Happenings - SEPTEMBER 2001
People You Can Count on: Moab Property Management
& Moab Lodging
a person just needs someone to count on
someone they can trust
with their investment and walk away feeling certain that everything
will be taken care of efficiently and expertly. Thats what
property owners can count on when they turn the management of their
homes or condominiums over to Shirley and Mike OKelly at Moab
The only full time/full service property management company in Moab,
Mike and Shirley have been serving the Moab area since January of
1996. Happy transplants from Park City, Shirley says they were warmly
accepted by the Moab community.
The way the town welcomed
us and supported us really helped through those first two or three
years when we were trying to get over the hump, says Shirley.
By now Moab Property Management and Moab Lodgings reputation
speaks for itself. Anyone who has ever needed to find a tenant for
their home, a renter looking for affordable, hard-to-find apartments
and houses, or an absentee proper owner who wants to offer their
condominium for nightly accommodations has walked away from Moab
Property Management happy. As part of the property management services,
Mike and Shirley secure tenants, handle all maintenance and yard
care, and collect rent. They provide these services for both residential
and commercial property owners.
The Moab Lodging arm of the business books overnight accommodations
for guests visiting Moab for a night, a week, or a month. Shirley
has many, many resources and works closely with local lodging facilities
to help fill their rooms. Besides the great selection of motels
and bed and breakfasts in Moab, Moab Lodging can book guests in
wonderful little guest cottages that are sprinkled throughout Moabs
quiet, off-Main Street neighborhoods. Desert Gardens, Rose Tree
Lane Accommodations, and the Nichols Lane Neighborhood Retreat are
among her guests favorite accommodations. Each features one or two
bedroom apartment-style living with full kitchens, patios, shade
trees, barbeque grills, and other little extras that help make a
stay in Moab so enjoyable. Golf course condos give visitors a great
view of Moabs gorgeous golf course along with an out-of-town
retreat from busy streets. In-town condos include Cedar Breaks,
a great place for families to stay who want to be within walking
distance of downtown. Moab Lodgings services often go above
and beyond any you might expect. They find themselves giving advice
on hiking trails, evening activities, reservations for raft trips
or horseback riding, and help guests with emergencies, along with
the typical check-in and check-out procedures.
pretty much a full-service lodging company. Well do whatever
it takes to keep our guests happy, explains Shirley. Perhaps
the best part of the full-service formula is that Shirley and her
staff also carry out their daunting tasks with a smile.
I have the best staff in the city, I think, says Shirley.
I couldnt do it without them.
Summer Modine and Andrea Martin are her full-time permanent staff
who have been with the company since the beginning, but during seasonal
peaks the staff may grow to as large as 13 people.
Shirley can also book rooms as far away from Moab as 100 miles,
so if a guest is traveling on southward, for example, Moab Lodging
has connections throughout other Utah counties.
Mike OKellys expertise lies in keeping the properties
they manage in tip-top shape. A former condominium manager in Park
City, he knows his way around a tool box and if he cant fix
it, hell find the person who can.
I dont know what Id do without Mike, either,
laughs Shirley. Hes on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. My job is easy compared to his.
Walking into a busy day at Moab Property Management looks anything
but easy. The phones ring, staff troubleshoots for clients, or finds
lodging for visitors, and Mike checks in to see whats next.
The fact is, Shirley, Mike, Summer, and Andrea do their jobs so
well they make it look easy. Yep, its great to have someone
to count on!
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