Increase Your Vacation Rental Bookings
If you want to increase the amount of bookings that you receive there are a few things that you can do instantly. It’s important to get inquiries and people interested in your property of course, but your ability to close on a deal will be what actually makes you money. So what can you do right now that will increase your vacation rental bookings? Here is a brief list for you to consider.
Potential renters do not know your area so any extra information that you can supply them with will drastically increase your chances of getting a booking. Have you done upgrades to your property recently? Tell them. Is there a fun seasonal event they may want to see? Tell them about it. What activities are in your area? Tell them. Increasing renter’s awareness of your surroundings will significantly increase your bookings.
You may be hesitant to accept pets in your lovely, beautiful home but did you know that 29 million people bring their pets on trips with them? That’s a huge market that you could easily tap into if you are willing to allow pets in your home. You can always request an extra fee for having pets, or require a security deposit that can be kept it damage is done.
We are a society that likes immediate gratification and vacation rental properties are no exception. In most cases a potential renter is interested in a handful of properties and they are willing to make a commitment with the first person that gets back to them. Respond quickly – the early bird gets the worm!
Take as many photos of your vacation property as possible. People like to see what they are buying before they buy. So take pictures of everything and put them in your listing.
Polite and Enthusiastic
It’s good to be excited about your property but don’t go overboard. Also, if a renter contacts you and asks a question that you already answered in your listing be polite and answer the question again directly. Don’t simply tell them to read the listing again. Your personality needs to shine through.