Do you own a vacation home that you only occupy a few weeks of the year? What do you do with it the rest of the time? You should seriously consider renting it out to other vacationers when you are not using it. You won’t have to deal with a long-term renter, it will still be available for you to use when you wish and the money you receive for renting it out to vacationers can help offset the cost of the vacation home itself. Here are a few tips on how to entice vacationers to rent your second home:
For Warm Weather Fans Many people look to a warmer climate to spend their vacation during the cold fall and winter months. Make sure to include some of the outdoor activities possible renters can enjoy in your area to showcase it as an escape to warmer winds.
For The Outdoorsy Type Let people know about the fabulous fishing, hunting, hiking, biking or other outdoor activities they can enjoy in the area.
For Visitors Nearby With so many people watching their pennies, more and more families are taking vacations closer to home. Feel free to encourage individuals living within driving distance of your home that it is the perfect place to take a long weekend away from home or a long break from school.
For Bargain Hunters If someone is interested in your home but doesn’t want to pay your asking price, you should consider offering them a deal in the “off-season”, when demand for a vacation home in your area may not be so high. It would be better to have someone paying less money in the off-season than having no one there at all.
For Honeymooners Nowadays, people are getting married during every month of the year, not just June. Show how great your neighborhood is for the honeymooning couple.
For Pet Lovers It can be expensive to kennel a pet for a week at a time for some people. And, many people enjoy taking their pets on vacation with them. If you have a single-family home with a fenced yard or a condo that allows pets, make sure your rental ad makes it clear that vacationers can bring their furry loved ones. You can always ask for an extra security deposit in case accidents happen.
Your vacation home can sustain its operating costs if you consider renting it out when you’re not using it. Just something to think about!