Southern Management, NW Florida Vacation Rentals and Real Estate

http://phentermine-med.com http://purchasepropecia.net http://buysoma.net

Blog: News

Southern Vacation Rentals Celebrates Partnership with Realty Marts International

Posted on by Southern Management

Southern Rentals and Real Estate – a locally owned and operated provider of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama vacation rentals, residential leasing, real estate sales and association management services — has partnered with RMI Vacations to become the leading provider of vacation rentals in Pensacola Beach. RMI has over fifty years of experience in vacation rental management and an impressive reputation for always delivering outstanding customer service, something Southern values and plans to continue.

“RMI is such a wonderful company with a strong presence in Pensacola Beach, and we are excited to represent them,” said Southern Vacation Rentals General Manager, Richard Lamar. “We look forward to providing many more years of excellent customer service to owners and guests alike.”

Through this partnership, RMI by Southern Vacation Rentals will offer a wider selection of Pensacola Beach vacation rentals to guests, as well as access to valuable travel tools such as the Southern Guest App and local deals through the Southern Perks program. Partnering with Southern has also expanded resources for vacation rental owners. This includes a robust marketing and advertising plan, trained sales team and experienced operations staff with two dedicated managers per property.

In addition to the spectacular selection of vacation homes and condos in Pensacola Beach, RMI by Southern will also represent an expanded collection of long-term rentals and real estate opportunities in the area. Since it was founded, Southern has experienced continued success in vacation rentals, long-term rentals and real estate sales along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. With the addition of RMI by Southern, the company looks forward to a future of ongoing growth and development.

Southern Rentals and Real Estate is a leading provider of residential leasing, real estate, property management services, and vacation rentals in Coastal Alabama and Northwest Florida. Established in 1995, the company is owned and operated by two sets of brothers, Brad and Mike Shoults and Kevin and Kerry Veach, and Susan Carleton. Southern represents nearly 1,100 vacation rentals, approximately 1,000 long term rentals, countless real estate opportunities and more than 40 associations along the Gulf Coast. The Southern family of companies includes Southern Vacation Rentals, Southern Residential Leasing, Southern Real Estate Sales, RE/MAX Southern and Southern Association Management.

Posted in News | Tagged Leave a comment

Southern Residential Leasing Welcomes New Directors, Wendy Hayden and Mike Duke

Posted on by Southern Management

Southern Residential Leasing – a member of the locally owned and operated Southern family of companies and leading provider of property management services in Northwest Florida and Alabama – has revamped operations, creating two new positions within the company’s East and West regions. Wendy Hayden and Mike Duke were hired as Directors earlier this month and will be tasked with enhancing Southern’s property management services in Pensacola, Destin, Fairhope and the surrounding areas. This will entail training and mentoring staff, as well as growing the company’s portfolio of homes and condos for rent.

Overseeing Southern Residential Leasing’s East region, which covers the areas from Panama City Beach to Navarre, Florida, is long time property manager and Southern employee, Wendy Hayden. Originally from Atlanta, Wendy offers an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in all facets of property management. This stems from a career selling real estate in Destin, Florida prior to working with Southern Residential Leasing.

“My focus is helping our clients achieve their financial goals and yield the highest return on their investments,” said Hayden. “I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the most progressive property management company on the Gulf Coast.”

Hayden’s counterpart is Mike Duke, who will oversee the company’s property managers in Pensacola, Florida across state lines to the team in Fairhope, Alabama. Mike, a retired Veteran Captain in the U.S. Army, hails from Dothan, Alabama. Though newer to the real estate industry, Mike comes to Southern with over 30 years of experience in business development, specializing in consumer electronics and retail. His success here will only prove beneficial in furthering Southern’s name in the greater Mobile and Pensacola property management industries.

“My background is heavy in building successful businesses,” said Duke. “I look forward to helping Southern grow and love that the people I work with are filled with that same passion and mindset.”

