Why join our family? How Are We Different?
Our innovative online marketing ensures your property is placed in front of tens of thousands potential guests. If they are coming to Topsail, they will see your home!
We take your overhead seriously! In order to minimize some pesky costs of owning a vacation rental so we don’t charge for many services that our competitors choose to bill you.
Your satisfaction & convenience is important to us. We offer services like online owner accounts, direct deposit, rental inspections and even cover your property against accidental tenant damages.
We have been in business over 50 years here at Topsail. Although we would love to answer your questions personally, we did compile a list of common questions we have been asked through the years.
Above All – Commitment to honesty and integrity through professional service. We truly value all our owners.
- Our Internet marketing plan gives your property more internet exposure on worldwide internet vacation sites than our competitors marketing plans. We typically advertise each property on as much as 15 different advertising partners! We also do not charge “marketing fees” above our commission as our competitors do.
- Super Wide Angle Enhanced Professional Photography – Not just a 35 mm shot like our competitors. Again, we do not pass this cost on to you as our competitors do. *A recent study by Virtuancevr.com found that professional photography increased bookings of a particular property by 98% and increased potential tenant views by over 159%!!!
- Advanced Interactive Viewings giving your potential guests the peace of mind of a virtual viewing your beautiful property before before they booked.
- 3D Models of Properties provides a Virtual Realty immersive experience for your guests. We are the first company to utilize this emerging technology on Topsail Island. Also compatible with virtual reality headsets!
- 3D Floor Plans allows your guests to virtually view the floor plan of the home answering many of the questions they have about the layout of the home.
- Aerial Drone Photography – After a few years of research and testing, Lewis Realty was the first real estate company on the east coast to gain a FAA Exemption to use drones commercially to take a unique bird’s eye view of our properties. This provides the guest yet another way to make their decision and gains extra views for your property online.
- Responsive Booking Site – Mobile Usage with smart phones and tablets are at an all time high. Our website adapts to the screen to provide a positive user experience.
- Website SEO – “If you build it, they will come” does not work with websites. Our SEO ensures our website is ranked high in the search engines therefore more exposure for your property.
- Owner ExtraNet – Online portal for our owners to make owner blocks, see reservations, owner statements and maintenance orders.
- Progress Monitoring Software – Our turn days are very busy and the guests are eager to start their vacation. Our advanced turn day computer program ensures our housekeeper and inspectors are coordinated using smart phones to help get your guests in on time.
- Rental Management Software – Our rental management cloud based software allows us to work from anywhere when duty calls. It handles all reservations, accounting, maintenance, guest relations and marketing syndication.
- Smart Home Program – Our smart home program allows us to give user specific door codes to provide more security for your property. We can also monitor energy usage to save you money.
- Direct Deposit- Don’t wait for the check. We will deposit it directly into your account.
- VOIP Phone System – Advanced Voice Over Internet phone system allows us to handle business seamlessly from the office or even another property. We are always in touch.
- 24 Hour VOIP Emergency Lines – We when are closed we are still on the watch for your property no matter where we may be.
- No Credit Card Fees Passed to Our Owners.
- No Inspection Fees
- No Annual Owner Fees
- No Annual Marketing Fees.
- Smart Home Savings.
- Bulk Discounts on Some Maintenance Services.
Service To You Personally
- Your property will be viewed on average by 4 people including our own inspectors after each rental – giving YOU Peace of Mind.
- Direct Deposit of Rental Proceeds.
- Online Owner Extra-net allowing you to block weeks online, view statements, view reservations, etc.
- Protection against tenant damages with Accidental Rental Damage Insurance – Insurance policy that is a mandatory tenant cost that covers tenants up to $1500 in damage to your property, giving you PEACE OF MIND)
- Pre and Post disaster emergency services, web, email updates and even robo call updates.
- Owner ExtraNet
- Tax Collection/Reporting
- 1099/Deductions Reporting
- Monthly Owner Statements
- Rental Rate Analysis
- Supervision of Repairs/Maintenance
- Property Value Consulations
Marketing & Compensation