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10 Ways to Get Started in Savannah Vacation Rentals With Southern Belle 

It is an exciting time to become part of Savannah’s growth as a travel destination. Vacation homes in Savannah are turning into viable investment vehicles for those who take the time to study this niche opportunity.

1. Understand Your Investment Goals

There are different approaches to managing your vacation homes as Savannah rentals. Some investors may consider the property as a 100 percent investment, in which case, our job is to keep it fully rented. Other property owners may want to block off parts of the year to use the property for their regularly scheduled Georgia vacations.

2. Take the Time to Find the Best Properties

Finding viable Savannah vacation rentals requires help from local real estate experts who are plugged in to the market.

3. Renovate and Furnish Smartly

The physical layout and interior aesthetics should appeal to diverse users yet remain practical and functional. Our design experts and project managers will recommend cost-efficient and low maintenance ways to improve the property.

4. Define a Marketing Strategy Compatible with your Goals

Rate management is a crucial part of an effective marketing program for your Savannah vacation rentals. Rates are adjusted according to projected demand, which would fluctuate based on factors such as special event schedules and time of year. Our marketing strategies ensure that your property is rented out even during the shoulder season.

5. Let us Help you Optimize your Investment Outcome

Our property management program is two-prong: We aim to optimize the return on your investment while managing your Savannah vacation home efficiently to protect your asset. Our reputation as property managers is verifiable. Our Google review score is 4.9 out of a maximum possible score of 5 based on at least 173 reviews. The properties we manage and market consistently receive positive reviews in terms of physical condition and property management practices. We focus on providing a positive experience for guests so that they end up sharing positive stories with everyone, effectively advertising your property through word-of-mouth endorsements. The vacation homes we manage also do well on sites where we advertise.

6. Investing in a Property Means Investing in the Community

We are fully aware of our role in maintaining community standards especially in the highly desirable areas such as the Savannah historic district. All of the properties we manage are cared for properly, and we adhere to the most stringent community code standards. We enforce strict guidelines on occupancy, guest activity and usage, noise level, parking and other occupancy restrictions. Guests are properly screened and thoroughly briefed to make sure they understand and respect expectations.

7. Responsive Property Management

Our property managers are available on a 24/7 basis for guest emergencies. Whether the property is currently occupied or not, problems that arise are immediately addressed and remediated. Where guests are concerned, we will respond even in the middle of the night. Otherwise, our offices are open 68 hours a week, which is more than any other property management outfit in the area.

8. Professional Management

You will have peace of mind knowing that your investment is under the care of professional property managers who are highly experienced in this business. Our team includes trained reservations staff, marketing experts, technical and administrative support, and team leaders who ensure that guests’ concerns are addressed quickly with satisfactory results.

9. Efficient Communication

We understand your concerns as you embark on this new venture. As your professional partners and your local representatives, we will make sure that you are informed of all developments. Our website provides a portal where you can access information on your rental properties anytime at your convenience.

10. Take Advantage of our Expertise

We are Savannah and Tybee real estate experts, but we do not directly sell or list properties. Our in-house brokerage firm, Savannah Real Estate, handles buyer and seller representation in the area. With many years of experience in real estate, understanding of the local market and a knowledgeable real estate team, we can help you find the right investment vacation home. We will use our expertise to get your property ready very quickly, so you can start seeing the results of your investment efforts.