How to make your property the one renters want
We’ve all had it happen to us before, we save our pennies for a ridiculously long time, pour over website after website trying to find THE perfect rental home, agonize and debate for days at a time and then, once we spend an exorbitant amount of money, we arrive at our vacation getaway only to find a darkly lit, slightly grimy, sour smelling dive that only vaguely resembles the pictures on the website! (Obviously not a Panama City Beach Luxury Properties vacation home, which we all agree has the best property management Panama City Beach, Fl has to offer!) These days, it does happen less and less as more people are writing online reviews, but you don’t want to be one of “those guys” disgruntled vacationers write about! Read further for a few tips on how to improve your vacation property and to help ensure all your property reviews rank at least 4 stars or higher!
Yes, that 1980’s southwestern patterned couch has hardly faded at all, and the scratches and dings on the round oak dining room table are simply character marks; the “antique” bed in the master suite has just the slightest dip in the center, but it’s all still good, right? Wrong! Unless you’re running a bed and breakfast, antiques are best left at home for your personal enjoyment – renters do not appreciate character marks…and as for that couch? Southwest patterns didn’t look all that great the first time around. 30 years later? Definitely not an option!
People want sturdy furniture that looks great and invites them to be comfortable. Simple lines, rich fabrics (leather is a great choice for sofas and chairs – it holds up well and has a timeless look that never gets dated!) and mattresses that are neither too firm nor too soft are the type of furnishings that invite people to come in, sit down, and stay awhile. Your furniture budget should be relatively large; if you follow our guidelines of buying simple and sturdy furnishings, you should be able to get years of use out of your investment and not have to worry about it looking too dated too soon.
Unless you have “the eye”, hire an interior decorator
Vacationers want to drop their bags at the entryway of their new temporary home and have their breath taken away at the sight that beholds them. Nothing weakens the vacation experience more than clashing colors and cluttered rooms that confuse the eye and create obstacle courses that makes moving comfortably around the room impossible.
Clutter also makes the home look smaller, and a good interior designer knows how to fashion bright and airy rooms that are both welcoming and pleasing to the eye – and they have experience in space management. Your vacation property may not be as large as some of the others in the area, but it will LOOK a good deal larger, leaving a favorable impression on vacationers for years to come!
Take a minute to remember your most memorable vacation experience. Do you remember soaking your aching muscles in the gorgeous above ground spa after a long day of sightseeing? Or sitting out by the built-in fire pit with a glass of wine, your beautiful wife, and a night sky filled with millions of glittering stars? What about the times you spent in that spectacularly accessorized game room showing your kids that you still can play a mean game of foosball? This is the stuff today’s vacationers want in their rentals; they need more than just a comfy place to rest their heads – they want a vacation experience with memories that last a lifetime.
All the good property management companies Panama City has to offer know that to entice top of the line vacationers you have to have the proper bait – and luxury amenities will do the job nicely! Hot tubs, built in fire pits, built in barbecues, chef’s kitchens and private pools…all investments that will keep your property rented and your pockets lined with the green stuff! Panama City Beach Luxury Properties knows the secrets of giving vacationers the total vacation experience – isn’t it time to give them a call?