and I've been in the Short Term Rental business since 2011. I was on VRBO when it was super simple and easy, and in the industry before Airbnb was even a thing!
I bought and managed my first rental property, a small condo in New Smyrna Beach, FL while I ran a medical practice and we grew our little family! Once we sold the medical practice, I began focusing full time on my three vacation rentals and even ventured into an out-of-state property!
My niche has become "themed" destinations whether outfitted with furniture made from Oars and Canoes, or decorated with Vintage Bathing Suits. I have a PASSION for design and I love showing true southern hospitality in making my guests comfortable in every aspect of their stay. The DETAILS are truly where it's at.
Over the course of this past decade, I have coached and consulted numerous friends and family on starting their own path in the STR world, and now I'm bringing it HERE to share with you.
OH BEFORE I FORGET .... you're probably wondering why this website is called "Take Your Jacket"? Growing up, my Mother always used to say: Don't forget to Take Your Jacket! (I was a skinny youth and was always freezing in restaurants and out in public). Oh to be that size again, but I digress.
Later in life, she gave me stellar Financial Advice especially when it came to Real Estate! So when I bought my first property, and it came time to pick a name for my LLC .... I chose "Take Your Jacket Investments" as an ode to the woman who had given such good advice over the course of all those years.
Thanks again, Mom! This one's for you!
Talk to me! Let's chat, I'll offer my advice, I'll talk you through any issues or questions you have, and you'll leave armed with solid info, and ready to take on the STR world!
You have your Listing up and running, but things just don't seem to be clicking. OR you have the Listing ready, but want an extra set of eyes, before having it go Live!
If you need photos spruced up, or a website built ... I can do that! I even do IN PERSON AUDITS! Need me to come to your STR and take a look see .... why, I'd LOVE to!
I am in the process of getting my very first book PUBLISHED! Click below to be the first to know when its available!
Along with my Book, my journal is an integral part of managing a STR. It too, is publishing soon and you can be the first to grab one!