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Last Updated Monday, November 25, 2013 11:57:52 AM
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
Established Professional Rental
Companies - Vs - For Rent By Owner Properties
Our personal opinions here
at DiscoverTheSmokies.com should be taken as such, (These are not
necessarily the thoughts of our advertisers etc) we are not
accommodation provider experts, just folks that USE to work in the
overnight rental industry. When you rent from a reputable
established large cabin accommodations provider, we believe you gain some very
- PROFESSIONALS in the overnight
accommodations industry, have a proven track record that they are
successful at handling multitudes of homeowners that have invested
many dollars in a cabin / chalet...Imagine managing hundreds of
cabins, millions and millions of dollars worth of folks life-long
investments, successfully, as opposed to an individual home owner
renting their own unit with just their own accommodation? They may
be a great doctor, lawyer, etc but that does not qualify them as a
proven, overnight accommodations provider that works day-in and
day-out handling typical issues that develop, time after time.
- Imagine the difference in a case
where an individual homeowner (sometimes not even residing here in
Tennessee) having a major maintenance type issue arise, can you get
a hold of the 24/7? WHERE will they move you to if the situation can
not be corrected? Do they have FULL-TIME DEDICATED maintenance
personnel, housekeeping personnel etc that can be dispatched ASAP?
What if there was something unusual like a rock slide blocking an
access road to a particular cabin, where does a homeowner with one
unit move you to?
- Imagine even somewhat MINOR
inconvenience breakdowns, maybe a TV goes out, a electrical breaker
goes bad? Large established accommodations providers will many times
STOCK items they have found to occasionally go bad, something an
individual homeowner would likely not be able to do
- What happens if the individual
homeowner has unforeseen things pop up, maybe a tree falls and
damages the rental, maybe the rental is damaged for whatever reason,
where do they move you to?
- What if I had an overnight rental,
and I rented it myself, and a personal emergency happened that tied
me up when an unforeseen problem arose with the rental? An
established rental company would have alternate employees to bring
in where I would not.
- An established overnight
accommodations provider will likely go to great lengths to try and
satisfy a renter, an unfair / unprofessional decision may put
hundreds of rentals at stake, where an individual owner might just
say take it or leave it, with only their one rental at stake, and
maybe even quitting renting it to prove a point, this would be an
unlikely situation, but just try and keep in mind what is at stake
with a company that might be responsible for managing 20-30 million
dollars worth the overnight rentals as opposed to a homeowner with
- We would expect a large management
company that is ran irresponsibly would have a HUGE amount of
complaints online services like TripAdvisor.com etc. You may find
some deals from 'for rent by owner' accommodations, but is it worth
the trade-off of knowing the confidence that comes with trusting
your vacation to an established, large accommodations provider with
back-up units, full-time service personnel, etc???
We are sure there are plenty
of great 'for rent by owner' accommodations out there, yet the above
mentioned items may be helpful in your decision on WHO to trust your
upcoming vacation plans with <smile>
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