well all I can say is good luck, we bought our single family home in 90's and all time we did short term rents we lost money, it probably depends if you live in area. we are in UK and got screwed by every management company we used. Either they billed us for repairs which were crap, or they never did the repairs. They never got us the bookings they said they would. When we would come over on holiday we would spend days in meetings listening to their excuses plus their promises it would get better, it never did. We changed to long term rents and then saved the money to pay to rent when we came over. Hope that helps Pete and Carol.