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What to Look for When Buying a Vacation Rental Property

Added: Dec 13, 2021
Category: Property Owner Tips

No one can ignore the fact that the vacation rental market is booming, and now is the perfect time to buy.

If you’re considering purchasing a vacation rental property, there are some specific things you should be on the lookout for. Whether it’s your first time buying a rental or you own many other properties, it’s best to do the proper research beforehand.

Location, Location, Location

While a vacation rental should undoubtedly appeal to you as you may be spending some time there yourself, you should first consider potential renters. What are they looking for? Typically, their number one consideration is location. Are there plenty of activities within a short distance? What about tourist attractions like museums, beaches, amusement parks, and restaurants? Is the location walkable?

Additionally, it’s worth noting that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international travel is still not a popular choice. So, for now, more travelers will choose to stay domestic. Out of all the cities in the United States, two of the most popular locations travelers like to visit are in Florida. If there's one thing renters love, it has plenty to do under the sun. Beaches such as those on Sanibel and Captiva Islands are an excellent choice for family members of all ages!

Bedrooms and Amenities

Think about what kind of size you’re looking for. Bigger properties with more bedrooms can certainly yield higher profits, but they can also cost more. On the other hand, smaller vacation rental homes tend to be popular as they allow individuals and young couples to get away for shorter stays without making a big investment.

It's also a good idea to choose a vacation rental with plenty of attractive amenities! Is there a pool or a view? An outdoor grill? How about a hot tub, laundry services, TV and internet? These are all things that will entice your future guests, so take note of everything available. Also, think about whether or not you'd like the vacation rental to be pet-friendly. This can seem like a hassle, but it may open the door to more renters.

Marketing and Management

Once you’ve found the vacation rental property of your dreams, it is essential to figure out how you’re going to market and manage your property before purchasing. Marketing your vacation rental property is extremely important, which is why you should choose to hire a property management company. When finding a property management company to help you market and manage your property, you’ll want to consider a local business that knows all the ins and outs of the area. Moreover, you want to select one with knowledgeable staff who can guide you throughout the ownership process.

At Kingfisher Vacations, our team has decades of combined experience listing, marketing, renting, and maintaining properties in Captiva and Sanibel. Furthermore, you will have 24/7 access to our representatives whenever you have questions. We even take care of your property reviews! If you’re on the lookout for the perfect vacation rental property, we will make the process smooth and stress-free. Please take a look at our current vacation rentals to get a feel for our high level of quality and care.

Choose a Vacation Rental with Kingfisher Vacations: We Will Cover All Your Property Management Needs

Our experts at Kingfisher Vacations are here to assist you in managing your property on Captiva and Sanibel Islands. We have over 65 years of experience, and we can offer you the absolute best service given our vast knowledge of many Sanibel beaches. Our gorgeous private properties have heated pools, hot tubs, stunning ocean views, delightfully bright décor, and boat docks. We put quality and service first to provide you with everything you could ever want for your Sanibel beach vacation.

Visit our website, email us at info@gokingfisher.com or give us a call today at 239-472-2100.

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