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Lifetime Delray Beach Resident Launches Optimum Vacation Rental Program for Community

palm beach vacation rentalsDelray Beach | September 12, 2022 | Grand Welcome, one of the fastest growing short-term vacation rental management franchise concepts, announces Parker Smith, a long-time resident of Delray Beach, is the exclusive franchisee for Palm Beach and Broward counties. Through the franchise, Smith offers owners local, personalized service supported by advanced reservation technology and national marketing and sales, so owners can maximize their rental property investment.

Smith is building a local team of management professionals, cleaning companies, landscapers, and other experts to provide personal and professional attention to create an optimum experience for property owners and guests. Smith will visit each property and oversee all aspects – a stark contrast to other property management companies that are not community-focused. This boutique-style approach is complemented by Grand Welcome’s national support and advanced technology.

The first two properties managed by Smith are two blocks off Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and provide easy access to the beach, shopping, and dining. Smith plans to manage an additional dozen properties in Palm Beach County by the end of September and expects to have 100 properties in both counties within the next year. Growing at this level is possible due to Grand Welcome’s proven process, according to Smith.

“Grand Welcome has the proper systems in place, including technology, national support, training, marketing, and sales to achieve success and scale up at a smart and constant pace,” said Smith. “That ability, along with Grand Welcome’s commitment to only partner with local owner-operators, are the main reasons why I joined the Grand Welcome family.”

As a local resident, Smith will preserve the neighborhoods in Palm Beach and Broward counties and share the beauty of the area with guests from around the world. He and his team are committed to a zero-tolerance policy and will rent only to pre-qualified guests after a vetting process.

Smith becoming a franchisee and his commitment to the community following his family’s entrepreneurial spirit. The Smith family founded, and previously owned and operated Heritage Carpet and Tile, which has served the Palm Beach community for 40 years.

Each property is a two-bedroom unit recently renovated in an art deco style to match the atmosphere of the neighborhood. They are conveniently located close to the beach, serve as an option for cruisegoers to extend their vacations, and are a short drive to the Everglades, offering guests a variety of entertainment options.

“We are happy to welcome Parker to Grand Welcome. He epitomizes everything we look for in a franchisee. He is a local entrepreneur with a passion for providing the best possible experience and believes in giving back to the community,” said Brandon Ezra, founder and CEO of Grand Welcome.

The 100 properties Smith plans to manage within the year will be in more than 20 locations throughout Palm Beach and Broward counties. Among the municipalities are Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Highland Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, West Palm Beach, and Wilton Manors.

Named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New and Emerging Franchises of 2022, Grand Welcome has become one of the leading short-term rental property management businesses in the United States. Founded in 2009, the company is consistently growing the number of franchise locations, properties, and the range of destinations it offers to valued and loyal customers.

To learn more about Grand Welcome franchise opportunities, visit or call 803.991.4297