Let Your Property
 

Do I need an agency?

One of the first questions we get asked is what are your options when it comes to letting your property – wherever it is located.
In our eyes, there are three ways that you can run your holiday cottage business.
You can:


Option 1: DIYDo it yourself

Pros: Great for control, you manage what you want and when, intimate property knowledge; passion, attention to detail
Cons:Very time consuming managing multiple online channels; bookings might get missed if your response to enquiries is not swift; your marketing reach will be limited and you would be unlikely to maximise occupancy; you will need to be always available for your guests 24/7; lack of expertise and knowledge will hinder maximising your income; limited industry knowledge to assist in improvement of service.


Option 2: Use a national agency

Pros: National agencies will have significant marketing reach and brand awareness; bookings will be healthy; national market focus; National TV and Radio campaigns; relentless email campaigns
Cons: Impersonal service with “local offices or local teams” totally subservient to financially driven head offices; lack of local knowledge and lack of property knowledge for customers; property management is farmed out to third party suppliers; self-serving financially driven goals; stiff and rigid penalties for “stepping out of line”; one size fits all service; onerous contracts to suit the big agency; zero control and more recently (Co-Vid related) significantly damaged brands due to inconsiderate operating practices for customers and owners alike – as seen on the BBC!


Option 3: Use a local partner like Short Let Space

Pros: Quality, Authority and Profits.
You will develop personal relationships with the team who will get to know your property fully; Strong local brand presence with in depth local knowledge; focussed marketing on the local area; full use of all online marketing channels and most advanced pricing technology (the same as the National agency, but tailored to your local market); personal and bespoke service; Full Property management on offer from the local brand. We ask you to contact us and let us help you maximise the potential of your property
Cons: We don’t think you will find one!

 

Have a question?

Get in touch

Our Oxfordshire based team are ready to answer questions or help with your booking any time.
Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
Call: 01993 222200

This site uses cookies.
ConfigureHide Options
 
Read our privacy policy

This site uses cookies for marketing, personalisation, and analysis purposes. You can opt out of this at any time or view our full privacy policy for more information.