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Carolina Beach & Kure Beach Vacation Rental Management and Real Estate

A1 Property Management—a local family owned company that works closely with homeowners to care for their investment and maximize its value. With an office right in Carolina Beach, we provide hands-on, personalized service to homeowners in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. We are always looking for great owners with great properties to add to our inventory. If you're thinking about buying or selling at the beach or in Wilmington, give us a call. We have three licensed REALTORS® on staff to assist you.

Read our Owner Letters of Recommendation

We value personal service and work hard to keep your property rented year-round.

David and Sue Paul, Owners            A1 Property Management Inc. 


Personal Service

Personal relationships are the foundation of our company. We tailor our Property Management services to meet your goals and work closely with you to make sure your property is well cared for and booked effectively. As we only manage a select number of properties, you will never feel like just a number. 


  • Local, family-owned company
  • On-site team to keep an eye on your property 
  • Tailored services to suit your unique needs
  • Proactive in suggesting upgrades, remodels, decor/staging
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Modern Technology

To keep you ahead of the competition, we’ve embraced state-of-the-art reservation management technology. We leverage advanced digital marketing, upgrade every property with new tools, and provide a free guest app.


  • State-of-the-Art Website
  • Automated guest communication
  • Guest Self Check-in 
  • Guest App for information sharing
  • E-Signature for Vacation Rental Agreements
  • Dynamic Pricing to continually ensure optimal levels 
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Maximum Bookings 

Using effective advertising and marketing, we rent year-round, not just the busy summer season. This greatly increases the potential revenue of your property.


  • Extensive advertising on VRBO/Homeaway, Expedia, and Airbnb
  • Social media advertise on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter 
  • Advertising on for our dog friendly rentals
  • Off season marketing to "snowbirds" looking to stay for a month or two
  • Expand your revenue
  • Gain more guests
  • Eliminate open spaces on the calendar

Proactive Maintenance & Housekeeping

As a local, family-owned company we treat each property as if is it is our own, focusing on high standards for cleaning and maintenance.


  • We inspect each property after each guest checks out
  • Customized Inspection checklists for each property
  • Professional maintenance with great local contractors 
  • 24/7 maintenance service 
  • In-depth cleaning and housekeeping, including deep cleans
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Great Guest Experiences

Making sure all our guests have a great experience is key to return bookings and getting 5-star property reviews. Because many of our guests return year after year, our property owners consistently attain a high level of rental income.


  • Connecting guests with top activities and events
  • Personal connections with return guests
  • Quality, highly responsive service throughout the guest stay
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Long Term Rental Management

If you are looking for a Property Management company for your long term rental here on the island or in the Wilmington area, look no further! In addition to managing short term vacation rentals, we now manage long term rentals as well. We've owned and managed numerous long term rental properties since 1996. We provide full service Property Management, so you don't have to worry about your investment. Read an overview of our services or contact us today. 

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Real Estate Services

Whether you are looking to buy or sell an investment property or find your forever home, we are here to help! Our firm offers a full service approach with plenty of local knowledge to help guide you in the right direction.


A1 Property Management has three licensed REALTORS® on staff, David Paul - since 1996, Chelsea Dennis - since 2018 and Kayla Powers - since 2022. 


Our brokers have years of property management expertise, so they understand how important it is to maximize your potential rental income, get the best price from the sale of your home or aid in purchase negotiations. 

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Rental Income Projections

Since we have three licensed REALTORS® on staff, we're always tracking what types of properties guests enjoy, the local MLS and market trends. We are always available to those interested in buying an investment property, getting into the rental market, or to help out fellow brokers with their listing by providing knowledgeable income projections. 

 Read more about our free Rental Income Projections here!

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