The competition for holiday lets in France is high. Here are some great tips on how to add value to your holiday let. This will enhance your income.
Your advertising has to be correct and this is the main point to start. You need to ensure that you advertise in the appropriate places and not just on holiday sites. You may give an ad on some special sites like wine and golfing.
You need to know your audience which you wish to attract and the sites they come on to and also the magazines they go through. You have to think regarding people who have a hobby. You have to put together opportunities for shopping, sightseeing, therapies and alternative activities.
You can give extras within the rental price when your ad is in place. Look at what added value you can include within your price, so that your rental proposition is better than others. This can include discount vouchers on local attractions and restaurants, most of who will be pleased to offer your guests a discount as it helps them generate business too.
Think about welcome packs that include local wines and produce. Nice toiletries and good-quality linen and towels all add a special touch that makes the difference in reviews and repeat custom. You might also offer additional services such as a home-cooked menu delivered to the property (at extra cost), a communal barbecue, babysitting and driving.
Vary the timing of lets
Run short-term and activity breaks out of season. Renting out-of-season can be difficult as there are fewer people looking and more owners wanting to attract them. Yet selling themed breaks in out of season weeks can really make a difference to profits.
You need to know what is within easy reach of your property. You have to market your holiday home as a nice base for activities like golfing, birdwatching, watersports or wine tours.
If you cannot organise the activity breaks yourself, you need to team yourself up with a local partner who can make your activities public on ads and also the website. If you partner with a local individual who can provide these services, you will get bookings and this would help in the promotion of your property.