Gearing up for the Summer Season – How the Survey Tool can Help!
For many vacation rental companies, business is seasonal, and spring marks the start of that first wave of warm weather guests.
And if you live in a region where vacation rental properties remain isolated and unoccupied for those long winter months, then now is the time to start preparing in order to avoid any unwelcome surprises when the first batch of renters arrive.
Doing a mass review and inspection of all of your properties to ensure that they are ready for guests can certainly be a big undertaking. But there are ways that you can make this process of visually inspecting each home and reporting data easier from start to finish.
Let’s take a look at the survey tool!
When the programming experts at LSI first created the survey tool more than a decade ago, the initial intention was to use it as a way to efficiently collect and analyze guest reviews. But we’ve discovered over the years that the survey tool can do a lot more than that!
In fact, the survey tool can be utilized to create a wealth of guest-based, owner-based, and generalized forms, which includes inspection forms before the season even begins.
Using the survey tool, you can craft an inspection guide for your maintenance staff and vendors to check on all those items that need to be up and running before the season begins. These question may include the following:
- Does the property have all utilities functioning? (Like power, water, cable, and internet?)
- Are there any leaks or damaged items inside or outside the property that need to be addressed?
- Have there been any changes or upgrades over the winter that need to be reflected in the property’s description or advertising? (Like bedding changes, new TVs, etc.)
- Are pools and hot tubs ready to go, if applicable?
By creating a simple form that can catch potential issues and changes before the first guests arrive, you can be as prepared as possible for that first rush of the visitor season.
Want to learn more? We can help!
Our experts at LSI can help you build your survey from the ground up, and can even provide suggestions on content, how to effectively distribute, and other tips to help along the way!
Submit a ticket to LSI Support with your requests, and let’s work together to make sure you’re ready for that busy summer season.