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Rental Set-Up: Keys To Success – Tahoe Alpenglow Properties

Rental Set-Up: Keys To Success

T.A.P. INTO YOUR POTENTIAL

We put the hard work in up front so that it pays off in the long run. We evaluate & release the full potential of your home, make sure the entire home meets our TAP Inventory List, and go through an extensive “Set-Up” process prior to going Live!

  • View home, meet Owner & discuss operations, expectations, and goals
  • Return signed Vacation Rental Management Agreement
  • Acquire all necessary documents from Owner within the “New Homeowner Checklist”
  • Compare home against Mandatory Minimum Inventory List + Multi-point inspection & To-Do’s
  • Provide Suggestions To Maximize Potential (Maintenance, Room Configurations, Furnishings, Entertainment)
  • Owner to purchase items from Mandatory Minimum Inventory
  • Set-Up: Organize home, Assembly, Maintenance, Prepare Owner Closet
  • Home “Deep Cleaned” prior to photos
  • Professional Photographer takes photos so that we may display home in the most prestigious view
  • Begin to advertise on what becomes 20+ sites internationally to attract the 40+ million travelers
  • Create Owner Log-In To Access Reservation Calendar
  • Listings Live!


Q&A:

  • Can I still use my home whenever I would like?
    • Yes! While most management companies will limit the amount of time you’re able to use your
      own home, TAP does not. We inform you of each reservation via email, and you also have the
      ability to log-in to our website at any time to view the current calendar. There is a nice
      balance when owners leave the calendar year mostly open at first, and decide when to come up as they
      see bookings along the way. It’s expected that you block one major Holiday well in advance
      to insure you’re able to use your home when you wish to most.
  • How quickly can my home be ready to rent and what must I do in preparation?
    • This will depend on the current condition of your home, how quickly you are able to do as
      much preparation as possible yourself, and how soon we are able to receive all signed and
      completed documents in return from you out of our “New Owner Checklist”. If you’re unable to
      spend a few days in preparation, Tahoe Alpenglow Properties is fully capable of getting your
      home rental ready for an hourly rate, which usually entails organization, checking off our
      “Minimum Inventory List”, providing suggested purchases or shopping on your behalf,
      meeting service people such as an internet company or a lock smith to grant them access
      to your home, assembly of items, etc. During one occasion, we were able to get a 3 story
      home which was recently purchased and full of previous owners things completely organized,
      cleaned, professional photos taken, and marketed all within 2 weeks. On the other hand, we
      have had less difficult projects take as long as 3 weeks. Your level of involvement
      and energy will highly impact the time to market.
  • Will they effectively market my home and why couldn’t I do this whole thing myself?
    • We market your home on over 20 sites internationally so that it is highly visible to the 40+
      million travelers every year. Not only are we guiding you to make your home stand out best
      against all of the competition, but we will set your rental home up for you and structure the best price schedule, take care of all marketing, inquiries, and bookings to insure a steady flow of income. We perform an arrival inspection day of arrival, where we make sure housekeeping has done a fantastic job, and we also stock all essentials for guests at this time. We even go the extra mile of turning lights on and heat up the day of arrival, so guests arrive with a warm welcome and sense of hospitality. Tahoe Alpenglow Properties is also available to guests 24hrs/day for area advice, and for late night assistance or emergencies. We also foster healthy relationships with reliable and communicative housekeepers, as well as a wealth of local businesses & vendors who make our homes their priority.
  • What protection against damages can I expect?
    • While we do not cover wear & tear, Tahoe Alpenglow Properties provides each reservation with a damage waiver policy prior to arrival, with a limit of $2,000 per stay. This makes owners more comfortable renting their home through TAP, knowing that if anything were to happen, chances are it will be covered. Accidents are bound to happen, but they are far and few between and typically small, such as broken plate or chair. The fact that our teams are in and out of your home so often is worth it’s weight in gold, as you never know when your home may have an unforeseen issue such as a leaky roof, furnace or hot tub issue, bear break in, or tree fall. We keep a close watch to make sure any problem is either prevented, or taken care of quickly.
  • What is TAP commission and when do I get paid?
    • Our full service vacation rental management is valued at 30% of nightly rate only. This means that if your home has a complete rental cost of $1,000 for 2 nights, the nightly rate is $700, clean is $200, and the remaining $100 is made up of taxes and fees, our 30% commission would be only $210 from the $700, leaving you the $490 majority. Tahoe Alpenglow Properties only makes money when you make money, so we work diligently, effectively, and use our knowledge and tools to vary the price points and minimums throughout the entire year to maximize profits, and even keep an eye on trends and the reservation calendar as we make small adjustments throughout the year as needed. You will receive a Direct Deposit, and an E-Mailed monthly statement for the previous month, no later than the 15th of the following month, every month. In other words, TAP, Vendors, Housekeepers, and Homeowners all get paid for June, no later than July 15th.



BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

Please take a moment to see how we think, and note the subtle and/or drastic changes that we put into effect to maximize our rental potential.


BONUS ROOM EXAMPLE


BEFORE

AFTER

We decided that this home was better suited to have a Game Room, than a second TV area, so we combined the two so that Guests can have fun while watching TV. We found a great deal on a Pool Table online for our new homeowners, hired a professional moving company, and set the rest up ourselves. From downloading all the apps and games onto the smart tv, to building the arcade, and installing the game room decal on the wall. We also moved the coffee table here to the living room, and the side tables to a more suitable place in a bedroom.


BEDROOM EXAMPLE


BEFORE

AFTER

Here you will see more subtle changes, but changes that make the room more presentable and functional. We made sure to have matching side tables and lamps, and repurposed the small table to rest nicely by the fireplace. We also updated the comforter, added a bedskirt, and mounted artwork above the bed. While it cannot be seen, we also mounted a smart tv on the wall, placed a tower fan for hot Summer days, and left instructions on how to operate the fireplace.


BEDROOM EXAMPLE


BEFORE

AFTER

From dated to rejuvenated! We purchased a new bedframe and comforter, as we felt the old white one was not only not sturdy, but it also dated the property. What was a large carpeted bedroom that felt empty, became a luxury vinyl floored bedroom / game room, with a mounted smart tv, arcades, and shuffleboard table. We also decided to move the bed to the other window as it just felt better, and allowed us to have side tables while being able to still open the closet doors. We find success in both Fun & Functionality.



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