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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Beach Rental May 27, 2019

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Beach Rental , Orange Beach, Alabama

A beach rental home can be a great investment for your family. You can enjoy the space when you’d like and earn income from the property the rest of the year. However, it’s essential to find the right beachfront house or condo before you turn it into a vacation rental. The following are some common mistakes to avoid while looking for this property.

Buying a Beach Rental? Avoid These Mistakes

1. Misunderstanding the Commitment 

Owning a vacation rental certainly has its perks. You can earn passive income and have a place to stay while on vacation. However, you’ll still need to manage the space. This involves either hiring a property manager or handling all of the bookings, maintenance, and repairs yourself. Just be sure that you’re ready for this commitment before you close on a rental house.

2. Ignoring Your Budget

vacation rentalAs you look at different vacation rentals, you’ll likely see multiple properties that you like. This is when it’s important to keep your budget in mind. Even if you love a certain luxury condo or beach house, make sure it’s an investment you’re comfortable with, as you won’t have wiggle room to make renovations or splurge on decor. 

3. Making a Hasty Decision

Choosing the perfect vacation home for your needs is a complex decision. You need to make sure it supports your family’s needs, can provide the income you need, and will appeal to your ideal rental demographic. Therefore, avoid making a decision based on gut feelings or emotion. Take the time to think about each choice. 

4. Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Especially if you’re choosing a property in a community where you don’t currently live, you shouldn’t try to navigate the market on your own. A real estate agent will understand the local market and can help you find a rental house that fits your preferences. They may also be able to help you rent the house to other vacationers, so be open with them about your plans for the property.


Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your family? The team at Sugar Sands Realty & Management is the go-to property sales, rental, and management company in Orange Beach, AL. Whether you’re staying for the weekend or a month, their condo rentals provide your beachside escape. You can enjoy amenities like a fitness center, pool, and grills during your stay on the Alabama Gulf Coast. If you’re searching for a property to buy, they’ll have all your bases covered every step of the way. To learn more, visit them online or call (800) 824-6462to talk to a member of their staff. 

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