TurnKey Opens New Local Offices, Providing Premier Onsite Services For Vacation Rental Owners, Travelers

Fort Lauderdale, Big Bear, Puget Sound and Maine Offices Bring Superior Level of Property Management Expertise to These Popular Vacation Rental Markets

AUSTIN, TX (September 15, 2016) – TurnKey Vacation Rentals, one of the largest, full-service property management companies in the United States, is opening local offices in Fort Lauderdale, Big Bear, Puget Sound and Maine, bringing its total number of property management offices to 32.  Unlike other property management firms, TurnKey leverages industry expertise, local teams, and innovative, technology-based processes to provide superior service and more revenue at lower costs to owners as well as a consistent and reliable rental experience to guests.

TurnKey also names the following general managers for these offices:

  • Francesca Watson-McFeely in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – McFeely is an experienced real estate professional with more than 20 years working in the South Florida residential marketplace. Fort Lauderdale, with more than 300 miles of inland waterways and an unrivaled array of water sports, is one of the country’s most popular travel destinations.
  • Kevin Knight in Big Bear, Calif. – Most recently the general manager for a large vacation rental company in southern California, Knight brings a focus on exceptional service for homeowners and guests.  Big Bear, southern California’s only four-season vacation destination, is attracting local and out-of-state adventure enthusiasts year-round.
  • Briana Hallsted in Puget Sound, Wash. – Hallsted has more than 15 years’ experience in hotel and vacation rental operations and sales.  Whether spending time on Whidbey Island, enjoying wineries or taking day trips to the San Juans from Anacortes, travelers are flocking to this peaceful, majestic destination.
  • Jason Schlosser in Maine – with more than 20 years of hospitality and property management experience, Schlosser has worked at Opryland Hotel in Nashville and boutique properties in Maine. With more than 3,200 miles of coastline dotted with villages, islands, lighthouses and wildlife, Maine is a burgeoning travel destination.
One of TurnKey’s new markets, Maine, turned out in stunning fall colors. Photo: Bob Emrich

“TurnKey has more than doubled the number of offices over the past 12 months to help owners of vacation rental homes save time, generate more income, take care of their homes, and provide guests with an exceptional travel experience,” says TurnKey CEO T.J. Clark.  “This growth comes on the heels of building our foundation of technology, mobile applications, processes and highly experienced corporate and local teams, all of which ensure we deliver better property management and guest services than what’s currently available in the market.”

Travelers who stay at a TurnKey property can expect a well-appointed home with proper amenities; 24/7 guest support to respond to inquiries promptly; an up-to-date availability calendar; secure online and offline booking options; clear cancellation policy; secure digital locks for easy keyless access; and an in-home Samsung Galaxy tablet for easy check-in and check-out and to access important information about the home.  

By leveraging technology, TurnKey offers significant value to owners, including an Owner Dashboard that provides real-time financial information such as past and future revenue, payments, taxes and expenses. TurnKey also provides technology that tracks maintenance and cleaning visits; professional property listings with comprehensive photos and detailed descriptions of amenities; extensive marketing of vacation rental homes on more than 20 rental websites; and local staff and licensed vendors to handle maintenance and professional cleaning.

Established in 2012 by vacation rental, travel and online company veterans, TurnKey represents more than 1,400 vacation rental homes in 30 destinations.  By the end of the year, the company will have managed more than 200,000 room nights.


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