When it comes to renting out your holiday home in France, empty weeks can be a nightmare and getting help with property management, key holding and reservation services can be a real headache. Prestige Holiday Rentals help you to make sure you fill the weeks, and they support you with all aspects of letting your property – from marketing to listing and managing. Pete O’Grady of prestigepropertynetwork.com says “we take away the stress of letting your property – while you earn an income.”
How to get full holiday rentals
When you want full holiday rental weeks, it’s essential that you list your property on the right sites but that takes time and that’s what most owners lack. And it requires knowing where and how to upload information and photos. Prestige Property Network have a marketing and reservations service that makes listing and managing reservations simple, easy and effective. Properties listed on their holiday home rental site are linked to the major rental portals including Airbnb, VRBO and Booking.Com.
“We started this service to support the additional needs of our Property Management clients who had some fantastic properties that were under-utilised. We conducted an in-depth study of almost 3000 properties to find out what made some properties more successful in letting terms than others” says Pete.
Rather than an owner having to list their property with multiple booking sites, paying up front, managing multiple calendars and chasing up rental payments, Prestige take care of all aspects of letting out your holiday home. “Owners have different requirements. Some want to generate enough rent to cover overheads with minimal rental weeks. Some want to maximise profits and take advantage of as many filled weeks as they can. We treat every owner as an individual and make sure that we support them to fulfil their specific needs, no two properties are ever the same and our tailored packages reflect this.”
Property management services
One of the things that holiday homeowners ask us again and again is how to get help with managing their property, especially when they may not live in France, or sometimes they just need additional support. Prestige offer a service that covers all aspects of property management from general upkeep of the property including chimney sweeping (critical to make sure your insurance is valid if you have a wood fire), to landscaping and making sure the garden is tidy and full of flowers, the patio is pristine and the pool is perfectly maintained through our own or recommended property managers.
They also manage changeovers, linen service, key-holding and security checks. If you need to help with home improvements they can help with service providers from builders to electricians.
They even providing a tourist information service for guests staying at properties.
Our motto is “we help you look after your home from home and make sure your holiday home pays for itself” says Pete. “And we’re very good at it!”
Property search service
Many of us dream of living the good life in France, the food and wine, markets, boulangeries and fromageries, sunshine and a laid-back way of life. Managing a holiday rental property, your dream gite or B&B may be a great way to achieve that lifestyle.
Prestige Property Network can help you find your dream property. You tell them what’s on your wish list from location to must haves from number of bedrooms to pool and they will search through databases and agency listings to produce a shortlist. They’ll also make sure that there are no pitfalls with the properties, for instance not next to an abatoir (it happens), or right beside noisy wind turbines (yes that happens too).
They can also sort out a full surveyors report from a qualified RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) practitioner if the owner wishes to pay for this additional service. It’s not something that’s usual in France, surveys are not a ‘thing’ but for a big investment and peace of mind, many buyers like to have a survey completed before they buy. Prestige can also provide financial advice experts and currency exchange support.
They really do help with every aspect of your holiday rental business plan in France (and Europe). Their stress-free holiday rental plan provides everything you need to run a successful holiday rental business.
Prestige Property network have an office in Office in Josselin, Brittany and can be contacted at: contact (@) prestigeprogertynetwork.com
Find out more about Prestige Property Network on their website: prestigepropertynetwork.com