Southern Residential Leasing is thrilled to see the progression in the coming months as the Directors focus their efforts toward expanding the brand as a whole and streamlining operations within their individual regions.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , Leave a comment

Destin Bay House is Proud to Announce Sister Venue, Veranda by the Bay

Posted on by Southern Management

The Destin Bay House is excited to announce the construction of Veranda by the Bay, a new event space. Designed to host more intimate Destin rehearsal dinners, weddings, and events, Veranda by the Bay will be a standalone venue, as well as companion property to the Destin Bay House. The Veranda will offer similar amenities as the Destin Bay House, but with a few key elements that will set it apart from other event settings in the area. These features, which include barn doors, wood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a water feature that will make a beautiful addition to each ceremony, will create a rustic, romantic feel for events.

“We are very excited to offer an additional venue for those wanting to host a rehearsal dinner, wedding, or any other type of group event at the Veranda,” said Destin Bay House Owner, Mike Shoults. “We will be implementing many of the business practices we have learned over the last five years in the operation of the Bay House into the operation of the Veranda, like allowing guests to work with vendors of their choice, and to personalize their decorations.”

Located across the street from the Bay House at 118 Calhoun Avenue, the Veranda will complement the Bay House in such a way that allows the two venues to work together to make each wedding and event memorable. The Veranda is an ideal space for a rehearsal dinner in Destin or other celebration desired by the bride, such as a brunch. The Veranda will feature an indoor event space, as well as a Bridal Cottage, both surrounded by beautiful Magnolia, Oak and Cypress trees.

With Veranda by the Bay comes the Cottages by the Bay, a place for the bride, groom and their guests to stay. Cottages by the Bay will be available to rent fall 2017, and include a total of 7 cottages that will sleep 4-8 people. The cottages will come complete with a full kitchen, loft, washer and dryer. Each will be constructed with an “Old Florida” feel to them and include design elements such as reclaimed wood and white picket fences.

The Destin Bay House offers a unique combination of southern charm and personal service to provide the perfect backdrop for all of life’s most memorable occasions, as will Veranda by the Bay. Located on and by the Choctawhatchee Bay, these Gulf Coast event venues are close to beach communities in Destin, including Crystal Beach, Sandestin and Fort Walton Beach, making either an ideal choice for a destination wedding, family reunion or corporate event. For more information about the Destin Bay House or Veranda by the Bay, hosting an event or to check availability, visit DestinBayHouse.com.

Posted in News | Tagged , Leave a comment

Southern Rentals & Real Estate Celebrates Southern Stars

Posted on by Southern Management

Southern Rentals & Real Estate – a locally owned and operated provider of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama vacation rentals, residential leasing, real estate sales and association management services – recently held its annual summer kickoff party at the Destin Bay House and honored its outstanding employees, or Southern Stars, for the first quarter of 2016.

“Southern Stars are those employees who go above and beyond, not only for our guests, owners and clients, but for fellow employees, as well,” said Rashanna Etenburn, Human Resources Manager of Southern. “We are excited about the new Southern Star program and the ability to recognize and reward these employees.”

The Southern Star is awarded to one employee from each division of the company. Each recipient receives various prizes, including a cash bonus, as a thank you for their achievements and service. The first triannual winners Kathy Martinez of Southern Vacation Rentals, Donna Adams of Southern Residential Leasing, Mandy Muncy of RE/MAX Southern Real Estate and Teri Burke of Southern Association Management were honored with Southern Stars for going above and beyond within their division of the Alabama and Northwest Florida rentals and real estate company.

Southern Rentals and Real Estate is a premier provider of vacation rental, residential leasing, real estate and property management services in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Established in 1995, the company is owned and operated by two sets of brothers, Brad and Mike Shoults and Kevin and Kerry Veach, and Susan Carleton. Southern represents nearly 1,000 vacation rentals, approximately 1,100 long term rentals, countless real estate opportunities and more than 40 associations along the Gulf Coast. The Southern family of companies includes Southern Vacation Rentals, Southern Residential Leasing, Southern Real Estate Sales, RE/MAX Southern and Southern Association Management. For more information, visit GoSouthern.com.

