The summer is here, the sun is shining, and the colors of the Costa Blanca are so vibrant again. Our beloved Mediterranean is those wonderful azure blues and turquoises. It’s the time we all rediscover one of the main reasons for coming here to Spain.
It’s also time to think of last minute updates to our holiday rental properties if you own one. Using your property for holiday lets is a great way to make money here on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. In the old days, pre-recession, it was easy. Put the villa/apartment with an agent and watch the money roll in. However, discerning ‘guests’ are not so easy to come by nowadays, and heaven forbid, are being extremely choosy about where they stay. It’s all about facilities, the look and how much etc. We have heard of villas which have only managed 2 weeks rentals last year, hardly enough to pay the expenses. Those properties will struggle even more this year as the numbers of properties available for rent rises.
When you actually look at some of these properties on-line, you begin to see the reason for the problems of getting a good rental season. Many are just not up to scratch with decorations or furniture. Many still have the old heavy Spanish style tables and chairs and have broken sofa beds and those short Spanish beds, which are very uncomfortable for big fellows like me. One I went to recently had broken light fittings and holes in the walls which needed repairing! It’s sad that owners take so little care. They are selling the dream of a nice holiday in a perfect villa in Spain. That requires decorations and Spanish furniture of high standard to match the gorgeous villas and the aspirations of the holidaymakers!
It’s not good enough! Many holiday rental agents who guarantee a level of rent for the season, are passing out ultimatums to their owners – update or sorry, we can’t handle your villa any more. This is where easy flatpax come to the rescue. We deal direct with owners, and through holiday rental agents and we can advise on refurnishing completely or partially and can work within all types of budget. We provide an Ikea delivery and assembly service from their store in Murcia, direct to the property. We deal in Spanish, and expat owned properties of all types and can advise on suitable furniture which will look good, and all importantly, last a long time.
We also shop for smaller Ikea products such as soft furnishings, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom items. Ikea Spain is known for great value for money and we can’t think of anywhere better to buy your furniture. Driving to Murcia is stressful and if you don’t live in Spain, impossible. Let us remove all the worry for you so you can be one step ahead of your competition, and enjoy a good return on your investment