With investment properties, especially short-term rental properties, it’s easy to forget the simple things that will make your tenants and listing successful. Here are some tips to improve the appeal of your short-term rental to military families to optimize their experience.
Kitchen items you should have in your investment property are quality items that will survive several uses. A fully stocked kitchen is a simple way to make guests feel welcome and ready to call your property home. Items like blenders, crock pots, muffin pans, wine glasses, and other similar amenities are a great way to improve your short-term rental and your tenant’s experience. By investing in these carefully selected and high-quality items, you’re getting your return on investment with positive reviews, which will help generate more business.
The kitchen shouldn’t be the only room with high-quality items. As investors, it’s essential that when you invest in a property, you invest in the experience you’re providing as well. One of the ways to do this is by purchasing high-quality items. It saves you money in the long run since you won’t have to replace the cheaper quality items frequently. It also means the property will require less maintenance for you. Commercial quality items are great for providing long durability while decreasing the cost over the life of an object.
The less the military family has to rely on you, the better it is for you and the tenants. Their stay will be smoother if they don’t have to rely on your response to an inquiry. That’s why a smart door lock and a concierge document will be crucial to making your tenants happy and feeling safe. A smart lock allows for self-entry so guests can arrive on their own schedule. This saves both parties time since you won’t have to schedule a time for both of you to meet up.
Once inside, it’s wise to provide them with a concierge document with all the vital information like gaining access to WiFi, turning appliances on and off, controlling and running the AC, etc. You can make it fun and add your own personalized twist with recommendations for restaurants, attractions, and nearby entertainment. A Google Doc or PDF are great options as it allows for printing and sharing the document electronically with the guests. Sending automated messages to the military family beforehand will help the guest learn everything they’ll need to know for checking and staying at your property.
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