It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings – [Cape Town Accommodation Owners]
As you know we got worried as 2016 was running full steam ahead. Many Cape Town homes showed availability right through November and into early December. Where they ever going to book out?!
Many Cape Town homes showed availability right through November and into early December. Where they ever going to book out?!
- Quality homes with pools sell.
- Homes with mediocre photos do not get booked.
- Large homes (5, 6 and more bedrooms) always sell before the rest.
- 3 bedrooms without pools sell last.
- Value for money sells quickly. This means that if your property is excellent; with pool, top quality, and has a competitive rate it will go quickly – early in the year.
- If you have a quality home but the rates are not competitive you will need patience. If you are willing to wait for the fat lady you may still get your rate but can your tummy handle the stress?
- Guests are emotional animals. Most arrive happy. Some seek happiness from outside, and believe your home (or you, Cape Town, South Easter, etc) will lift their mood. A dead gecko in the sparkling pool and they are worried about the cleanliness of the linen. A speck of dust and they start digging. We cannot win them all, as with a dead gecko.
- Homes we manage during the year are predictable. Things change and guests give feedback after every stay. High peak only homes don’t have that feedback loop and are not as predictable – therefore we need to verify. We have made a list important issues and measures owners need to address before guests move in.
Owners who are in for 2017/18 peak time; complete the form below and we will share new quality control measures with you, as well as give you personal feedback on your 2016/17 booking.