The summer schedule is stacking up, with many families excited about upcoming summer vacation plans. Whether you are planning a staycation or you are traveling to a distant location, you might consider the option to list your home as a VRBO rental.
Why Offer a Summer Rental?
Consider the amount of money that you will be spending on the vacation for the family. Not only do you need to cover transportation costs, but there will be expenses for food, activities, souvenirs, and more. There’s no doubt that the costs can add up when you want to create a memorable experience for your children.
Offering your home as a summer rental is a great way for you to recover a portion of the money that you will be spending on travel expenses. This solution can off-set the cost of the trip, giving you options to choose nicer accommodations or book a few more excursions.
How to List Your Home on Rental Websites
Two of the most popular sites to use for rental offerings are VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals By Owners) and AirBNB.com. Both of these websites are designed to offer homeowners a platform where you can rent out extra space that is available. Some homeowners offer the entire home, while others rent out the mother-in-law apartment or a single room. You can choose the solution that works best for your family.
You set the dates on the calendar that are available for the rental, and you can also choose the nightly listing price. Check out other comparable rentals in the area to choose the pricing for your property. Make sure to upload beautiful photos and list the amenities that make your rental desirable for families who will be traveling to the Atlanta area.
Schedule Flexibility for the Summer
If you are flexible with your summer travels, then you can leave the schedule open and plan your trip when the house is rented. The other option is to choose specific weeks when the rental is offered and block out the calendar availability the rest of the summer. Keeping the calendar open will increase the likelihood that you will connect with someone who is interested in renting the property.
Protecting Your Home
Keep in mind that there are a few precautions that should be taken to protect your home. For example, you shouldn’t leave valuables or sensitive documents sitting out when the renters come. Luckily, the rental websites offer insurance protection in case something is damaged during the rental period.
At DUFFY Realty, we are always looking for ways to help our clients maximize their real estate investments. If you own a home and you are looking for a little extra cash, then you might consider a summer rental. For more information about real estate tricks in the Atlanta area, call us any time: (678) 318-1700
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