Ultimately, try to buy as close to the ocean as you can afford. If not oceanfront, try to get an ocean view or investigate sound fronts and canal front homes. Renters love a home with a view!
2. Pools and hot tubs
If possible, buy a house with a pool and hot tub. You can always look for a house where there is room to add a pool. Make it as nice as possible, and don’t skimp on fencing and landscaping. I can help guide you in determining if there is room. Taking into consideration, lot sizes, lot coverage, and septic location.
3. Dog friendly
The single most inexpensive, and by far the easiest thing to do to increase rental income is allow dogs. Making a beach house dog friendly can include fencing the yard, removing carpet and installing luxury vinyl plank.
4. King size beds
The more king size beds you have, the more rental income you will get in the long run.
5. Renovate and extra bling
When necessary, renovate kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, furniture, electronics and make sure to include big TVs. You want to make the home as nice as possible. The more you love the house, the more the renters can feel it (and the more you can charge). I can guide you and make recommendations. High quality pictures can be invaluable to show off your property.
Selling your beach house - prep
1. Maximize rental income
Release rental holds to increase rental income. Try to get rentals up as high as possible.
2. Pre-sale home inspection
This takes the unknowns out of the equation for you and the buyer. You may decide to fix/credit for anything that you would do if you were to continue to own. Control the narrative.
3. Curb appeal and add some bling
Spruce up the landscaping, add rock or mulch boarders, plant some ornamental grasses and flowers, paint the front door, and add some bling!
4. Maintain Condition
Repair any wood rot, loose nails on deck, power wash/paint, service HVAC, maintain roof shingles, clean windows, clean carpets if applicable and confirm everything with the septic is maintained properly. Get pumped if applicable.