Are you a cottage owner and have a property you are renting? Do have a tough time keeping up with all the paperwork, tax details, billing and book keeping? Does the summer rental season become less fun for you and more of a chore? Are you overwhelmed?
Let’s face it the money is nice. It helps cover costs and at times provide a bit of profit in this unpredictable economy we share and live in – but it’s tough to keep track of all the needed details with cottage renting. From advertising, to answering ads and questions, to filling out quotes and applications, agreements and waivers, to helping source additional services like boats and ATV’s, etc… it can be quite overwhelming.
How do so many people do it and make it seem easy? I often find myself drowning in paperwork – not so simple. The fun part seems to get lost amongst all the details involved. You want to continue to rent it out – however, you’re in need of some help.
Ever thought of hiring it out to an agency? There are several out there that perform this very type of service. They are a specialised kind of listing agent that for a fee or commission will look after all the little details – and you walk away with money in your pocket AND time on your hands. Yes you might be earning less, or more, depending… But at the end of the day if you priority is having more time on your hands, maybe the hand off to a third party might be the way to go.
Ever thought of hiring an independent contractor? With the economy the way it has been lately, there are quite a few people with solid work experience and credentials looking for some contractors in the field of property management. You could consider hiring someone on a 3 or 6 month contract – just to test the waters.
Just make sure you do your research and find someone who is reputable, reliable, and a trustworthy source. The idea is to find the right service or person to reduce your head aches – not add to them. Take your time, ask the right questions, and ask for referrals.
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