I opened the property section of the "Irish Times" today and there on page three was this article - "How to rent that empty holiday home"
It was an article around Jacinta Stacey of Trident Holiday Homes giving advice for holiday home owners in Ireland.
Basically to keep those holiday lets filled you need to:
- Cut your prices, but not too much, to keep your holiday home full of tenants
- Work out how much you need to earn to break even.
- Set aside 20 percent of the rental income for marketing costs
- Consider signing up with an overseas agent.
What was not mentioned which is really rather important is to advertise your self catering holiday rental property yourself online. This does not matter what country your property is in.
www.jmlvillas.com has been operating nearly ten years now and is a very economical way to advertise. It costs only £12.50 (and at today's exchange rate that is $20.83 or €14.07) for one year's advertising.
You can have as much descriptive material as you can fit in, display six good size photos, have a live web link to your own personal web site, show prices and contact info.
There are properties being advertised in over 30 countries. So the best way to rent an empty holiday home in Ireland or worldwide is to spend a very smal amount of money and get it live on the populat self catering holiday rentals website today.