- This topic has 6 replies, 1 voice, and was last updated April 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm by .
- April 16, 2007 at 1:41 pm #251600Guest
Wow….you really think I could get $3500 if I did the extras??
I will absolutely take the week off work then, it will be worth
it…$3500 would be a HUGE help for me, I am really struggling
financially and ready to try just about anything legal to catch up…
My “magic number” I’d really like to earn is $3830. That is the
payoff for my biggest credit card.
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “herberkids3”
> Add on-
> with the extra’s you list (called conceirage most the time), I’d
> charge no less than $3500 for the week.
> — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “herberkids3”
> > Hmm… that’s a tough one. First of all, are you prepare to let
> > virtual strangers stay in your home? They’d have access to your
> > home, and everything in it for a week. The money looks good,
> > but I’d be scared of what I might forget to tuck away safely,
> > they might stumble over.
> > I don’t know about insurance, but at the very least, get
> > (multiple), and require a down payment of half the amount you
> > to charge. For refrences, check it by calling them. Ask for a
> > personal reference, a business reference (maybe?), and a rental
> > reference. Ask that they not be related, and get current phone
> > numbers.
> > You should also get license plate numbers for all the vehicles,
> > drivers licenses for all the people staying in the house. This
> > if something is damaged, or the price isn’t paid, then you can go
> > ahead and file charges.
> > Ask around at what other people are going to be charging for
> > similiar to yours. Don’t look at what the closer, nicer, bigger
> > places might get. I’d say at least $2,000 for the week, judging
> > the hotels charging $1750. They’ll be getting a bigger space,
> > access to a kitchen, so you should charge more than the hotel.
> > Your best bet on information would be to contact someone who did
> > this last time. They would be able to help with what needs to be
> > done, insurance wise.
> > — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “carole”
> > >
> > > Has anyone ever rented out their house for a week for a special
> > > event? I need some advice on how to do it. There is a big PGA
> > > tournament coming up in my town in August, and many people will
> > rent
> > > out their homes for big bucks that week. Last major tourney we
> > > folks close to the country club who were getting over $5000 for
> > the
> > > week! My house isn’t as fancy as those are but it is clean and
> > decent
> > > and still less than 5 miles from the tournament site, and the
> > decent
> > > hotels in my area are charging $1750 for that week for a simple
> > room.
> > >
> > > My house is a big three bedroom with sleeper sofas in the den
> > > living room, so that would be five separate rooms that would
> > > sleep 2 people, plus there would still be space for air
> > if
> > > needed. It is also dog friendly. I have a small hot tub and a
> > > grill on the patio for cooking. I would even take my vacation
> > > off work and provide “extras” like transportation to and from
> > > golf course or to shopping, etc. and airport transfers with my
> > > minivan, “doggie sit” and do maid service while they were gone
> > each
> > > day and prepare dinner for them ahead of time each night for
> > > right price. I can stay at my aunt’s house about a block away.
> > >
> > > I need advice on:
> > > 1. what I should charge, both for basic rental and for the
> > > 2. how to protect myself and my property (special insurance?)
> > > 3. How do I check references?
> > > 4. Do I make them pay all in advance? Can I run their credit
> > via
> > > paypal or something similar?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.