I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, the services that I provide, and what I can do to help you make your property a great rental income opportunity!!
I am a full-time Realtor in the area and have extensive local knowledge and experience you will benefit from. I have good resources to provide you with tremendous exposure for your listing and my experience in handling tenants will prove beneficial in creating repeat tenants.
I can help you with all your Real Estate needs every step of the way. Our office offers a full range of sales, rental and property management services.
When you list your property with me, you are not just a number. I do extensive marketing to maximize your exposure. Your property will be listed in the Sunshine MLS system, on our website here (www.StepsToTheBeachRentals.com – a very powerful marketing tool and I also recommend that we advertise on VRBO.com.
I have a reputation for hard work, customer service, great connections and getting the job done!! Downing-Frye Realty has over 600 realtors and most of these Realtors will call me for their rental needs. I will leave no stone unturned in attempting to lease or sell your property. I also offer generous co-broke commissions to the other Realtors to entice them to bring their clients.
A seasonal lease is defined as any furnished rental that is for 6 months or less. The owner pays for all utilities including cable, electricity, high speed internet, water, pool and lawn care.
Typically, all seasonal tenants pay the Tourism Tax as part of their lease agreement. Owners register their properties with the County and State authorities to facilitate the collection and payment of the Tourism Tax (Collier County at 11% and Lee County at 11%).
Option 1: 10% of Gross Lease plus $100 Administrative Fee
With this listing, I am NOT responsible for doing anything but finding the Tenant, preparing the lease, application to the board, and collection of initial funds. Although this is how I initially began all my listings, I have found this is not a feasible scenario. The Tenant always calls me, the Realtor, with all their issues, questions and concerns. I never want to turn a Tenant away and not help.
I find properties always need to be cleaned, carpets cleaned or touch-up paint job prior to Tenants arrival. There always seems to be light bulbs that are burnt out, keys that don’t work, garage door openers that don’t work and so much more. I would only be interested in this type of listing if owner lived locally and was equipped to handle all the Tenants needs in an efficient and timely manner.
This is a marketing/finder’s fee only.
Commission & Taxes are due upon commencement of lease but collected 3 weeks before occupancy date to allow Downing Frye a chance to process.
Option 2: 17% of Gross Lease (Gross Rent Rate)
This is my most preferred way of listing your property. I will assist you in coordinating cleanings, repairs, lost keys, painting and any other issues that arise before, during, and after your tenants occupancy.
- Respond promptly to all inquiries and answer the multitude of questions asked
- Process applications
- Collect tenant deposits
- Direct deposit funds into your account
- Prepare Lease Agreement
- Conduct initial and final walk-through with every reservation
- Schedule and inspect cleaning
- Attend to tenants needs during their stay
- Pay vendors for monthly services (pool, landscaping only)
- Conduct final inspections after tenant vacates
- Refund tenants’ security deposit
- Follow up with tenants for positive feedback
- Downing-Frye handles the payment of the Tourist Tax due on your behalf for both the County and State
- Provide you with a monthly/quarterly statements (dependent on reservation activity – differs from one rental to another).
Commission is due upon commencement of lease.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING TIME THE PROPERTY IS NOT LEASED THROUGH DOWNING-FRYE WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING/CHECKING THE CONDITION AND ARE NOT PROVIDING HOME WATCH SERVICES UNLESS AGREED UPON.
- Recommended: VRBO.com, the #1 website for vacation rentals – $499.00 annually.
- Home Watch Services – $45.00 per visit.
- I am happy to assist you with other miscellaneous items when you are not in town – hourly rate $50.00/hour.
- Painting, Remodeling, Furnishing & Decorating ($75.00/hour) – prices depend on size and type of job.
Due to the amount of time and energy I put into setting up and marketing your listing, I ask for at least a 12-month listing agreement. If the property is well maintained and priced correctly, it will rent quickly at top dollar based on time of year and inventory on market.