Getting Started with Vacation Rentals

Have you been wishing you could earn some extra income from your property? But maybe you feel like getting your house ready to rent and handling dates and availability for vacationers is simply more than you want to deal with? Or maybe you’re not sure what your property could rent for, or who would do the cleaning after each rental, or a dozen other details. If so, then it’s time to call Topwater Real Estate, and to get Kandas working for you!

Are You Ready to List?

Making the transition to rental property can be complex, but we are committed to making the process as smooth as possible. Here are a few of the simple (yet critical) steps we will take to help get your property on the Vacation Rental Market:

Rental Rate

Determine a competitive rental rate — this will be specific to your property, and will include elements such as location, size, amenities, and availability.

Owner's Closet

We will go through the home and determine items that need to be locked away. We will pick a closet that is the “owners” closet. We will also consider any other areas of the house you want secured.

Guest Ready

We will discuss any other items needed to make it “guest” ready. This includes linens, changes for functionality, repairs, etc.

Photos & Virtual Tour

We’ll take pictures of your property, highlighting the features and spaces guests will want. We’ll also produce a virtual tour of the property.

Social Marketing

The property will be listed on Homeaway, VRBO, TopWater Website, social media and any other affiliated marketing.

Secure Lockbox

A lockbox will be placed on the front door or another applicable location on the property. These are only accessible with a code.

Why Hire a Property Manager?

What duties will they perform? Will they take good care of my home?

These are common questions that almost everyone has when thinking about getting into the Vacation Rental Market. Can I do it myself? Where do I list it? Am I really going to want to clean between each rental? Who washes the linens and makes sure the kitchens and bathrooms are clean? What about late check-ins? Or a million other little details?

Here’s a quick look at all the things Topwater Real Estate will handle for you:

All Reservations & Calendar Management

Provide Smooth Check-in / Check-out

Monthly Expense Reports

Coordination of Cleaning Crew

Stock Supplies


Keep You In the Loop

Coordinate Any Maintenance / Repairs

Market & Advertise

From Kandas: “I am busy enough to be happy and successful, yet not so busy that I can’t take a personal interest in every client. The care of your home is as important to me as it is to you.

That is my commitment to you! I look forward to helping make your vacation rental a pleasant, profitable, and painless experience!”