Summer high season is around the corner, so it’s time for you to get great bookings in London and let your home pay for your holiday! Demand in London for nice holiday apartments is really high in June, July & August! Here are 4 easy tips for the high summer season so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to increase your yields and get amazing reviews!
#1 Update your listing
It all starts there: your listing! Guests will be less inclined to book your flat if they can’t see proper pictures or find relevant information on your listing. Make sure you give the most information possible and more importantly update your information! If you have special furniture for families such as baby beds, or if you have a sofa bed, air conditioning, a terrace, or anything which could differentiate your flat from the others and tip the scale in your favour, then don’t forget to add it! What’s essential during the high summer season is air-conditioning, so make sure to have that covered. Nevertheless, don’t oversell your flat, your guests might be disappointed and leave bad reviews. Read our article 6 tips to make your Airbnb listing stand out from the crowd, to improve your listing!
#2 Increase your pricing
Summer is the highest season period for short-term rental. Make the most of this seasonal peak by increasing your pricing! Don’t be afraid to be too expensive and to attract fewer bookings, everyone is upgrading its prices for summer! And not only short term rentals, but hotels as well. No reasons for you to not do the same! You will be surprised by the high occupancy rate you can achieve during summer even with more expensive prices! It would be a shame to miss this opportunity.
#3 Prepare your flat
In order to get good reviews during this crazy booking period, you need a well-decorated flat which includes all the essentials such as Wifi, a couch, a dinner table, an oven or microwave, pans, cutlery, etc. Decorate your flat with rugs, pillows, and artworks, don’t leave your guests in an empty flat with a sterile atmosphere! Our article 5 design tips to make your flat guest-ready will help you prepare your flat! Also, lock away all your important papers, luxurious items, phones, fragile items, etc. And make sure you leave enough room for your guests’ clothes and personal items. Empty at least half of your wardrobes.
#4 Be a super host
During the high summer season time, you can expect a lot of check-ins and check-outs. Be organized, anticipate how the check-ins and check-outs are going to take place. Also, keep in mind you will have to clean your flat between two stays. Remain reachable every time for your guests, to make their stay as smooth as possible. In case of maintenance issues or problems during the check-ins, check-outs, etc, you need to be easily reachable. Moreover, don’t forget to check with two guests if the main amenities such as toilet papers, toiletry products, and cutlery are still there. It is important to remain on top of things, otherwise, you risk to have bad reviews, which could lead to a reduction of your bookings!
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