The owner of Destiny Den (pictured) chose wisely by adding the Christmas tree photo to her profile, but she takes it a step further by putting this subhead in all caps: CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS OPEN!!!
Without the notification, people would just assume the holidays weren’t available.
As a property owner, you drum up interest in your ski chalet or log cabin by showing them in their holiday finest–even if the photos are from past seasons. Stockings should dress up the fireplace, Douglas Firs should be trimmed and porches should be lined in twinkling lights. That extra TLC will serve as proof that your rental is a living, breathing property that can be rented year-round.
Here’s a tip: If you score holiday renters, ask them to take pictures of seasonal gatherings and displays at the house for possible use on the listing. For their time, reward them with a discount on future stays. If the photos are up to par, you can use them next year.
By engaging your renters with incentives, you’ll build loyal clients and holiday goodwill–’tis the season after all.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.