It is very difficult to care for a home without having a rental company to take care of bookings, check in and checkout of renters. Cleaning and checking for damages or theft, Making sure they donâ€™t take your keys with them.
You need to be able to handle credit cards etc.
There are a host of responsibilities that go with renting property.
I don't want to discourage you from owning a rental property at all but I would encourage you to consider using a rental agency until you know what to do and how to do it before you dive in trying to do it yourself long distance.
I can direct you to some of the more experienced, trusted agencies if you like.
Call RE/MAX Big Bear (909) 866-6161 and ask for Tina Schmitt.
We do not personally handle rental properties but we do have affiliations with some.
With over 20 years of Big Bear real estate, I can also give you some advice about expectations for vacation rental properties.
If I can assist you in any other way, please don't hesitate to contact me.