Lakewood Hosts Property Management Service:
You manage the income, we’ll manage the stress.
Owning a rental property can provide a boost to your bank account but the responsibilities that go along with it can be daunting. From figuring out the best way to let people know that you have a home for rent to handling all aspects of the reservation process, from keeping your property in perfect condition to ensuring it is properly cleaned between bookings, it’s easy to understand why a lot of individuals shy away from turning their hardly used vacation home into a source of added income.
Lakewood Hosts specializes in managing kosher vacation villas and suites primarily in the Lakewood, NJ greater area and in the Catskill Mountains in NY.
Our niche is the discerning kosher consumer and our client database is vast, filled with families and individuals who return as our guests year after year.
With our nearly ten years of expertise and your property that lies vacant for months out of each year, together we can generate additional income to add to your bottom line.
Below are just some of the management services we offer to our clients:
Marketing and advertising:
Once you have decided to re-purpose your second home as a source of income, the next step is to ensure that it is marketed properly. Without effective marketing, the home you invested so much time and money to turn into a vacation rental will stand empty more nights than you had anticipated.
From the moment you contract with Lakewood Hosts to be your property manager, our team of professional writers goes out to your property and conducts an “on site interview.” They detail the specifics of the home both inside and out, and compose a “bio” extolling the benefits of your specific property. Each home is unique and they are experienced in drawing out just the right features that attract the most attention.
Next, we send out our professional photographer and videographer who take a multifaceted photo shoot and floor plans, drawing the viewer’s’ eyes toward the most complimentary aspects of your home.
We advertise on social media, Google, Yahoo, and other portals, as well as in all of the major Jewish periodicals and magazines, so you can feel confident that your home is getting the most exposure possible. And as our company continuously grows due to positive word of mouth, you stand to gain as well as more and more vacationers around the world turn to Lakewood Hosts to book their next getaway.
Guest screening and reservations:
Our reservation team works hard to turn every call into a booking. We handle all aspects of each reservation, answering questions about each specific property. Our agents work diligently to find the right home for every guest who reaches out to us, cultivating a relationship that will last way beyond that first vacation we book for them.
In addition, we know how important it is to ensure that guests in your home maintain the residence as you would treat your own home. With this in mind, our reservation team personally screens all potential guests before accepting any booking.
Bookkeeping and all things financial:
As a homeowner who has hired us to manage your property, you have the option of managing much of the financial aspects of your business on your own or leaving all of the arrangements to us.
At the very minimum, we collect rent payment on your behalf, cleaning fees, and any other fees that are included in the rental contract between our company and each guest who vacations in your home.
Aside from what is mentioned above, we also are able to handle all of the other financial responsibilities of owning a vacation property. Mortgage and utility payments, taxes and insurance, and any other expenses that come due can be managed by our financial team if you would like to be a “silent partner” in your investment – the choice is yours to make.
No matter the level of our involvement, you will receive a monthly report detailing the number of nights rented, gross income, expenses incurred, and net payment to you, the homeowner.
We want you to enjoy the benefits of owning a vacation rental and not be bogged down by the responsibilities that ownership entails.
Maintenance, both inside and out:
Hiring someone to manage your property means you can “take your own vacation” from the responsibilities most homeowners need to handle on their own. Chances are your property is located thousands of miles from where you live year round and knowing that you are leaving it in the hands of a trusted company provides you with a higher comfort level.
At Lakewood Hosts, we understand that your home is one of your most valuable assets and, as such, we treat it as if it were our own.
With our loyal staff of professionals who perform pest/termite control, septic tank clean-outs, home repairs, cable and wireless installation, housekeeping, and general indoor maintenance as needed, you can rest easy knowing that your home is being maintained properly. Equally as important, our outside crew manages the landscaping and mowing and handles mosquito control when warranted.
We work hard to ensure that your property is kept in perfect condition, eliminating the need for emergency repairs that can interfere with its rental potential.
Renovations and expansions:
With the explosive growth in the number of kosher rental properties these days, many of our homeowners are constantly looking to make upgrades to their homes. Making changes, big or small, increases the aesthetic appeal and, as a result, increases earning potential.
Whether you are interested in changing out the kitchen or simply changing out the linens and towels, we will work within your budget to assist you with any upgrades you wish to implement, whether you are on site or out of town.
Our property renovation and design team is able to procure estimates from architects and contractors, electricians and plumbers, interior design consultants, and just about any type of company that deals with home improvements.
Best of all is the fact that you can choose the level of involvement that you desire.
If you would like us to handle all on-site aspects but prefer to be hands on in terms of design implementation, we can arrange for Skype sessions to go over building material choices such as tiles, cabinets, landscaping choices, etc.
If you prefer to be present for the work, we can accompany you to furniture showrooms, home improvement stores, and upholsterers – wherever the need takes you.
It is a “win-win” for your home to be in optimal and updated condition as that will translate into many more rented nights, while increasing its overall value at the same time.
At Lakewood Hosts, we recognize and appreciate that every property has its own “personality” and is unique in its specific management needs. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond to ensure that your property reaches its fullest potential.
Reach out to us for further information by email at: LakewoodHosts@gmail.com
Or reach us by phone at 732.707.7949
Lakewood Hosts LLC
Market leaders in luxury kosher vacation rentals, offering concierge management and vacation bookings since 2009