Vail is a competitive market for vacation rentals, and it’s easy for smaller players (like individual investors or single properties) to fall behind. Between the professional photography, clever marketing, and subtle, often automated pricing strategies of the bigger companies, they’re able to scoop up a lot of market share. Plus, the realities of running a property can be complex. Just arranging reliable housekeeping can be a challenge, not to mention juggling reservation requests and keeping track of every expense for tax purposes!
Although these obstacles pose a healthy challenge, perhaps the biggest issue in Vail is the local agent requirement. You must designate a local contact within 60 minutes of the property who can respond to complaints 24/7. If you live in the area and don’t mind the responsibility, you can self-designate. Otherwise, you’ll need to find a vacation rental management firm.
There are several firms out there and they’re all a little different. At Away Agents, we cover a number of key areas so the only thing you have to worry about is having too many days off.
This is an optional step, but if you don’t have a property yet or want a new one, we’ll run an exhaustive comparative report and help you find just the right location for your needs then hand over the results. We like to educate our clients before they dive into listing so they can understand regulations, market feasibility, and more. Unlike the average real estate agent, we’re relentlessly focused on the numbers from an investment perspective—our reporting will be geared towards maximum profits.
That focus carries over to the setup of your home. We’ll help position furniture and amenities for ease of use, set up processes for bookings and cleaning, and use cutting-edge cameras and remote locking technologies to keep you and your guests safe.
With our professional photos and video, quality writing, and just the right strategy for listing on multiple platforms, we’ll keep you competitive with any player on the market.
Here’s where the day-to-day comes in. We’ll quickly respond to your guests’ needs, from the first inquiry to check-in to issues that crop up during the trip. We’ll make sure the property is always clean, stocked, and ready for the next guests, and we’ll keep you in the loop on bigger changes that might need to be made from fixed appliances to updated terms of service on the listing sites.
Our payment structure is based on a percentage of the income you make, so we don’t get paid until you do. Away Agents is the best way to own a vacation home, visit whenever you want, and come away with a profit—without worrying about a thing.