Top 8 Recommendtions For Setting Up A 30A Vacation Rental Property
by Jamie Conley
on Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 3:41pm.
It’s an exciting time – your dream of owning a home or condo along the Beaches of South Walton has finally come true. Perhaps you've decided to set up your new property as a vacation rental to generate income when you're not enjoying the use of it.
It can be a fun process to turn your home into a 30A beach vacation rental that is welcoming to visitors and guest. And you'll know you're doing it right, when those visitors turn in to repeat guests.
Invest in Professional Photographs of your property.
There is A LOT of online r competition for rental properties these days! So, you want to ensure that you put your best foot forward with top quality photos . There are many local real estate photographers that serve 30A and the Beaches of South Walton. You can have a property professionally photographed for as little as $250 (depending on square footage and other custom options you may choose.) If you live in a neighborhood with amenities, we recommend including photos of pools, tennis courts and beach access facilities. Does your neighborhood have a gated or unique entry - be sure to include it too!
Hire a good, reliable cleaning service.
The first people on site after each guest leaves are the cleaning crews. Establish a great relationship with your cleaning company and do whatever you need to do to keep them happy! Ideally, having the same cleaner each week means they really get to know your property well. Encourage them to send pictures of anything they see out of place or amiss.
Install Electronic Entry Locks
They take some technical expertise to set up, but are life savers in the end. A custom guest code can be set up to begin at check-in and end at check-out . In the event your guest forgets their code or gets locked out by accident, you are able to remotely unlock the door using your cell phone.
Communicate with your guests
Send welcome letters with all the instructions / helpful hints on the area and the house. It's a good idea to reach out to your guest a day or two prior to the end of their stay to remind them of checkout procedures and to thank them for staying with you!
Consider hiring a reliable Property Watch Service.
Having a professional property watch service can be helpful and convenient for routine home maintenance and lighten your worries about any problems that may pop up. They can quickly assess problems, communicate with you and handle or schedule needed repairs. In the event of a hurricane or tropical, come companies will offer to secure your home in preparation for an upcoming weather event.
Invest in good cookware and cutlery and insure you have plenty of dishes and glassware in stock.
Guests who cook will definitely appreciate the upgrades and are more likely to treat your kitchen like their own.
Upgrade your televisions.
Get at least one 55” television for the main living area to gather around for movie watching on rainy days.
Invest in good quality linens and towels.
Good quality linens will last longer and your guests will appreciate the upgrades. Also consider planning for a minimum of two sets of everything as you will
need extra sets to accommodate cleaning for “turn” days.
If you're planning to purchase a home or condo along the Beaches of South Walton County Florida; feel free to reach out with any questions.
We've been helping our clients with their vacation rental purchases for over 27+ years so, "This ain't our first rodeo!" : )