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City of Anaheim to Vacation Rental Owners: Manage Your Properties With Care … or Else

Attractions like Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center – combined with a desire among visitors to avoid hotels – make Anaheim a popular location among users of Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, and other sites.

But many owners have found the local regulatory environment daunting. Some recent history: In 2019, following complaints from property owners, the City of Anaheim reversed a ban and phase-out of short-term vacation rentals and allowed most owners with permits to keep operating.

Under these rules, short-term vacation rental owners in Anaheim, California who opted to shut down by August 2019 must do so. Short-term rentals located where homeowner associations have banned them must close by December 2022, but those with permits can relocate elsewhere in Anaheim. Other than relocations, for now, permits for new vacation rentals aren’t being granted.

Vacation rental owners will continue to pay the City of Anaheim’s transient occupancy tax. They must also comply with a strict set of “good neighbor” rules or risk losing their ability to legally operate.

Rules include having a local contact ready to respond around the clock, within 45 minutes, to complaints and violations; supplying contact information to neighbors; limiting guests to those ages 21 and above; and compliance with a “quiet time” from 10 pm to 9 am.

Punishment for violators is severe. Two major violations or 10 minor violations within a one-year period are “grounds to revoke a permit,” according to the Anaheim Fact Sheet on Short-Term Rentals. Fines run as high as $2,500 for owners/operators and up to $500 for guests.

In this challenging environment, it’s no surprise that owners are turning to full-service vacation rental property management companies to ensure compliance with regulations – and handle everything from prospective renter inquiries arriving from sites like Airbnb to contact with renters and review management.

After all, many if not most Anaheim property owners don’t consider themselves experts at the vacation rental game and prefer to largely sit back and receive a direct deposit from their vacation rental management service each month.

For owners looking for the best full-service vacation rental property manager in Anaheim, we suggest a call with us. Schedule a complimentary consultation with a One Fine BnB expert on short-term vacation rental management in Anaheim. If you qualify, you’ll receive a free revenue projection for your property. And you’ll learn how One Fine BnB makes the entire process remarkably easy.

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Texas Property Owners Go Gaga (No, NotThat Gaga) Over Airbnb Vacation Rentals

The Lone Star State is having a full-blown love affair with short-term vacation rentals. Thanks in part to popular vacation destinations like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi, this booming industry poured more than $3 billion into the Texas economy last year.

In “The 150 Best Places to Buy a Vacation Rental Property in 2018,” a total of nine Texas cities appeared in the ranking, including San Antonio (#12), Corpus Christi (#18), Galveston (#23), Port Aransas (#49), El Paso (#68), Austin (#82), Fort Worth (#86), Dallas (#95), and Houston (#101).

A big driver of the passion for short-term vacation rentals on sites like Airbnb among Texas property owners is (no surprise) good old-fashioned greenbacks.

A vivid example of the added income advantage is found in the Cockrell Hill area of Dallas. A peek at its 75211 zip code from 8/18-7/19 revealed median annual revenue for short-term rentals of $30,120 vs. $16,740 for long-term leases – a $13,380 difference and 80% improvement in revenue.

Texas tourists choose short-term rentals on Airbnb over hotel rooms for a variety of reasons beyond the obvious ability to prepare one’s own food, sleep more people, and very often, save money. For example, Austin, a festival mecca with world-class entertainment, offers vacation rentals where owners encourage guests to enjoy their records and books; play the piano; and bang away on the pinball machine.

Throughout America’s second most populous state, property owners with small and substantial investment portfolios are catching vacation rental fever. One well-known Waco couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV fame, offer “Magnolia Stays” for fans. These include the historic Hillcrest Estate that commands a $995 daily rate; the Magnolia House at $795 per day; and the Carriage House, with a $545 weekday rate.

Of course, most vacation rental owners lack the Gaines’ market knowledge and other advantages. With a wide variety of factors contributing to success when renting to vacationers on Airbnb and other sites, many Texas property owners are relying on a full-service Airbnb vacation rental management company.

By working with the best Airbnb vacation rental manager you can find in the state of Texas, you’ll be rewarded with enhanced listings, wider exposure, greater turnover, higher revenue, consistent cleanliness, better reviews, full compliance with regulations, and more.

One Fine BnB is a Texas vacation rental property management service that optimizes every aspect of the process on Airbnb and many other sites, from daily pricing to communication with guests at every phase and housekeeping that enables you to offer hotel-quality cleanliness.

Whether you’re in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, or another great Texas city, One Fine BnB enables you to maximize your income – and peace of mind. Schedule a free consultation with an Airbnb vacation rental property management expert – and request our complimentary guide, Capitalizing on the Vacation Rental Boom: 8 Keys to Success: