Today we are talking about how to find guests for your vacation property in Tampa. There are a number of different ways to reach people.
According to studies and reports I’ve read, in Europe 80 percent of the vacation bookings come within two hours of tourists arriving in a particular city. In the U.S., there’s a lot of that happening as well. Half of the bookings for vacation rentals come from people who are driving down the interstate, searching for places to stay on their smart phones. Once they find a place to rent, they will often have that place booked within an hour or two of arriving. This illustrates the need for Internet exposure. It’s the most important resource you can use to find short term guests for your property.
Along with Internet exposure, you need to advertise widely. There are a number of excellent websites that people use when they’re looking for vacation properties, including Home away, VRBO and Airbnb. Make sure your property is listed on these sites and this can help you find guests a lot easier.
Most of my guests are repeat customers. We treat them right the first time they stay with us and we are also quick to refund their deposits. We know they receive excellent service from us, so we solicit good reviews and offer them deals when they come back. This gives us a competitive advantage because most of our customers come back every year.
There are a number of trade secrets that I won’t disclose at this time, but if you want to talk to me, I’ll do my best to help you. Please contact us at HomeSeekers for more information or help in finding guests for your short term vacation rental property. We look forward to hearing from you.