Wondering how to get more bookings on your holiday rental during low season? This can be an important question for any property owner who wants to keep the cash flow coming in all year round. Having a holiday property can be a truly great investment which can bring in extra money, and to make the most of your investment some people may consider it necessary to have a strategy to get plenty of bookings even in low season.
Renting out your home for a couple of days or even weeks is nothing new and you can see these kinds of advertisements in many places, so it may be important to think about how to make your holiday letting stand out in the UK or abroad.
Try to respond to every message as soon as possible. You don’t need to reply within minutes but under 24 hours would be ideal. This shows that you care about your tenants, and that you are a serious renter.
If you want to ensure your holiday let meets the requirements of your ideal guest, it makes sense to know your target market. It’s good to visit your property at several points of the year, as it could bring different guest in winter or summer. You might want to consider renting your property to another kind of market during low season. Maybe no smoking is an untouchable house rule, but what about rules forbidding children or pets?
Updating the available dates of your calendar is a fundamental factor to demonstrate you are serious about renting your home and you won’t have to tell potential guests that your property is already booked. But what can you do if you don’t have bookings for a period of time? Make a few changes, marking some dates as unavailable and later making them free again. It’s a way to keep it updated regularly!
Holiday homes come with their own specific set of risks and so an ordinary home insurance policy is unlikely to provide the required cover. The most important thing to do is to speak to a specialist provider like Intasure about your needs so we can help you get the cover you need. Give our friendly holiday home insurance team a call on 0345 111 0680 to find out more or click here to request a quotation.
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