Between us we’ve worked with many holiday property owners throughout Europe. Here’s a selection of feedback from just some of them:
We needed to rent out our property for short term holiday rentals, and not knowing where to start we contacted Lindsay at rental tonic.
Lindsay visited our property and provided us with a comprehensive written report full of ideas and positive suggestions. We followed her advice to the letter, and along with her copywriting and professionally taken photographs, we marketed our property online with the two targeted websites we had selected.
The bookings from last year and 2013 are quiet astounding. I would highly recommend using Lindsay before one starts to market a rental property
I would like to tell you haw delighted we have been with the service ...Lindsay spent several hours in our apartment and surrounding area taking photos and notes. When we received the report and her final comments for your website we re thrilled. Lindsay is quite obviously very experienced in the travel industry. She was able to give us several pointers to make the apartment more appealing and better for small children. We cant wait to 'go live' and see how quickly we achieve some renters....we expect to get lots as her description of our apartment was glowing!! Not only is she experienced in the holiday market, but her descriptive writing is excellent. Thank you.
I was a bit anxious about the visit...would I feel criticised, defensive, "inspected"? But I felt none of these whatsoever when Nancy came out to see our house. She was very warm and friendly and immediately put me at ease. She spent a few hours and was extremely thorough. She had lots of great suggestions, without ever once making me or the house feel criticised. (Can a house "feel" criticised?)
Nancy's thoroughness continued throughout the write up process, every detail was taken care of. You can tell when you read the write up that it is written by someone who knows the house well, unlike other agency sites.
As a result of all the advice Nancy gave us; really niche marketing, adding extras and using social media we have increased our prices by an enormous 50% and we are still getting the bookings, in fact we are getting 30% more bookings. This, of course, is during a recession and when more people are choosing to holiday at home in the UK.
Nancy was (and is) a joy to deal with. From her help and advice via email to the actual inspection of our house, where she offered us great advice based on her wealth of experience, but with a kind and caring attitude. I must admit my knees were knocking before she arrived as we found had ourselves behind schedule, and Nancy chose to overlook the mop bucket accidentaly left behind in the kitchen!!! Focusing on all the good points instead!
Jo has been brilliant!
She wrote a very comprehensive and helpful Strategy Report with some excellent ideas following her visit to our holiday let property. This was also written extremely promptly.
Since then she has been a huge support in advising me about a range of issues and in particular has helped tremendously by copy-writing whole pages for a new website. Overall it has been an excellent service.
Thank you Jo
My partner, Jill Streater and I would like to take this opportunity to thank
'Rental Tonic' organisation and particularly their representative, Nancy
Simons, for their wonderful service.
Nancy did a detailed inspection of our property in South West France and
recommended various improvements and adaptations to make it more
suitable for 'self catering holiday lets'.
Nancy's recommendations have helped us to transform our
property and to make it more comfortable for all ages.
We would thoroughly recommend other property owners to take
advantage of this first class service and, particularly, not to be sensitive
about constructive criticism. It has been invaluable to have someone
like Nancy make her observations and recommendations. Often
owners, like ourselves, are emotionally involved with our properties and
it takes an experienced consultant like Nancy to give us ideas to make
adjustments and improvements.
I can confirm that our dealings with Nancy have been instrumental in the success of this house and its subsequent and continued lucrative and mutually beneficial relationship with Tots to Travel. She has proved to be invaluable... We found Nancy's advice, pre-enrollment into the portfolio, of the greatest help in our initial set-up and start-up. The advice was concise, direct and professional... and her attitude reflects this at all times.
Jo carried out a consultation and visit to my property. I found her approach very friendly and she was extremely easy to work with. She was very tactful and respectful regarding many things. She noted points I had forgotten e.g. the paint above the front door that I had ceased to notice as I was always looking at the door rather than above it. I found her manner to be very supportive and she clearly wished to have the property at its best for everyone, I am delighted to have had the privilege of a consultation with Jo and would recommend her highly to everyone
I have been very pleased and grateful for your visit and Marketing Strategy Report - I think that it is excellent and really comprehensive, helpful and full of very good ideas.