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Breckenridge Property Management for Vacation Homes and Condos

 

 

* Breckenridge Property Management:  Contact us at 970-223-1805 for more information  *

Company Profile  |  Management Comparison Chart  |  What Makes Us Different   |  Corporate Policies  |  Owner Testimonials  |  Owner Manual

 


Company Profile:  Why choose SCVR for

Breckenridge Property Management? Breckenridge home property management

SKI COLORADO Vacation Rentals is a privately owned company started by someone just like you--an owner of vacation properties in Breckenridge.  Laura Fisher started the company in 2005 and has found that good old-fashioned principles work well even today:  work hard, believe in superior customer service, answer the phone, and have absolute integrity.  As she tells many renters, "If I don't have accommodations to meet your exact needs, I'll help you find someone who does." 

Laura has a diverse background that gives her the ability to bring several skills to the property management arena.  With degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, she has extensive experience with computers and programming.  This is key for understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO), how to market via the internet, and what tools can best help behind the scenes to help run a smooth reservation system.

Laura is also an investor in Summit County, as well as a realtor, aside from owning her own property management company in Breckenridge.  She knows what people are looking for in a vacation property.  She knows the value of key amenities, what small upgrades will demand greater rental rates, and the importance of Return on Investment (ROI).

If you ask Laura why she thinks you should consider Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals, she'll tell you it comes down to the fact that she views herself as a partner with the owners she manages.  Communication with her owners is essential to a good partnership as well as listening to what owners have to say.

Call today to talk to Laura directly and she will help answer all of your questions with respect to Breckenridge property management.  As she often jokes, "I sleep with my Blackberry!"

 


Management Comparison Chart

 

 

 

 

SERVICE / VALUE

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Pro Photographer Session with Virtual Tour

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35% Commission

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Advertising on Several Major Vacation Websites

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Unit Specific Google Adwords Campaigns

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All Reservations Handled In House—No Outsourcing

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Quality Control of Renters

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Theft Control and Quality Cleaning – Cleaners Paid Hourly, Not Per Unit!

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Owner Online Booking Facility With Real Time Availability Calendar

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24/7/365 Days Per Year Secure Online Reservation Website

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FREE Condo/Home Evaluation for Increased Revenue Ideas

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What Makes Us Different

Owner is an Owner

Who better to provide property management services than someone who is also an owner?  The owner and founder of Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals currently owns three properties in Breckenridge, Colorado, and knows the concerns that you have since she has the same ones.  She knows you of course care about the net rental amount put in your pocket, but that that is only part of the picture.  You want someone that will go above in beyond in property management by providing the service for cleanliness, maintenance, assuring respectful renters occupy your home and treat it as their own, and that you are communicated with well.  

Owner is a Renter

The owner of Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals can relate well to guests since she is one, too.  Like you, she travels domestically and internationally and has seen the good and bad with respect to properties, service, and how the little details make a big difference.  The owner is constantly learning and looking for ways to provide even more by way of customer service.  She attributes this in part to why she has a nice pool of repeat and referral business.

Website

Our state of the art website is designed to make both the guest and owner experience a pleasant, easy one.  A guest can easily book a unit (that they get to choose specifically) right online.  But there is much more to our website than displaying professionally photographed units.  Our website is designed with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allowing for fast load times while guests are searching for accommodations.  CSS design also always for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO) giving higher relevance to premier search engines such as Google and Yahoo. 

 

Adding new units to our website is easy and done in-house at Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals.  Adding or updating a property can be done within a matter of minutes.

 

Cleaning

Fresh, crisp sheets and high quality linens are the norm at Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals.  We own and manage our own cleaning services for all our condominium units we manage.  We pay employees per hour, not per unit.  Our cleaners are teamed together to ensure quality of service and they are given a very comprehensive, unit specific checklist for each unit.  Little things such as batteries, cabinet hinges, blind controls, etc. must be checked each time.  Our guests and owners deserve units that are kept in the best condition possible.

