Barrier Islands Property Management
Why are we consistently named the leading property management company in and around Terra Ceia, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Palm Island & Boca Grande? Because we know property management is more than placing tenants and collecting rent.
We’re committed to full-service property management and an outstanding customer experience for owners and tenants.
We’ve built a reputation for reliable, professional service that helps you earn more and worry less as a real estate investor.
What Will a Property Manager do for my Siesta Key, FL, Property?
Dynamic Property Marketing
We have a “19 Days on Market” benchmark which provides you with a lower vacancy rate and better advertising. We’ll find you a high quality tenant in 19 days or less.
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We specialize in strategic marketing that starts with online advertising. By advertising on popular rental sites like HotPads and Trulia, we reach a large tenant pool. We also use the MLS, and more than 70 different advertising channels to ensure we get your property in front of as many tenants as possible.
Our owners also benefit from our name recognition. Gulf Coast Property Management is well-known throughout Venice, and good tenants looking for homes tend to turn to us.
Three full time leasing agents on our team are 100 percent responsible for filling vacancies. They don’t have to worry about property management duties, so they’re available to answer questions, show properties, and talk to prospective tenants. They work seven days a week, and they’ll show homes to interested tenants in the evenings and whenever it’s convenient.
Careful Tenant Screening
Our rental criteria is strict because we know the damage a bad tenant can do. We have a rigorous and consistent screening process that results in placing the best possible tenant.
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We’ll conditionally approve tenants who meet our criteria as soon as they submit an application, which is evaluated by our internal team. Then, we verify everything on there, including income, employment, rental history, and credit. All supporting documentation is collected and compared to the application.
We want to fill vacancies as soon as we can, but we’re committed to a rigorous screening process. It may seem like we’re being over cautious when we ask for pay stubs or bank statements. But, we won’t compromise. Protecting your asset is our highest priority.
Tenant Move-in Process
Once we have approved a prospect, we collect advance rent and a security deposit and move forward with the lease. Our leases are prepared by an attorney and protect the landlord to the fullest extent of Florida Law.
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The Florida Landlord Tenant Act is always changing, and we make sure the lease you and your tenant sign reflect all the necessary terms, conditions, addenda, and disclosures. All of our leases are prepared and reviewed by an attorney who understands property management law in Florida.
Inspecting the property before your tenant moves in is critical, and we document the condition of your home in great detail using 3D virtual tour technology to show exactly how your property looks. This attention to detail saves us from disagreements with tenants when it’s time to return security deposits.
Thorough Property Inspections
Regular rental property inspections are part of how we manage homes at Gulf Coast.
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It starts with a thorough move-in inspection so we can document the condition of your property before the tenant moves in. Then, we inspect 90 days after the move-in date. This lets us know your tenant is following the terms of the lease and taking good care of your home. If we need to revisit some expectations and reinforce some responsibilities, we do it.
We also conduct a renewal inspection when your tenants decide to stay another year. We’ll inspect the property, check-in with the tenant, and get the new lease signed. If our inspection reveals any reason that the tenancy should not be extended, we’ll hold off on signing the new lease until we can determine whether we want to keep the tenant in place.
When tenants know that we can about the condition of the home and invest in its upkeep, they’ll be sure to maintain it to our high standards.
For your convenience, all inspection reports, including photos and comments are stored in your Owner Portal. You have access to this information 24/7, 365 days a year.
Comprehensive Property Maintenance
There’s no way to escape maintenance and repairs when you own a rental property.
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At Gulf Coast Property Management, we have a skilled and affordable in-house maintenance team that provides outstanding work with your budget in mind. We’re also mindful of damages that may be due to tenant neglect or abuse. If we find that tenants are responsible for a repair, we’ll charge the tenant and save you money. We’re proud that our maintenance personnel are licensed, insured, and certified by the EPA. If you have your own preferred vendors, or warranties in place, we’ll work with those preferences.
Rent Collection & Accounting
Our rent collection policies are fair and consistent, and we offer tenants a number of convenient and secure ways to pay their rent on time.
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With our online tenant portal, most tenants pay rent electronically.
Our management of your money goes well beyond rent collection. At Gulf Coast Property Management, our accounting work is full-service.
With innovative property management software, we’re able to provide detailed and transparent statements and reports. Check your balances, review your invoices, and look for rent payments with your online Owner’s Portal.
Tenants are incentivized to pay rent on time because we partner with Experian and Rent Bureau to share all of the on-time rental payments made by your tenants. This helps us attract great tenants and prevents the placement of tenants who aren’t serious about paying rent on time.
Evictions & Legal Help
We’re proud of our eviction rate, which is below .01%. Great tenant screening and respectful tenant relationships contribute to this success.
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We keep up with all state, local, and federal rental laws and requirements, keeping you and your asset protected from claims, lawsuits, and liability.
Trust Gulf Coast as your rental management partner and you will benefit from property management expertise and years of industry experience.
