The Holiday Lettings industry has a very seasonal nature, that’s why its important to take stock towards the end of season and begin thinking about your low season to do list. So, has your holiday rental property had a bit of a battering this season? Are you planning on a bit of a spruce up this winter? Read more
Practical advice on running a holiday rental property or holiday let
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
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
Part #3: Staging a home to attract rentals
The process of “staging” a property is common practice in Real Estate to sell a house, but for some reason this does not happen so much in the holiday lettings business. Read more
Part #1: A Holiday Lettings Dilemma
For owners of second homes in the UK or holiday homes abroad there is often a dilemma to face. It´s nice to leave a property empty so you can use it whenever you wish to, but an empty property can soon deteriorate, need expensive maintenance and will still cost money whether for the mortgage or general utility costs. Read more
Greeting your holiday rentals guests in the right way can make a big difference to their perception of their holiday and how they treat your property. Customer service in holiday lettings can be approached in many different ways. This blog will nudge you to think about how you do it and maybe give you some ideas of how you might do it differently, making it easier for yourself and your guests or it may confirm to you that what you are doing works for you. Read more
Many holiday rental owners wonder about how they can reduce their interior running costs, but how many think about putting the garden to good use? I wanted to share a few ideas that are easy to implement in the garden that will not only add value to your rentals but can also save you money. To get more inspiration sign up for our e-Newsletter
Today’s post is my way of joining in a positivity campaign started by a group of Writers & Bloggers about Spain who want to collectively share good news and stories about the country that we all love so much, a place that has been a little down lately but is certainly not out!