Three ways to make renting to families easier

The summer holiday season is by far the most popular one of the year in Nice. This isn’t just because the sun is shining and skies are blue, but also because there are loads more families free to jet off and enjoy the picturesque city. The question is: how can you make sure that you’re welcoming families as well as couples to your apartment? Luckily there are a number of things you can do to make sure that mums and dads are happy to book your holiday rental over others in the area. Here are three tips that should help with renting to families.

Proximity

Nice is so readily explorable, which is just one of the reasons why it’s such a hotspot for holiday-makers. However, if you’re to attract families you’ll need to emphasise your apartment’s proximity to key spots – such as the beach or Vieille Ville. This might include tips on using a hired car, a public bus or even walking routes. Just don’t underestimate that couples with kids will always have an added concern about getting around.

Beds

Your apartment could become a family-friendly home in an instant with the help of extra beds. You need not squeeze in extra mattresses because this could make the place look cluttered and turn away couples. Instead, the best option is to invest in fold-out cots that can be stored away and a pull-out sofa. These additions can make all the difference to parents travelling with young ones.

Itinerary

Families may need a small push in the right direction when it comes to their itinerary. Nice, as many people already know, can be a wondrous place for mums and dads with their kids, so make sure you put together a firm itinerary to attract them. This can include beaches with play areas, like Ruhl or Neptune Plage. This plan of action just means that families will feel like they can relax in your home rather than waste time searching for child-friendly places.

Try it!

Don’t let the summer holiday season pass you by without letting families know that your apartment is open for business. If you want to leave the responsibility to someone else, HB Property offer management services for a range of holiday apartments in Nice. Get in touch for more information.

Holiday like a champion on two wheels! cycling in Nice!

Cycling is enjoying a boom in popularity right now, and cyclo-tourism is big business.

Each July the eyes of the world are on France for the annual spectacle of the Tour de France. But with its favourable year-round climate, spectacular terrain and great cafes, cycling in Nice is always popular.

It’s easy to see why so many professional cyclists and their teams prefer cycling in Nice and the Cote d’Azur. Due to this popularity, tourists want to rent out apartments in Nice to ride the same routes as their heros. There’s a high chance that you will even see several professional cyclists whizz past you during your stay!

The Paris-Nice cycling stage race each spring has made local mountain climbs famous worldwide amongst cyclists. Col d’Eze, Col de Vence, Col de Turini, Col de Braus and the Col de la Madone are all big attractions and all cyclists would be proud to boast that they have attempted (and hopefully even conquered) these climbs!

A stay in Nice allows you to ride in the day and enjoy the city’s excellent restaurants in the evening. For those wanting something a little less arduous, nothing beats a steady ride along the world famous seafront of the Promenade des Anglais, or take in the picturesque views by enjoying a short ride for coffee in the sunshine beside Nice marina.

Demand is already high for vacation apartments in Nice, and it’s only likely to grow with the popularity of new events drawing more sporting tourists to the city. In June, the Nice Ironman event attracts thousands of participants from around the world, creating further demand for holiday apartments.

At Harrison Brook Property holiday rentals boasts a selection of Nice apartments and vacation rentals, perfect for your sporting adventure.

Make more money renting in Nice

If you want to make more money renting in Nice you must first find the right rental market. That’s where HB Property can deliver an outstanding service, connecting you with potential clients. But there are certain steps you can take to maximise the return on your holiday property by maximising its potential.

A new paint job

You should aim to refresh the decor in your apartment at the end of every holiday season. Take the time to thoroughly clean your property. Attend to any niggling maintenance issues like leaky taps or loose handles and give everywhere a new coat of paint. This is a great time to get inspired by your surroundings to deliver some real Riviera chic.

Add an en-suite

If you can squeeze in an en-suite, it’s well worth finding the money to do so. En-suite bath or shower rooms add a real cachet to a property and take up surprisingly little space. Even a small walk-in wardrobe can become a luxury walk-in wet room with a little imagination.

