Getting Your Property Ready for Management

When you work with our Ocean Gallery Resort rental management office, there isn’t much that we don’t take care of for you.

But there are a few things you should do to prepare before handing over your property to the people who will work very hard to keep it rented, and we have listed what should be done below. It may seem a little daunting at first, but just keep the end goal in mind: living your golden years with no fears of being penniless!

How Clean Is the Property?

Once acquiring your condo, consider initially cleaning the property yourself before turning it over to us as a rental property. The more work it takes to clean a home, the more the housekeeping service will charge. You will probably save your money in the long run for more important things like repairs, furnishings, and amenities.

Is the Property in Good Shape?

Broken windows, shoddy cabinetry, asbestos tiles, and holes in the walls may have meant you got a terrific bargain on your investment property, but it can make it difficult to rent out. If you’re not handy, hire a contractor that can handle the work; we can provide you with some names if you don’t know the area. And remember, custom cabinetry, wood floors, granite countertops, and jetted tubs may hike up the initial outlay, but the higher rent you can garner and the money you save by not having to re-invest early will end up earning you more in the long run.

Is the Home Appealing to the Eye?

Hiring a decorator and investing in quality furnishings and electronics will make it easier for us to photograph and then rent out the property for you. People like to be spoiled, and oversized fluffy white towels, deluxe mattresses with high thread count linens, and elegant and classy furnishings that are both sturdy and beautiful not only photograph well, they will be something your guests remember next year when they are looking for a vacation rental in St. Augustine again. Interior designers are experts at staging a home to look its best for the photographs needed when advertising. Again, the initial costs may seem prohibitive, but it won’t be long before you have the most desired property in St. Augustine and are able to charge premium rents that guests have no qualms about paying!

The Ocean Gallery

Ocean Gallery’s property management services are among the best in the industry.  Schedule a meeting with us today to get the best property management in the area and be on your way to owning the most popular vacation rental in all of St. Augustine. The initial work and money involved will definitely be more than worth it in the long run!

The Ocean Gallery Properties, Inc.

4600 Highway A1A South,
St. Augustine, Florida USA 32080

Information: (800) 398-5980
Reservations: (877) 542-2488
Local: (904) 471-6663
Fax: (904) 471-5994