Finding rentals in The Villages is relatively easy with all of the options that are available via the internet. One aspect of locating the perfect rental though that people often overlook but should be aware of is that they should use a website that specializes primarily in The Villages. The advantage with this is that a website that is focused primarily on a certain area such as The Villages, knows that there are certain key items of interest that people are looking for when trying to find the best rental.
Of course cost is of primary concern with most decisions regarding renting, however, there are other factors that one should keep in mind that often times goes overlooked. A site that is focused on the community will know what people are interested in when searching for the best property.
I will try to give some examples of how VillagesHomes4Rent.Com provides this information that perhaps a national website such as VRBO or others won’t generally address, simply because their focus is quite frankly worldwide and not The Villages.
We solicit feedback from our rental property owners that list their property with us on an ongoing basis to find out what they believe will help them market their property in the best way possible. Here are some examples of the search options that VillagesHomes4Rent.Com offers that are unique to The Villages.
One search option that is used quite regularly is a very simple search that site users can use that identifies property that is North or South of 466. For people that know The Villages this is a easily understood demarcation line that people identify with. If you are North of 466 it is in most cases easier to get to Spanish Springs the original town square.
If the property is South of 466 then Lake Sumter Landing is the town square that a property renter might frequent as it would be closer via a golf cart. Prospective renters can search for property North or South of 466. As The Villages builds South over 466A then we will add an additional search feature for rentals that are South of 466A.
This will be critical for identifying property quickly as homes South of 466A will be closer to the newest town square to be built called Brownwood. A very simple search option, and one that is very important to many prospective renters.
Another search option that many of the national sites do not have is whether a golf cart is included with the rental or if there are additional fees for a golf cart. Many national websites such as VRBO don’t normally deal with property that has a golf cart because most of the property that they advertise are all over the world and where else are there so many golf carts? A prospective renter can search for property that includes a free golf cart.
There is even a search feature that allows a person using the website to search for only property that is within a 5 or 10 min golf cart ride to a town square, recreation center or community pool. This allows a prospective renter to search for property that is close to the action and all that the squares have to offer. Some sites might list this in a property description that a property owner might have remembered to add as they wrote their summary of the property, but on our site this is a searchable field. This just increases the usefulness of the search engine in identifying where you would prefer to be.
In addition there are embedded Google maps inline with each ad that allow the user to pinpoint the home on a map. The Google map feature also allows a user to choose a satellite view or street view where one can see even more detail about the home location.
There are many advantages to using a site such as VillagesHomes4Rent.com simply because we know The Villages and will continue to listen to our customers and add features to specific to our community. We work in The Villages, live close by and spend alot of time enjoying the town squares, restaurants, and amenities.
We look forward to your comments and suggestions and endeavor to provide the best tool available for finding rentals in The Villages and other select communities close to The Villages.