Starting a serviced accommodation (SA) business may seem like a dream come true - who wouldn't want to turn their love for interior decorating and hosting into a profitable business? But, before you start picking out the fluffy white towels and fancy shower gel for your guests, it's important to know that starting an SA business can be a bit of a nightmare if you're not prepared for what you're getting into.
First of all, let's talk about setting up your first unit. Sure, you may have found the perfect property in the most desirable area, but have you considered the competition? Are there already a dozen other SA businesses in the area, making it harder for you to stand out and attract guests? Have you planned how you're going to make your listing unique and desirable? Be sure to do your research and make sure you're not setting yourself up for failure by starting your business in a saturated market.
Next, let's talk about the operational side of things. Running an SA business is not just about making the beds and stocking the toilet roll cupboard. There's a whole lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into keeping your guests happy and your business running smoothly. From marketing and advertising to bookkeeping and cleaning, the list of tasks can feel never-ending. And let's not even get started on the paperwork and regulations you'll need to navigate. It's enough to make even the most organised person want to pull their hair out at times!
But, before you start to feel like this whole SA business thing is not worth it, let me tell you about the secret weapon that can help you navigate the challenges of starting a profitable SA business - The Property Don.
At The Property Don, we offer a full set-up and management service for SA businesses. We take care of all the nitty-gritty details, leaving you to focus on the important stuff, like finding new deals or spending more time with your family. From market research and property staging to pricing strategy and guest management, we've got you covered.
We have extensive experience in the SA market, and we know what it takes to make a business successful. Plus, our team is dedicated to making sure your guests have the best experience possible, so you can rest easy knowing your business is in good hands.
But, don't just take our word for it. We're offering a free private consultation to anyone interested in our services. So, whether you're a seasoned pro with plans to scale, or a newbie to the SA game, we can help you navigate the challenges and make the most of your investment.
So, before you start dreaming of a life of sipping martinis by the pool while your guests check in, make sure you're aware of the reality of starting an SA business. But don't let that deter you - with The Property Don by your side, you can turn your SA dreams into a profitable reality.