Thinking of Buying a Vacation Rental Home? Start Here

The Evolve Team
The Evolve Team
August 8, 2019

Buying a vacation rental property can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. 

That’s why we’ve gathered the most helpful investor-focused resources we’ve created all in one place — to make your decision to purchase a vacation rental a little easier. 

Evolve works with tens of thousands of owners. Some have launched their first vacation rental business, others were looking for better performance than DIY or traditional property managers. They all understand how our lightweight management approach lets us focus on what makes vacation rentals irresistible to guests. So we’ve learned what to look for (and what to avoid) in vacation rentals. 

Best of all, we have a team dedicated to partnering with potential investors. If you’ve narrowed down your search to a specific location and would like some expert advice on finding the right real estate agent or proven property, Evolve can help. 

If you’re still in the early stages of deciding whether to invest in a vacation rental property, read on!

Vacation Rental Performance Reports 

Browse our market performance reports for top destinations to get a snapshot of vacation rental inventory, income by property size, and typical occupancy rates. This will help you gauge your potential return on investment (ROI) as you compare locations. 

Vacation Rental Income Calculator

A second home is a big financial commitment, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Our rental income calculator can help you compare projected earnings with typical costs associated with vacation rental ownership so you can set more realistic goals.

How to Make Money: 6 Tips for First-Time Renters

If you want to be a top-earner from the start, make sure you avoid common mistakes. Here’s what industry leaders and top-performing Evolve owners wish they knew when they were first getting started. 

How to Stand Out from Your Vacation Rental Competition

The vacation rental business is booming. Find out what the competition is doing and get some insider tips on how to outperform them.

The 14 Most Searched-for Amenities

Spend your money wisely on the amenities guests request most often. We asked our reservation specialists to draw on data from thousands of listing to identify the make-or-break features that get bookings.

The Ultimate Vacation Rental Success Guide 

If you’re looking for a start-to-finish guide that will walk you through the process of launching your vacation rental business, this free 35-page download is what you need.

How To Hire a Rental Property Management Company

How are you going to manage all your bookings once your property goes live? Find the right vacation rental management option for you that matches your time constraints and budget. 

Our mission at Evolve is to make vacation rental easy for everyone. 

That’s one reason we’re constantly blogging about the industry and offering free information, tips, and downloads to anyone who’s interested. We genuinely want every vacation rental   homeowner to succeed. 

In fact, we can charge an industry-low 10% booking fee because our success is tied to the property’s performance. Even better, we have entire teams focused specifically on performance, helping our owners earn more than $500 million in rental income. If that sounds like a pretty different approach, you’re right. If you already own a rental property or know where you want to buy, see if you qualify today.

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