Why Rent Your Home?

Chances are, if you own a vacation home, you either rent it out during the year, or are considering renting it out. Renting out your vacation home is a great idea. It’s a way to earn extra income, as well as give other families the opportunity to enjoy staying in Champions Gate homes for sale in Orlando while on vacation.

What Are My First Steps?

Before starting, first find out your HOA’s (Homeowners Association) rules for renting. Once you decide to rent out homes for sale in Champions Gate, next determine how many weeks out of the year you want to rent the home, and what your prices will be based on the season. You’ll need to think about where you want to market your home. You can use vacation rental listing websites or an agent to help find renters. Your listing should include pictures, a description of your home, reviews, prices, availability, amenities and places and attractions that are nearby (i.e. Disney and Universal Studios).

How To Get Your House Ready

If you live within an hour or so of your vacation home, some things will be easier to manage. However, if you are further away, and can’t visit in between renters, you will likely need a housekeeper or maintenance company. After each renter, your home needs to be cleaned and set back up properly for the next guest. Also, if there are issues while a renter is staying on your property, having a maintenance person nearby will make things less stressful for you.

The Process of Renting Your Vacation Home

After you list your vacation home online, you will start getting requests either by phone or e-mail. Most home renters suggest that you have a set of questions prepared for any potential renter, such as how many people are staying, if they are bringing pets, etc. When taking a reservation from a potential home renter, you have the right to screen them to make sure they will be a suitable guest for your home. When a reservation is made, security deposits are usually required.

When your guest has reserved their stay and made their payments, the only other thing you need to focus on is how to get them a set of keys. You have a few options, mailing the keys directly to them, installing a lockbox on your door with a code that you can give to renters, or a keyless entry door lock that will require them to push buttons to get access.

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