As I had explained in my previous post for tip 3 for 9 Must-Have Tips for Running your Vacation Rental like a Business –
A vacation rental is both a fun place to stay and an investment opportunity. And a part of that responsibility is ensuring that you run your business smoothly. When you own a vacation rental, you want to have good cash flow, avoid tax penalties, stay organized, have a great presentation, minimize risk and ensure your customers are satisfied.
I want to continue to try and provide you with all the info you may need to help guide you through the jungle of beach vacation property rental pitfalls.
Professional photography required
If you want to effectively advertise your vacation rental, you MUST use professional photos. When you look at a hotel or home for sale, do you want to see photos taken on a cell phone? Get professional photography. Just do it. One reason I like Evolve Vacation Rental is because the service will pay for your professional photos when you sign up! If you are in a seasonal region, I suggest having 2 sets of photos which you can swap out so the show the property in both winter and summer if possible.