Join Christopher Matthew Spencer for an in-depth discussion in this video Handling maintenance and damage, part of Making Money with VRBO.
- I'm sure you pour your heart, your soul,…sweat. blood and tears into your rental space.…And you hope that everything goes perfectly all the time.…However, there are basic maintenance items…you'll need to consider on a routine basis.…Let's talk about preventive and reactive maintenance.…Preventive maintenance is the ongoing care of existing stuff…that will avoid a major repair down the road.…I've included an exercise file with a checklist of things…to pay attention to.…But as a general rule,…look out for the things that might seem less obvious.…
For example, clean and replace air conditioning filters…to ensure fresh air circulation throughout the property.…Check periodically for leaky faucets and running toilets.…This is a great thing to take care of before…a guest has to bring it to your attention.…Assure that the furniture is in good working order…and do periodic inspections…of the blinds, windows, ceilings and walls…to make sure that everything is looking good.…As a general tip,…let me tell you that drains are a common issue.…
AuthorChristopher Matthew Spencer
Christopher Matthew Spencer, a successful VRBO host, first acquaints viewers with VRBO and the requirements—both in terms of mindset and property—needed to venture into the VRBO world. Then you'll learn how to prep a property, stock it with amenities that will garner 5-star reviews, and craft an attention-getting listing that covers everything from the listing headline to property descriptions and guides. The course also explores how to manage guest interactions, deal with housekeeping and maintenance, and promote listings outside of VRBO. Start watching to learn how you can profit from this great sharing economy platform.
- Evaluating whether VRBO is right for you
- Writing about and photographing the property
- Establishing a price for your VRBO rental
- Planning for ongoing maintenance
- Preparing the kitchen, bedroom(s), and other spaces
- Stocking your rental with amenities
- Scouting the competition
- Managing guest interactions, including check-in and checkout
- Working with guest feedback
- Promoting your VRBO rental
Skill Level Beginner
1. An Overview of VRBO
2. Preparing Your Property
4. Ready, Set, Go! Getting Up and Running on VRBO
5. Service Is Your Brand: Managing Guest Interactions
6. Housekeeping and Maintenance
7. Working with Guest Feedback
8. Tips for Success
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