MArco Island Vacation Rental Owner Grows Income by 90%
Challenge: Help out-of-town owners increase their income, while keeping them in-the-know and up-to-date with their two properties.
Amanda Benton had been helping her grandfather run his two vacation rentals in Marco Island, Florida for 5 years when she reached her tipping point. They had been dealing with various property managers, problems, and high prices - with most of the management companies they encountered charging unreasonable fees.
Living all the way in Ohio, Amanda couldn’t help feeling like she and her grandfather were being taken advantage of. In the spring of 2017, they felt they had no choice but to look for alternative options, and that’s when the alternative option found them.
We weren't getting as many bookings as we should have been and a lot of the charges from our old property manager seemed illegitimate."
Time with Evolve
Right after finding out that she had received yet another suspicious charge from her property managers, Amanda got a postcard in the mail from Evolve.
Evolve seemed to be the solution to all of Amanda’s problems: a team of performance managers to create a marketing strategy for both properties, well-vetted Evolve service partners, professionally written listings on the top listing sites, and more - all for just a low, flat fee of 10%.
After dealing with so many different property managers over the years, Amanda finally felt relief that her properties were in trustworthy, capable, and professional hands.
Within the first 6 months of signing up with Evolve, we were almost completely booked through the year.”
“We haven’t completely closed out the year, but so far our bookings have about doubled from last year’s performance.”
Amanda was shocked to see how quickly the two rentals booked up, but with a customized listing, marketing strategy, and team of people at Evolve to help her achieve rental success - we can’t say we were surprised.
In just 11 months, Amanda and her grandfather's properties have made over $180,000 from 94 bookings.
We can’t wait to see the rental success that they achieve when their first year with Evolve comes to a close.