Easy ways to increase rental value of your property in Nice (which clients won’t mind paying extra for!)

Every renter wants to offer the best value property to their clients, especially if they are away on holiday. The south of France is an extremely popular destination for people from all over the world. More holidaymakers are choosing to rent  apartments in Nice for a more local experience rather than book a traditional hotel. Vacation rentals are proving popular with owners of apartments in Nice. Our experts have compiled a list of easy things you can do to increase rental value of your apartment which customers won’t mind paying a little bit extra for.

1. Newer, better windows

Nice is extremely beautiful, both the city and the countryside its historical architecture and stunning panoramic views. If you wish to increase rental value begin with windows. Not only will better windows allow your guests to enjoy the splendour Nice has to offer from the comfort of the apartment but it will also ensure that the property is full of natural light. A bright and airy apartment is more welcoming, guests appreciate relaxing comfortably before leaving to explore.

2. Increased facilities

you should try to make your Nice vacation rental as inviting and flexible as possible. This is key to providing a service that caters to all your guests’ needs which will increase rental value. Try adding an additional pull-out sofa bed and providing luxury touches such as a coffee machine or welcome hamper. Holidaymakers don’t want to be living out of their suitcase, they want the apartment to be as homely as possible. This means having a wide range of storage options, so your guests’ needs can be easily met. Additional shelving, storage and coat hooks are simple and cheap to install but will make a difference for those staying.

3. Free guidebooks and information packs

Although it’s easy to research Nice online, a personal recommendation from a local will be welcomed by any guest. Creating a list of your own favourite restaurants, bars and walks will show your guests that you really do want them to have the best time possible and that you are there to help them find all of Nice’s hidden gems. Make sure you try and accommodate everyone in these lists too, by highlighting the best vegetarian and Halal places, as well as suggesting some activities for families.

Harrison Brook Property is a short-term rental agency based in Nice, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service and complete transparency throughout the rental process. If you are interested in renting your property in Nice for short-term holiday rentals, then please look at https://www.hbproperty.fr/contact/ for further information.

Why rent out your apartment in Nice?

You may be asking yourself “should I lease my apartment?” Opening up your home to strangers on holiday in Nice may not be something that you had previously given any consideration to. So what would happen if you did? Nice is a much sought after spot and has holidaymakers flocking there all year round. This is your opportunity to cash in and make a very nice income from the burgeoning holiday rental scene.

Generate more income

“Why lease my apartment?” For a start, your apartment is in a prime area of France for a holiday rental – not only is Nice a stunning part of the world but it has great tourist opportunities and with that comes revenue. This revenue is there for you to partake in, if only you were to rent out your apartment! By taking the opportunity to put your property on the holiday rental market you could begin to earn more income. You do not have to do it for the whole year but you can cash in on the peak season when accommodation is going to be in high demand and short supply.

Provides you with more freedom

The cost that holidaymakers will pay to stay in your holiday rental could go towards doing so much for you. Why wouldn’t you want to make some money from your property? Let it work for you and you will reap the benefits.

Leasing your property could give you more freedom to do something fun for yourself. Why not go on an adventure of your own? You live and work in a stunning part of the world but why not explore other parts of the globe? Italy, Thailand, Australia – the sky is the limit if you decide to use the income that you could gain from your apartment.

Help others experience the beauty of Nice

If your answer to “should I lease my apartment?” depends on helping others You could improve a holidaymaker’s experience by being the insider with an intimate knowledge of Nice. By adding that extra je ne sais quoi you could potentially build a relationship with a set of holidaymakers who will come back to you time and time again to rent your apartment. This way it gives you the security of knowing who is renting from you and that they will treat you and your apartment with respect. You will begin to build a reputation as the go-to apartment ensuring that you will have a consistent flow of holidaymakers year after year.

HB Property always seeks to put people first whether it be you or the holidaymakers. We are transparent in our dealings and do not hide anything from you. You can trust us to keep your interests at heart and ensure that your property is cared for. So get online now and sign up with HB Property today, putting your apartment in the holiday rental market and giving holidaymakers somewhere to stay while you get to enjoy the rewards.

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.

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.

Nice is one of the most popular French tourist destinations, both domestically and internationally, so there’s plenty of competition for bookings when you’re setting up a holiday let. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some things you can offer which make you stand out from the crowd.

Social media

Tourists have so many options when it comes to finding their perfect getaway, that you can’t afford to neglect any of them, especially free options like social media. Having an active social media presence where you can be interacted with is important, but so is posting pictures, advice, local tips and holiday ideas. Potential customers are far more likely to rent from a knowledgeable local, and you can show off your city and some of your personality too!

Something different

Nice is famous for its sun and sea, but there is so much more to see on the Cote d’Azur! From water sports to hiking, biking and climbing – there are many other activities in the area to choose from – so be flexible. Help guests to take part in these activities by providing bike storage, equipment drying or washing facilities, or just a helping hand for tips and advice. It can go a long way, and secure you a niche of adventurous travellers! Also consider your policies on dogs, group bookings and children – if you can be more flexible for your guests, you’ll find that it’s easier for you to fill up that calendar with bookings all year round!

Show off

You’re here to help potential guests indulge their holiday fantasy, and you need to look the part! It can help to commission professional photos of your property to make it stand out and make your marketing fly off the screen. A property management service can help with this too, as they’ll take care of your marketing needs to get your property in front of the right people! Positive reviews on your website, social media recommendations, and photos of your happy guests are all gold dust for prospective holiday letters, so make sure you make the most of what you have!

Contact the team at HB Property today for more property management advice and guidance.

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.

If you own a property in Nice and you’re thinking of letting it out to holidaymakers, you may be wondering whether to use a property management company or to take the DIY route.

Here is a run through of the advantages and disadvantages of using property management in Nice, France.

Advantages

One big advantage of handing over your holiday let is that you will have much more free time. Property management is time-consuming and can be a hassle, especially if you don’t live in France.

A good property management company will have a decent knowledge of the current rental market for the area. This should mean that you get more guests who are perfectly suited to your property. Happy guests mean repeat bookings. The management company’s tried and tested marketing strategy should also mean that they know who, where, and when to target. They will also have plenty of experience in dealing with guests who can be problematic and will have a good idea of which bookings to accept and which to decline.

A management company will take responsibility for all guest queries and will also take charge of chasing payments. In addition, they will look after guest arrivals and departures. Making sure that your property is left clean, tidy, and in good repair ready for the next arrivals is another great bonus. Your agent will also be on hand to handle any guest emergencies at any time; a very important consideration if you live in the UK and are not local to the property.

A good management company will look after all the paperwork associated with holiday letting, from booking confirmations, contracts, and accounts. They will also keep you up to date with current French legislation pertaining to holiday rentals.

Disadvantages

Despite all the advantages of contracting the management of your holiday let to an agency, there are still a few things to consider.

You will have to pay the agency’s fees, which could be between 20 and 40 percent of the letting income. This will reduce your potential profit, although the time and hassle you’ll save is worth the cost.

The other potential disadvantage is that you might not be able to use your property whenever you want to, depending on the contract you’ve agreed with the management company.

Do you have any questions about property management for your holiday apartments in Nice, or want to talk through the options? Get in touch with us at Harrison Brook today.