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Tips on Hiring a Vacation Rental Agent

Save time and book with confidence by choosing to rent from a Vacation Rental Agent

You have properly renovated your second home and now want to rent it out as a vacation rental. This is certainly a good idea but do you know how to go about the process effectively? If you lack experience in this area, you may wish to abdicate the duties to a vacation rental agent. Such professionals may prove extraordinarily helpful in terms of their ability to find a suitable renter within a relatively short time period. But, this will only prove true if you hire the right rental agent for the task. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that result with your Ferienwohnungen:

Look in the best travel websites for rental agencies that have been in the business for quite some time. Those rental agencies that have been in the business for a number of years understand the best rental price to ask and how to get it right away. Those that might be startup agencies may not be able to do so unless they are operated by someone with a great deal of personal experience in the field. The bottom line here is you always want a rental agency or agent with a great deal of experience representing you and your property. Check for some reviews of the agency on a vacation rentals blog.

Do not work with a rental agent that tries to undercut your rental asking price in order to make a quick close with a potential renter. Such an agent is truly only concerned with the ability to procure a quick commission and is not an adequate representative for your interests. If the agent is not going to represent you properly, why bother with the agent?

Examine the rental agent’s steps for advertising the property. Some agents will post online ads on your behalf, others will use print mediums, while others will keep the listings private and only reveal them to subscribers of their internal database. Some combine versions of all three. Is one method better than the other? No, they can all be effective means of renting a property. However, you do want to work with an agent that promotes an advertising strategy that you are comfortable with the most.

What happens if the rental agent cannot find a renter within a certain time period? A quality rental agency may offer a discount on services if the agency is unable to find a tenant within a reasonable time frame.

And speaking of tenants, does the rental agent perform effective screening of tenants for credit history, felonies, or previous landlord-tenant issues? You need to know who you are renting to and a quality rental agent will be sure to perform appropriate background checks on the potential renter. Ascertaining how your agent will handle these tasks is a must prior to entering into any agreements.

Some of these steps are rather simple and they are all a great help in terms of ensuring a positive experience renting your property. A quality rental agent can take a lot of concern and worry off your shoulders. That is why taking the steps to hire the right one is a must of all vacation property renters.

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Hi, I’m Miki - Author of the bestselling book "Manual For Vacation Rental Owners – 100 Tips for Successful Renting" and I'm the daddy of - my favourite portal for travel videos! :-) I also write the travel blog on to help holiday home owners and travelers come together.

Vacation rentals and holiday rentals (just check the countles travel directories) are a great alternative for those who wish to have more privacy and space to maneuver, something that hotels don't really have. Staying in a hotel involves tipping porters and valets; there is the added expense of dining out daily. Just like there are hotels everywhere, there are vacation rentals and holiday homes all over the world ready to be booked.

From the initial dream of a vacation in a luxury villa, through the entire trip, every step should be stress free and enjoyable.

I'm offering quality advertising for vacation rentals on my specialized web site and travel advice and the best travel websites on my vacation rentals blog. My client satisfaction rate is extremely high due to my personal contact with each traveler and vacation rental owner.