Top 5 Resources You Need to Own a Breckenridge Vacation Rental

  • Randy Jeffrey
  • 05/18/22

There are many incredible benefits to owning your own vacation rental—especially in a skier’s paradise like Breckenridge, Colorado. Before you start looking at  Breckenridge condos that may fit the bill or buying furniture for  Breckenridge houses for sale, we have five must-have home buying resources you’ll want on your real estate journey.

We intend to make buying and setting up your dream vacation rental easy and enjoyable, so you can spend less time stressing over details and more time enjoying the extra income from your investment.

Use analytics software


Harness the power of technology to help you make the best, educated decisions about Breckenridge houses for sale. Several websites analyze vacation rental data to help prospective buyers better understand potential investments and the rental market.

Mashvisor is the easiest to use and gives a wealth of information, including neighborhood insights, analysis of Airbnb pricing, revenue potential, financial investment analysis, and more. Basic searches are free, while more detailed analytics start at $17.99 monthly. You can use interactive property insights and search filters to help on your hunt for Breckenridge condos, helping you narrow down and ultimately find what you’re looking for.

AirDNA is another time-saving, feature-rich site that provides analytics and data for the $140 billion short-term rental industry. Its accurate and comprehensive data is gathered by tracking the daily performance of over 10 million properties on Airbnb and Vrbo and data from over 1 million and counting partner properties. Basic searches are free, with monthly fees starting at $19.99 and discounts for annual billing.

Find a quality vacation rental management company

Have you thought about how you want to handle your new vacation property's marketing, booking, and upkeep? Doing it on your own can be time-consuming and stressful, especially if you are not there in person.

Consider utilizing a full-service local vacation rental management company to care for your Breckenridge condo’s marketing, bookings, customer service, and maintenance. Yes, you heard that right—some local professionals will take pictures and videos of your rental, market the property, handle bookings, and take care of the day-to-day aspects of running the rental, so you don’t have to.

Vacation rental property management fees typically range from 15-40% of the rental’s income, with mountain rentals costing slightly above the national average of 28%. While this may sound sizable at first, think about all the time and stress it could save you and your family in the long run. It can also give your guests a better overall experience, making it more likely that they will be repeat customers.

Hire a luxury interior decorator


After you’ve looked at several Breckenridge houses for sale and won the one you wanted, consider hiring a high-end interior decorator to help set up your vacation rental guests with an unforgettable and luxuriously comfortable stay. Recently named the third most expensive town in America and a reputed world-class ski destination, Breckenridge has no shortage of discerning inhabitants and visitors, so you’ll want to put your best après-ski foot forward.

Traditional luxury ski chalets were built using wood and stone, but today they include contemporary materials such as metals and glass to lighten them up. You and your decorator will have no shortage of inspiration, as skiing is beloved worldwide and dreamy design options abound.

Create a custom website for your rental

When you create a custom website for your luxury Breckenridge vacation rental, you can save yourself from the restrictions and fees of using third-party booking sites. You’ll also have more creative control over the presentation of marketing on your site, including a full range of high-definition photos, videos, reviews, and testimonials.

Plenty of web designers and sites make creating a website easy as pie. As you look at Breckenridge houses for sale, your luxury Breckenridge real estate agent is also an excellent resource for being connected to professionals who have experience with the kinds of shots, video or drone footage, lighting, and angles that help luxury rentals book on websites and mobile devices.

Compared to solely listing your rental on a site such as Airbnb or Vrbo, having a unique website for your property—either as a stand-alone site or in addition to a third party listing—can make it stand out from other Breckenridge rentals and give it a more upscale feel.

Have an experienced realtor in your corner


In Breckenridge’s exclusive real estate niche, having a knowledgeable luxury real estate broker at your side to connect you to the best properties and simplify the process can make all the difference. Especially in today’s ultra-competitive market.

Whether you are looking at Breckenridge condos or Breckenridge houses for sale, an experienced local realtor who knows Summit County’s unique, complex market will be able to help you with insider knowledge. Look to your agent to discover the best neighborhoods, seasonal trends, and winning bidding strategies to help make your dream vacation property a reality.

Whether you are just beginning your journey or are ready to buy, contact Randy Jeffrey today. Randy is one of Breckenridge’s top luxury real estate brokers and an “Excellence Award” winning professional.



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