Housekeeping / Inspections

Here again is one area that we feel we separate ourselves from the rest.  We own our our cleaning company which allows for complete quality control.  Here are a few key concepts that ensure your investment and the guest’s experience are the best: 

  • We pay our cleaners hourly, not per condo.  We want our cleaners to take the time necessary to inspect and clean your home or condo the way it should be each and every time.
  • Two cleaners in each unit each time.  This helps ensure honesty and two pairs of eyes are always better than one.
  • Individual detailed checklist for every unit.  Every home and condo are different.  Our cleaners must check and initial a checklist specific to your property each time they clean.  This includes little things (that make a big difference!) such as ensuring the ice cube trays have been cleaned out, blankets are folded neatly in the closets, and that humidifiers are emptied and cleaned.  The checklist also includes ensuring all accessories specific to your unit are in place and are not broken.
  • Our cleaners have a notebook that includes photos of your unit so they know how to present the unit each time.
  • Double check system—our cleaners must report to the cleaning supervisor every time they arrive and leave a unit.  This way both the supervisor and the cleaners have a schedule of what units to clean what day.
  • Light bulbs and batteries—our cleaners must check these items each time.  It’s these little things that make for an overall wonderful experience for our guests.
  • Accountability—our cleaners are thoroughly checking your unit each time, so if there is something amiss such as a spill on the carpet, or a broken vase, we know it and will take the necessary steps to not only remedy the issue, but will withhold from the responsible party’s security deposit to cover the costs.

Linens

Quality Linens—we buy high quality linens and towels so our guests have better than a good night’s sleep.  Owners are charged a nominal annual linen fee that allows SCVR to offer these higher quality linens.

Keys / Check-in and Check-out Procedures

We believe in a higher quality of service at Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals.  For every unit that requires magnetically programmed keys, Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals prepares a personalized package for upcoming guests.  For guests renting one of our homes, we email driving directions a week prior to their arrival that gives details on how to access each home.

 

Concierge Services

 

As part of our commitment to go above and beyond just renting a place to stay, Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals offers our guests help with getting discount lift tickets, ski rentals, recommendations of places to eat, spas, daycare options, and more.  We want our guests to be pampered and we want them to return again and again.

24/7 Guest Service

It’s true--the owner sleeps with her Blackberry.  What if a guest gets lost in a blizzard?  Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals is there.  Guests frequent beautiful Breckenridge from all over the globe.  Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals knows that guests want and deserve service at all times during their vacation.

Knowledgeable In-House Team--No Outsourcing

Sure, we could hire outside resources to book our homes, but this would give us at Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals the exact opposite of what we are looking for:  personal, knowledgeable service that we believe every guest deserves.  How can outside companies offering to fill our calendars even more, possibly achieve this when they have never even stepped foot into our units?  Our team at Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals know the units well, in fact, it is required!

Communication

Your condo or home is your investment.  You deserve to know everything that is going on with respect to your investment.  Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals believes in communicating with their owners on a regular basis.  Owners can call anytime to discuss concerns, forecasts for rentals, property status, or just because they want to.  Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals also gives regular business updates to their owners so you are kept apprised of all of the hard work going on behind the scenes.  Have any great ideas?  Let us know!  The communication line goes both ways.

Real-Time Calendars

Ever wanted to know if you unit is booked and if you can use it for a night or two?  At Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals we believe in keeping availability calendars published openly for the benefit of both guests and owners.  Owners even have the ability to black out dates for their own personal use - ultimate convenience.

What You See is What You Get--Guest Chooses Unit

Large management companies often display stock photos and do not guaranty a specific unit to guests.  At Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals we believe guests deserve to know exactly what they are renting.  Not once have we had a renter request a change in their accommodations.  This comes from not only advertising professional photos of your unit, but by ensuring that your unit is kept in top condition with respect to cleanliness and maintenance.

Virtual Tour and Pro Photography

Let’s face it, photos sell.  You know that you have a beautiful unit, now we need to prove it.  Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals uses professional photographers to showcase your unit in its best light.  Look at other website.  We think you’ll agree that our photos and videos are supreme.

