The CottageLINK Rental Management Difference
There are plenty of choices for cottage owners when it comes to renting out their properties.
If you have the time to deal with emails, phone calls, screening, rental agreements, money collection, social media and content management, then you could do it yourself, and many owners are happy to do this.
The other alternative is to use a rental management agency who will handle all those aspects of the business for you, and there’s a lot of choice there as well.
Here’s 7 reasons you should choose CottageLINK Rental Management:
1 CLRM has been in business since 2003 and manages around 200 properties.
From starting out with just 5 properties we opted for growth to include quality properties of all sizes, and value the relationship we have with our owners above all else. The mutual trust we develop gives you confidence your cottage will be cared for and respected.
2 We know our stuff
Our CEO is Heather Bayer, one of the world’s leading vacation rental experts who wrote the best seller, Renting Your Recreational Property for Profit & hosts the popular Vacation Rental Success Podcast. COO, Craig White, founded the first cottage rental listing site in 1996 which is still going strong today.
3 We’ve been there – done that!
We’ve owned our own rental cottages so know exactly what it is like to be in your shoes. We also vacation in rental properties ourselves, so have experienced being a guest on multiple occasions. The knowledge of how a guest feels when they walk into your home, and spend their precious vacation time there is gold. We use that knowledge to help you prepare thoroughly for your guests.
4 Screening is our priority
Owners tell us that getting the right guests is their biggest concern. It is very rare for one of our properties to be damaged or over-occupied, and this is due to our stringent screening processes. We want to match the right guests to the right property – after all, it’s in everyone’s interests to make a good match – so we take the time to do it well.
5 We are open 24 hours a day/365 days a year
We live in a time when people want information instantly – and when they are booking a vacation, they don’t want to leave a voice mail or wait 12 hours for an email to be answered. When you list with us, and someone is interested in booking your cottage, there is always someone at the end of the phone day or night, while our target response time for emails is a max of 2 hours (mostly it’s within minutes).
6 Your cottage will get a lot of exposure
Our website is great and we are very proud of it. It gets a lot of hits every day. However, that’s not enough to expose your cottage to the widest audience, so we will place it on several other sites and use our social media expertise to draw more traffic to your listing. Take a look at our Marketing page to see where we advertise.
7 You have access to the best resources in the business
Unless you have rented your place before you’ll be wondering what you need to do to make it ready for rental and to keep your guests happy. Our extensive resource library includes a wide range of resources to help you set up and operate your rental business successfully.
We want you to be the best, and will support you in getting there. Please come and join us – we’d love to meet you.
For more information give Craig or Heather a call at 1 866 323 6698