Smooth Sailing

Let Rent the Bay reel in a renter for you, and be your full-service skipper and crew. We offer an affordable solution for owners who don’t want to handle the day-to-day management and responsibilities. We’ll be there throughout the rental process and lease period. Our goal is to ensure smooth sailing for you by eliminating the hassles of late night and holiday phone calls; and the time required to secure and process a tenant.

Initial Visit – We prefer to meet with you (if possible) to view the property, discuss any concerns, and complete a property evaluation and market analysis to help determine the appropriate lease rate to maximize your rental income.

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Advertising – We’ll create an aggressive marketing campaign using the latest technology and online resources to attract prospective tenants. Our ads are individually designed for each property to create a professional look and highlight the special features of your property. Our web-based marketing is comprehensive and includes numerous proven websites and social media strategies, in addition to being showcased on our proprietary site.

Showings – You won’t find another management company that is more available to show properties. We have staff available to respond to inquiries immediate and to show your home on the weekends, holidays, and evening hours – when renters are available to look!

Tenant Screening – A thorough background check is critical in the tenant selection process. Our background check includes credit, criminal, eviction, and employment. We also contact previous landlords and employers for referrals.

Lease – We handle all the necessary paperwork associated with the leasing of your property and ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws. Our lease has been reviewed by a Florida attorney and is updated regularly. We strictly enforce all the terms of the lease including timely rent collection and the tenant’s responsibilities to maintain the property.

Watch-dog – Our property managers personally keep an eye on your property. We conduct drive-by’s and check in with the tenant periodically. Periodic visits include a full walk-thru of the interior and exterior of the property. These visits help us discover tenant damage or neglect, maintenance concerns, unauthorized pets, over occupancy issues, etc, as well as catching potential maintenance issues before they become a major problem.

Check-out Process – We set high expectations for our tenants from the beginning of the lease period. Tenants are supplied with written check-out procedures to follow and are held accountable for any repairs or cleaning that is necessary when they vacate the property.

Property Preparation for Market and Ongoing Maintenance – We have trusted, skilled tradesmen and suppliers available to service your property’s needs. With our purchasing power we get high quality service at the best rates. Our staff is loyal, trustworthy, and quick to respond. All receipts for services are provided upon request.

Financials and Reporting – Detailed accounting for all income and expenses for your property is provided on a monthly basis. The timely disbursement of funds to owners is a high priority. We utilize a well-respected, advanced property management and accounting program to produce track and report the financials. Copies of all work orders and receipts are kept on file throughout the year, and are available upon request. At the end of the year we supply owners with annual statements categorizing all income and expenses for the property and a 1099-MISC for tax purposes.