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OPMA Goes on Record Challenging Proliferation of Illegal Short Term Rentals

Association's Board approves efforts to battle unlawful business practices within the self-managed rental sector Panama City Beach, Fla. (January 13, 2014) – In a major industry development the Onsite Property Management Association (OPMA), which represents over 32,000 professionally managed lodging properties, recently announced its full backing and support of industry initiatives to both highlight and [...]

By | 2015-06-03T19:53:18+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on OPMA Goes on Record Challenging Proliferation of Illegal Short Term Rentals

Bargains Come at a Risk

Tracey Heffernan of Yahoo presents the risks travelers expose themselves to when using online marketplaces such as VRBO to book their accommodations: "This do-it-yourself approach has put dozens of properties in one location, often at a steal of a rate, but some travelers have also realized that such bargains come at a risk. Without professional [...]

By | 2013-12-20T17:34:05+00:00 December 20th, 2013|News, Tips|Comments Off on Bargains Come at a Risk

67% of Guests Prefer OPM’s

BookbyOwner.com reports "The vacation rental business lends itself to Do-It-Yourself types: we do our own marketing, we fix our own leaks, we handle our own accounting. But this self-sufficient mentality stands out to me as both our strongest asset and our greatest downfall." Read the full story HERE.

By | 2013-10-17T13:23:17+00:00 October 17th, 2013|News, Tips|Comments Off on 67% of Guests Prefer OPM’s

Property Management vs. Doing It Yourself

Which one is right for you? Many billions of dollars have been spent in the US in an effort to kindle the “Do it yourself” spirit. There are many success stories in the world of owner operated vacation rentals. One of the most popular means with which to present your vacation property is a website [...]

By | 2013-06-27T20:19:33+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Tips|Comments Off on Property Management vs. Doing It Yourself

Best Practices for Property Managers

Managing rental properties is a professional industry and keeping owner’s investment protected, clean and producing revenue is important. As a few Best Practices, honesty, transparency and preventative maintenance are at the heart of keeping owners on your rental program. […]

By | 2013-06-27T20:20:08+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Tips|Comments Off on Best Practices for Property Managers