for a late summer deep clean.

If you need assistance with extra projects , I am happy to make recommendations.



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Saturday Vibes

Plenty of beach days ahead!


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Trends for Vacation Rentals

Demand remains strong for weekly rentals through the fall.  And we have requests for longer term rentals in the off season.

If your shore property will not be occupied in the coming months, you may want to consider adding rates for these bonus weeks.

Happy to discuss and/or help with setting rates.






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Beach walks

Always grateful for company on my beach walks ♥️


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