Upgrade kitchens and bathrooms

If you’re hoping to attract longer rentals, upgrading a tired kitchen or a grimy bathroom will elevate any Nice apartments and vacation rentals above the competition. There are some surprising bargains to be had if you buy online or hit the big French DIY stores – if you’re buying off the peg, pay attention to the small details like handles, taps and accessories to create a unique style that clients will love.

Make the most of outdoor space

It may not be possible to physically add more space to your rental apartment, but if you can create an outside ‘room’ with an awning or pergola and smart furniture and accessories you’ll automatically add value for your renters. If you can a unique experience you will start to make more money renting in nice.

Offer added extras

Whether that’s local artisan toiletries or high speed WiFi, you can target a premium market with those vital added extras. From the latest tech to stunningly unique decor, state of the art security systems to A+ energy efficient appliances, those details show care and thought that your clients will appreciate.

If you’d like to improve the rental income of your property and you’re looking for property management in Nice, France to achieve your goal contact us at Harrison Brook today.

French Riviera apartment rentals | tips for letting holiday apartments in Nice

To get the best out of your French riviera apartment rentals you need to be smart about how you promote the property. Here we explore some top tips for increasing the profitability of your holiday apartments in Nice.

Use a property manager

Using property management Nice, France, can help you to get more exposure for your property and ensure that more people are seeing it. This will help to keep the property full and maximise your profits.

Update your calendar

Keeping your calendar up to date is hugely important and the sooner you can provide availability the better. Plan your own holiday in your holiday apartments in Nice and then open up every other date to customers to get them filled.

Upload more photos

Showing the customer exactly what you have to offer them can increase interest. Remember, people will assume that anything you are not displaying is not attractive, so ensure that you photograph the whole property. With more information you will be more likely to get bookings.

Request reviews

Customers want to see reviews from other guests and they will be more likely to book your Nice apartments if there are good reviews of the property when they look. Requesting reviews from guests will help to increase your profile and bookings.

Accept online payments

One big downfall for many people letting properties by themselves is not being set up to take money in an easy and simple manner. If you cannot take online payments then you will lose a great deal of interest in the property. You can using a pre-existing online payment system without the cost of setting one up and running one yourself.

Provide detailed information

Finally, you should give as much information as possible. Inform tenants of the local attractions such as beaches and restaurants as well as their locations. With more information guests are more likely to decide on your apartment over another and pay their rental to you.

To find out more of the information and services Harrison Brook can offer please visit our website.

Owners of holiday apartments in Nice looking to cover the expenses of their vacation retreats, will find it’s remarkably easy to rent out their properties and gain substantial income throughout the year. Nice is a popular tourist destination any time of year, so it’s easy to rent out your holiday home when it is vacant.

Nice holiday apartments

Owning your own holiday home can be a shrewd investment which pays dividends over the long term as property values increase. Available opportunities to rent out your Nice holiday home can make your returns on investment even more substantial. There are a number of good reasons to consider the benefits of renting out your Nice holiday apartment.

Why rent out your Nice holiday home

UK holiday home owners renting out their properties make average earnings of around £12,750 in annual income, with expenses amounting to about £6,000. This is a superb profits margin and some owners find the annual income figures are substantially increased when their properties are marketed in the best fashion.

Your holiday home may be a luxury asset and provide you with enjoyable holidays throughout the year, but keeping on top of the regular expenses can prove difficult. Renting out your Nice holiday home at the times it is vacant helps ensure all regular outgoings are upheld and maintenance issues are addressed.

You qualify for tax relief on any mortgage payments for your holiday home, so you can offset the full rental income and any wear and tear issues against mortgage interest repayments. You may also qualify for entrepreneur’s tax relief if you should come to sell your holiday home.

Holiday apartments in Nice are popular with families and business travellers. Many families find it’s far more convenient to book self-catering apartments and villas for holidays, as it allows for far greater flexibility and choice. The popularity of sites such as Airbnb has also fuelled a rise in business travellers looking to the short-term let market for accommodation that’s preferable to staring at the walls in bleak hotel rooms.

There are many more reasons to consider the benefits of renting out your Nice holiday home and the professional team at HB Property are more than willing to discuss these advantages with you. Contact us for more details.

