Top Tips for Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Deep Creek Vacation Rentals

Many people who love vacationing at Deep Creek Lake dream of one day owning a home here. Putting your home on the vacation rental market can make the cost of a second home more affordable.

Deep Creek vacation rental owners want to be sure their home rents well. There are important things to know so that you can maximize your income. Things like location, amenities and size should play a key role in the decision making process.

Invest in the Right Amenities

Speaking of amenities, we have done the research for you so that you know exactly what vacationers are looking for. We analyzed searches performed on our website during a six month timeframe and determined that hot tubs, WiFi and air conditioning are the most popular among our guests.

Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Hot Tubs are the #1 requested amenity. 15% of searches include this year round feature, and it is the reason many choose a particular property.

Wifi is a necessity for today’s traveler. It is looked at as a “utility” like electricity. Guests need to stay connected to work, social media and more.

Air Conditioning is also an expectation for many people. If you cannot get central AC, consider split systems or standing units for upper level bedrooms that tend to get hot.

Pool Tables give guests an option for indoor entertainment and are popular with both families and groups of couples staying together.

Private Pools are well worth the investment if you have the space to add one. Indoor pools have an especially good return on investment since they can be used no matter what the weather.

Outdoor firepits/places are a way to expand gathering space and have become sought after. You can go from basic to elaborate – basic will get the rental, elaborate will bring them back.

Community Pools are something to consider if you are buying a home. Communities like Blakeslee, Ski Harbor, Sunplace and DC Highlands are popular because of their pools. Continue reading Top Tips for Deep Creek Vacation Rental Owners

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Community Commitment

 

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has a strong commitment to the local community, and it is a big part of our culture. Throughout the year, we are involved in a wide variety of charitable activities through sponsorship of events like the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, donations to local sports teams and volunteer work for organizations like HART.

Earlier this month, our owners and members of our Deep Creek Lake real estate team once again broke out their bartending skills when we hosted a Guest Bartender Night to benefit HART for Animals at JG’s Pub. It was great to see so many of our friends and family turn out to help us support such a great cause. Plus, lots of members of the Taylor-Made Deep Creek staff were on hand as servers or to help with the silent auction and raffles. We have been part of this event for many years and are always happy to roll up our sleeves and do our part for HART for Animals.

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May Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update

Here’s your Deep Creek Lake real estate market update from Taylor-Made Sales Manager, Bob Carney. It includes stats from March and April 2017.

Snow melted, check.  Docks in the water, check.  Buds on the tree, check. Escalation clause included with the offer, check. Wait, what?  When was the last time you saw an escalation clause?  They are back.  Multiple offers with competing buyers are here at Deep Creek.  Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t happening on all listings, but it can if you have staged your property, great curb appeal, attractive location and priced appropriately.  April’s numbers show a shift from last year from our residential market to the resort market.  We are down in the number of units sold but up in sales volume.  We had 46 sales last year in April for $11.8 million and 33 sales totaling $12.1 million.  The portion of lake area sales were up $2.4 million over last year with 22 units sold with an average sales price of $467,986 (up from $361,036 LY.)   

MARCH 2017 MARKET RECAP

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

If you are ready to buy something around Deep Creek Lake, you will need to be ready to write on it when you see it, because chances are someone else is thinking about it too.

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If your home is currently listed with another broker this is not intended to solicit that listing.