Best Rental rates in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina

Looking To Increase Your Rental Rates in Hilton Head, Bluffton or Savannah?

– By Kevin Quat

Four years ago, if you asked me where I thought long term rental rates would be for the average two-bedroom villa, I would have said 15% higher than they are today.  I would have suggested this based on how rental incomer from 2012 was trending year over year.  I would have been wrong.   My team has tracked the market rental appreciation and it has shocked us all, in some cases up 40% from 2012 levels.  Given a short supply of available rental properties, coupled with active business growth (in part due to the Chamber of Commerce and the publicity of Hilton Head and Bluffton on various mediums), we have seen a tremendous increase in rental rates.  But not everything is rented.  Why is that?  Why are some investors not able to achieve the most rent for their properties?    Why do some properties sit vacant or rent poorly?

Keep Hilton Head Bluffton Residents Happy

Your Property Management Company Is Often The Difference Between Happy And Unhappy Tenants

Resident retention in Hilton Head and Bluffton SC is a very important part of property management. Absolute Island Management knows that there will always be residents who don’t stay long. Some of them just moved to the area, or they are looking for a house to buy. Others have a need to rent for a while, but that will change in the future. Still other renters may move from the area entirely. No matter what the reason, it’s not possible to keep every tenant forever. But there are many people who want to be long-term residents, and who will do so if they are treated right, are happy, and have what they need in their rental. How do you give them what they need so they in turn can give your property management company high lease renewal rates?

What to ask before you rent in a Hilton Head long term rental

Looking For A Long Term Rental In Hilton Head?

Hilton Head long term rental: choosing a new apartment or long term rental home in Hilton Head Island or Bluffton SC can be an exhausting process with many variables to consider.  It can be hard to know whether you will be truly happy living in a particular location. Besides, if you’ve been apartment hunting for more than a day or two, every place may start to look alike to you.

What Gen Y Wants in an Apartment in Hilton Head and beyond

Does Your Property Have What Renters Want?

What Gen Y Wants in an Apartment

Posted on June 18, 2013 by sharper courtesy of

Take note of these new amenity trends designed to make you feel like you’re living on Easy Street. It’s not just what’s cooler, faster, or flashier… young people want practical, too! Find your perfect apartment, now! Generation Y renters have a fresh take on apartment living and aren’t wowed by passé perks. Poolside grills and covered parking are just the start of what they expect from a hip apartment community, according to industry insiders like Multifamily Executive Magazine.

7 Tips when moving to Hilton Head

7 Tips when moving to Hilton HeadWith some smart organizing, you can make an easy exit — and your next move will be a breeze!

Are you a frequent mover or anticipating a move in the near future? You can make the next move easier by preparing a strategy to pre-pack and organize stuff you want to take — and toss what you’d rather leave behind!

Top 5 Questions to Ask Prospective Tenants -Tenant Screening Services

How Important Is It To Screen Tenants For Your Hilton Head or Bluffton Long Term Rentals?

You’re faced with a vacant unit and someone has responded to your website or online ad. You’re anxious to close a deal.

Not so fast.

As tempting as it is to quickly sign up this prospective renter, you shouldn’t shortcut your due diligence process. Spend the time now to determine if this person is right for your unit, rather than dealing with potentially more serious problems down the road.

Impress Hilton Head long term renters

Long Term Rental Management Tips

The following comes from the experts at Zillow:

Make a Good First Impression on Your Renters at Showings

Apartment showings are like a first date for renters. Not only does the apartment have to be in tip-top shape to win over prospective renters, but so do you. Renters are also watching and analyzing your demeanor as a rental professional.

Amenities That Increase Rental Value|Hilton Head Apartments

The following comes to us from the experts at

So, you want to attract more potential renters to your apartment complex, but are not sure of how to get them to commit once they arrive for a viewing? Well, offering a reasonable rental rate will definitely get their attention, but unless you can figure out a way to sell them on your complex, the meeting might not end with a signed lease and a deposit check exchanging hands. What is the key to getting them to lease your unit if the complex down the street is offering the same rental rate? Simple. It’s all about the apartment amenities.