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Lifestyle should be on your list of property wants

While people may have a list of things they are looking for in a home, sometimes other intangible elements can be overlooked. Beyond the walls of a home, buyers should seek out those elements which ultimately add unquantifiable value to their everyday lives. Often it is the intangible things that might capture a buyer’s attention such as the afternoon light, the atmosphere as you enter a home and also the kind of lifestyle that can be lived there.

A lifestyle is an intangible thing made real by a collection of elements, both physical and experiential. A large part of the appeal of a precinct like the Sibaya Coastal Precinct, which is home to OceanDune Sibaya, is the lifestyle that can be lived within its boundaries. The Sibaya Coastal Precinct’s defining natural assets, like its coastal position and natural forest belt, are the foundations upon which all other man-made elements can flourish. The Sibaya Coastal Precinct lifestyle is not serendipitous; bringing the world-class precinct facilities and awesome experiences to life is a result of meticulous planning and ongoing, proactive and professional work of the Sibaya Precinct Master Management Association. Without a proper management association, amazing natural elements would be inaccessible and unsafe, while precinct amenities may not get off the ground at all.

Gray Braatvedt, Precinct Manager of the Sibaya Precinct Master Management Association, explains the Management Association’s role, “We manage the public open space within the Sibaya Coastal Precinct, and certain portions beyond its borders, which involves elements like safety and security, and the cleaning and the greening of areas so that they are usable, accessible and create a positive experience for all who use it.”

Charles Thompson, Director of Devmco Group and developer of OceanDune shares his thoughts on the value of the precinct management association, “Sibaya has amazing geographical positioning, access to an active protection of amazing natural assets like the 350-hectare coastal forest. However, without laying solid foundations, providing infrastructure and an entity dedicated to the management of this precinct, this 1000-hectare gem would be unusable and inaccessible. Proper, ongoing, and proactive precinct management is vital for success, therefore, creating a managed precinct is the key to unlocking the value of this area and we cannot do this without a master management association,” explains Thompson.

Living at OceanDune means there is a world of things to experience right on your doorstep. Your Sibaya Coastal Precinct lifestyle, with the modern and family-focused lifestyle at OceanDune Sibaya, means access to unsurpassed natural assets which creates that intangible aspect that makes the this lifestyle unmatchable.

Property can be your ticket to wealth

You’re well on your way to making some great income out of your investment property. You may already know all the tips and tricks but there’s always room to learn more.

Business Development doesn’t end
The romance isn’t over, as they say, when your guests leave their keys in the box and say goodbye. You’ve got to keep yourself to of mind. How exactly do you do this without becoming a spamming annoyance? Well, you’ve got your guests’ contact info so why not start with a personalised birthday message? Or perhaps let them know, every now and then, when you’ve got special rates or offers? If you really have the time and energy a short and well-curated newsletter every month or second month may work well too. Try to find some neat tricks to keep yourself top of mind but just be sure not to become super spammer! Recurring business is just as valuable as new business, and probably far easier to retain.

Reviews equal Rates
Ratings and reviews are part of what turns you into a super host. And if you’re a super host you’ll have a better chance of standing above the crowd. On your journey to becoming the host (ess) with the most (est) are your guest reviews. Yes, it’s hard to get people to spend time writing a review especially there’s nothing in it for them but if you make their stay spectacular then they’ll feel compelled to thank you a thousand ways! Good reviews are gold so gather up as much as you can. Simple things like cleanliness is key, along with things being in good working order. Don’t take your guests for fools rather treat them like royalty. Make sure what you’ve said in your write up and what you’ve shown in your pics match up to reality- people are wary of being sold the sizzle without the steak! Make sure appliances work, paste up instructions for appliances or home gadgets if needed; make guests feel like they are secure by pointing out what needs to be done in terms of physical security; how to get to much-needed amenities and other attractions. Add essentials like fire extinguishers for mishaps, torches in case the lights go out and also extra’s like multi-use plugs and international adapters. Try to be there when your guests are leaving or checking out and do a quick check over of their stay- were they happy? Was it what they expected? Thank them for choosing you and for their feedback (even if negative) and ask them to leave a review. The better your reviews, the closer you’ll be to becoming super host and then asking for the rates that you want.

Think of your listing as you would any other product- at the end of the day you want to be top of mind and most desirable. You want to offer something that your competitors don’t, whether that be the finer touch of a hands-on host, really cool and curated amenities or perfect positioning and a great location.


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