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Investing in a Ski Holiday Home: The Benefits and Importance of a Strong Management Company

Updated: Feb 8, 2023


Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports and owning a holiday home in a ski resort offers a fantastic opportunity for you to enjoy a luxurious winter getaway and also receive rental returns on your investment. But investing in a holiday home can be a complex and challenging process, especially if you are looking to rent it out and receive rental returns. That's why it's important to have a proven management company with a strong track record of success behind you.

Benefits of Owning a Ski Holiday Home:

  • Personal use: The most obvious benefit is that you can enjoy the holiday home yourself, take your family and friends on a ski vacation, and create unforgettable memories.

  • Rental returns: If you choose to rent out your holiday home, you can generate income from it when you're not using it, which can help offset the cost of ownership and increase your overall return on investment.

  • Capital appreciation: Ski resorts are popular destinations, and demand for holiday homes is often high. As a result, ski holiday homes have the potential to appreciate in value over time, providing you with a capital gain when you sell.

Importance of a Strong Management Company:

A strong management company can help you achieve the rental returns you are looking for, maintain your holiday home in top condition, and handle all aspects of the rental process, from finding and vetting renters, to managing bookings, and ensuring the property is in good condition.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Management Company:

  • Cost of management fees: Make sure you understand how much the management company charges for their services and whether this is a fair price.

  • Income: It's important to understand how much of the rental income the management company takes. A good company will take a percentage of the rental income, not a flat fee.

  • Proof of returns: Look for a management company with a strong track record of success and ask for proof of the rental returns they have achieved. This will give you peace of mind and help you make an informed decision.

  • Reputation and brand recognition: A strong brand and reputation in the ski resort industry can help increase rental demand and boost rental returns.

  • Maintenance and upkeep: A good management company should have a well-established maintenance program to ensure your holiday home is well-maintained and ready for your next visit.

  • Communication and support: A good management company should have a reliable system for communication and support to ensure you have all the information you need about your holiday home and rental returns.

  • An all-year-round destination: This is important when investing in a holiday home, as it allows for consistent rental income and potential for capital appreciation. A ski holiday home that is only popular in winter may not generate enough rental returns to offset the cost of ownership, especially during the off-season. Choosing an all-year-round destination that offers a variety of activities and attractions can attract renters all year round and increase your potential for rental returns and capital appreciation

In conclusion, investing in a ski holiday home can be a smart investment if you choose the right property development with a management company with a reliable track record and take the time to understand the costs and potential returns. With a strong management company behind you, you can enjoy your holiday home and also receive rental returns and capital appreciation. Don't wait, start exploring your options today and make your ski holiday home dream a reality!

Jo Lodder is a trail runner, business leader, and philanthropist. He's the co-founder of JNW Asia, a property marketing company based in Hong Kong focused on Niseko projects, and a master agent of SnowDog, a hospitality brand. He's also embarking on the Run for Freedom challenge to raise money for charity. With a passion for helping others and a drive for success, Jo inspires through his love of adventure and entrepreneurship..

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