There are many people who, in addition to their home, own a second property that they either use occasionally as a second residence or, because they do not live nearby or due to a wide variety of circumstances, they do not use. Exploiting the home is always a good way to use that second property, generating passive income in exchange for relatively little effort. From Hosticasa, we give you a series of tips to help you with the management of your holiday rental in Gran Canaria, or in any town in the Canary Islands.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR VACATION RENTAL IN GRAN CANARIA
Although it is true that it is not a very simple task, following a list with small guidelines can be of great help when it comes to managing your holiday home. Below, we will see what guidelines we recommend owners follow:
THINK LIKE CUSTOMERS
First of all, it is vitally important that you think the way a potential customer would think. Imagine that you have a property in the south of Gran Canaria. Now think that you want to go on vacation with your family in that place. What would you expect from the accommodation? How would you like the quality of the property to be? Would you like to receive a series of extra services? All these questions must be answered when designing your rental. You must think what you would like to receive if you were the client, to always offer the best product.
DO NOT ALWAYS KEEP THE SAME PRICES
Whether you have dedicated yourself to this in the past or not, you may have heard about the high season and the low season. During the course of the year, many tourists come and go, but they do so to a greater or lesser extent depending on the season of the year in which we find ourselves. If it is high season, there will be more people looking for vacation rentals in Gran Canaria. What are you doing in this situation? Do you keep the prices? No! Many people fall into the mistake of sticking to a price, never changing it. If the demand for properties is high, the ideal is to raise the price since there will be many tourists who want to rent homes. On the contrary, in the low season, there will be fewer tourists and therefore the owners would enter into a dispute to capture them. Given this, modify the price by lowering it to such an extent that your price is attractive but still gives you benefits.
DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF FROM OTHERS
Imagine for a moment that there are 100 holiday homes in the south of Gran Canaria. All properties have rooms, kitchen, living room and pool. Now imagine that there is a property that in addition to all that offers a series of extra services such as “Home Cinema” or free mini bar service. Which one would you choose? One of the first 100, or the last? In effect, adding a series of extra services sets you apart from the rest and makes many tourists prefer you over the rest of the vacation homes.
MAKE YOUR GUESTS FEEL AT HOME
People travel constantly and when they do, they want to find some comfort in the destination accommodation and, ultimately, feel at home. For this, once again you have to be empathetic with the client. Offer the customer extra blankets, a welcome service, a beach kit for the children … Generate value with anything you can offer. The client in the end will thank you in the form of a return on their next vacation or even with a good review of your vacation rental.
INCREASE THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU OFFER
Do not hesitate to offer customers all kinds of additional services that add value to your property. You can add packages of organized excursions along with the reservation of the property, babysitting service, guided visits to emblematic places, visits to places of leisure and everything that can make the tourist opt for you and not for another.
At Hosticasa, we are professionals in the management of holiday rentals in the Canary Islands. Do not hesitate to take a look at the experience of our guests in our web app:
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO LEAVE THE MANAGEMENT OF YOUR VACATION RENTAL IN THE HANDS OF PROFESSIONALS
Sometimes you think you can handle everything; work, home, children, vacation rental … But unfortunately it is not always possible to do so many things at once. That is why, from Hosticasa we will be happy to take the management of the vacation rental in Gran Canaria or in any town in the Canary Islands. Among our services are positioning properties on highly traveled booking platforms such as Airbnb, being much more visible to your potential clients. We also offer a comprehensive service in which we take care of everything, from cleaning, to check-in and check-out, to the collection of tourists at the airport.