Successful holiday letting starts here
Published: Friday 7th Feb 2020
Meet Wendy, one of the fantastic Property Managers for Kent and Sussex Cottages. Wendy joined the company in 2009 and spends her time recruiting and photographing properties in East Sussex and West Kent. We asked Wendy to answer a few questions on what working for Kent and Sussex Cottages involves and what the benefits of holiday letting are and here's what she said.
What advice would you would give to someone who is thinking of holiday letting?
"If they are looking to buy then it's location, location, location! It's also important to consider the ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms. Invest in good quality furnishings and aim to create something special that guests will want to book, talk about and recommend to friends. Ask yourself the question - would I be happy paying money to stay here?"
What are the benefits of holiday letting as opposed to letting on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy?
"Our homeowners can book their property to use themselves or offer to friends and family. After all, it's normally their second home!"
What excites you most about being a Property Recruiter for Kent and Sussex Cottages?
"I love the variety that my job brings, the people that I get to meet, the gorgeous properties I get to visit and the opportunity to venture around the beautiful counties of Kent and Sussex."
In three words how would you describe working for Kent and Sussex Cottages?
"Fun, adventurous, progressive."
Why should homeowners choose Kent and Sussex Cottages as opposed to another agent?
"Easy - we are the only truly local agent on the high street. We take time to get to know our owners and what they want to achieve from their property."
What is the most interesting thing someone has asked you when you've turned up to their property?
"Do you have a sister on TV? You sound like Lynne Faulkes!"
If you have a second home or are thinking about letting out your own home and would like some honest, no obligation advice get in touch with Wendy and find out how Kent and Sussex Cottages can help you get the best return on your property.