When you’re preparing to rent out your apartment in Nice, it’s the attention to detail that will make the difference between an average review and a repeat booking. And a welcome basket should offer that unexpected wow that makes your guests’ stay a memorable one.

Create a five-star experience

Renting vacation apartments in Nice is now no longer the preserve of the holidaymaker on a budget. Experienced world travellers appreciate that renting holiday apartments in Nice offers greater freedom and flexibility to really experience a city, but they also have high expectations of their stay and expect it to offer the same comfort and convenience as a 5-star hotel.

So how can you replicate that experience? Imagine your guests are tired, stressed out and hungry on arrival and create a Nice apartment welcome that helps them to relax immediately in their new surroundings.

The food and drink option

A bottle of good Provencal Rosé chilling in the fridge and some carefully sourced artisanal Pâté and chèvre cheese with a fresh baguette and some delicious black Nicoise olives could form the basis of your welcome pack. Make sure that the kitchen is stocked with good coffee, herbal teas and drinking chocolate and that you provide bottled water and fresh milk. Fresh croissants, butter and delicious local jam will be welcome at breakfast time.

You could also go the extra mile and arrange a restaurant booking, set up options for click and collect shopping with the local hypermarkets and leave a full list of directions to your favourite market stalls, boulangeries and gelato shops.

Going the extra mile

If you’re welcoming a family with children, then provide age-appropriate toys – from a teddy to a games console – to keep them occupied. Discount vouchers from local attractions will also be appreciated.

For business travellers, hi-speed WiFi is essential so invest in a WiFi booster if necessary. You could also leave a useful power bank as a gift, branded with your logo and contact details.

If you offer a premium experience for a romantic retreat then scented candles, high thread count bedding, an iPod dock and samples of some delicious local olive oils, chocolates and other artisanal products will add to the atmosphere.

If you’d prefer to focus on the finer details and leave the management of your property to the professionals, then contact us at Harrison Brook Property and we’ll be pleased to discuss your requirements.

Your property in Nice has the potential to bring in a significant second income for you and your family, but you need to maximise the property to get the best results you can from it. Here we explore how you can make your Nice property better suited for holiday guests.

Solve their little problems

Everything you can do to make the arrival at the property easier and more comfortable for the tenant will make it an easier sell. Consider the initial arrival in terms of the review that you want to receive at the end. Putting a bottle of local wine, some milk, coffee and tea out ready for them adds little expense to your set up but means that they can get comfortable right away.

You should also provide towels, bed linen and wifi so that they can set up immediately upon arrival with minimal stress. These simple services will lead to better experiences and better reviews that will, in turn, draw more customers in.

Make it easy to find

No matter how good your property is, holidaymakers will go elsewhere unless you make it easy to find. In a nearly saturated market, this can be difficult, but with the right property management company in Nice, you won’t need to worry about this. By allowing a large business that specialises in holiday rental properties to promote your property, you will be able to tap into a larger customer base and will start to fill your property more readily and easily.

Recommend the best of the local life

With your local knowledge, you can easily help to improve the experience of the holidaymakers on your property. Tell them where the best beaches are, where to go for the finest foods and the local tricks to avoid paying parking charges and getting ripped off as tourists. Leaving a welcome pack with some local knowledge like this in the property will help to improve the visitor’s experience and doing so will lead to better reviews and more custom.

 

Remember that it is all about making the property work for the holidaymaker. If you can promote their comfort and get good reviews from them, then you will have no problem filling your vacation rental. For more information about renting your Nice property, get in touch with Harrison Brook Property today.

HB Property Wine Tasting

What a great way to end a work year and get ready for the holidays! A wine tasting with our friends from Vin de Terre. The HB Property team participated in an open house wine tasting event in the original location where Vin de Terre is based just in central Nice. We have tasted a large variety of white wines with special notes like the Duberny Chardonnay Viognier, Pouilly Fume and the Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc. Every sip came with a little anecdote and a piece of history so time and glasses just flew by.

