We had the good fortune of connecting with Breonna Barnes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Breonna, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I lost my job during Covid and found it extremely hard to find a property management position that fit my lifestyle and worth. A thought crossed my mind that I should just start my own management company. The more I thought about it, the more I convinced myself to take a leap. After actually having an Airbnb experience, I was convinced that I would start a short-term rental management company. I recently added transaction coordination as a new service for agents and brokers!

What should our readers know about your business?
Luxe Escape Management is a short-term rental management company. I manage vacation rentals and corporate housing units. 

With my strong background in property management and lease administration, I also offer transaction coordination services for agents and brokers.

Majority of my services however cater to short-term rental management. What I offer is services to manage short-term rentals daily operations. Short-term rental project management functions services include but are not limited to guest correspondence, supply ordering, scheduling cleaners/vendors, resolving maintenance requests, calendar management and check-in functions!

What I do NOT offer is finding or referring rentals for short-term stays at this time. 

This is an easy role for me because I learned a lot working for years in Residential Property Management. The hardest part is more mental. You have to be ready to solve issues effectively and respond to emergencies immediately. You have days where it is easy going, while others are chaotic so it is very important that you are prepared for whatever is thrown at you.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am a big experience things kinda girl. I love daytime fun and night chill vibes. First we have to get a massage with The Haus of Galore (IG: @the.hauseofgalore) to get ready for some city sites! We would be doing brunches and buying plants LOL! For brunch, we will go to Views Bar & Grill and definitely make time to visit Skyline Park. For the love of nature, we must go to the Botanical gardens and then we can get plant inspiration at The Victorian Atlanta.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have to really thank my mother for her healing prayers. I also have a beautiful network of friends who always motivate me to be my best! My family and close connections have been very supportive during all phases of this road!

Website: www.luxemgmtrentals.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/luxemgmtrentals

Image Credits
Tyrus Davis (for the pink background only)

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