why sunspot realty?
Experience Counts – Family Owned and Operated
- Sunspot Realty, founded in 1979 is family-owned and operated. With the addition of the next generation, we will remain that way for years to come. We provide professional management services to enable our clients to reach their investment goals and to maintain their property in the best condition for longevity and enjoyment.
We’ve Got You Covered
- We provide monthly accounting and offer the payment of expenses to include everything from utilities to mortgage payments. Sunspot Realty will register your property as is required by state and local authorities within our group license. We prepare and remit all sales tax individually for each property.
We value our owners enjoyment of their property
- We value our owners right to enjoy their property. Sunspot will never limit the use of your property or charge you a fee to use your own property.
Transparency with Owners and Tenants
- Sunspot Realty is a full service real estate company with a specialty in vacation rental property management. Our management fees are simple and straight forward with no hidden fees down the road. Most agencies these days will give you a low rate on your management fee but will make up for it in other fees to you and in exorbitant fees to tenants. We believe in transparency with both our owners and our tenants so everyone can have the confidence that they are being treated fairly.
our commitment to you
Commitment to Personal Service and Hospitality
- We have adjusted and changed as the times require but our commitment to personal service and first class hospitality will never change. We have managed many of our properties for decades, and in fact, many of our newer properties came to us through other owner referrals. We also have a high rate of return guests year after year. Check ins are greeted at our office and handed keys. They are not given a key code sent in an email in exchange for a credit card number. We always have face to face contact with our tenants for their assurance and for the safety of our owners and their property.
We contract with the most reputable and responsive contractors
- Sunspot Realty knows how difficult it is for an absentee owner to maintain their property. We pride ourselves in our knowledge of construction and building maintenance. We have strong relationships and contract with the most reputable and responsive contractors in our area. We also have an in-house handyman that takes care of most minor repairs at reasonable prices. We use our group buying power whenever possible to save you money. We will periodically inspect your property and inform you of any needed maintenance to maintain the quality of your property.
- Sunspot Realty provides quality housekeeping services to both our tenants and our owners. We require an annual deep clean and offer our owners reasonable cleaning fees so that your time at your beach home doesn’t end with a mop and bucket! Two sets of linens are required for each unit as linens are laundered off site. We purchase linens competitively and maintain their quality as needed by replacing pieces that have become worn or damaged.
Committed to Strategically Market Your Property
- Sunspot Realty is committed to strategically market your property. We constantly stay up to date with the latest online features and we are happy to have a new website. Our website includes a user-friendly booking engine so that tenants can book their favorite property 24/7 from their desktop or mobile device. We always contact and qualify each booking to maintain our family only requirement for all properties. Our website is constantly monitored and optimized. Our social media presence is growing and our Sunspot Blog and All Things PCB sections of our website give added value to those looking on sunspotrealty.com. Sunspot Realty works closely with the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Bay County Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Development Council. We use targeted mailing and email lists as well as other advertising methods to bring results for your investment goals.
Absentee owners trust Sunspot Realty
The growth of absentee ownership in the Florida Panhandle continues to rise. Many families dream of owning a home in their favorite beach communities that they can enjoy during their down time. Absentee ownership can have its challenges when it comes to maintenance and upkeep of your property from afar. With the right management company, owners can be at ease that their property is being monitored and taken care of. Communication is always important and we are proud to be accessible to our owners for these needs. Absentee owners can feel secure that Sunspot Realty cares for their property in their absence.contact us
The value of a combined Real Estate Brokerage with Vacation Rental Management
Our Management program is offered as a service to complement our real estate sales. We are a licensed real estate brokerage. The state of Florida no longer regulates vacation rental activity. Many of the new discount management companies are not licensed or regulated. Many do not have an office location but only an internet presence. They merely exchange a credit card with a key code. While a license is no longer required, we recommend that you consider the stability that a full service real estate brokerage offers before making a management decision.free rental evaluation