We welcomed Solent Lawns in Cowes to our portfolio in November 2014, and since then the property has out-performed our expectations. In fact, in its first year of holiday letting with us, Solent Lawns secured an impressive 38 bookings.
So what made the property’s owners choose Blue Chip Holidays as their letting agent?
“We chose Blue Chip because they already had a strong presence on the island, and because living away means it’s important for us to have an agent who can handle every aspect of the lettings process for us.”
We know that stepping into the world of holiday lets can be daunting if you don’t have any experience, and we make the process of joining us simple. Our dedicated Portfolio Development Manager, Suzanne, lives on the island and is on hand to help at every stage of the process. From the initial visit to your property going live on our website and opening for bookings, Suzanne will be in touch to make sure that you’re completely at ease.
“The process was very straightforward. Suzanne visited us in person and went through all the facts and figures so we knew what to expect, and she put us in touch with our property manager which has made things even easier once we started receiving guests.”
Choosing the right agency to market your property is one of most important decisions you’ll make and aside from impressive booking and revenue figures, Blue Chip Holidays also offer a number of other advantages as standard to our owners. Since joining our portfolio, the owner of Solent Lawns has benefitted from advantages such as the fact that there’s no upfront charge for joining; and all owners receive free professional photography as well as a free quality grading. We also protect our owners against cancellations as standard, once a booking is confirmed our owners can rest assured that their agreed owner payment is secure even if the guest cancels their holiday.
As well as the skills of our in-house marketing team who get every property’s page on our website the right traffic all year round, Solent Lawns also receives the combined knowledge and experience of our entire team numbering over 50 employees. The property’s owner has his own Account Manager who works alongside Suzanne in managing its ongoing performance, giving a hassle free experience. Solent Lawns is also supported by our Revenue and Yield Manager who ensures that we are always looking to maximise the revenue of every property on our portfolio getting owners the best returns possible.
We asked the owner of Solent Lawns why he thinks the property’s taken so many bookings, and aside from its spectacular setting in Cowes, he thinks it’s the little things that make a big difference to guests.
“Guests increasingly expect features such as Wi-Fi as standard, and Solent Lawns offers SKY to make its guests feel at home. They’re welcomed by the essentials such as tea, coffee and sugar, and we think they appreciate it!”
These touches have led to a collection of positive reviews that will help set the property in good stead for repeat bookings in the future.