We have a major water crisis in Cape Town.
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. Wh
Just a quick update on available Cape Town self catering accommodation for December January 2016 2017. As agents, we share our available Cape Town accommodation with more than 40 agencies focusing
Dear Cape Town Home Owner This is an open letter to one of our Southern Suburb self-catering home-owners.
Good question. People want a break from the cold winter in and around Cape Town. They have very many choices. Every owner fight for attention and most of them do it based on competitive rates. But tha
You know about Brexit, stronger rand, local elections, and winter. Let's discuss how these may impact the rental market
Are you willing to lose a deal because you don't have proper internet or no DSTV? We have learned at lot about self-catering; the needs of owners and the needs of guests. I believe we have earned t
Setting Cape Town self catering accommodation rates. This is a skill. But a skill is useless if you if your ego runs wild. I have come across many owners who want the high rate without understan
Leon from Las Vegas searched and found this Cape Town self catering owner's blog. This is what Leon want
The other day one of our Airbnb guests gave a very useful review at the same time I got an email from Airbnb on how, our more than 40, Airbnb listings can qualify for the business traveller. This
What's the outlook for Cape Town festive market for 2015.2016? Just the other day Elmarie was asked to 4 restaurants for guests of this festive season. Most of the popular places like The Test Kitc
Cape Town self catering rates negotiations: If you understand the bull fight then you'll understand how negotiable Cape Town self catering rates are. Let me tell you a joke to explain it:
You may be wondering why your self-catering home is not renting out as fast as you would like to see it go. Today I am going to share two major criteria that have the most impact. After that we can
Today everyone is a photographer. You constantly take photos with your smartphone. But does that qualify you or your amateur photographing friend as an expert? During peak December homeowners earn fro
Let's see what the Deutsche Bank, Cape Town homeowners and one enquiring client thinks. Lets start with the client: He wanted 14 nights accommodation at R7000 per night for December (h
Managing self-catering accommodation in Cape Town is one of the choices remote homeowners need to consider carefully. Today I want discuss one of the ways homeowners can qualify any Cape Town short
The rental research we have done shows many homeowners who do a great job of marketing and management get 30% occupancy, most get 50% and those who do an exceptional job get 75% and more. If you activ
Many Cape Town homeowners and accommodation owners ask us advice on Airbnb. It's critical that you play the Airbnb game. You need a great host, excellent and responsive marketing, great photos, compet
Today, if you don't get an income from the short term rental market then you are leaving a lot of money on the table. But to do that you may need a self catering management
One of our very trusted and landords in Newlands asked me for advice on how to set rates for her luxury 10 sleeper holiday home in Newlands Cape Town. This is what she asked me: P
As a Cape Town Self Catering Owner, you want guests to be proud of your accommodation. There are always two types of owners; those who focus on making money and those who focus on having happy gu
Meeting guests when they arrive or open the home for cleaners or maintenance guys: Your Your self catering agent can assist you. You can beg yourneigbours. You can ask your mother. You can cancel o
I got this email from a Cape Town self catering home owner today 4 Dec 214. Just 20 days before season starts: "Urgent Green Point Rate Change"
The other day someone said that my rugby team is great on paper but fails on grass. It may be painful, but it's true. Today I want to ask you if your Cape Town self catering marketing looks great
Are you looking for a Simonstown short-term rental agency? Trust is where we start. And I assume trust is also high on your list. Without trust we cannot do the business we do. And that's why o
Holiday Letting Agents Simonstown: What a pain to have a couple a million investment but you get no return from it. Yes, capital may gain but you are not tapping into the lucrative short-term rental
The owner in Marina Da Gama Muizenberg bought a lovely three bedroom self catering home. She want's to maximise her income and want us to help her in managing and marketin
The other day two self catering owners asked me why their places have not been booked for December. The following are my responses where I only focus on photos as a possible issue. There may be other
It's not easy to know how to set your short-term rental rates when you start out with your self catering accommodation. The other issues is that you don't know what your potential income would or shou
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I am not sure how you set rates but here's an idea I want to discuss with you. Before I do let me refer you my other post on "
This post is all about setting self catering rates when self catering owners start out marketing and they want to maximise their income. Other rules may apply if you just would like some form of
After reading an article on if you should list your accommodation on multiple sites
How to improve Airbnb ranking when your are new to the game is not easy.
Marketing of your self catering accommodation is pretty useless if you don't have an idea how you compare. I started using
How can we collectively learn more about marketing self catering accommodation in Cape Town: Getting more qualified bums on beds is important to many Cape Town self catering home owners. But where
We (the shorter rental agent and home owner) chose this relationship together. And we have to work at it. But as they say it takes two to tango. And we like the tango. It's an effort initially but wit
Our site's was outdated. We wanted to make some changes to help us in getting more enquiries. We had to
Short term rental websites been blamed for pushing up housing prices because they remove rooms from the rental market.
The answer is obvious. Sean Penn is like everyone else. They love Cape Town. There's something magical about Cape Town. Is it the mountain? The people? The Camps Bay beac
If you are giving guests water then why not give them DSTV at R29 per day and ADSL at R98 per month + phone line costs? I know this is extreme but others take this ADSL Bandwidth (internet) idea even
You know Cape Town is popular. Very popular. And the most popular time is betwe
What are Cape Town self catering accommodation rates? Today I will only discuss rates in general. Then in another post I would discuss rates per area, and then how length of stay affects your rate.
Last week I told you how popular Cape Town is. And it never en
I read everything on Cape Town. I have to because Cape Town is one of your chosen holiday destinations. But when I get regular newspaper listings saying Cape Town is the best then I get worried. And y
Yes. The season is upon us. And depending on your view it’s already over. We can now take a short break and then focus on 2014. At the end of the high-peak late bookings became frustrations. We cou