Homeaway is a website service that allows those with properties that wish to rent to list those properties so that travelers can find them. Homeaway and sites like it, such as Airbnb and others, have caused a real stir in last couple of years. Why all the interest? Homeaway and others are pulling travelers away from traditional hotels and motels and into the homes of people around the world. The end result is that travelers are saving considering on their hotel bills, while simultaneously saving enjoying a higher quality product.
In many cases, these shortterm rentals are providing travelers with an experience that they could simply not afford any other way. For example, Homeaway has 625,000 listings worldwide and a wide array of luxury listings. Homeaway's listings must meet 75 different individual criteria in order to be considered a luxury listing. The end result is that those that opt for a luxury listing through Homeaway know that they are getting something special.
The hotel and motel industry has enjoyed a very long institutional monopoly and has essentially stood unchallenged since the industry's creation. While there is competition between massive corporations and small players alike, there has been little interest in real innovation or quality control. You may have a wonderful experience at one hotel only to have a horrible experience at another hotel owned by the exact same company.
A key aspect of using a site like Homeaway to generate income with your property is taking quality control steps of your own. People willingly want an alternative to the established hotel industry, in part, due to high prices and a lack of quality control.
What steps can you take to ensure quality control for your rental property? One of the single most important steps is to select a high quality home cleaning service. A professional home cleaning service knows exactly what it takes to get homes clean.
As a homeowner, you can not help but develop habits regarding how you clean your home. In other words, what you think of as "clean" someone else might not appreciate very much. A professional house cleaning service knows aims for what would be considered a universal level of clean.
If you want to ensure that you'll get quality reviews and great word of mouth, then a house cleaning service is a savvy move. Of course, there are other benefits as well, such as not having to clean your home yourself! Anyone who wants to get great feedback on their Homeaway rental property should put cleanliness at the top of the list. Opting for a home cleaning service is a great way to ensure that every one of your Homeaway users is a happy one.
by Anita Hodzic