Everyone agrees that the short-term rental offers pretty good returns. The counterpart is that the management is heavier than a conventional rental and is for many a brake.
What are the tasks related to short-term rental?
Before knowing what can be delegated to seasonal rentals, I suggest you list all the tasks inherent in this activity and detail the content of each of them.
Creation of the ad
It is imperative to be the most accurate in the description of your vacation rental.
For this, as mentioned in several articles, I invite you to give the maximum of information on:
Housing and its configuration
Nearby public transport
The essential visits
You are the most able to make this description.
For photos, I advise you to call a photographer who will make better quality photos and “more sellers”.
Airbnb even offers this service for free.
Otherwise, this service will cost about 100 euros. But the return on investment will be very fast: 2 nights will be enough 🙂
This is the daily life of any lessor in short term rental.
This management remains, generally, the responsibility of the owner of the housing.
It consists of :
Respond to requests for availability
Provide clarification to customers who have questions
Update the availability calendar
Cash in the reservation (debit the bank cards)
Make payment reminders
Send thank-you emails after departure
Write comments post location to feed the various communities (airbnb, abritel, housetrip …)
It is about the delivery of the keys which makes it possible to:
Welcome the traveler
Show the accommodation
Deliver last-minute information: tips, restaurants …
Show the functioning of TV and internet
Have the rental contract signed
Proceed to the payment of the stay if this has not been done beforehand
Proceed with the inventory
This is the exit of places:
Check the condition of the accommodation
Recover the keys
Ask if the stay went well
Invite travelers to leave a comment on the site that allowed them to book. This is to increase the social proof of renting
Certainly the least sexy task of short-term rental, but one of the most important. Everything must be impeccable:
Clean all parts
Change bed linen
Change bath towels
Fill consumables as needed: drinks, snacks, soap dispensers, shower gel, toilet paper …
It is then necessary to clean the laundry room (sheets, towels, tea towels …)