They are in control, but we are also here to help. Our business grows when they get bookings, so it's a common goal which we are all working towards
Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 20, 2008
Get Ready Rentals was a small company that, very quickly, went on to big things. In 2003, the company was known as Barcelona Homes. A small, one person sized local business offering holiday apartment rental in Barcelona, Spain. But as the tourist trend of trading in noisy hostel bunks and expensive hotel rooms for a private self-catering apartment caught on, the business expanded rapidly.
By early 2007, the Get Ready Rentals brand was born, with a plan to become a leading holiday accommodation brand name in Spain. The premiere website, http://www.getreadybarcelona.com now offers a choice of 16 self contained apartments, located in the most central areas of the city, close to major attractions, shopping, nightlife and the beach.
The company's second website, offering vacation accommodation in Seville is following closely behind. Get Ready Seville now advertises 17 fully furnished apartments, from basic-yet-comfortable two person studios to a range of higher-end luxury apartments.
In the second half of 2007, Get Ready Rentals began with a bang, starting with five apartments in Granada, Spain and also in Bogota, Colombia, celebrating their first bookings in January.
In the past couple of months, Get Ready also added some new properties to it's list of holiday apartments in Costa Del Sol, doubling availability in this region of southern spain.
Bookings are increasing, as does traffic to these sites and other new destinations Get Ready Rentals is set to open in 2008. To cope with this recent growth, The company is also expanding it's staff with employees coming on board since the start of this year, to help with expansion of the business and the increase in enquiries each website receives.
So far, the first new destinations in Nice, Amsterdam, Valencia, Paris and Budapest have produced promising results. Within one week of opening, Amsterdam holiday apartments had nine in their portfolio and plenty of interest from other property owners, hopeful that Get Ready's hard work might turn over a few extra bookings for their properties this summer season. Already, bookings and enquiries are rolling in.
Nice and Paris have had to work a little harder, gauging and responding to the local market in France and developing terms and conditions that better suit apartment owners in these areas which are already in full swing, with holiday apartment rental already a huge industry in this corner of the world.
At the same time, Get Ready Rentals also opened in costa blanca. Holiday apartments in Valencia were sourced by word of mouth from happy property owners in Seville.
So what's the secret of Get Ready's success? Gaizka Pujana, company owner believes its the strength of the brand he has worked to develop during the past five years, coupled with excellent service that's appealing to both property owners and holiday makers.
"Users on our websites can book online, quickly and simply, but they can also contact us through live chat support, email and telephone if they have any doubts or a special requests. The process is easy for them, but they like the ability to talk to a real person too if needs be", he says.
Property owners are also well looked after, as Pujana provides them with access to an online booking management system, so they can control everything from their property's availability, to rates per night and equipment lists.
"They are in control, but we are also here to help. Our business grows when they get bookings, so it's a common goal which we are all working towards" explains Pujana.
With other destinations in Western Europe such as Munich, Berlin, Dublin and London on the cards for this year, Get Ready Rentals has their hard work cut out for them, but its a challenge that the company is not only willing to accept, but from recent results, looks prepared to handle with flying colours.