Tips on Renting Your Vacation Home in Brigantine, NJ

 Vacation Home Rentals Brigantine, NJ

 

 

 

 

Ashore Realty has been Brigantine's summer rental leader for over 28 years!  Although we are constantly marketing for new tenants, 60% of our summer rental business is repeat customers.  Our customer service is second to none and our testimonials speak for themselves.

 

 

 

 

How do I Begin?

 

The first step is to register your rental property with the City.  You must fill out the registration form and pay a $100 fee to the City of Brigantine. You only have to register your property once but the $100 fee is to be paid every year you do rentals.  The City must also inspect all rental properties.  If your property is listed with Ashore Realty we wil coordinate inspections with the City.  If you decide to rent your unit after the summer on a monthly basis (winter rental), another inspection must be performed at a cost to the City of $85. Barbra and Julie at Brigantine Fire Prevention can answer any questions you have regarding registration and inspections. (609) 266-3102.

 

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM INFO

 

 

 

 

Next Step

 

Fill out the Ashore Realty Rental Forms.  There are no fees to pay Ashore Realty unless we rent your property.  You can scan and e-mail the forms to rentals@shorehomes.com or fax to (609) 266-2884 or snail mail to:

 

Ashore Realty Inc

1205 W. Brigantine Ave

Brigantine, NJ  08203

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW & PRINT ASHORE'S 2017 SUMMER RENTAL FORMS

 

 

Ashore Realty does not do property management under terms of this agreement.  It is the responsibility of the owner (s) to inspect the property, prior to the rental season and in between each weekly tenant to insure the unit is in good conditon and all appliances, air conditioners and utilities are in working order.

 

Ashore Realty will not list a rental property if it is advertised at a lower price elsewhere. The price you are asking must be consistant whether you are renting your property on your own or listed with us.

 

 Any additional upfront fees you wish to charge your tenants such as cleaning, trash removal, taxes, etc must be included with the rental asking price.

 

If your property is listed with Ashore Realty you are free to list your rental with other real estate offices as we do not require our owners to sign exclusive listing agreements but we do not allow other real estate office's rental signs to be displayed on the property. 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning 

 

 

We requirer our owners to have their properties cleaned before each tenant checks in to insure your property is in tip top condition.  We also requirer each homeowner to do a full spring cleaning prior to the start of the season. 

 

Here are some local cleaning services:

 

Sparkle Cleaning  (609) 233-9505

A Shore Maid  (609) 266-1400

Reeny's Cleaning Service (609) 377-9083

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Trash & Recycling

 

 

The City picks up trash once a week.  We recommend having one trash can and one recycle can for every 3 people your unit sleeps.  Example:  If your rental sleeps 9 people, you should have three trash cans (with lids) and three recycle cans. 

 

 

Municipal residential trash collection is provided by the City of Brigantine to all single-family, two-family, three-family and four-family detached or attached dwellings. All items must be put out no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day prior to collection or by 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Household trash must be in trash containers with lids. Failure to do so may result in a summons. 

We recommend attaching the lid to the can with a rope. 

 

 

Trash Pickup Schedule

 

Monday – 45th Street South to Bridge

Tuesday – Golf Course area

Wednesday – 14th St. North to 5th Street South

Thursday – 6th Street South to 23rd Street South

Friday – 24th 1/2 alley to 45th Street South

 

Recyclables are picked up every other Tuesday. 

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR TRASH & RECYCLE SCHEDULE

 

 

Brigantine's Household Trash & Recycling Convenience Center

 

The City of Brigantine has public dumpsters open for household debris (NO CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS) and recyclables located on 38th street between Bayshore Ave and Brigantine Ave.  We recommend that you instruct your tenants to take all of their remaining trash to the Convenience Center on the day of check out.   The Convenience Center is open 7 days a week from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

 

Valet Trash & Collection Service

 

Is weekend or vacation trash and recycling a problem for you in the summertime? Do you worry how you'll empty all those garbage and recycle cans full of trash, bottles and newspapers when it's time to leave town? Sign up for 15 weeks of valet service for trash and recycling for under $270 and let ACUA help! ACUA personnel will retrieve your containers from the property, empty them and return them to your residence from May through September.  Call the ACUA for more info (609) 272-6950 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Tags    

 

 

 

If you are providing beach tags to your tenants, keep them in the unit with instructions that there will be a $30 fee for each lost tag.  If your tenants lose or accidentally take home a tag, Ashore Realty has a limited amount of tags we can lend out to your next tenants until new ones are purchased.

