Starting a property management business from scratch is a challenge. It takes passion, enthusiasm, and a lot of determination.
Brittany Blackman of Breathe Easy Rentals has all these and much more, and it has taken her from being employed by a company in a variety of roles, to launching her own company in Destin in a few short months.
You might wonder about the sense of going it alone and starting up in the middle of a pandemic, but she did just that. And it’s working for her.
Right now, Brittany does everything herself and even though she uses outside contractors to manage maintenance and cleaning, she can still be seen checking up on all her properties on changeover day.
She’s the one answering calls from guests and owners, troubleshooting along the way while dealing with the myriad operational issues that arise.
It’s not easy setting out in a competitive market when you have to generate trust and confidence with new owners.
Brittany takes this in her stride and has drawn on her innate capacity for networking and working in the local market.
By getting involved locally, sponsoring events, and developing a strong presence in the community, she is quickly building a reputation for stellar management.
This was evidenced recently by the acquisition of a stunning 7 bedroom, 6.5 bathrooms on Miramar Beach.
Through it all, she is practical and pragmatic, deciding to continue with Escapia as her PMS of choice, because that is what was in place at her former company and other technology is in place to manage operations, guest services, and communications.
- Her founder story – from Georgia peach to door-to-door sales, to vacation rentals
- How she stands out from the competition
- The marketing platforms she uses and the push to booking direct
- What she learned from 9 years in the trenches
- Her tips for new managers entering the business today
- The technology that drives her business
Emerald Coast By Owner
Breathe Easy Rentals