Joined: Aug 14, 2005 Posts: 3296 Location: Bulgaria
Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:17 pm Post subject:
We have done quite well with some complex's and they are full from June to end of August, and in fact could do with more apartments in some complex's. It seems that most rentals seem to be for a longer period i.e 2 months, and most are from Russians.
Joined: Jan 23, 2005 Posts: 1049 Location: Glasgow, Ford Argyll, General Inzovho
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:53 am Post subject:
My tuppence worth for what its worth!
Rentals are hard to come by and you really need to work at it.
Your own website helps, make sure you have really good pictures that shows your property at its best. Then try to get it visible on the main search engines.
Put your property on as many other holiday portals that you can find - I only use free ones, or others that take commission on rentals rather than charge a fixed fee.
When & if you get enquiries answer them as soon as you can - people just don't have patience now and if you don't answer right away they tend to go elsewhere and there is plenty of choice in Bulgaria. Also try to make sure your emails are clear, friendly and helpful.
Offer to help with things like sourcing flights, arranging transfers etc. it all helps.
Ebay is worth a shot if your property is on the coast - doesn't seem to work at all well for rural properties.
Lastly, don't overprice your property but at the same time make sure your return is worth the hassle!
Good Luck everybody.
What we started doing this year, is as normal take a deposit to
secure the booking then the clients pay the balance on arrival
to our key holder Nelly. Seems to work for us, most clients happy
with that, and so are we.
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