Roelens News

Celebrating 500 Reviews!

Kicking off the 2nd quarter of 2021 with the continued support of our loyal guests and community. Because of YOU we have managed to reach 500 reviews!

The Roelens Vacations Family would like to thank each and every single one of you for trusting us to host you and your families on your much needed SWFL vacations. It is that trust that has allowed us to become the top Vacation Management Company in the City of Cape Coral and we could not be more grateful.

So thank you to the 500 happy guests who thought so much of us they wanted to tell the world. We appreciate every single word! Cheers! Here is to the next 100!

Celebrating 400 Google Reviews!

Kicking of 2021 with the continued support of our loyal guests and community. Because of YOU we have managed to reach 400 reviews! The Roelens Vacations Family would like to thank each and every single one of you for trusting us to host you and your families on your much needed SWFL vacations. It is that trust that has allowed us to become the top Vacation Management Company in the City of Cape Coral and we could not be more grateful. So thank you to the 400 happy guests who thought so much of us they wanted to tell the world. We appreciate every single word! Cheers! Here is to the next 100!

Congratulations to the Vollrath Family – August 2020 Google Review Winners

Would like to congratulate the Vollrath family on being our August winners for our Google Review contest! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Villa Rosa and please come see us again soon, it was a please come back and see us again soon! 🙂

****If you have previously stayed with us and have a vacation photo you would like to enter for our September contest, please check out the link to enter: https://goo.gl/FwYnUw ******

Thank you for your support!

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Congratulations to the Race Family – July Google Review Winners

Roelens Vacations would like to congratulate the Race family on being our July winners for our Google Review contest! Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Villa Everlasting Sunshine and please come see us again soon, it was a please come back and see us again soon! 🙂
****If you have previously stayed with us and have a vacation photo you would like to enter for our August contest, please check out the link to enter: https://goo.gl/FwYnUw ******
Thank you for your support!
Roelens Vacations

Celebrating 300 Google Reviews!

Roelens Vacations staff celebrate their 300th Google Review! Thank you for all of your support!

With the continued support of our loyal guests and community we have managed to reach 300 reviews! The Roelens Vacations Family would like to thank each and every single one of you for trusting us to host you and your families on your much needed SWFL vacations. It is that trust that has allowed us to become the top Vacation Management Company in the City of Cape Coral and we could not be more grateful. So thank you to the 300 happy guests who thought so much of us they wanted to tell the world. We appreciate every single word! Cheers! Here is to the next 100!

COVID-19 UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Betsy Clayton, APR/CPRC

Communications Director

Lee County Government

239-826-4606

bclayton@leegov.com

State approves Lee County’s amended minimum standards for vacation rentals

Fort Myers, FL, May 21, 2020 – The state today approved an amended version of Lee County’s minimum standards regarding out-of-state reservations.

Pursuant to Executive Order 20-123 signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 15, and effective immediately, the following amended measures are required as minimum standards for vacation rentals throughout Lee County that are accepting reservations and guests for any length of stay (see the strikethrough language replaced with the underlined language):

 Vacation rentals reservations and stays will be allowed from all U.S. states with COVID-19 case rates less than 700 cases/100K residents. COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population by state can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/index.html then hover your curser over the vacationer’s state of residence. A box will open with information including cases per 100,000 population.

 Shall prohibit rentals to persons traveling internationally. or from a state or locality with a substantial community spread of COVID-19.

 Shall allow adequate time between the conclusion of a guest stay and the check-in of the next guest stay for appropriate cleaning and sanitation.

 Shall clean and disinfect all frequently-touched surfaces in the property between each guest stay.

 Shall wash all linens, dishware, and other service items available for use by guests between each guest rental.

 Shall ensure adequate safety protocols are in place and publicly displayed, in line with CDC guidance, regarding shared or multi-residence amenities such as pools, gyms, and other communal spaces.

 Shall follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting their facility, per the CDC site www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html

In anticipation of the state’s decision, the Lee Board of County Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday had approved the measures. Secretary Halsey Beshears of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) notified the county Wednesday of the approval of the county’s originally submitted plan for vacation rentals.

When the county sent DBPR its original plan for review, it did so quickly in an effort to allow vacation rental property owners to reopen as soon as possible. The county now has had the opportunity to review Vacation Rental Safety Plans that have been approved for several other counties.