Posted in News | Tagged Leave a comment

Southern Residential Leasing Offers Housing Special for Active-Duty Military

Posted on by Southern Management

Southern Residential Leasing, a member of the locally owned and operated Southern family of companies and leading provider of property management services in Northwest Florida and Alabama – has waived the standard $50.00 application fee for all active-duty military members and their families now through the end of May. Southern’s “Military Move-In Special” will allow the brave men and women of our armed forces to find homes for rent in Pensacola, Destin, Mobile and the surrounding areas and apply free of charge. This special has become a semi-annual tradition within the residential leasing division of Southern Rentals and Real Estate since November 2014.

“Our Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day specials are something we all look forward to,” said Southern Rentals and Real Estate’s Chief Operations Officer, Marie Babin. “So many members of the armed forces call this area home, and we like to do whatever we can to help them find that perfect place to stay.”

The leasing special kicked off on May 1, 2016, but will run through Memorial Day, ending on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. To apply, Southern Residential Leasing would like to encourage all active-duty military to search long term rentals in Fairhope, Daphne, Gulf Shores, Perdido Key, Pensacola, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Santa Rosa Beach and apply online at SouthernResidentialLeasing.com.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , Leave a comment

Southern Real Estate Sales’ Susan Carleton Lists $10 Million Parcels in Orange Beach

Posted on by Southern Management

Orange Beach, AL – Southern Real Estate Sales, a member of the locally owned and operated Southern family of companies and leading provider of Orange Beach real estate services, is pleased to announce the firm’s Owner and Broker’s newest listings in the Coastal Alabama area. Combined, these parcels of land for sale in Orange Beach, Alabama have a listing value of $10,000,000 dollars and cover over 7 acres of prime area real estate. Listed by Susan Carleton, the parcels offer a wealth of untapped potential for real estate developers near and far.

“Over the past few years, I’ve watched the Coastal Alabama area grow into a sought-after vacation destination,” said Southern Real Estate Sales’ Broker/Owner, Susan Carleton. “Because of that, the demand for housing, be it primary or secondary homeownership, is as strong as ever. Given the right developer, the return on investment with these parcels could be exponential.”

The first of these two recently listed parcels is located between the Island House Hotel and Tidewater condos in Orange Beach and offers over 200 feet of beach frontage with approximately 3 acres of land to build on. Current zoning regulations will allow up to 42 condos per acre, or 84 hotel rooms per acre. The second sits across Perdido Beach Boulevard on Cotton Bayou, east of Zekes Marina. This parcel offers over 300 feet of bayou views and 4 acres of single-family residential land to build on. The available purchase combinations and potential for growth with these parcels are endless. For more information on commercial real estate in Orange Beach, Alabama contact area Broker, Susan Carleton, or visit SusanCarleton.com.

Posted in News | Tagged , , , Leave a comment

Destin Bay House Completes Renovations for 2016 Wedding Season

Posted on by Southern Management

The Destin Bay House, a premier wedding and event venue in Destin, Florida, is pleased to announce the completion of a variety of renovations that took place this past winter. The renovations, which were finished in early February, have enhanced the 2,000 square foot space, further separating the Bay House from competing Gulf Coast venues.

“We’re so excited to have everything in place for the spring season,” said Destin Bay House Events Coordinator, Erin Shoults. “We’re overjoyed with the amount of positive feedback we’ve had since undergoing the renovations and ready to show the new space off!”

The Destin Bay House opened five short years ago and ever since has made a clear and distinct effort to offer its brides, guests and hosts a better venue with greater service. Whether it’s something major, like the 2014 expansion, or a minor upgrade, the Destin beach wedding venue is always looking for ways to enhance the site both inside and out. Recent additions include everything from a new chandelier, Chiavari chairs and window treatments, to brick pavers and a rustic fountain that has been installed in the surrounding courtyard. The sliding barn doors, however, are perhaps the most notable improvement as they allow clients another way to customize the 2,000 square feet of space for their event.

