Posted by GJ on March 22, 2000 at 22:14:04:
Don’t overlook singles. We have had great luck with older single people as managers. One way you can check the rents is to hire a seperate person to clean the rooms. If they are charging you a lot of hours and the managers are saying there was only a few rooms - you have a problem. You can also check by the number of quarters in the washers, if you have a landry mat with the motel. We have also had good luck by paying on volume. If it is a small motel, you have to sell people on staying there. If the managers get more $, they do a much better job of selling. I will need to look at the exact % but I would guess about 75% of our business is credit card.
Try to find someone local if you can.