We are going to keep things light hearted on this week’s blog post. Because all of us know that a good laugh and a step back from our hectic work day is just what we need. So here is my attempt to convey the do’s and don’ts of vacation rental management in an ironic, laugh out loud kind of way.
- Be nice to your units’ neighbors. It’s only a matter of time before they become your enemy.
- If one of your rentals is across the street from a Taco Bell, have your plumber on speed dial.
- The weather is unpredictable, so are people. Be prepared for anything, floods, blizzards, grandpa going senile and running naked down the street.
- Keep wall colors neutral, No one wants to their eat pancakes in the electric lizard green, screaming banshee blue or sour citrus yellow breakfast nook.
- Foreigners act like foreigners. Deal with it.
- No murder jokes during the handing off of the keys, ok?
- Kids and pets are all the same. Don’t ask for a “child” deposit though.
- If you’re Photoshopping unit pictures, don’t put George Clooney on the bed. Your renters will complain about the accuracy of the unit photos.
- Don’t let guests feed the seagulls, bears, or whatever nuisance animal you have around your property. The result is unexpected pets without a deposit to cover the damages.
- Don’t be afraid of foreigners, they are just foreign.