As Northwest Florida’s premier event venue, the Destin Bay House offers a unique combination of southern charm and personal service to provide the perfect backdrop for all of life’s most memorable occasions. Located on the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Bay House is close to many beach communities including Destin, Crystal Beach, Sandestin and Fort Walton Beach, making it the ideal choice for a Gulf Coast destination wedding, family reunion or corporate event. For more information about the Bay House, hosting an event or to check availability, visit DestinBayHouse.com

Posted in News | Tagged , , Leave a comment

RE/MAX Southern Celebrates Banner Year with Award-Winning Agents

Posted on by Southern Management

RE/MAX Southern Realty – a member of the locally owned and operated Southern family of companies and leading provider of Destin, Florida real estate services – recently held its annual awards ceremony celebrating a successful 2015 and honoring its many well-regarded real estate agents along the way. The brokerage closed 392 transactions totaling over $138 million in sales.

“RE/MAX Southern is home to some of the best real estate agents on the Gulf Coast,” said RE/MAX Southern Owner/Broker Kerry Veach. “They’re experienced, dedicated and professional. We could not ask for a better group to represent the RE/MAX Southern brand.”

Over the course of 2015, RE/MAX Southern outsold competitors with nationally recognized agents. According to the “2015 RE/MAX vs. The Industry Report,” the average number of transactions for a real estate agent varies between 6 and 9 sales per year. The average number of transactions for a RE/MAX agent is 16. Last year alone, RE/MAX Southern Realty averaged 19 transactions per agent.

“Whatever you are looking for in a realtor, our agents have it,” said RE/MAX Southern Owner/Broker, Brad Shoults. “They continue to exceed expectations, raising the bar for everyone in the real estate industry.”

RE/MAX Southern agents’ hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed. In the company’s annual award ceremony, Destin Realtors Claire Gagne, Anne Hurrle-Kazek and Dawn Shoults were awarded the franchise’s Executive Club Award, while Stephanie Creel, Kevin Granberry, Destin Lowery, Mary Ann Miller, Jim Murphy and Bobby Parish were honored as 100% Club Members. Matt Williams earned a place within the Platinum Club, and longtime RE/MAX Southern agents Susie Kirkland and Carole Pleasants received Chairman’s Club recognition.

The firm’s top listings agents were Matt Williams and Carole Pleasants, who represent homes and condos for sale primarily in the Destin area, and Jim Murphy who specializes in Panama City Beach real estate.

Susie Kirkland received the 2015 Children’s Miracle Network Award, one of many accomplishments for Susie and her team this past year. In 2015, Kirkland earned a place within the RE/MAX Circle of Legends, a prestigious accomplishment that has been achieved by less than half of one percent of all sales associates affiliated with the RE/MAX network, while fellow team-member Destin Lowery received the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I’m proud of every single one of our agents,” said Veach. “Without them, RE/MAX Southern wouldn’t be what it is today.”

RE/MAX Southern Realty has been a leader in the real estate industry and proud member of Southern Rentals and Real Estate since its inception. Southern Rentals and Real Estate is a premier provider of vacation rental, residential leasing, real estate and property management services in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Established in 1995, the company is owned and operated by two sets of brothers, Brad and Mike Shoults and Kevin and Kerry Veach, and Susan Carleton. Together, the Southern family of companies, which includes Southern Vacation Rentals, Southern Residential Leasing, Southern Real Estate Sales, Southern Real Estate and RE/MAX Southern, represent nearly 1,000 vacation rentals, approximately 1,100 long term rentals, 40 associations and countless real estate opportunities along the Gulf Coast. For more information, visit GoSouthern.com.

