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Mike Harrington

CEO & Owner, Carolina Retreats
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Mike Harrington is the CEO & Owner of Carolina Retreats, a specialty lodging and vacation rental management firm serving more than 300 vacation property owners throughout the Cape Fear region. Before founding Carolina Retreats in  

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Residential Real Estate
Jan 15, 2021

AirBnB vs. VRBO vs. Book Direct: What You Need To Know

By now most anyone slightly involved in short-term vacation rentals has at some level engaged with AirBnB and VRBO. While there are others like them, these two companies command the lion share of atte ...

Residential Real Estate
Dec 19, 2020

Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part II)

In part I of this series we looked at detailed ways you can enhance your vacation or short-term rental properties to appeal to guests year-round. In today’s highly competitive onlin ...

Residential Real Estate
Dec 11, 2020

Maximizing Your Property For Year-Round Guests (Part 1)

If you have a home at the beach, it’s usually pretty easy to attract guests to your property during the summer months, but are you maximizing your home’s potential for guests year-round? ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 13, 2020

Vacation Rental Maintenance: What To Expect

If you own a vacation or short-term rental, you know that maintenance and upkeep are always important, and at times, they can be overwhelming. But part of the value of enlisting a property management ...

Residential Real Estate
Oct 31, 2020

Vacationing In The Era Of The COVID-19 Pandemic: Short-Term/Vacation Rentals Are Top Of Mind

Need a Fall Getaway? Let’s face it, the enduring COVID-19 Pandemic has weighed heavily on all of us. But Fall is a perfect time to visit the North Carolina coast because the water is still warm, ...

Residential Real Estate
Oct 16, 2020

Short-Term Rentals, Long Term Value

It’s been shown that when times are volatile, and investors feel uneasy about the current and near-term future stability of a market, they flock to safer investments. Gold, silver, cash, and Bit ...

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