Vacation Rental Owner FAQs

How Is Anchor Down Property Management Different From Other Companies?

Companies like HomeAway, Airbnb, and VRBO are simply rental listing sites. They usually handle bookings and listings only.

We are a full-service management and marketing company that specializes in investment properties. We do so much more than just list and handle booking your home, we also educate prospective guests about your home and the area. We provide turn-key services for your guest from inspecting and preparing your property prior to rental; communicating with and receiving your guest at check-in; managing the guest experience, handling all guest & maintenance concerns during their stay; protecting your asset by confirming check-out and performing departure inspections, housekeeping and preparing for the next guest, many times the same day.

Most importantly, keeping you informed about your property. Providing feedback to improve the guest experience and increase bookings and your assets performance.

How Does Anchor Down Property Management Determine the rental Rate?

We have rented hundreds of rental homes in the area and also have access to the MLS. After inspecting your home, we can recommend items that might enhance your home’s value. Once we know your home and understand your goals, we will use our knowledge of the market to recommend a rental rate. It’s your property—we recommend, and you decide.

How will Anchor Down Property Management advertise/market my property?

Almost all of our applicants tell us they found the house on the internet. We post properties on several national web sites in addition to our own site. We also use signs and social media ads to promote properties we manage. We analyze each property and design a specific marketing plan that promotes your property in the most favorable manner.

Who Collects Rent? When do I get Paid?

The renter makes all payments to Anchor Down Property Management or Online Travel Agencies. The security deposits are maintained in one escrow account, and all rents and other payments are paid out the month after the guests arrive. We deduct our management fee and any other expenses that have been authorized and send the balance to you. We send out statements on the 9th of each month (or the next business day thereafter).

Can Anchor Down Property Management Help Me Convert My Property Into A Successful Vacation Rental?

Simply put YES! We assist owners with furnishing their property and can even assist with overseeing larger renovations.

Do I Have To Allow Pets?

Allowing pets is ultimately your decision as it is your property. I can tell you that over 67% of renters have pets so not accepting them could limit your rental income.

Will Anchor Down Property Management Provide Me Regular Updates On The Performance Of My Property?

As a client of Anchor Down you will have a portal that you can login to see up to date info on future and past reservations.

Are Your Contracts Straightforward And Fair?

We believe mutual success can only be achieved through a strong partnership with our owners. Having a shared purpose to grow revenues and better the guest experience is key to achieving long-term financial success.

We offer rental owners contracts that are clear and easy to understand and in accordance with Florida Statutes.

How Do I Get Started With Anchor Down Property Management?

To start maximizing the investment potential for your investment property, you only need to go through a few simple steps:

  • Give us a call and speak with one of our sales staff.
  • Tell us about yourself, your property, your goals and objectives
  • Next, we conduct a comparative market analysis to come up with the right rental price!
  • Go over our straightforward management agreement getting you set up on the path to success!

What If I Cannot Find The Answer To My Question?

Complete a request for information or email us at or by phone at (941) 224-2944 to help you with all your property management questions. If you have a rental and are considering professional management, we invite you to schedule a call to discuss the benefits of professional property management with the Anchor Down team.