Unfortunately, the advantages of owning vacation rental property in St. Augustine are no longer a secret. Nearly every person who has a few extra bucks in their pocket is jumping on the rental bandwagon and searching for the best vacation home locations. It’s impossible to blame them when you’re doing the same thing; it makes wise financial sense to own a vacation rental property to help generate extra income for your golden years—or right now—but the plethora of properties available means you have to go the extra mile to make your home stand out. Fortunately, if you’ve hired The Ocean Gallery as your rental property management company, you’re heading in the right direction. We know the secrets that will have tourists flocking to your home and leave the other property owners wondering just what they have done wrong!
You know what they say: You only get one chance to make a first impression, and in the vacation home rental business this is doubly true. If you can’t wow potential tenants with the photos on the website, they will keep scrolling until they find the ones that do. The Ocean Gallery makes sure that your home is photographed to highlight the best features of the property.
No one knows your strengths and weaknesses better than you, and if you don’t think interior design is one of your strong points, hire a decorator! The initial expense will be recouped almost immediately. Clashing colors, mismatched furniture, and shabby un-chic fabrics will have potential renters running fast in the opposite direction. An interior decorator can make even the smallest of properties look spacious, bright, and elegant. Another place to invest your start-up funds is in the appliances and electronics you buy for the place. High end property amenities like appliances aren’t just a bonus for prospective tenants wanting to spoil themselves on vacation; they also last longer and can be easier to repair, meaning you won’t have to re-invest in a new refrigerator every couple of years!
Keeping it clean and neat is a must, but in addition, guests like the resort style vacations, and if your property isn’t a condo in a resort complex, you can garner additional interest by ensuring you still provide some of the luxury property amenities. St. Augustine sunsets are marvels to behold, and viewing them from a private hot tub on the back patio of your vacation rental is an experience everyone should have at least once in their lives! A heated swimming pool for cooler nights is a great place for the whole family to frolic and play, and a built-in barbecue and fire pit area allows your guests to grill up the fish they caught and make s’mores for dessert by cooking the marshmallows in the fire!
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These are just a few examples of what you can do to make your vacation rental the one everyone wants to stay in. Set up a meeting with us today and discover all our vacation rental secrets!