Peak rental season is upon us and 30A vacationers are preparing for their much-awaited visits to our stretch of the Emerald Coast. As we approach any new season, it’s out with the old and in with the new, as they say. The same goes for your 30A vacation rental! Now is the perfect time to get your income-producing property in tip-top shape, creating the ideal home base for all of the guests that will fill your halls with memories that they will cherish forever. Not only will keeping your property in rental-ready shape help its curb appeal and resale value, but it will guarantee that you are utilizing your property to create maximum income. We have conversations with rental management companies daily and wanted to share the insight gathered so that you can prepare accordingly.
Here are 10 helpful suggestions to help you prepare for peak rental season on 30A.
Pressure wash the entire exterior of your home. This ensures that dirt, grime, salt, and other substances that collect on the exterior won’t cause corrosion. It also boosts your curb appeal and generally maintains the integrity of your home.
Deep clean the interior, including garages and closets, appliances, and windows. This rids your nooks and crannies of built-up dirt, creates cleaner air quality, and pays attention to areas that often get overlooked during regular cleaning.
MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS
Ongoing projects should be tackled at this time. Also, change all the smoke detector batteries and light bulbs, and get an annual tune-up on your air conditioning sys
Brighten up your space with a fresh coat of paint. Replace outdated or worn furniture and decor, such as rugs, lamps, and decorative pillows, as well as sheets, comforters, and bed pillows. If you aren’t using bedbug-proof mattresses and pillow protectors, now is a great time to make that change.
RESTOCK THE KITCHEN
Pay close attention to cooking utensils, pots, and pans, and make sure your knife collection is still sharp. Guests really appreciate a well-stocked kitchen, so providing a crockpot, baking dishes, serving platters and basic spices can improve your guest experience and reviews.
Take new photos to document any changes and updates you’ve made to the overall look of the home. Take special notice of areas that may change a guest’s sleeping arrangements or dining capacity. It may also be a fun time to stock up on candids of the house, the views, and your family that you can use later in social media posts.
CREATE A PROFILE
Make a Facebook page for your friends, family, and co-workers to rate and share. Here, you can post new photos of your home and discuss exciting updates, promotions, and available dates. It is a wonderful place to share memories in your home.
JOIN ONLINE COMMUNITIES
Join all the Facebook groups for local vacation rental owners. These are great places to get ideas, find resources, and speak with other owners who can share their experiences and solutions.
UPDATE WELCOME MESSAGE
Be sure to include a link to This Week on 30A in your welcome email. This will give your guests a lifeline to all the live music, events, and other fun activities happening during their vacation. Life on 30A is also an excellent resource for a lot of the most commonly asked questions from vacationers.
GIVE THE GUIDE
Your guests will LOVE downloading the 30A Guide with all our recommendations on where to eat, drink and shop. Our goal is to help you answer questions less while improving your renter’s vacation experience.
We made it super easy to offer your guests BOTH. Click here to download and print. It will fit perfectly in a 5×7 frame, in your welcome book or you can put it on the fridge. Your guests will thank you!
If you have questions or would like more information about any of these, the Beach Collective team is happy to help. Reach out anytime. We hope you have a successful 2023 rental season!