VRBO has gotten extremely popular in Avon. There are 3,224 VRBO listings for the town, and with Avon offering direct access to the 1815 acres of Beaver Creek Resort, it’s no wonder the “heart of the valley” is a hot search destination. The last time we clicked, 111 people were actively searching along with us! The average nightly price in the winter was north of $780, and it hits $803 in November.
But can you compete at a 4.7 star level? That’s typical for Avon. And you’ll have to have your game face on to get there.
We’ve managed numerous properties in the Valley (it’s our specialty) and have learned a few tricks along the way. Here’s what you need to know to optimize your VRBO listing in Avon.
Get Out The Good Camera
Real estate photography is a competitive business, and there’s a difference between moody “artsy” photos and the ones that help sell a space! Think bright lights, clean lines, and wide angles, along with color that really pops. The iPhone 11 Pro and similar models can handle the wide angles, otherwise you’re going to want a professional photographer or at least an SLR. And remember: Horizontal shots are better than vertical
Write Away, The Right A-Way
That pun we just used?
Play With Promotions
That $803 average nightly rate in November plunges to $435 in September. To optimize your VRBO listing in Avon, you’ve gotta know the seasonal shifts. VRBO has a rate calendar where you can compare what others are charging. In Avon, weekends during ski season are priced a lot higher than weekdays in fall, and traffic also spikes during big events like 970 Avonfest.
One of the best ways to optimize a VRBO listing is to make sure it isn’t ONLY a VRBO listing. Are you also on Airbnb? Is your listing there equally solid? To avoid double bookings, we recommend using a tool like Guesty to handle both sites at once—or a solid property management company like Away Agents!
VRBO Real Estate in Avon
There is a lot of available VRBO real estate in Avon, and no wonder. The “heart of the valley” is booming with things to do. Plus, most of Avon is legal for short term rentals. An overlay zone district legalizing short term rentals covers most properties, and even many that aren’t officially in the district are legal to rent out (based on the Planned Unit Development or PUD). VRBO currently has 3204 rentals in Avon. Here’s an idea of what the competition looks like.
Many Americans love to travel with their dogs, but hotels don’t always allow it. Private homes are a different story. Making your VRBO listing pet-friendly can be a way to stand out in a competitive market. There are 189 homes in Avon currently listed as pet-friendly on VRBO. One town
Near half the VRBO real estate in Avon is listed as family-friendly. A “studio plus” might have only one bedroom, but it also has direct gondola access to Beaver Creek Mountain, a free luxury shuttle to Vail and BC Village, and a ski and boot valet. With Starbucks and a hot tub on
Great For Groups
It’s more fun to
There is plenty of VRBO real estate in Avon. If you’re looking to get into the business yourself, we’d be happy to help you out!