Well, you’ve finally done it: After years of dreaming, you have purchased the home that is going to pave the way to a profitable retirement. If done correctly, this home will allow you to live comfortably after retiring, but how can you be sure you’re doing it correctly? You’ve made the right first step, turning to Sunset Realty Services for guidance on turning your new investment property into a successful vacation rental for all the tourists who find their way to Branson every year; now all you need to do is keep reading to discover the top ways to improve your home as a vacation rental!
Congratulations, you’ve passed the first hurdle of location. Tourism in Branson is increasing every year, and your home is located next to all that makes our mountain village a desired vacation location!
Because size is important as well, you’ve done your research beforehand and purchased a home with a good amount of rooms. The more guests who stay in your vacation rental, the higher you can charge. Currently, one-bedroom rentals in the Branson area can go for as low as $79 a night, while a six-bedroom home often starts as high as $375 per night; don’t you wish all math problems were this easy?
If you have ever stayed in a dingy hotel room or in a vacation rental decorated with a mish-mash of patterns and styles that offend the eye, you’ll understand the importance of offering a clean property with a stylish décor. Begin by giving the property a good scrubbing from top to bottom, and if you don’t have a good eye for design, consider hiring an interior designer. It’s a one-time cost that can help keep the beds full—especially if it photographs well. After the initial design cost, you may want to commit to a cleaning service; you can add the cost into the rental fees and save your back at the same time!
If a potential renter is looking at two similar properties, will he go for the plain jane home, or the one where it is obvious the homeowner went the extra mile? Pools, hot tubs, jetted tubs in the bathroom, and high-end appliances in the kitchen are what vacation renters are looking for, and if your home contains any or all of the above listed items, you can easily avoid the costly empty beds!
The right realty service can save a potential investor a whole lot of heartache. Give us a call today and set up an appointment to learn more about these tips and the many others we have picked up over the years!