Highlands NC Vacation Homes, Renting When Not in Use

Highlands NC Vacation Homes, Renting When Not in Use

Highlands NC real estate

Lynn Kimball, Highlands NC real estate

Many owners of Highlands NC vacation homes consider renting when their homes are not in use. This can be a great source of revenue that offsets expenses associated with owning a vacation home. When homeowners are considering renting a home there are some details to pay attention. An experienced Highlands NC REALTOR can be helpful with understanding the process of renting as well as what is involved with getting a home ready for renting.

Condition matters

One of the most important aspects of rating a vacation home is to have it in great condition. In other words, a home has to be clean and meet a certain standard. Every time a Highlands NC home is rented it needs to be looking its best when renters arrive. This means that linens and towels need to be up to snuff, the kitchen has to have adequate cooking supplies, and every room should be de-cluttered. Additionally, personal belongings should be stashed away.

Access to the home

Renters want to be able to come and go from Highlands NC vacation homes as easily as possible. This may mean having a lockbox on or near the front door or having electronic locks that can be accessed through a smartphone. Electronic locks can also provide peace of mind to owners as access can be limited to specific time periods.


Renters want to have help available when issues arise. Let's face it, things happen. Whether a renter is locked out or has a plumbing emergency, having a person to contact is essential. While not every owner wants to have a property management company, there is ease when there is a person to deal with issues that arise. Additionally, having a cleaning company ready for changeover days is necessary.

Learn more about Highlands NC vacation homes

Contact me, Lynn Kimball, today to learn more about Highlands NC real estate. I welcome the opportunity to update you on the market while answering all of your buying and selling questions. Let my knowledge and experience serve as your guide to Highlands NC vacation homes.

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