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9 Apr 2019
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2019 has been a big year for Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. Not only did we kick off a big software conversion with Barefoot Technologies Corporation and a website upgrade with Bluetent, we also survived the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and continued our aim of providing excellent customer service and strong professional ethics and integrity to our clients and guests.

We also did this little thing called win a prestigious 2019 Maggie Award for Best Vacation Rental Company.

Each year, Southport Magazine seeks nominations for its Maggie Awards. During the submissions process, readers nominate the best and brightest, the inspirational and authentic, the cream of the crop when it comes to area businesses. Simply put, the Maggie Awards highlight the exceptional in categories ranging from “Best Bang For Your Buck” to “Favorite Live Band”. While the categories differ dramatically, the obvious characteristic the winners all share is in the service the businesses, establishments and merchants provide our local community, residents and tourists.

They say that “the harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.”*

As a local family-owned and -operated business that is just a few days shy of its 38th anniversary, we are grateful for our clients who took the time to nominate Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. as the Best Vacation Rental Company in our area. The support our owners, guests, tenants and community extends to us is above and beyond.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t thank the amazing staff in our Rentals Department. For a small department comprised of less than 20 employees, you do so much more than anyone could ever guess. From answering the numerous inquiries we receive on a weekly basis to ensuring that our property owners' real estate assets are taken care of throughout the year, we could not be the Best Vacation Rental Company without you and your hard work.

Whether the recognition comes by way of online reviews, nominations for awards, or by your simple acts of kindness throughout the year, we appreciate your acknowledgement of our work and we could not be happier to service you in your real estate needs.

If you’re looking for a local expert, or the agency that Southport Magazine readers deem the Best Vacation Rental Company, to manage your real estate investment or to assist you in your search for the perfect rental, look no further than Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. After all, “The Fun Starts Here”. Our Rentals Department may be reached by phone call to (800) 486-5441 or email to


*Combs, S. [Diddy]. (2018, July 26). Remember!! The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. [Tweet]. Retrieved from