“Some of them use language that does a much better job of capturing the spirit of the statements made by Gov. DeSantis during his press conference on Friday, May 15, regarding out-of-state reservations,” County Manager Roger Desjarlais said.

The county received word from Secretary Breshears today, May 21, that Lee County’s plan is amended.

Enforcement and regulation falls under DBPR, which has an Emergency Information Page at www.myfloridalicense.com/emergency.

Lee County updates, information and documents can be viewed at www.leegov.com/covid-19.

Updated Cleaning Standards

Here at Roelens Vacations, your health & wellness are our top priority. We have taken extra measures to ensure that you and your family feel comfortable while staying with us at your home away from home. Feel free to look at our updated Roelens Cleaning Standards for more information or further details.

We hope to see you and your family here in beautiful Southwest Florida soon!

Best Regards,

Your Family at Roelens Vacations

The Roelens Way!

Why choose Roelens Vacations? We do business the Roelens Way! Which means we deliver the highest possible return on your investment. We treat your home as if it was our very own. Our goal is to maximize your income every day with transparency in every step along the way.

Celebrating 200 Reviews!

Roelens Vacations staff celebrate their 200th Google Review! Thank you for all those who support us!

What better way to celebrate than with cake?! Just a few months back we gathered to celebrate reaching our goal of 100 Google Reviews, going from about 12 to 100 in a matter of months. Since then we were able to DOUBLE that goal reaching 200 reviews just last week! Excellent customer service is part of our mission here at Roelens Vacations and with the help from our loyal guests like yourself we are able to make our goals a reality. With these reviews you have made us the top Vacation Management Company in the City of Cape Coral and we couldn’t be more grateful. So thank you to the 200 happy guests that wanted to share their experience with the world! Here’s to the next 100!

 

Five Steps to Give Your Rental Property a Competitive Edge

Investing in real estate to help grow your income can be a thrilling venture. However, you need to be smart and research what you need to do to attract the best clientele — and keep them coming back! Before you dive into the rental market, here are some ideas to consider.

Research Your Market

It may seem simple to start researching, but it goes beyond pricing. After all, you must also factor in size, amenities, and what your location offers. The nearer it is to transportation links, active businesses, and safe walkable spaces, the higher the likelihood that you can charge a better rate. However, if you’re near to vacant properties, closed businesses, or don’t have easy walkability, then you may be less likely to rent at a price you’d prefer. Of course, once you get going and see how many applicants are interested, you can adjust the price as necessary.

Stand Out

Very rarely is a property ready to go from the moment it is purchased. In fact, you may need to put in a bit of work to make it viable and stand out from the competition. Take, for example, the first impressions that come with curb appeal. How does it look on the outside as compared to surrounding properties? Even if it blends in, that isn’t enough, as you want it to inspire and be pleasing to the eye. Don’t ignore the inside either, as it should be in excellent condition, from being dust-free to having freshly painted walls. By giving your property some proper TLC, you also give yourself time to stage it so that you can wow from the get-go. To further sweeten your offer, consider including a reputable security system. Not only is your property protected, but your renters will also feel safer in their new home.

Make Payments Easy

To keep things easy for potential tenants, as well as for yourself, try to simplify rent payments. Although you can still accept cash, checks, and credit cards, going online will streamline the process for a tenant, giving you both a little peace of mind.

Gadgets and Tech

By investing in technology, you’ll not only make your property attractive, but give yourself the means to keep an eye on things from a distance. For instance, a smart lock can ensure no one makes duplicate copies of a key, offering you an extra layer of security as you go between tenants. Likewise, a smart thermostat allows you to ensure energy is saved, but might also draw in renters. You can even get a smart leak detector to prevent water damage from spiraling into the thousands. Most of these devices aren’t expensive, and can serve you well in the long term.

Beautify It

Making your home look beautiful goes beyond staging the furniture and gets into the small details of hardware and wall color. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that bold colors will appeal to young or business-minded people, and stick to neutrals when possible. As you choose your shades, stick to a paint that’s easy to clean to ensure your walls stay spotless, especially between renters. Next, consider what hardware, including door knobs and drawer handles, you put in throughout the property. Even if you don’t opt for expensive options, you must, at the least, have them match the furniture, cabinets, and doors they are attached to.

Turning your rental into a steady stream of income is no quick venture. It may take a little work to get your property competitive, but the right tenants will make it worth the effort. Do your research, and be sure that your house looks as attractive as possible.

Content courtesy of Suzie Wilson

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