For your Vacation Rental

And What Exactly is a Vacation Rental?

As a Licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in both long and short-term (vacation) Property Management, MSM Properties has a clear and basic goal: Simplify the life of You, the Landlord we represent, while providing you a steady income from your property.

  • VACATION RENTALS have terrific Owner Benefits, from tax advantages, to the care of your home when you can’t be there.
  • We have a great network of local and internet advertising, print advertising, MLS (Multiple Listing Service) access, and personal referrals based on 25 years of local experience.
  • We do everything you would choose to do yourself in maintaining your VACATION RENTAL, reducing your stress and providing you more time to be creative and to do what you enjoy doing.
  • We begin by providing you a written Management Agreement that spells out all obligations between you, the Landlord/Owner, and MSM Properties as your Vacation Rental Property Manager.
  • VRBO and the HomeAway Family is our primary chosen internet advertising venue, proven successful with our clients. We set up, oversee and maintain this site for you, provide photos or arrange for professional photography that includes videography, drone property photography, and gorgeous indoor pictures. You can see your calendar and block out your own vacation time when you choose. We work with you to assure that your Vacation Rental website listing appears just as you want it to, and that all prices charged are clear.
  • We collect all taxes (local and State) for you, from the prospective Guest, in advance, as well as a security deposit or insurance. We arrange cleanings by our 5-Star Cleaning Team, and that includes back-to-back rentals. We handle all the scheduling, so there is no stress for you and we communicate directly with your Guests.
  • VACATION RENTALS are paid for in advance by your Guests, processed by MSM Properties and then deposited directly into each Landlord’s bank account, as earned, less approved expenses. For this Management service together with all management services described, we charge a flat 20% per rental, based upon rents collected before added costs for cleaning and taxes (paid by Guests).
  • MSM PROPERTIES is a Fully Integrated PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICE. That means everything is quickly and efficiently managed online, from rental inquiries through payment collection and payouts including payment of your rental income directly into your account. We are always glad to provide you with reports and online statements. You will also have your own online Portal to view showing your income and expenses. Your monies are managed through our Trust Account and in accordance with NC Statutes and Landlord-Tenant Statutes. At the end of each year we will provide you your 1099 Tax form for your tax purposes. This will reflect all income and expenses that have gone through our VACATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT service and be invaluable to you and your tax preparer.
  • We have experienced and approved licensed and insured service providers for any and all home maintenance and repairs that might be needed. We arrange and pay for repairs as required, upon approval of Landlord, and pay bills from rents collected prior to monthly distribution of income to you, the Landlord.
  • MSM Properties will work to meet Owner/Landlord requirements and requests. We recognize that no two properties are exactly the same and we welcome your thoughts. We love to help with planning and are always available with staging and stocking ideas to help make your Vacation Rental Property the very best it can be.
  • And finally, we are a local Property Management Company with local contacts and knowledge of the Macon County and Franklin, North Carolina area, and surrounding NC Mountains. We perform property inspections regularly and work with you to maintain your home in a condition in which we can all always be proud. MSM Properties chooses to build its Five Star reputation based on quality service and clean, comfortable properties for that perfect VACATION RENTAL experience.
  • We do all paperwork in accordance with NC Real Estate Law; including bookkeeping and Leases; and we provide a year-end 1099 income form for your taxes. For further information, call MSM Properties 828-421-4587