When starting a holiday rental business setting up a security deposit arrangement seems to be the obvious thing to do. It will guard you financially against damages, is easy to manage and “everyone” does it. But does it really and do they really? Here are some pros and cons of security deposits based on our experience of running holiday rentals… Read more
Archive for month: August, 2012
In this holiday rentals case study series we have been talking about how we turned a neglected long-term rental property into a home with good holiday rental potential for families.
If you follow the previous post, you can see how Rental Tonic created an action plan for the Owner to target a specific niche market, and how we took some time over the photography to present the house in the best way online. Once we had enough images it was time to make a start on some advertising… Read more
Do you own, or are you thinking of owning a holiday property abroad or a long distance from where you live? Do all your friends or even you have this idyllic idea that you will have a lovely place that you can just hop back and forth to whenever you feel like it, Quite possibly this is true, but we also know it is not without it’s headaches. Read more
We are regularly surprised by the varying standard of photography we see property owners using to present their rentals online. Whether they are using an online listing site or even have their own website, we often see badly composed shots or worse, photos that look like they were snapped on an iPhone quickly before they locked up and went home! Read more