Last summer, beach communities across the United States were flooded with visitors after a long year spent inside due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, many American families were unable to book their ideal summer rental thanks to the high demand. Although we are now just entering winter, it is, in fact, the perfect time for you and your family to book your 2022 summer home and ensure you get the first pick of some of the best summer rentals on the market! Read on to hear how you can find your perfect 2022 summer rental this year!
Make A Must-Have List
The first logical step for booking a perfect summer rental is understanding what “perfect” means to you and your family. Perhaps you want to have your own private beach, maybe the kids really want a backyard pool; whatever this means to you and your family, it’s important to first sit down and discuss your must-haves before starting crafting a budget. Knowing each family member’s preferences will help identify the perfect summer rental without breaking the bank.
Get a Headcount
A common family tradition is renting a summer home together each year. Booking a rental together is an excellent way for the cousins to see each other, for siblings to catch up, and for families to make long-lasting memories together. Additionally, it is an excellent way to book a stunning summer rental for only a fraction of the cost. If you and your family are considering renting a summer home together in 2022, make sure to get a headcount early so you can budget correctly and get a summer home that can accommodate the entire family!
Don’t Wait Too Long
As many families learned in 2021, summer rentals get booked quite early in the season. Unlike hotels, airplane tickets, or resort packages, there is no incentive for waiting to book a summer rental last minute. The majority of families book summer rentals a year to six months out of their vacation. If you wait till the last minute, you are likely to find either no available rentals or significant price increases.
Don’t Just Search on Popular Rental Sites
It can be frustrating searching for a summer rental and being met with unavailability, outbidding, and limited options. This is often a good sign to branch out your search and look for excellent rentals in other places – such as real estate companies. At Soleil Sothebys International Realty, site visitors can view luxurious summer rentals in some of New Jersey’s most popular beach communities!