How to let a property
The local management of the property consists, essentially, of key management and cleaning. If the administrator can manage the keys to your apartment at a set price per year or per rental and send a cleaner after your clients have left you are halfway there. If the administrator is not interested you may want to change administrator - easily done if there are several homeowners that want to let their property.
All InCalabria and Calabrian Services clients can list for a small discounted fee of €25.00 per year on the holiday lettings section of the website.
How much to charge
Have a good look around on what's on offer in your area, and position yourself slightly lower. Once you have built up a number of satisfied clients, good reviews and testimonials, perhaps some returning clients you can try upping the price a bit every year.
Things to keep in mind are the unique selling points and features of your property and set the price accordingly:
Generally speaking, for an attractive property in a location with nice views, pool and reasonable accessibility the average price should be around €500 per week totalling €10.000 gross income in a 20 week season. Said property could be priced up to €900 per week during the peak (middle of august) and down to €350-€400 in April and October, except school holidays.
For our clients on the west coast of Calabria we made a report with rental prices in the area, based on 2008 data.
I will be happy to read your rental experience, opinions and tips on our InCalabria Forum as well as answer any questions.