Marketing and Advertising

The owner of Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals has extensive experience in computer programming.  She knows how to use the internet to your advantage to secure a higher level of occupancy.  She understands the intricacies of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), what factors affect organic searches, and how to obtain more visibility of your unit on various vacation rental sites.  We also have a full-time marketing specialist to help ensure that your unit is rented as much as possible. 

 

All advertising costs are incurred by Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals.  Don’t worry, no hidden fees here!

 

Reservations

We like to put ourselves in the shoes of the renter (since we too travel, we know what we would want or expect).  We strive to answer all email inquiries within 12 hours and all phone messages within 2-3 hours.  We answer our phones seven days a week.  We understand the need for customer service.

 

Online reservations—offering the ultimate in convenience, we offer our guests the ability to book right online from our website.  Our website was designed based on major travel reservation websites to ensure the upmost in ease for booking online.

 

Travel Insurance

There is a reason accidents are called accidents.  If you have never had one while traveling, then your chances of having one occur at some future point are that much greater.  Although we do not require our renters to purchase travel insurance, we do offer them the option in an effort to provide even better service.  Travel Guard is our insurance provider and has provided exceptional coverage over several years.  For you, the owner, we hope it is comforting to know that when our guests book that once they are within 60 days of their arrival date that all money is non-refundable, unless they purchase travel insurance.  This insurance provides protection not only if guests cannot make the trip (for various reasons) but also if they are injured while traveling. 

Working with Owners to Generate More Income

Here at Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals we view ourselves as partners with our owners.  We know very well the little things that guests like.  We also know what relatively small things will make photos stand out from the rest.  We want to partner with you to make sure your get the maximum rental revenue possible.  Try us.  We’ll come to your unit and show you how to generate even more income.

Rental Contracts

We do require all of our renters to sign and agree to a set of rental terms.  This is to provide a clear explanation of what is expected of the renter which includes taking care of your home.  Keeping up with technology and helping to provide ease and simplicity for our guests, we offer an electronic version of our contracts that each guests e-signs.  It is very simple for our guests, allows for quick turn around time in getting a contract signed, and does hold up legally in case litigation is ever necessary.

Comparing Apples to Apples

 

 

One thing we will admit to is that we are not perfect.  This is why we believe we are one of the best Breckenridge property management companies you will find.  Sounds like a contradiction, we know.  But because we know we can improve, we are constantly in communication with our owners and guests to find ways to get even better.  We believe when you compare us to other companies, you will find our attention to detail far surpasses the competition.  We hope that when you compare (and we do encourage you to do so before making your property management decision) that you compare apples to apples.

Some companies boast a low commission rate only to restrict owners from using their home to two weeks a year.  They may also require owners to pay all advertising costs or have high "nickel and dime" fees.  How well are other companies doing with respect to quality control?  We do know there are other good property management companies in Breckenridge, but when you really compare all of the factors:  commission, cleanliness, communication, guest service, quality control and more, we believe you will find Ski Colorado Vacation Rentals to be a smart choice that definitely competes with the rest!

 

 

 


 

Owner Testimonial

 

"If you have ever wanted to do business with a truly honest, caring Property Manager for rentals in Breckenridge, then look no farther than Laura Fisher at www.SkiColoradoVacationRentals.com. As an owner of a vacation home listed on her site, Laura has provided me the utmost in careful and honest management of my property while at the same time maximizing my rental income.

 

 

If any problem surfaces, she is quick to solve it immediately. Laura carefully matches the proper clients to her listings, and then watches over them closely to be sure the rentals are perfect in every detail. Examples at my home include her arrangements to help elderly clients carry their suitcases up the stairs of my home, and arranging for a last-minute tank of propane for my gas grill when it was found to be almost empty upon the renter's arrival. I can honestly say that Laura is truly a first-class business woman who genuinely cares about both her renters and the owners of her property listings. Great job, Laura!"

-- Julie Wright


Owner Manual

If you would like a comprehensive manual outlining our company policies and much of the information provided here, please feel free to contact us and we will happily provide you with Ski Colorado Vacation Rental's owner manual.

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