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Holiday Rental Business | Curb Appeal

Holiday Rental Business How To Create Great Kerb/Curb Appeal Kerb or curb appeal is how your holiday rental property appears from the outside; how it appears to guests when they very first arrive. It’s a chance to impress, so take time to make it work for you! 1) Ensure paths, driveways and entrances are weed free, litter free and well swept. 2) Place pots by your front door. Use real...
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Holiday Rental Business | Email Templates

Simple Time Saving Tip – Email Templates Save time handling each booking, by creating a set of standard email templates. I suggest you create these 6 emails, and have them ready to use and to tweak as necessary: 1) Reply to first enquiry 2) Confirming their booking 3) Confirming their deposit payment 4) Reminding about final balance due 5) Confirming final balance received 6) Arrival email (directions, key instructions etc)...
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Watt If – You Live A Long Distance From Your Holiday Home? Part 2

Watt if…. You live a long distance from your holiday home? Part 2 Amazing Automation to help you run your holiday let from a distance If you missed part one of this article you can read it here. So your place is overseas and you’re here in the UK (or elsewhere). There’s always going to be challenges with running a property overseas on a holiday let | vacation rental basis,...
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7 Tools That I Use On A Daily Basis

Hello everyone, I thought that I would share some of the tools that I use on a daily basis that really help (speed up ) my work processes. 1. WordPress I still can’t get enough WordPress. The latest releases have been tip top and the vast array of plugins is mind blowing (plugins add functionallity, both front of house and behind the scenes). I just installed a scheduling calendar plugin...
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Holiday Rental Business | Bits and Bobs

  What’s in YOUR Bits and Bobs box? When it comes to your holiday rental, bits and bobs should mean those everyday essentials that your own home would have, but are often lacking in a holiday rental. Holiday Rental Business | Bits and Bobs Drawer Essentials Such things as: sellotape birthday candles glue string batteries extra matches eraser pencil sharpener key to bleed radiator window lock key etc, etc, etc...
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The Ten Minute Home Staging Workout

Holiday Rental Business The Ten Minute Home Staging Workout After your cleaning team have gone, before your guests arrive, find 10 minutes and follow this home staging workout. PLUMP UP cushions on the sofa and scatter cushions and arrange neatly methodically STRAIGHTEN duvet covers and bed throws ARRANGE fresh flowers in a vase instead of just putting them in a vase DISPLAY this month’s edition of relevant magazines on the...
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Holiday Rental Business – The Number One Tool

 to simplify a changeover is… A CHECKLIST   We all know that changeover days are busy days. We know in our head exactly what’s to be done, and usually in what order. But how many times do you get side-tracked? You plan to lift out a new handsoap but you spot a dust web that you attend to first, and then “what was I about to do?” strikes. It’s so easy...
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Holiday Rental Business – Mistakes to avoid with your artwork

As a stylist here are the most common no-no’s I see when it comes to artwork. Avoid making these mistakes when styling your holiday rental: 1. Choosing an incorrect style Artwork is about enhancing a space and a property. So choose images which reflect this. For example in my English country cottage, a picture of a flamenco dancer is not be appropriate. Whereas countryside imagery is.  2. Hanging it too...
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Holiday Rental Business – 4 Figures You Should Know

To run a successful holiday rental business you don’t need to be a financial wizard but you do need to have certain financial information at your fingertips. Occupancy Rates Often over looked , but occupancy rates are a helpful business building tool. You can use this data to make informed marketing decisons and look for trends within your business. For accuracy, ensure you include any days the property was closed...
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The Masked Manager – CHRISTMAS IS COMING TO RENTALS

On the first Thursday of every month we are joined by the ‘Stig’ of the vacation rental world. This vastly experienced vacation rental manager will be letting off steam, making edgy industry predictions and generally throwing the cat among the pigeons each month… This month The Masked Manager points his finger in the direction of “the most annoying business development in our industry“. He was young, professional, well dressed, and articulate and with...
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