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Holiday Rental Business Tips | 3 steps to incease your profit

By Karen Spencer Create a quality holiday rental This means you will be able to charge more per booking as it will be worthy of more. Which equals more profit per booking. A quality product is created by the quality of its fixtures and fittings but also by the owner’s mindset in the way guests expectations are met and “added extras” eg free wifi, come as standard. Market to the...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips | Outsourcing

Holiday Rental Business Tips By Karen Spencer Running a holiday rental makes you a business owner. You have to wear many hats and spin many plates. But your key focus needs to be on growing your business. Look at areas that are “routine” and don’t need your personal input. This could be sourcing the welcome hamper (a housekeeper could do that), collecting the bedding from the dry cleaners (a housekeeper could...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips | Don’t Ignore The Children!

Holiday Rental Business Tips By Karen Spencer We all know that happy children make happy parents. So don’t ignore the children that are coming to stay. Here are 5 ideas to engage them and keep them happy. Their parents will love you for it! Send them a pre arrival gift in the post Ensure the welcome hamper includes a treat just for them Design a treasure hunt or quiz around...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips | Getting Guests To Rebook

Holiday Rental Business Tips By Karen Spencer Take a personal approach to each set of past guests and start with those guests who have said “we’ll be back”, but haven’t yet re-booked. Start with these warm leads. Find their comments – what did they like about their holiday with you? Email them personally reminding them of how they felt – play on their emotions. Send them a little treat in...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips | 5 Ways to Capture Guest Reviews

Holiday Rental Business Tips 5 Ways to Capture Guest Reviews By Karen Spencer A guest review is a powerful marketing tool. It’s social proof that prospective guests should book a holiday with you. So, ensure you do all you can to capture your guest’s comments. There are several ways to do this. 1) A good old fashioned Visitor’s Book left in a highly visible place Advantage – convenient as guests...
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Build the Perfect Property Headline in 4 Steps

By Andrew McNulty, Co-Founder of Guesthook.com How on earth can 75 characters really make a difference? Guests just look at the thumbnail photo and decide, right? Wrong. Yes, the photo probably counts for more. But in a sea of guest choice, a well-worded headline can lead to the click. Actually, I’d go one step further – a badly worded headline is like referring guests to your competitors! So let’s talk about how...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips | Pain Points – Ouch

Holiday Rental Business Tips What are your guests’ pain points? By Karen Spencer In other words what problem can you solve for them, what outcome do they want from a holiday with you? For example: A stay at my holiday cottage allows guests to explore the North Yorks Moors, the historic city of York and Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast. But in addition, because of its quiet village location and private, peaceful...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips

Holiday Rental Business Tips How to lose bookings Here’s what NOT to say, either over the phone, in an email, or on your website, if you want guests to book with you that is! I don’t provide towels or linen, so bring your own. I wont bother making up the spare bedroom as there’s only two of you staying. I charge extra for the use of the cot/barbeque/wifi (insert your...
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Holiday Rental Business | Flooring

Holiday Rental Business Flooring Flooring in a holiday rental is all about being practical (from a hard wearing and cleaning point of view) yet providing comfort too for your guests. Both are of equal importance. When styling, I recommend you use: Living area –a carpet or a wooden floor with a rug (as shown in feature image) Dining area – a wooden floor or tiles Bedrooms – a carpet or...
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Vacation Rental Marketing | Podcast Of The Month

Holiday rentals and holiday rental business This month I’ve selected a podcast with Elaine Watt and Karen Spencer (two of our favourite holiday let ladies as they are both regular contributors here at rent more weeks) where they discuss what Karen’s business has to offer owners. Karen is the Founder of The Business of Holiday Rental & is a successful holiday home owner, running her luxury holiday home, Spring Cottage, based in Yorkshire. She shares...
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