- December 2, 2016 at 6:30 amBruceWKeymaster
If you are a real estate investor or a property owner who owns more than one home and wish to generate some extra rental income by letting your non-used assets, offering holiday packages in the form of vacation rentals is a great way of generating some profit. Many individuals who possess more than one dwelling do rent out the premises which they don’t frequent. While some home owners tend to “make” money through the monthly rent, many fail to do so and start wondering where they are going wrong. If you desire to get the most out of your vacation rental properties, a few pointers may help you to get going on the correct path and avoid the pitfalls.
Responding to enquiries: Individuals who decide to go in for vacation rental packages are generally in a hurry to get the most lucrative offer and often apply at more than one place. If the property owner responds quickly, the renter confirms the deal and takes the holiday package. Many a times home owners have a highly affordable package that’s perfect for the traveler, but still lose out on the rental deal because they don’t respond quickly enough. So it’s recommended you include alternate contact numbers and your email address in your ads, and make it a habit to check them periodically on a regular basis. If you receive a query, respond to it immediately before the potential renter starts considering some other rental offer.
Quality of pictures: Most of the ads promoting vacation rental homes and packages include pictures and maps of the rental home. The home occupier gets a clear idea about what kind of home he or she is going to rent. By taking attractive snapshots of your property from different angles and distances, you are certain to lure the customer into buying your rental package. Quite often it so happens your rental rates are competitive and low, but you still don’t get to close your rental deal, and your property remains unoccupied. It’s suggested you take pictures of your house which include the rooms, amenities offered by the home, the lawn or yard if your house has one, and the neighborhood showing your home in the background. Many beach condo rentals and holiday packages often show attractive pictures of the rental premises and entice the customer into buying packages even with high rental rates.
Targeting the renters: It’s very important to know what kinds of individuals are likely to rent your assets, and at what time of the year. Many people are sports enthusiasts and prefer sporting vacations, which means they are likely to book your premises during a particular month or season. Some families take vacations for rest and recreation purposes, and for them any season is suitable, but they prefer to stay for a longer time and are interested in really affordable packages. At times people flock in a particular city for a short duration to enjoy a festival or some public occasion. For example thousands visit Rio de Janeiro during the carnival festival held before Lent each year and throng the streets for an entire week. People who desire to visit the Disney World in Orlando do so during a specific time of the year when the kids have their holidays, and during that time Orlando vacation rental homes become very difficult to find and afford. If you advertise your rental package at the right time in a manner such that the renter gets to know about your offer when he or she needs it, and at the price he or she can afford, you’re most likely to end with a successful rental deal.
Working out your advertisement: Ads are very important in promoting your assets and rental packages. An effective rental advertisement advertised in the correct manner can bring in many customers and help you earn good profits. At times home owners create good quality ads, and if necessary have their ads created by professionals, but still fail to advertise them in the correct manner and end up with no takers. If your advertisement includes a proper description of the property and its layout, good quality photos, contact numbers and address, and is advertised in the proper place at the proper time, you end up with successful rental deals.
Stating the price: Every rental has a price attached to it – nothing’s for free. It’s very essential to work out the correct price of your rental home on the basis of what kinds of amenities your asset has to offer and how much it is going to cost the tenant on a daily basis. If the occupier wishes to stay for a longer duration, what kind of discount can he or she benefit from in the long run. Stating a rental price that’s too high means you end up reducing your rental market to a great extent. Many home owners do not have enough amenities to offer but still advertise their vacation rentals in Florida at higher rates and end up with an empty rental calendar even though Florida is a very popular tourist place. On the other hand many property owners offer Daytona beach vacation rentals at an affordable rate and have bookings throughout the year. It’s important to work out and state the correct rent in your advertisement to get profitable rental deals. Quoting a higher rate means you lose your renter, and stating too low a price means you end up suffering a certain financial loss. Determine your rental rates correctly.
Linda Lachance is a professional tourism consultant and project co-coordinator associated with the travel and tourism field since last many years. She is providing services to several tourism related companies and homeowners property which include promoting and selling vacation rental homes and holiday packages, in addition to advising and aiding small office segment businesses and vacationers in buying affordable vacation packages.
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- December 27, 2016 at 1:23 am
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