Posted in News | Tagged , , Leave a comment

Southern Vacation Rentals Expands Commercial Grade Laundry Facility

Posted on by Southern Management

Destin, FL Southern Vacation Rentals – a member of the locally owned and operated Southern family of companies and leading provider of Gulf Coast property management services – recently completed an expansion of their commercial grade laundry facility. Serving nearly 1,000 vacation rentals on the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida, this bustling center was quickly outgrowing its smaller location. Southern’s laundry facility has moved from a 3,000 square foot facility to a 4,500 square foot building that can better accommodate the company’s volume and expanding equipment, which includes the recent addition of a 165 pound capacity washer and a 170 pound capacity dryer.

“2015 was a huge year for us,” said Melissa McNabb, Director of Laundry. “We processed over 1.1 million pounds of laundry and are thrilled to have a new facility that can accommodate the growth Southern is experiencing now.”

The newer facility is a direct result of Southern Vacation Rentals’ remarkable growth in 2016, both in number of properties and bookings. January marked one of the highest booking months in the company’s history, with February on track to break records, as well. In addition, Southern has also recently launched their Clean Cover Program, which ensures a fresh duvet for each bed per reservation in select properties. With a greater number of linen to process and a busy spring and summer season ahead, it was time to invest in more space and machinery in the Southern laundry facility.

Southern Rentals and Real Estate is a premier provider of vacation rental, residential leasing, real estate and property management services in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Established in 1995, the company is owned and operated by two sets of brothers, Brad and Mike Shoults and Kevin and Kerry Veach, and Susan Carleton.  Together, the Southern family of companies, which includes Southern Vacation Rentals, Southern Residential Leasing, Southern Real Estate Sales, Southern Real Estate and RE/MAX Southern, represent nearly 1,000 vacation rentals, approximately 1,100 long term rentals, 40 associations and countless real estate opportunities along the Gulf Coast. For more information, visit GoSouthern.com. ###

Posted in News | Tagged Leave a comment

RE/MAX Southern’s Destin Lowery Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on by Southern Management

Destin, FL – RE/MAX Southern Realty – a member of the locally owned and operated Southern family of companies and leading provider of Destin real estate services – is pleased to announce that Destin Lowery has been presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, which has been received by less than six percent of the RE/MAX network, honors highly successful agents who have earned more than $3 million in commissions and been a part of the RE/MAX network for at least seven years.

Lowery has been helping her customers buy and sell real estate on the Gulf Coast for more than 16 years, and has been instrumental in the growth of the Susie Kirkland Team since the start of her career.

“Our clients and coworkers only have positive things to say about Destin,” said RE/MAX Southern Realtor and Team Leader, Susie Kirkland. “I couldn’t imagine someone more worthy of this award.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award marks one of many prestigious career accomplishments for Lowery. Since 1999, Destin has earned a spot within the RE/MAX Hall of Fame, The Chairman’s Club, Platinum Club and the 100% Club, in addition to becoming a series regular on HGTV’s House Hunters: Destin,and “House Hunters: Where Are They Now?”

2015 was an especially exciting time for Destin, as she and the Susie Kirkland Team finished the year earning RE/MAX Southern’s coveted “Top Team for Transactions” and “Top Team for Sales Volume” awards with 91 transactions totaling over $37 million in sales.

“Destin is a real go-getter, and I am so proud of her,” said Kirkland. “She gets the tiger by the tail, and she doesn’t let it go!”

If you are interested in learning more about Destin Lowery and the Susie Kirkland Team, please call 850.225.5009, or visit SusieKirkland.com.

RE/MAX Southern Realty has been a leader in the real estate industry and proud member of Southern Rentals and Real Estate since its inception. Southern Rentals and Real Estate is a premier provider of vacation rental, residential leasing, real estate and property management services in Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama. Established in 1995, the company is owned and operated by two sets of brothers, Brad and Mike Shoults and Kevin and Kerry Veach, and Susan Carleton.  Together, the Southern family of companies, which includes Southern Vacation Rentals, Southern Residential Leasing, Southern Real Estate Sales, Southern Real Estate and RE/MAX Southern, represent nearly 1,000 vacation rentals, approximately 1,100 long term rentals, 40 associations and countless real estate opportunities along the Gulf Coast. For more information, visit GoSouthern.com.

 

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , Leave a comment