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Real estate in Whistler BC is in high demand, both from buyers and renters.
With Whistler Village located between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, a 114 km
drive north of Vancouver, it is the perfect location for Canada's number one
ski, snowboard and golf destination. The four season resort is a favourite
location for any type of vacation.
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Whistler Resort is home to dozens of property management and accommodation
rental companies. Services offered by property managers include sales and
marketing, taking reservations, collecting rental deposits, check-in, check-out,
cleaning, maintenance, security, and more. Some property managers allow
Whistler home owners to pick and choose among these services, some don't.
If a property managers' services or pricing sound too good to be true, they
probably are. Over the years, Whistler has seen many property management
companies come and go. Usually, the new managers on the street charge low
prices to get a piece of the market. As their growth outstrips
bookings, service declines, and the owners and managers of the company burn
out. Some companies close down while many others get purchased by larger
When dealing with a property manager, both owners and renters should be
cautious. There are rules and regulations in the industry, but very little
enforcement. For example, managers are required to place all rental
deposits safely in a trust account. Personally, I know of many companies
who do not follow this law. You may ask why this matters? History has proven here...
"It is possible for dishonest property managers to take
thousands of dollars in rental deposits and skip town. In this case both
the owner and vacation renter lose their money and the renters find themselves
searching for a place to stay..."
Whistler Blackcomb home owners and holiday renters now have an alternative
to property management due to travelers' rapid adoption of the Internet. Any
owner with Internet access and bit of time can rent out their Whistler vacation
condo or chalet
themselves. Advertising a Whistler rental property used to be very expensive... ski magazines, big city newspapers, and printed brochures. And, on top of these costs, there were dozens of telephone calls to deal with. With
rapid development of travel planning on the web, those days are gone!
If you own a place in Whistler Resort, you should consider
being your own property manager. There are inexpensive websites available to advertise your Whistler real estate to potential renters from all over the world. It is much easier to do owner-direct vacation rentals using email than it ever was using the telephone.
For Whistler vacation rentals by owner we recommend ResortAc.com.