Introducing Sara Cleary Holiday Letting Agent Isle of Wight
Why choose a holiday letting agent to manage your self catering holiday property on the Isle of Wight?
We are very experienced in holiday home letting and what makes us stand out from the crowd is that we have the very well know “Property Services Expert” Sara Cleary at the helm of The Wight Holiday Company. We are great at holiday home property management for both holiday letting properties and second home owners.
Sara Cleary has previously spent many years based at a holiday letting agency in Seaview on the Isle of Wight, managing a portfolio of over 170 properties and is very well known for her problem solving and property services expertise. She thoroughly enjoyed looking after all aspects of the holiday homes throughout her time in Seaview, so much so she decided to go the next step and create her own holiday letting agency! A professional as well as, and most importantly, a personal service is provided to both owners and guests.
Here are some of the things that we can do for you, now if you do not see something you require below, just ask as we will be more than happy to oblige. The Wight Holiday Company can do as much or as little as you require.
1. Saving time
Owning a self catering holiday home on the Isle of Wight can be incredibly rewarding but it also takes time and even more so during the peak summer season when the Isle of Wight is in full holiday mode.
From answering the telephone, responding to emails, taking payments, answering queries, booking ferries dealing with property repairs, making sure that the changeover clean is booked to being on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, The Wight Holiday Company can take all of this stress away from you, allowing you to sit back and relax and focus on the things you enjoy.
2. Taking payments
Many guests that book a property will have a busy work schedule and so will want to pay quickly and easily over phone with their debit or credit card. PCI compliance, which allows you to take these sorts of payment, can be costly and time consuming to set up. So by using The Wight Holiday Company as an agent we manage this aspect for you as we accept all payment methods.
It is not just the taking of the initial payment and holiday booking that can take up your time, its chasing up of payments for holiday balances and security deposits. We have systems in place to ensure all monies are in on time with everything paid before guest arrival.
3. Database of potential guests
An increasing number of couples, families and individuals are booking their cottage stay through a holiday letting agent every year. The Wight Holiday Company can promote your property to a large number of potential guests as well as to those that have previously shown an interest in properties just like yours; putting your property forward to a captive audience.
4. Marketing and Specialist Support
Working with a holiday letting specialist like The Wight Holiday Company can be extremely beneficial. You’ll benefit from our shared knowledge that we have gained from managing holiday properties over the years, including our experience of how to market your property, where to market it and how to gain the maximum level of bookings.
5. Internet and Social Media Presence
Both the Internet and social media are very important tools for the success of a holiday letting property. Guests like to be able to see a multitude of pictures to get a real sense of a property before they commit to booking. Promoting properties on social media by showing a couple of its unique selling points is a great way of encouraging guests to click and view the whole property. Our website is SEO enabled as well as mobile and tablet friendly so that potential guests can view on the move
6. Complaints, disputes and issues
Holiday homeowners want guests to have a lovely stay at their property, sometimes issues with your visitors will arise. There are times when issues can become stressful and time consuming.
The Wight Holiday Company are experienced in dealing with any disputes that arise from time to time and will work hard to achieve the best possible for both owner and guests.
7. Keeping up to date with legislation and regulations
Do you know how often your gas boiler should be checked? Who should be checking it? When your appliances need to be portable appliance tested?
Regulations for holiday homeowners may be hard for individual holiday letting owners to keep up to date with as the sheer volume of information they need to be aware of can be daunting and time consuming.
Now remember that we have a Property Services expert at the helm of The Wight Holiday Company so we can advise you on all health and safety matters and provide details of contractors to help keep your property at its best.
8. Introducing you to reliable tradesmen, housekeepers and professional services
Sometimes it can be difficult to source reliable tradesmen, housekeepers and providers of other professional services for your holiday home, especially if you do not live on the Island. These services are really important to the smooth operation of your holiday letting property, in actual fact; we think a great housekeeper is the most important thing that needs to be sourced for a holiday home as they will be the eyes and ears of the property.
The Wight Holiday Company can provide a selection of tradesmen and lovely housekeepers to help maintain and look after your holiday property needs. We can either introduce them to you or we can liaise with them on your behalf and get the services arranged.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions or if you think that The Wight Holiday Company may be able to help with any aspect of your holiday home letting.