Long & Foster Listing Benefits for Vacation Rental Homeowners
We make it easy for our clients! Here’s how:
Guest/Property Services: We service our vacation rentals so you don’t have too – we respond quickly and professionally to guest inquiries, vacationing guests and homeowners. We provide all guests with our after-hours emergency number.
Guest Services: From reservation inquiries to secure, online booking; from check-in to repair calls; from concierge services to housekeeping and inspections; our staff takes care of guests and vacation properties so you don’t have too.
Marketing: Who knows better how to market your vacation home than Long and Foster’s Resort Rental Division? We live here, we participate in our communities, and we are part of tourism efforts. Local events, holidays, and seasonal opportunities are promoted to guests year-round vie E-mail Campaigns. We maintain and market to an established customer base of thousands of guests who often return year after year as repeat vacationers.
Internet Marketing: We know Internet marketing! We know Search Engine Optimization! Our website, LFVacations.com is attractive, easy to use and up-to-date. We know how to help guests find your property online – easily - when they are planning a vacation in the area. We manage email marketing to past guests, social media marketing, listing sites and a variety of other internet marketing strategies that will lead browsers to our website and to book our properties.
Promotion: Print, Internet, email blasts, Facebook & Twitter, pre-arrival and post-vacation emails, guest surveys, travel shows, shoulder season promotions and rentals brochures… We are hospitality experts who promote the area and your property!
Reservations Made Easy: In person, over the phone or online – whether paying by check or credit card – Long & Foster makes it easy for guests to book your property in a secure, professional environment. Rental & refund policies are clear and professional.
Additional Services: Travel insurance, housekeeping services, linen services and much more... Long & Foster offers our guests everything they need for a great vacation!
Housekeeping & Inspections: We provide trained, skilled housekeepers who keep your vacation rental home cleaned to industry standards. Guest departures: Cleaners are in your property before and after guest departures, ensuring consistency, quality and making sure that everything is in order.
Maintenance: We make sure all properties are in great shape at all times – safe, clean and in good repair. We offer professional maintenance services with a timely response to maintenance problems and after-hours requests for emergency services 7 days a week. We use insured reliable vendors who are qualified to handle practically any situation, at fair prices. We also offer a program to cover accidental damage.
Property Improvement Services: We offer in-house improvement property services to help our owners maximize their rental income and get happy - repeat guests. Our team will view your property from the guests point of view and offer suggestions for improvements designed to meet market demands and increase revenues.
Money: As professionals, we maximize the return on your investment property, earning you money when you aren’t using it. Professional marketing & excellent guest services earn guests’ loyalty and repeat visits.
Records: We keep the records – from revenues to repairs, from lodging tax to 1099s – you’ll receive professional, monthly accounting of what is happening at your property. We offer online owner access so information is available anytime, from any device. Homeowners can review account information, rentals and revenues, make owner holds and more.
Communication: We let you know what’s happening – from property repairs and marketing initiatives to local issues and industry standards. We know the vacation rental industry and we’ll keep you informed.
Security:As vacation rental professionals, we are the constant "eyes and ears" for your property. Instead of investment sitting empty, vacation homes are lived in, checked and maintained continuously. We meet your guests and provide them with information about your home and the area. We are available if a problem arises. We make the guest feel welcome and want to return
Accountability: As your vacation rental professional, we are accountable to you, the property owner and our partner. All guests are required to sign a detailed rental agreement, and review our terms & conditions. We rent to families or adult groups over the age of 25. We do everything we can to protect your home and your investment.
Local Connections: We maintain relationships with local officials and agencies – from tourism boards to the police, from City Council to the Chamber.
Good Neighbors: Long & Foster understands the importance of being good neighbors. We maintain connections to property owners associations and your neighbors; we keep guests informed about property rules as well as local laws. We enforce policies that do not allow overcrowding of your home, house parties, and parking violations.
Local Advocacy: Long & Foster keeps homeowners’ best interests in mind at all times. We advocate for clean, attractive beaches/lakes/mountains, and we participate in our Chambers, Tourism Boards, Planning Commissions and other local & tourism related organizations. We sponsor and volunteer for local events and initiatives that have a positive impact on tourism.
High Levels of Standards and Complete Real Estate Services: Long & Foster is also a licensed real estate firm that represents property owners in all types of transactions.
Vacation reservations through Long & Foster Vacation Rentals is a simple and seamless process for the guest. We offer secure phone and an easy to use website reservations systems, and we have made a commitment to quality hospitality, professionalism, and industry excellence.
Long & Foster Vacation Rentals saves our homeowners time. We do it all so you don’t have too!
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