Areas We Serve
Property Management Testimonials:
“Gulf Coast Property Management manages three of my rental properties and they make being a Landlord easy. When a repair issue comes up, they are on the ball and the items are addressed in a timely manner. They secure the best rate and repairman available. I am grateful for the peace of mind that Gulf Coast Property Management provides.”
“I recently purchased an investment property in the Bradenton area. As an out of town investor, I wanted to partner with a reputable and strong property management company who could ensure my property runs smoothly without a lot of my own time. Gulf Coast Property Management fit this description perfectly. If you are looking to hire a property management company that allows you be be hands-off look no further. Their response time and direct deposit into my bank account makes my life easy.”
“I am an out-of-state investor and recently purchased an investment property in the Sarasota area about a year ago. I was looking for a trusted company who I could rely on, given that I am located in California. I performed several interviews with rental management companies. My search ended with Gulf Coast. I found the staff to be friendly, patient and knowledgeable as they addressed all of my questions and concerns. I have been impressed with Gulf Coast’s ability to handle maintenance concerns, collect rent, and deposit funds into my bank in a timely manner. I highly recommend Gulf Coast to anyone looking for a great property management team.”
“Owning multiple investment properties can be stressful at times. I am happy that I have found Gulf Coast to manage my rental properties and ease the pressure. They are have come up with several solutions to maximize the returns on my investments. I am confident in looking to Gulf Coast for advice with all investment and rental-related guidance.”
Get a Free Rental Analysis for Your Property in Longboat Key, Florida
Talk to us about how much you can charge in rent for your Barrier Islands investment property. We’re often asked about the local market and what it means for their rent potential. When we’re estimating your rent, we consider property size, location, and condition.
What’s the Highest Rent I Should Charge For My Investment Property?
Talk to us about whether it’s a good idea to price your property at the top of the normal range. Remember that vacancies are often more expensive than collecting a little less rent every month.
How much does Palm Island, FL, Property Management Cost?
We’re completely upfront and transparent when we’re talking about property management fees. Here’s what you’ll pay at Gulf Coast:
Owning multiple investment properties can be stressful at times. I am happy that I have found Gulf Coast to manage my rental properties and ease the pressure. They are have come up with several solutions to maximize the returns on my investments. I am confident in looking to Gulf Coast for advice with all investment and rental-related guidance.
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Discover What Gulf Coast Property Management Can Do For Your Terra Ceia, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Palm Island & Boca Grande Property:
Florida’s Gulf Coast is filled with several majestic barrier islands such as Terra Ceia, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Palm Island, & Boca Grande. These breezy, coastal communities embrace all of the things that people love about living in Florida. Their peaceful, lush laid-back lifestyle is carefree, but there are plenty of activities to keep you as busy as you want to be. Enjoy fishing, boating, snorkeling, and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico’s calm saltwater, or sit back, relax and take in an unforgettable sunset over the alluring turquoise water.
Terra Ceia is an unincorporated community located in Palmetto, FL, on the southern shore of Tampa Bay, which includes the 1,932 acres Terra Ceia Preserve, Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site, and Emerson Point Preserve. Surrounded by five bodies of water, the pristine locale offers unrivaled views of the Gulf of Mexico. A well-kept secret for those who live here, inhabitants have graced Terra Ceia’s magnificent shores for over 2,000 years. Residents enjoy spending their days hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and kayaking. Terra Ceia real estate includes a variety of eclectic single-family homes with spacious lots, many of which boast waterfront docks with access to the Bay and Gulf of Mexico beyond.
Anna Maria Island:
This charming, laid-back and natural island is situated only 60 miles south of Tampa, Florida, and encompasses picture-perfect broad beaches like Manatee Beach Park. Strict regulations govern the type of buildings and businesses allowed on Anna Maria Island, but excellent seafood dining is abundant and highly encouraged! The namesake town occupies the northern end of the island, with plenty of local dining, cute cottages, and scenic piers to delight any visitor. Pine Avenue is lined with shops, galleries and eateries and Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum features a restored 1920 cottage. You may not be far from the mainland here, but you’re worlds away from the stresses of everyday life. Explore Leffis Key and test your bird watching skills while taking in the beauty of the wetlands. Skaters will enjoy the island skate park and families looking for a quieter playground should check out Anna Maria Bayfront Park and head to Rod and Reel Pier for lunch afterward.
Eleven miles of sparkling white sands of Longboat Key await you, from this gorgeous barrier island that is nestled between downtown Sarasota and the Gulf of Mexico, and just 5 miles south of the tip of Anna Maria Island. Spend your days swimming, fishing, renting a boat at Cannons Marina, birding near Longboat Pass, and your nights enjoying fine dining while watching a spectacular sunset. Feel free to choose a simple day on Whitney Beach or a low-tide excursion out to Beer Can Island. Try out your forehand at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center or afternoon birding near Longboat Pass. This luxurious island will provide the R&R you have been longing for, and will set your soul at ease.
