The global outbreak of coronavirus has resulted in many countries closing their borders and airlines grounding their fleet. Travelers from across the globe are also avoiding travel due to the fear of catching the infection and are delaying their holidays or international tours.
Consequently, individual vacation rental owners are worried about the guests coming to their property with the infection. Cleaning the property after every guest turnover is also turning out to be a concern. Surely, there must be a better way to deal with this? Absolutely!
So, if you’re a property manager it is obvious that you’re thinking of ways to get out of this unique situation. In this post, we’ll tell you the benefits of property management services, how they can help you navigate the coronavirus situation and how you can continue attracting guests to your vacation rental.
First up, if you’re new to real estate or new to holiday letting and wondering what’s property management service, here’s a simple definition for you – It is the operation, maintenance, marketing and oversight of your rental property. Basically, a property management company does everything for you while you can just sit back and relax. Don’t worry, you continue to own the property 100%.
What services does a property management company offer?
1. Superior check-in & check-out experience
In today’s day & age, guests expect high quality standards from a vacation rental. Guests are looking for comfort and convenience during their stay and usage of smart home devices can go a long way in providing them a great experience.
Also, at the moment, in the interest of safety and wellbeing of both homeowners and guests, it’s important to ensure a contactless check-in and check-out process. So, usage of smart door locks can help in facilitating a smooth arrival & departure process.
Other IOT devices such as smart bulbs & thermostats can help you save on power bills and reduce your fixed cost. However, these require considerable investment and if you partner with a property management service, they instead take care of this expense for you.
2. Cleaning services
The company makes sure that your property is deep cleaned and disinfected between each guest turnover. From replacing bed spreads, pillow covers, linens to sanitizing your bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchen, everything will be done for you.
Keeping your property clean has to be on top of your agenda. With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, guests are more concerned about the spreading of the infection. So, giving them confidence that the cleaning service of your property is handled by a professional agency can help your potential guests feel at ease and choose your vacation rental for their stay.
3. Advertising your property
One of the most important things to do when it comes to running a vacation rental business is to ensure that you’re advertising your property well. Your vacation rental needs to get the attention it deserves and needs to be promoted in as many places as possible to attract guests.
It’s needless to say that marketing a property requires a lot of effort and money. So, the biggest advantage of working with a property management service is that they advertise your property on your behalf and ensure guest bookings. You not only save a lot of time, but also get to save a lot of money by partnering with a vacation rental service.
At Belvilla, we are one stop solution when it comes to property management services. Our promise is to look after everything associated with holiday home lettings and ‘everything’ includes writing and designing your property listing, location photography, optimising your listing, daily pricing optimisation, comprehensive dairy management and payments & refunds.
Also, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to marketing your property. We go above and beyond to bring your property the best possible exposure throughout the year via search engine optimization, digital advertisements on Facebook, Google and distributing your listing across 2,000+ websites including Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, Tripadvisor, Homeaway, Casamundo & other rental platforms.