As long-time owners
of vacation rental property we have discovered many valuable
clues which should assist in the ultimate goal of acquiring
agreeable bookings for your vacation property. We would like to
share these tips with you in the hopes that you will experience
the success that we have.
1. Check your e-mail at
least once per day (twice is better). If you are travelling you
can go to a site called
http://www.Mail2Web.com. All you need is your e-mail address and
your password and you can access your e-mail from anywhere in the
world. If you don't have your computer with you try to find an
2. Always answer an
inquiry immediately. People usually e-mail more than one owner
requesting information. If you are fast and efficient with your
reply they are much more likely to stay with you.
3. If possible include
your phone number on your listing. Some people prefer to phone
rather than e-mail so that they can contact the owner right away.
4. Keep your contact
information current. If your e-mail address or telephone number
changes don't forget to have it changed on your listing.
5. Make sure that the
description of your property does it justice and includes
highlights of both the inside and the location.
6. Photos should
show both the inside and outside of your property.
7. If possible have a
personal web site made so that people have the opportunity to
obtain more details and photos about your property if they are
8. Don't put all your
eggs in one basket. There are lots of vacation rental sites on
the internet that are very reasonably priced for a year's listing.
We have found that by listing on a number of these sites, it
gives us much more exposure for our rental property.
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Ideal Vacation Rentals specializes in vacation rentals and
world holiday accommodations by owner including Hawaii condos,
vacation rentals in Tuscany, cottages in Ontario and Shaver
Lake, villas and bed and breakfast accommodations, ski
accommodations, cabin rentals, snowbird rentals in Arizona and
Florida, all privately owned or managed. We welcome owners of
vacation properties in any worldwide destination to list with
us. We are dedicated to offering fast, personal service.