Bookings Booster Consultation
for Vacation Rental Owners
–The Art of Becoming Fully Booked–
It's been said that "you can never be too rich or too thin." To that we would add "you can never have too many bookings for your vacation-rental home." (Particularly in those areas that have become increasingly competitive in recent years due to an oversupply of second homes and investment properties.)
And the same rules apply here as they do in other parts of life: Everyone can use a second pair of eyes. There are all kinds of reasons why you may not be getting all the bookings you'd like. It could be the contents of your online listing. Or the listing might be fine but you might not be posting it on the most effective Web sites. Maybe you're not making the most of your online pictures—or you're not photographing the right things. It could even be that you've forgotten to offer a particular amenity—or forgotten to mention it in your ads.
It might be one thing. It might be several things combined. What's certain is that, as the property owner, you are probably too close to the forest to see the trees. After all, if you could see what the problems are, you would have corrected them. And that's where a second pair of eyes comes in. Which is to say, where our Bookings Booster Consultation comes in.
We're Alfred and Emily Glossbrenner, and we're two of the country's leading experts on advertising, marketing, and managing second homes and investment properties as vacation rentals. So what we see when we look at your listing, your amenities, the rates you charge, and where and how you advertise is likely to be quite different from what your friends and relatives see. (Though we strongly urge you to seek their input and opinions as well.)
Our Bookings Booster Phone Consultation is very much like National Public Radio's Car Talk, the Suze Orman Show, or any other call-in advice program. The difference is we aren't nearly as funny as Tom and Ray Magliozzi, or nearly as blonde and bronzed as Suze Orman. Nor do we offer marriage, sex, or life counseling, political opinions, or gardening tips. What we do offer is expert advice on how you can achieve the "fully booked" state of bliss, or at least make substantial progress on the road to that goal.
There are two other differences. First, before you call, we take the time to analyze your current advertising efforts. (It's as if Car Talk's Tappet Brothers were to give your car a going over before you asked your question on air.) Second, we charge for our analysis and advice.
Here are the three main steps most Bookings Booster Phone Consultations follow:
Of course, we can also operate in a less structured way. If you have one or more burning issues that you want to make sure are covered, we can start with them. Ideally, you will have told us about such issues in your reply to the questionnaire.
We charge $250 for our pre-call analysis and preparation and the one-hour phone consultation, payable in advance by major credit card. If more time is needed, we can continue the call (schedules permitting) or set up another appointment. Additional hours are billed at $100 an hour.
We're both from the Midwest, so tooting our own horn feels out of place. Still, as Mark Twain said, "I consider introductions unnecessary, but if it is the custom to have them, I prefer to do the act myself, so that I can rely on getting in all the facts. I was born modest but it wore off."
We really are among the leading experts on how to advertise, market, and manage the rental of your second home. We're totally independent. And we're certain we can help you get your bookings "boosted" to where you want them to be.
To start the process for your coaching/consultation session, click here to visit our Online Store and order the Bookings Booster Consultation. If you have questions first, feel free to contact us by phone or email. You can count on us to respond promptly. After all, we're Midwesterners at heart.
Alfred and Emily Glossbrenner