 

Vin de Terre

We’ve learned that a good Chianti wine can be recognised by a label with a black rooster. An important lesson learnt! This will not guarantee that you are drinking the best Chianti but it will say it is a good quality one. We also tried Spanish red wine from our friends at Vina Ijalba and we were quite impressed by the Ijalba Graciano – the first 100% organically-grown Graciano in the world.
So whenever you are in Nice and you are looking for a nice experience that involves wine, friends and interesting historical facts don’t hesitate to contact Ewan from Vin de Terre. Needless to say, all tours and wine tasting events are bilingual so everyone can join in. You don’t even need to travel far thanks to their central location!

 

Vin de Terre

Feeling thirsty? Harrison Brook Property can arrange your stay on the French Riviera. We deal with everything from fresh linen to airport transfers. We’ll even stock your fridge, and of course, include a bottle of wine from our friends at Vin de Terre. So, whether you’re ready for a holiday or you’re looking to rent out your property get in touch today! We’ll remove all the stress and make your experience unforgettable.

If you’ve stayed in holiday apartments in Nice in the past and are thinking about the city for a property investment of your own, then you won’t go far wrong as long as you keep several considerations in mind during your property search.

Think about location

It’s important that you put yourself in the mind of a tourist whilst searching for a property. If you’ve been to Nice several times before, you’ll know all about the must-see locations. Think back to when you first set foot in Nice. Thinking where a new Riviera holidaymaker would like to stay could prove vital to your rental income. Locations such as Carre d’Or, Port, Massena, and the Old Town are examples of where a holiday let will draw the most bookings. Location is a vital part of property investment, especially in Nice.

Balconies

You’d be surprised how much difference a balcony can make. Although they aren’t that common in central Nice, when you get out to some of the surrounding areas, such as Mont Boron and Fabron, you’ll find balconies aplenty. A lot of holidaymakers looking to enjoy the French Riviera may be tempted to pick your place over somewhere else if you’re offering outside space and a great view.

Natural light

It’s no secret that renowned artists such as Matisse chose to come to Nice. With millions of tourists following suit year after year, you’re going to want to make a property investment that proves that the guests are on holiday. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should be put off by a darker property though. Not afraid of a little work? You could purchase a fixer-upper for a reduced price and transform it into a naturally lit holiday hotspot.

Sea views

We’re sure you’re serious about attracting a big return on your investment. If so you’re going to want to consider a property that boasts sea views. Any apartment or villa with a sea view in Nice is likely to fetch a higher rent. For maximum rental income,

Whether you’re currently renting our your holiday apartments in Nice to visitors and tourists, or you’re just thinking about leaping into your first property investment, there’s a lot to think about. While your decor might be acceptable, with so many stunning properties out there, it’s important to ensure yours stands out from the rest – impressing your guests and improving your chances of return custom. Here are some of the latest trends you can incorporate into your property to inspire your visitors and improve your profits.

Modern fixtures

Many vacation properties feature stunning views, gorgeous furniture and great proximity to local amenities. But can lose out with less than up-to-date features, such as an old-fashioned kitchen or a retro bathroom. Though these aren’t dealbreakers for most, there are always guests who want to feel at home in their apartment, from being able to cook a meal purchased from authentic French markets to relaxing in the tub at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Providing attractive modern amenities ensures every part of your guest’s visit exceeds their expectations.

Unique features

We’re firmly in the time of social media, and there’s nothing better than seeing your property elicit delight or encouraging additional bookings thanks to an Instagram post or Facebook review. Something as simple as statement wallpaper, beautiful toiletries or vibrantly coloured furniture can make your property attract a younger, more social media savvy crowd – offering you free advertising and great reviews.

French inspired decor

If modern isn’t your thing, Nice’s floral and romantic Mediterranean past is another way you can differentiate your property. Combine French decor with painted shutters, well-maintained climbing plants and luxury furniture for a more classic feel that can transport your guests back in time. To those who live in Nice, it may feel a bit cliche, but to holiday goers these little touches will add to the novelty and romance of a vacation in Nice.

Feeling inspired? If you’re ready and raring to rent out your Nice property, we can help. At Harrison Brook Property, we take the stress out of holiday letting, leaving you to enjoy your profits and positive reviews. Set your property apart with stylish decor, exciting features and a stellar management service and you’re sure to impress. Contact us today to start your journey to profitability.