Property owners have never been so empowered when it comes to deciding how they wish to market their holiday home. The likes of Airbnb and Holiday Lettings offer owners the opportunity to self-manage their properties, retaining the responsibility for marketing and managing bookings and the guests’ experience. Whilst this can be great if everything goes smoothly, it isn’t for the faint-hearted and can bring a lot of stress to the letting experience. Furthermore, the larger accommodation-sharing platforms have so many properties that there is danger your property gets lost among the sheer numbers.
Those looking for a little more peace of mind, a helping hand and increased exposure tend to choose a holiday cottage agency like ourselves. With almost 30 years’ experience, offices in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the New Forest, an extensive team of Property Managers and support staff; we’ve found that our owners like the security of having a leading industry agency in their corner. Being established in the areas local to your property allows us to offer an extensive service which extends to a fully managed option for those that would prefer to hand over responsibility of their investment altogether.
It’s often the experience of other owners that we find speaks the loudest however and time and again we are reminded of the headaches involved in going it alone. We’ve found that it only takes one less booking using an accommodation-sharing website to cancel out the savings made, resulting in a lot more work for little extra reward.