Just a brief and scenic drive west of Sarasota and home to one of Florida’s most pristine beaches, Lido Key is known for its eco-tourism and sunset cruises. If you love deep sea fishing, dolphin watching and sailing, you will feel right at home. Fine and full-featured resorts welcome you, as do smaller hotels and time-share properties. Be sure to visit St. Armands Circle for a unique experience of luxurious chic boutiques, fine dining establishments and snack bars.
Siesta Key offers something for everyone. Siesta Key is a romantic getaway for lovers, a family vacation destination and a playground for active sports enthusiasts, known for its brilliant quartz sand, turquoise waters and endless beachside amenities. Wherever you stay, the beach and bay are always nearby. Only a short drive from downtown Sarasota, Siesta Public Beach has been named the nation’s best beach- not once but twice! Siesta Key is a quaint must-visit island paradise that offers shopping, resorts, dining and nightlife. Whether you are in the mood for a casual lunch or dinner at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar or The Old Salty Dog or longing to listen to some great music at The Beach Club, Siesta Key offers it all.
A six minute car ferry across the Intracoastal Waterway separates Palm Island from Florida’s mainland. This distance can be measured by yards, but you will travel a greater distance towards a relaxed state of mind, while being removed from everyday distractions. Palm Island offers privacy, while enjoying views of dolphins and seabirds over Lemon Bay. Enjoy hitting the links at one of the local championship golf courses, embark on a deep sea fishing expedition or enjoy strolling through some of the area’s best shopping districts. There are over 25 local restaurants nearby featuring fresh catches of the day as well as steaks and pizza. a restaurant and a marina, and major cities like Venice, Sarasota, and Naples, are a short drive (or boat ride) away. Investors interested in Palm Island properties will find a variety of tempting homes which offer privacy and excellent opportunities.
Boca Grande is a small residential community located on Gasparilla Island off the Gulf Coast, northwest of Fort Myers. Boca Grande is an affluent residential community home to many seasonal and some year-round residents, recognized for excellent fishing. Among Boca Grande’s many charms is the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, which was restored in 1985 and is still active as an aid to navigation. For the art lovers, the Paradise Island Gallery has some magnificent pieces of art on display and is definitely worth a visit. For the adventurous explorers, hike through the Cayo Costa State Park, which has miles of stunning beaches, acres of pine forests, and water that is rich with sea life. If you have your own boat or befriend someone who does, you are also within a short hop of Cayo Costa, another relaxed barrier island destination that can only be reached by boat!
Talk to us about what your budget looks like, how much rent you’d like to earn, and what you have planned for the future of your investment. If you’re looking for a place to retire in 10 or 20 years, these islands make a desirable spot to spend your golden years. You could pick out a perfect property for yourself and then rent it out until you’re ready to move in. This provides you with numerous benefits. Your tenants will help you pay down your mortgage and other expenses, and your asset will continue to increase in value.
Gulf Coast Property Management | Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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What People Are Saying About Us
This experience has been a pleasure from day 1. All of our concerns have always been dealt with in a very timely and efficient manner. We are being kept updated on everything happening at our property without feeling like we're being spammed.
Chelsea is amazing to deal with, she replies to and acts on emails faster than I've ever experienced with anyone else on the property market. Even a Friday evening 6pm has not held her back from communicating information between our tenants and us.
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie to find our new home and have Kelly as my property manager. Everything has gone better than I could have hoped or imagined. We began very stressed trying to find a home and when we came across the house we chose, Laurie was so kind during the showing and made everything so easy after that point. Kelly has been wonderful since we started living here and been super helpful with any questions we have. We are so happy this was our first experience moving into a home!
Scott has proved to be a personal, professional and people oriented person to work with. He spent time to look over things preparing for rental and I felt included through his listening and feedback. He responds promptly and courteously to handle questions in email. In fact I feel like he takes care of everything that I would do and more. I am in process of moving and he reduced my stress level by clarifying tasks that Gulf Coast could complete. He also thinks of things to do I didn't think of and seeks my approval before acting on tasks. He is a class act. My only complaint is that he showed up extra early for initial appt. but that is better than not at all or late! Overall I highly rate him as a welcome presence on Gulf Coast staff. I already feel part of their team with dignity and respect.
I've been very happy with the service from Gulf Coast Management! Very prompt if I need something fixed in my unit. Kelly Crawford always answers my emails and has been easy to work with! Excellent service!
As a long-term Plantation rental guests, my husband and I want to thank Elaine Dexter at making our visits a fantastic experience. Everything runs smoothly when she is in charge. She goes out of her way to handle any problem or concern (be it large or small) with a sense of urgency & commitment. You can tell that she truly cares! Looking forward to seeing Elaine in November, because I know that our visit will be a memorable one. We know we will be in good hands with no worries at all.
Want to Learn More?
If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Gulf Coast Property Management, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.