Choosing The Right Holiday Letting Agency
Finding the right holiday letting agency to manage your holiday home is a big decision. If you get it right then you will be able to make good money without any stress or worry, but get it wrong and you could end up losing money and your reputation.
Word of mouth
Word of mouth is always one of the most reliable ways to start your research. If you know any other holiday home owners in your area then ask them about the pros and cons of the agency that they use. You may not end up using whoever they recommend, but it will give you a good idea about what can go right and what can go wrong with agencies and what type of service you are after.
Ask for references
Any good quality holiday home agency will be willing to provide you with references or testimonials from other owners. If they provide a good service then they will have nothing to hide and can refer you to existing landlords.
Ask for results
One of the main parts of offering a good service is providing good results. Find out if the agency has any similar properties to yours and find out the level of bookings and costings. A good agency will be able to give examples of a good level of bookings at a realistic price.
Do they offer support?
At Crown Gardens we are very proud of the level of support that we offer our landlords. We can provide all the advice that you need from where to buy your first property to how much to charge and how to decorate.
A good agency will be knowledgeable and offer a good supporting service so you know that you are maximising the profit on your holiday home.
Are they local?
A local holiday letting agency will not only offer the best service for landlords but also for guests. If you use a local agency then you can be sure that they will provide the best service for your area. You will be able to meet with them and have a good working relationship with them. An in-depth local knowledge ensures guests receive the best advice and the best suppliers are used. Local agencies offer a level of care that national agencies can not.
Posted 23rd Oct 2015