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It’s a no brainer but we learnt the hard way for our first stay in Bright. We paid our money on Stayz who then put us in touch with the property manager. That’s when we heard – “Oh you should have come to us. It’s always cheaper on our website. Sigh. That was $200 that could have been spent elsewhere.
Bright Escapes have secured the trust of over 100 holiday property owners in Bright and have the largest share of the properties in town. They also have the largest team in Bright, managing their guests, homes and information centre. Bright Escapes are well set up to cater for all budgets with their holiday homes. They are so confident in what they do that they freely allow properties such as ours to market and make their own bookings.
Prices should be more or less comparable with the property managers however keep reading for the sorts of deals you could find by dealing with the property owner. Your property owner is the decision maker and the one with the vested interest in having their property tenanted.
60% of bookings are repeat customers in Bright. People find a place that they like and come back to it year after year. A new property is going to do whatever it takes to fill their books and get known. That’s your opportunity right there for the best deal. They are the places with the gaps in the calendar that you can fill!
Given that 60% of bookings are repeat customers in Bright, the property owner is going to want you to fall in love with their place and return again next year. You and reviews are important to them. Property owners can reward loyalty and word of mouth marketing. Support them and they can support you in your future visits or your friends.
If you are a Bright regular, then get yourself on their mailing list for the weekends the house is available. You could get a 3 night stay for the price of 2 one week out. We all need those last minute getaways sometimes.
You may get a extra day cheaper because you are filling a hole for them.
If you are booking for 2 night’s over a weekend, you have Buckley’s for negotiation. Reality is that the house will probably stand vacant for the week and you have given them 2 nights accommodation over the peak part of the week. That will be eaten up with property manager commissions, hefty cleaning bills, hefty laundry bills plus everything else they paid out that week just to have the property available – internet, insurances, rates, water… If you are looking for a deal, then plan to stay longer.
There is lots that a property owner can do if your booking is long enough for them to cover costs and don’t underestimate what your review is worth to them.
Tips coming soon. It’s not hard but its definitely worth it! Look out for our next post.
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