Why We Rent Faster

Why We Rent Faster One of the cornerstones of our success has been how quickly we are able to rent our properties. As I write this blog our average time on market per property is 19 days. This is almost half the time of the average day on...

Rent V Selling

Rent V Selling Rent V Selling In our 16 years of managing properties in Manatee and Sarasota counties we have witnessed firsthand, the boom and bust nature of the real estate market. As a result, we are often asked by homeowners...

What I've Learned in My 20 Years as a Property Manager

What I've Learned in My 20 Years as a Property Manager Is a Property Management Company Right for Me and My Investment? Gulf Coast Property Management Office in Sarasota, Florida Reflecting on the climate of the investment property mindset and motivations to become an...

Can I Show My Manatee and Sarasota Property While Tenant Occupied?

Can I Show My Manatee and Sarasota Property While Tenant Occupied?     We talk to many owners who wonder if it’s okay to show or advertise a property while a tenant is still occupying it. Landlords and management companies don’t like to do this. Perhaps the property is not in the...

Do I Have to Fix Everything my Tenant wants? 

Do I Have to Fix Everything my Tenant wants?  Real estate investment would be simple if it wasn’t for the tenants and maintenance expenses. I often hear landlords complaining about their tenants and the crazy maintenance requests that they have. Do I have...

Should a Management Company Charge for Handling Work Orders?

Should a Management Company Charge for Handling Work Orders? A question, some landlords may ask when deciding between management companies is whether the company charges for handling work orders. As a landlord, you may feel that the cost of handling maintenance issues should be...

Should I Rent My Property as a Vacation Rental or Annual Rental?

Should I Rent My Property as a Vacation Rental or Annual Rental? During the past few years and with the help of websites such as Airbnb and HomeAway, the vacation rental industry has attracted a lot of attention (good and bad). Being close to some of the best beaches in the world, we...

Benefits of Renting with Gulf Coast Property Management

Benefits of Renting with Gulf Coast Property Management   As a renter, you must weigh the benefits when finding a home that you love.  Options for lessees include renting through a rental management company, for rent by owners, or even apartments complexes and condos....

What does a property management fee cover?

What does a property management fee cover? Do you currently own a rental property? If so, you know that taking care of a rental investment can be done in one of two ways. Either you do it yourself or you hire a property management company to do it for you for a...

Submitting Online Maintenance Requests

Submitting Online Maintenance Requests Recent changes have been made to the way we handle our maintenance requests. Moving forward maintenance requests can be input through our tenant portal system. This recent change has prompted us to look at how we handle...

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