Joined: 14 Jun 2006
|Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:39 am Post subject: Preparing your property so it makes the right impression.
|Preparing your property so it makes the right impression.
The most important thing by far is that your property is as clean as possible. Make sure your cleaning crew does a good job. This means inspecting the work until you are positive your cleaning crew is doing the work. I Think this is a service that is best carried out by a property manager. Try working out a deal. If they normally take 30% for providing all service (check in/out, finding renter, & cleaning, tell them when you find renter they only get 15%.
Make a good first impression with a welcome pack. I like to leave my house with a new deck of cards and marshmallows for the fire place. These little touch's can make a big difference in your renters stay. It shows you care that there family has a great time. It's worth buying good-quality towels & sheets for your rental home. Your vacation property is not a hotel room. People want your place for a reason. Give them sheets that you would let your family sleep on. Have a small library of books and movies. This is the perfect use for your old VHS tapes and VCR's. Picking up books on the local area can be done at yard sales
Leave a written instruction on how everything's works especially the TV's, DVD player and computers. Also tell your visitors's were everything is keep. Make a house quest book on your computer, print it out and lammda it. This will be a very useful tool for your renters. A phone tree is also very useful. Numbers for hospital and pizza guy. Collect brochures on local tourist attractions Board games are very popular for the raining day.
Provide cleaning products, including dishwasher and washing detergent, toilet paper, etc. If they are not there your tenant will not use them. That means shampoo in the dishwasher. Make it easy for your renters to keep your place clean. Buy leaving cleaning supplies you can allow pets and know the carpet will be cleaned when needed. Allowing pets will get you many more visitors.