January 7, 2021

By f_david

Is your short-term rental property ready for guests? There are several things you need to keep in mind for every booking.

First and foremost is to make sure that your guests’ safety is a top priority. This means thoroughly cleaning the property between each stay. You may need to take extra protocols now during the pandemic. It’s also not a bad idea to list the extra steps you’re taking on your listing so that guests know their safety is important to you.

In addition to cleaning the property, you’ll need to make sure that there’s nothing that could be a potential hazard to your guests. For example, if the front steps get slippery when it rains, put down no-slip stair treads. It’s important to consider any potential dangers for your guests’ sake and to reduce the chance of a lawsuit. In addition, make sure you periodically check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are reliable. Also, consider adding a safe that your guests can use when they’re out for the day.

Beyond protective measures, you also want to make sure that you’re giving your guests all of the information that can help them enjoy their stay. Providing a guidebook of local recommendations will be appreciated. Don’t be afraid to throw in some non-tourist places too, like the places locals frequent. Some guests will be looking for experiences that really allow them to connect with the location on a different level.

Lastly, don’t forget to give instructions for anything that may not be standard in every home, like how to use the different remotes, stereo system and hot tub.

In your preparations, don’t forget to provide some helpful things for your guests. Include a first aid kit, extra toiletries, maybe some bottled water, or a coffee maker. Consider household staples that will make your guests feel at home.

These are just a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your short-term rental. If you’d like more help preparing your property, contact us: . We want your investment to be a success.