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Top 3 Essentials To Rent Your Vacation Home

24 Jul 2018
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Tip #1: Perfect Your Outer Banks Listing

Have High Quality Photos

Amazing photos can make a huge difference in vacation rental listing performance. The more photos you have the better. At beach we have an in house photographer that takes photos of your home at no extra cost to you.

Provide Detailed Floorplans

The more detail you can provide about your home the better. Guests love not having to go out of their way to find out information about the home. The less work they have to do, the more likely they are to book.

Boost Your Exposure

In today's competitive market it is important to have your listing on more than one distribution channel. That is why we also use sites such as: Homeaway, VRBO, airbnb, and Booking.com. 

Tip #2: Provide Excellent Customer Service

Respond Immediately

Guests are more satisfied when their host is quick to respond to every question and concern. 

Text

Many guests prefer text communication to email or phone. Our guests can text to book or report maintenance during their stay. 

Be Available 24/7

Guests like to know that someone is always there  in case of an emergency. Our guests have access to after-hours, emergency service 24 hours a day, year-round!

Tip #3: Focus on Experience 

Give a Welcome Gift

Surprise your guests with a welcome gift like a beach bag, gift basket, a dozen bagels, or a cheesecake. A small sentiment can make a memorable difference. This can ensure your guest rents again in the future!

Provide Premium Services

Offer premium move channels like HBO, Netflix, and join guest benefit membership programs like KCLUB or the YMCA. 

Make Annual Updates

Guest take notice when you update your home - study your guest reviews for updaing ideas! You don't always have to go under a big construction project, things like updating decor, fresh paint, and taking care of little projects can make a big difference. Repeat renters are much more likely to stay when they know that the homeowners take pride in their home.

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