Have you ever had that ‘oh no, not now!‘ moment when something breaks just as your guests are checking in?

Yep, the unpredictable world of vacation rental maintenance! Let’s dive into some lifesaving (or at least vacation-saving) hacks for both the pesky day-to-day upkeep and those sudden, unexpected ‘adventures’ in repairs.

Vacation Rental Maintenance Tips

Keep a Calendar, Not Just for Birthdays!

After waving goodbye to your guests, do a little detective work. Play ‘Spot the Difference’ with how the place looked before and after their stay. This isn’t just to ensure Mr. and Mrs. Smith had a swell time, but to catch any sneaky issues before they blossom into bigger headaches. Oh, and while you’re at it, remember to schedule seasonal tasks, like giving those gutters a good old clean. And for the love of vacations, keep an eye on that blender. You never know when it might decide to make its last smoothie.


Have a Local Superhero on Speed Dial:

Not all heroes wear capes. Some manage properties. If your vacation rental isn’t your next-door neighbour, then you better find yourself a local property guru. They’ll be your eyes, ears, and quick-fix hands when you’re miles away, ensuring guests don’t suddenly end up in a property version of Survivor.

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There’s an App for That (And if There Isn’t, There Should Be):

Hop on the tech train with apps and tools tailored for vacation rentals. Get nifty notifications for maintenance check-ups, and if you want to feel a bit futuristic, smart home systems can give you real-time alerts. “Water leak detected!” might just become your favourite notification (said no one ever, but you get the idea). An excellent app to check out is Maintenance Care. They have a free version.


Piggy Bank Meets Repairman:

Murphy’s Law, right? Things will go south when you least expect them to. Keep a little treasure chest (or, you know, a savings account) for those rainy days. And while you’re prepping, keep a ‘who to call’ list for those times you need a fix-it fairy, pronto!


The Good, The Bad, and The Feedback:

Let’s face it, guests love to talk. So, let them! Prompt them to spill the beans about anything that seemed off during their stay. Monitor reviews like they’re the latest celebrity gossip, and you’ll often spot areas that require a little TLC.


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How do you stay on top of your property’s maintenance?

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In our next episode, I will talk about pricing strategies.


In conclusion

Navigating the intricate maze of vacation rental maintenance might seem daunting, but with the right strategies in place, it can be more of a walk in the park than an uphill climb. By being proactive, leveraging technology, and engaging with both experts and guests, you position yourself to keep those unforeseen headaches at bay. Remember, every maintained appliance, timely repair, and heeded feedback not only spares you from unexpected troubles but enhances your guests’ experience.


As you take strides in mastering the maintenance game, you’re not just ensuring a functional space; you’re cultivating a haven where memories are made and cherished. So, arm yourself with the insights shared today, and transform your property maintenance from a chore into an art. And as always, stay tuned for our next discussion on pricing strategies – because a well-maintained property deserves a price that reflects its worth. Cheers to continued success in your vacation rental journey!





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