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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Holiday Letting Agency - Menai Holiday Cottages

If you are currently letting a holiday property or considering doing so, by now you’ll have realised how much hard work goes into setting up and running a holiday let. A good holiday let agency can help take all the stress and hassle away, whilst maximising your income potential

A good agency is hard to find, there are so many agencies out there and it’s such a competitive market. To help you find the one that’s right for you, we have listed the 5 top things to consider when choosing a holiday letting agency:-

1. How well do they know your area?

Believe it or not, this is one of the main considerations you should make before deciding holiday let agency to go with and this is generally a deciding factor for most people when choosing between agencies. 

Can the agency your interested in effectively manage, market and service your property? For example, we at Menai Holiday Cottages have over 30 years experience in the North Wales holiday cottage market. We have built a vast network of suppliers, tradesmen and housekeepers to help us manage over 500 properties in the North Wales area.

Then there are our people. We have three offices across North Wales full of staff with years upon years of knowledge about North Wales. This enables us to offer first-hand advice and guidance to all of you as an owner and customers. 

These are things an agency without a local presence simply cannot do.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Holiday Let Agency | Menai Holiday Cottages

2. Can they meet your expectations?

Whether you want to use the property yourself extensively or you need to earn a certain level of income, you need to make sure the agency can meet your expectations. If you want to use the property yourself, find an agent who doesn’t completely restrict your use of the property and allows you the flexibility to use it.

Many people see their second home as an investment, therefore a certain level of income needs to be achieved. Try and stay clear of an agency who promises to over-deliver, most agencies base their pricing on a range of factors, so there’s plenty of reasoning behind it.

 At Menai Holiday Cottages we use a range of factors to generate a base price for every week in the year. We also use our in house pricing system to consistently monitor and amend your prices to ensure your house is priced correctly and competitively at all times. 

3. Is the level of service what you’re looking for?

This all depends on how hands-on you want to be. Whether you want to take care of everything such as the changeovers yourself? Or you want someone like us to take care of everything? We have different service options to suit every need. 

We offer both agency and owner-managed service options but be rest assured, no matter what option you go for, we’ll always be here to help and guide you all the way. 

4. What on-going support can you receive?

We can offer any type of support no matter where you are on your letting journey. Here are some of the ways we can help: –

5. How will they advertise your property?

Well in choosing Menai Holiday Cottages as your agent, you get the best of both worlds!

Not only do you get our local presence, service, support and knowledge, but you get the backing of a national brand in our sister company, Sykes Holiday Cottages. 

With a multi-million pound budget to hand, we can get your property the exposure it deserves and needs. As well our own google ranked websites, we work with over 300 partner sites such as, Airbnb and Trip Advisor to expose your properties to more and more potential customers. 

We also use TV, radio, social media, magazines, newspapers, PR campaigns, e-mail marketing and more to get your property in front of as many people as possible. 

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