 

Most landlords keep the beach tags (and pool passes if provided) in a basket on the kitchen counter. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necessary Items and Supplies

You Must Have in Your Rental

 

 

- Blankets and pillows for the amount of people the unit sleeps

 

- All lights inside and outside in working order and extra bulbs in the unit

 

- Working vacuum cleaner

 

- Mop and broom

 

- Cleaning supplies

 

- Cable TV  (more than just basic is recommended)

 

- Coffee pot, cooking utensils, pots (including a large pot), pans, etc.

 

- Dishes, plates, cups, glasses, silverware (enough for the amount of people that the unit sleeps)

  

 

Owners are to supply Ashore Realty with 3 sets of working keys to their unit.  2 sets to be given to tenant upon check-in and 1 set to be kept in the office in case of emergency. 

 

  It is a good idea to post a note on the refrigerator to your tenants explaining to them about lost tag fees, Internet password and trash removal/trash day. 

 

 

Here is an example of what you would hang on your refrigerator for your tenants

 

  

 

 

We will gladly design a custom flyer for you.  Simply e-mail the specific details you want on the flyer to rentals@shorehomes.com and we will e-mail you a pdf flyer for you to print..  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Items to

Increase Bookings

 

 

 

Air conditioning 

 

Central air is king, window or wall units in every room at the very least.

 

 

 

High speed Internet

 

People simply will not live without access to their Facebook & Twitter pages.  Not providing WIFI will cost you bookings.  Be sure to display your Internet password where your tenant can see it. 

 

 

 

Upgraded cable

 

80% of our summer rental customers come from the Philly area.  That's a lot of Phillies fans & they like to watch their Phils (win or lose).  It's also a nice touch to have the channel line up printed out and left near the living room TV.  If you're using Comcast, here's a link so you can print out their channel line up  http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv-listings

 

 

 

TV's in all rooms

 

The National Sleep Foundation reported that 95% of Americans use an electronic device (TV, laptop) an hour before they fall asleep.  You may be surprised at how many prospective tenants ask "do all the bedrooms have TV's" ?

 

 

 

Grill

 

Charcoal or gas.  If you're providing a gas grill please check to make sure it's working, has a full tank (and spare one if available) and in clean condition.

 

 

 

Beach chairs

 

Tenant's love hearing beach chairs are provided so they don't have to lug them down to the shore.

 

 

 

DVD player (or Comcast On-Demand)

 

Nice to have on a rainy day.

 

 

 

Outside Shower

 

Not many people have an outside shower at home so it's a really cool novelty to have one on vacation. Plus it keeps sand out of your house!

 

 

 

Blender & cork screw

 

People love their margaritas & wine when down the shore!  It's always 5:00 on vacation!

 

 

 

Beach tags

 

Many tenants ask if beach tags are included.  It's a nice touch to provide them and it will help with bookings. CLICK FOR BEACH TAG INFO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.ShoreHomes.com

 

 

Ashore Realty dominates the Internet when it comes to online marketing.  We own a vast number of Brigantine related domain names including BrigantineSummerRentals.com, BrigantineRealEstate.com, BrigantineBeach.net and ShoreHomes.com to name a few.  We also come up first on most Brigantine related Internet searches.  Each year our web site has over 100,000 visits.  Since we only deal with Brigantine rentals and Brigantine sales each person that visited our site clicked on because they were interested in Brigantine real estate or Brigantine rentals.  This is one of the many reasons we are Brigantine's undisputed summer rental leader.  In addition to rentals we've helped buyers and sellers come together for over 27 years and our agents have an average of 18 years experience in the real estate industry. 

  

 

Ashore Realty Dominates in Online and Social Media Marketing!

 

www.ShoreHomes.com

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

You're in Control

 

 

Ashore Realty was the first real estate office at the Jersey Shore that started giving their summer rental owners access to their web listing.  All of our owners have a custom pin number that allows them access to their property information to book or unbook weeks, add or delete an unlimited number of photos and customize the description of their rental.  This is ideal to keeping your rental listing fresh and prevent double bookings.  E-mail us at rentals@shorehomes.com to get your personal pin number so you can get started today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Vacation Rental Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

Ashore Realty was the first real estate office in Brigantine that offered Vacation Rental Insurance to better protect our landlords. Tenants have two security deposit options when renting from Ashore Realty:

 

 

1) Putting up refundable cleaning/damage deposit (The weekly rental amount or $1500, which ever is less)

 

2) Purchasing Tenant Rental Insurance for $45 and a $200 refundable cleaning deposit

 

The Vacation Rental Insurance will protect our owners up to $1500.  CLICK HERE for more information on CSA Travel Protection 

 

 

 

 

 

E-mail us at rentals@shorehomes.com or call us if you have any questions regarding renting your shore home.

 

(609) 266-2911