VRBO is a consumer driven industry. 5-star ratings are what every VRBO host wants to achieve. So how do you prepare your home for VRBO? Making your property feel more inviting and easier to use goes a long way towards a high rating. Learn how SwitchIDs can help your property be more user-friendly while keeping up appearances at a low cost to you.
Jeff and Patsy Weinstein couldn’t believe they were closing on a beautiful log cabin retreat in Copper Mountain, Colorado. The former owners no longer used the property and decided it was time to let it go. The Weinstein’s couldn’t have been happier. It was something they had dreamed of doing, but when the million dollar property became available well under market value, they knew there was no time like the present, and they jumped. They knew it would be a perfect place for them to host their annual family reunion, as well as have a place to retreat when they needed a get-away. They were also looking forward to the additional income when they rented it out. As a VRBO, it was in the perfect location, and they expected to have their investment paying them back within 7 years. But how to prepare their home for VRBO?
They began by doing a deep clean of the property and having it inspected for any hazards. They were pleased that very little work had to be done. They began to create a binder of instructions and other helpful information for the guests when they found a website for SwitchIDs. It seemed perfect for them - an inexpensive and easy solution for marking the light switches to make it more clear for guests to find what they needed. The former owners had solved the problem of numerous switches by marking them with masking tape and marker, but it didn’t look clean and professional. Jeff and Patsy really wanted the property to look top of the line in order to get the most in rental fees and return guests.
The Weinstein’s removed the masking tape and tested each switch and labeled them with the appropriate SwitchID. They liked the labels so much, they installed them at their own home as well. Jeff and Patsy were very happy with their new investment property and were excited to be able to take on short term renters and create additional income. SwitchID made the property look professional and more user-friendly for their tenants.