While it’s a bit more challenging to find the right tenants for your rental property during the holidays, it’s not impossible. Just keep a few things in mind.
As a rental property owner, the last thing you want is to have your property sitting vacant during the holidays. After all, it’s a major investment, and a vacant property can be at risk during the holiday season.
Keep the Visual Appeal on High
Make sure the landscape is well groomed and the exterior looks inviting. This means taking special care to lighting, not just at night, but during the day as well. The idea is to give it a warm, inviting, lived in look. A holiday wreath on the door or some form of holiday décor would be an added touch.
Have you listed your property in the local online resources where preferred tenants will be searching? Stay relevant and change your messaging every week or so to ensure people are getting the message.
Consider an incentive of a reduction in down payment or first months’ rent to entice tenants. If they have a special request to be written into the lease, give thought to the advantages during this time.
Out-of-town Family and Friends
There might be the occasion when someone needs accommodations for visiting family and / or friends during the holidays and they would prefer a house rather than a hotel.
Reunions or Cultural Celebrations
There are times when cultural celebrations or reunions offer the opportunity to make your rental available for short-term use.
Many business people find themselves traveling during the holiday season and like the option of a home rental, especially if there stay is extended.
For leisure travelers who have opted to make their holiday a sightseeing excursion, there’s the chance they might want the option of a cozy home where they might also enjoy a holiday atmosphere.
A sure way to diminish the worry of having a rental property sitting vacant during the holidays is to partner with Cousin James Management. As one of the most respected management companies in Texas, we can take the worry out of your rental dilemma. Our proven methods for located the perfect tenant for your rental property takes the stress away from being a landlord.
We can find and thoroughly screen your tenants and even collect the monthly rentals for you. We will manage all of the maintenance and be there to intercept those late night calls when things break. Get in touch with Cousin James Management today and start enjoying your rental property, not worrying about it.