Free Vacation Rental Cleaning Checklists

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Free Vacation Rental Cleaning Checklists to Prevent Guest Issues

The dishwasher is full of dirty dishes. The beds are unmade and all linens need to be washed. The laundry detergent is close to empty. If you don’t use checklists to maintain your vacation rental, your guests are likely to encounter these kinds of problems when they first arrive.

With just a few checks in boxes, your guests are more likely to walk into a place that’s spotless — and your cleaning company knows exactly what they’re responsible for.

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ARE VACATION HOMES A GOOD INVESTMENT? NOT IF YOU FEEL GUILTY.

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Nearly Half of Vacation Homeowners Feel Guilty About Low Usage

It began as a dream: a second home. A place you could use for personal vacations. A home in one of your favorite locations. Maybe even a place to rent to others to cover the costs (or more). You’d enjoy the memories (and potentially the money) you’d make year-round. 

So you searched for the best places to buy a vacation rental. You crunched the numbers on a vacation rental income calculator. You talked to some people and they all agreed it was a good idea. Finally, you took the leap, purchased the property, and then…

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Thinking of buying a vacation rental home? Start here.

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Helpful information for investing in a vacation rental

Buying a vacation rental property can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. 

That’s why we’ve gathered the most helpful investor-focused resources we’ve created all in one place — to make your decision to purchase a vacation rental a little easier. 

Evolve has worked with more than 10,000 vacation homeowners. Some have launched their first vacation rental business, others were looking for better performance than DIY or traditional property managers. They all understand how our lightweight management approach lets us focus on what makes vacation rentals irresistible to guests. So we’ve learned what to look for (and what to

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RESERVATION RESPONSE TIME: EVOLVE’S MAGIC NUMBER

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How quickly you should respond for more guest bookings

One of the promises we make to Evolve homeowners is that we’ll provide their guests with the same level of service they’d expect from any well-known hospitality brand. 

That’s a high standard for the average Do-It-Yourselfer to meet, especially for those who work outside of managing their rental. We also hear a lot of complaints from owners about the understaffed local property managers looking after their homes. These PMs assume they’re meeting guest expectations. They’re not.

Making guests feel welcome starts with that first inquiry. Long response times or vague voicemails just give guests the impression that they’re a lower

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Finding The Right Vacation Home Cleaning Service

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When it comes to a guest’s experience, your vacation rental is only as good as your cleaning and maintenance team. With their help, your vacation home will look sparkling and spotless in images and, most importantly, in person. 

Without the right home cleaning team, your beautiful home could easily appear cluttered or chaotic — and might never reach its full potential.

Evolve has an entire team dedicated to sourcing, vetting, and working with cleaning and maintenance partners. We talk to them every day, educate them on our four core property standards, and connect them with our owners (owners managing

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Vacation Rental Case Study: Lakes Region, NH

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Being a full-time attorney, the last thing Eric wanted was a second job. Still, it had happened. He was spending several hours of his free time per week managing his vacation rental in Tamworth, NH. 

His home, a historic property set right above the river, had been in his family for years. It was a place Eric had made decades of family memories, and he wanted to make sure it was in good hands. But between work, a family, and 3,000 miles between his residence and the property, the DIY approach was becoming a burden. 

He looked up traditional property

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