Keeping your Orlando vacation rental clean is essential to keep your property looking its best for holiday guests. House cleaning is a big chore, so it’s a wise investment to hire someone else to do the work for you – especially if you don’t live in the area.
Hiring cleaning help for a short-term rental property is NOT the same as hiring someone to clean your own home. The biggest difference is that cleaning a vacation properly requires a keen attention to detail. The cleaner should notice whether anything has been damaged by a guest, or if anything is missing. It’s also helpful for them to ensure that everything is stocked up for the next renter.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when looking for a cleaning service that will set you up for success.
Make sure the cleaner is reliable. Ask the service if they have a backup list for those instances when someone can’t clean your home at the last minute.
Create a checklist and train the cleaner. Every person has a different preference for what needs to be done, so instruct your cleaner on how you want the house cleaned. Tip: All cleaners know things like “mop the floor” or “take out the trash,” so a checklist is more effective when it includes instructions like “neatly display a bottle of wine and 2 glasses on the table.”
Schedule several deep cleanings. If you have a big turnaround of guests during the year, it’s wise to schedule two or three deep cleanings each year to keep your home in top shape.
Make sure your cleaner is tech-savvy. This will make it easier to manage any problems/issues with your cleaner, especially if you live outside the U.S.
One way to avoid the hassle of finding a cleaning service and managing it is to hire a management company to do this for you. When you hire a real estate firm to help you purchase a property in Orlando, they should be able to recommend a property manager to you.
Another option is to purchase a vacation home in a resort that offers on-site management. There are several communities in the Orlando area near Disney that fit this bill, such as Lake Buena Vista Resort & Spa or Floridays Resort.
For more information about buying an Orlando vacation rental, contact the real estate experts at Team Donovan today at 407-705-2616.