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How you can Increase vacation rental bookings by saving your tenant money

By Edited Mar 31, 2016 1 0

In today’s tough economic climate families wanting to take a vacation that is easy on their wallet is becoming very common. They are looking for the best deals that they can find to get the most out of today’s dollar. In addition to this, some families are also skipping vacations all together.

As for vacation rental landlord’s, it is getting more challenging to find people who will rent your vacation home. If you discover that you are losing customers because of the economy, here are a few things which can be done so that you can offer your tenants with the very best vacation for the smallest amount of cash.


How to rent your vacation home

How To Rent Your Vacation Home

The first step is to fix up and redecorate the vacation rental property. This will give the house a fresh and clean look, and make it more attractive for possible clients. This might cost a little upfront, but it is well worth the price. After all, who wants to spend a lot of time and money preparing for a vacation only to get to the destination to find that the vacation rental house they have rented is dirty and in a state of disrepair.

If however you clean up and repair the house, and make it look nice, then you will give the tenants a lasting good impression. Happy clients are more likely to brag to their friends and family about their wonderful experience with your house. This word of mouth advertising is worth its weight in gold, and can give you new customers for years to come.

How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner Second Edition

How To Rent Vacation Properties

You can also create a list of locations which are in close proximity to your vacation rental home that your customers can visit. This list may include nearby galleries and museums, tours, state parks and recreational areas, fishing and hunting locations along with other local points of interest. This will tell your tenants about the attractions that are close, and help them with the planning stage. This will help them save on expenses and increase the likelihood that they will do business with you.

Describe the advantages that your vacation rental property has over residing in a motel to perspective customers. Vacation rental's present a few benefits that motels do not. This consists of stuff like a full-sized kitchen area along with a bedroom for each person supplying plenty of room for the entire family. Vacationing in a home also offers a level of privacy that a packed hotel doesn't provide. A vacation rental offers the client with a comfortable place to stay making your rental feel like a home away from home.

Coupons are definitely a growing trend in today's competitive economic climate, and people these days are using them frequently to cut costs.  Being a vacation rental homeowner you can use this to your advantage.  It is possible to work together with area retailers and provide coupons and discounts for your tenants. This will benefit everyone, the local businesses will get new customers, you get a tenant, and your client will save some money helping them stretch their vacation dollar.


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Provide discount rates with your vacation specials. Whenever you provide discount rates, it helps your client really feel as if they are receiving a good deal. This, in turn, could help encourage them into going on a well deserved and needed getaway even if they weren’t planning on it. Bear in mind that you could offer even better discounts during slower times and off seasons. This will help you keep your reservations filled up through the slow-moving periods, and provide your tenants with the best bargain possible.

These are simply a handful of suggestions which you can use to help your customers conserve funds while they are enjoying some well deserved time off. When you help your customers lower their expenses, you are able to improve customer loyalty and increase repeat business.

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