Rental Program Watercolor

Discussion in 'Rentals - Vacation' started by Dreaming watercolor, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Dreaming watercolor

    Dreaming watercolor Beach Comber

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    Anyone have an opinion on the Watercolor rental program. Thinking of putting my cottage in the program. Need some advice
     
  2. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    No opinion on WaterColor Rental Program, but have you ever seen Kurt's rental program? He takes some great shots of your house with 360 degree views etc. He wont mind that you are not in Grayton Beach.
     
  3. kurt

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    Thanks Joe. We do all we can to help owners and agents get places booked, but we don't manage any rentals.

    A lot of owners were unhappy with WaterColor last year because there were a lot of vacancies. Though I think that's due more to the newness of the development, combined with high expectations from owners that have a lot of money invested.

    Bookings may be higher this year, and at some point WaterColor will be fully booked year round like Seaside.
     
  4. Oldtimer

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    Kurt, have you considered going into politics? You always provide the politically correct response, but I think you actually temper it all with the truth. You are usually right on target.

    I love your photos. Unique perspective. Thanks for posting often.

    Stay dry today.
     
  5. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    The only place for me in government is in the tax code. :sosad: :lol:
     
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    iqueequeg Beach Lover

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    I'd love to hear the politically incorrect skinny on the Watercolor rental program. I've heard there's a minor revolt among the condo owners at Watersound, and that the management fee is 43%!
     
  7. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    43% :!: HOLY COW!!! :shock: That ain't right :?
     
  8. Joe

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    Hefty Fees

    We looked into the Watercolor rental program about 6 months ago. The fee was 40% and the rules were very strict. The rules dictated how often mattresses had to be replaced and many other specific items. They also do not allow you to advertise your own residence. In the end we decided against it.
     
  9. Dreaming watercolor

    Dreaming watercolor Beach Comber

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    Kurt,
    Can you tell about the service you provide for bookings??? I may want to use you guys...thx
     
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    watercolor05 Beach Comber

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    Yes, many are unhappy with WaterColor's rental program. My family just finished our home in the Camp District, and are renting on our own. I also rent out some other homes in WaterColor on a fee basis...we are having great success!
    Kurt's virtual tours are awesome! My rental request increased greatly after posting the virtual tour to our site:
    http://www.vrbo.com/47477
    I highly recommend it!!!
     
  12. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    Thanks very much! :cool:

    Here is the link to the tour:
    http://www.emeraldcoasttours.com/282spartinacircle

    Feel free to post your info and links in the real etstate forum.

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  13. SoWalSally

    SoWalSally Beach Fanatic

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    I understand people wanting the best mgmt at the best price, but not renting through watercolor is like biting the hand that feeds you. You are reaping great benefits from St. Joe and in the long run will probably be better off with them.

    Anyone buying in WC should include their mgmt as the cost of doing business in WC and be thankful for the huge appreciation they have brought you.
     
  14. FoX

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    I see that your rates are very reasonable for that kind of quality. Hell, most photographers with your skills charge what you do just to show up and take one pic!!!
    And you post multiple pics and panoaramas to the web AND you advertise the rental on several websites.
    AWESOME BABY. :D
     
  15. kurt

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    Gee thanks Fox. :oops: :D
     

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