Are you one of those people who always seems to be travelling? That in itself is a great thing – depending why you’re travelling, of course. While it can be a great thing for work, it isn’t always welcome, and being away from your home and family can be taxing at the best of times. If you’re single though, and you travel a lot, it can be great fun and a fantastic way to meet new people as well as make some extra cash on the side. If you’ve never thought about renting your home as a vacation home to make some extra scratch, you should now. But how? Why? And who will handle it while you’re away? Here’s a short guide to how you can make your house work for you.

Renting It Out

Renting out your house might sound like a bit of a scary step but it doesn’t have to be. It can be a hugely beneficial idea for those who want to make a bit of extra cash while they’re away – especially if they live in a desirable area and work away a lot of the time. Not only that but renting out your home can add an extra layer of security to a place by not leaving it standing empty during those times you’re travelling for work or pleasure. Plus, who doesn’t like to earn a bit of extra money on the side by doing next to nothing? Great, right?

Cashing In

Depending where your home is located, it can fetch anything from a fair amount to a huge sum of extra income in monthly rent. A small place in a nondescript town in middle England won’t fetch as much as a flat in central London in a prestigious neighbourhood like Kensington, but it’s still enough to consider renting it out for. Not only that, but many people the world over are looking for the ‘authentic’ experience these days when travelling and a local home – whether posh or rustic – is just what they’re after.

Management

Right – so you’re convinced. But now what? Managing the rents, repairs and other queries while you’re abroad sounds like more hassle than it’s worth, and it can be, but doesn’t have to be! By hiring a house manager to handle all the daily ins and outs of managing the property on your behalf you can simply rake in the profits and sit back and relax while they take care of the rest. If this sounds ideal to you, consider speaking to Paloma Irving, managing director of Irving Scott to see just how a house manager can suit your needs.

So there you have a couple of great reasons why you should consider renting out your property while you’re travelling. From long or short term, weekends or just adhoc basis, there’s a long list of benefits to renting your property out. Join the list of people who are using house managers to make their lives easier today! Good luck!