If you’re serious about your vacation rental business, then it’s important to always ensure that your property stands out from the rest so as to attract more guests to your rental. With the current unprecedented outbreak of coronavirus, it’s even more crucial that you stay on top of your game if you wish to continue welcoming guests to your vacation rental.
With so many people fleeing urban sprawl and seeking shelter in the outskirts, what are the measures you can take to continue opening your doors for guests?
Here’s a list of ideas that can help your business continuity during these testing times –
Revisit your property listing
First step is to revamp your property listing. Consider updating your property descriptions to inform your potential guests of the precautions you’ve taken for their safety and wellbeing. You can talk about your sanitizing process and how you ensure that your property is disinfected. Making your guests feel at ease can help you increase your vacation rental reservations during these uncertain times.
We recommend you update your property images to show all the amenities you provide, measures you’ve taken – like placing a hand sanitizer and how your property offers isolation and limits their exposure to the virus.
Sanitize your property
The best way to avoid spreading of virus is to ensure that your property is cleanly maintained and disinfected between each guest turnover.
Disinfect all the bedrooms, living rooms, remotes, doorknobs, light switches, window handles, railings and all the surfaces with antibacterial cleaner to avoid spreading of virus. Also, replace all the bed spreads, pillow covers and linens to ensure guest safety during their stay.
If cleaning your property is turning out to be a big headache for you, don’t worry, just sign up with Belvilla and we’ll have you covered. At Belvilla, we offer comprehensive end-to-end property management services. Just talk to one of our rental experts today to know more about it.
Review your customer ratings
Customers reviews are one of the crucial aspects to ensure a high booking rate. More so now during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. So, review the comments from your past guests and find out how you can improve the experience of guests staying in your property in the future.
Negative reviews always hurt a business, so consider responding to such comments and try telling them about how you’re working towards enhancing guest experience in your property.
Upgrade your property
Maintaining high quality standards in your vacation rental could go a long way in attracting guests. So, consider making improvements to your property to meet the high standards of comfort and cleanliness.
Usage of smart home devices can help in a smooth check-in and check-out process for guests and can improve the security of your home. Smart bulbs & thermostats can help you save on power bills.
If you’re not in a position to make an investment right away, we suggest you talk to one of our rental experts at Belvilla and we will help you upgrade your rental property.
Marketing your property
Getting the best possible exposure to your property is so important during these times. So, make sure that your holiday home is promoted in as many channels as possible. Also, consider targeting a new set of audience and guests from the past to keep your property engaged.
In case you didn’t know, we at Belvilla support all our homeowners with marketing their properties. We make sure that all the properties on our platform gets the attention it deserves. We have a multi-million dollar marketing budget and we use a wide range of marketing channels across offline and online mediums to target customers and get them to book your vacation home. Also, we work with more than 2000+ websites including Booking.com, Airbnb, Expedia, Tripadvisor, Homeaway, Casamundo & others to bring your property the best possible exposure throughout the year.
We’re all in this together. So, we are helping our homeowners navigate through this unprecedented outbreak of coronavirus by extending our support in all possible ways. If you are new to holiday letting or experienced and want help in getting the most out of your holiday home, then do reach out to one of our rental experts today!