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10 Property Management Startups Backed by VC Funding

VC firms are actively investing in vacation rental companies, and the last few months have seen quite a few short-term rental property management startups raising impressive funding rounds. Here are 10 companies that are looking to become market leaders!

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The World’s Top 20 Vacation Rental Property Management Companies

The world’s top property management companies work tirelessly to push the vacation rental industry forward: they not only keep guests choosing vacation rentals but they also constantly prove that they can take comfort and innovation to the next level. To give you an overview of the biggest players, we’ve compiled a list of the top 20 vacation rental property management companies in the world.

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Revolution in Housekeeping Automation with Doinn

Cleaning is the most costly process and one of the most time-consuming tasks for vacation rentals businesses today. Luckily, this essential need in housekeeping automation is addressed by Doinn, a revolutionary bridge between short-term rentals and quality housekeeping, now integrated with Rentals United. Find out how you can link bookings from 60+ sites with 5-star services.

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6 Proven Ways to Increase your Property Management Portfolio

Numerous large vacation rental management companies started out as small endeavors, perhaps with a few family-owned holiday homes, and steadily grew into successful established brands. Along the way, they tried various strategies to acquire new vacation rental properties, developing a structure around owners’ needs and building a strong reputation of their own. Read below for 6 proven ways to Increase your Property Management Portfolio used today by top property managers. Why not apply them right away?

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5 Vacation Rental Business Strategies

Everyday we meet vacation rental professionals from all over the world and they range from self-starting owners and property managers, to real estate agencies and large vacation rental suppliers. It’s a delight to see and contribute to their growth, therefore we make it our mission to not only help them achieve success, but also to understand the core values of their business. What are the key success factors we find frequently in vacation rental business strategies? Read on for our 5 takeaways.

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Vacation Rental Industry Dictionary

What is the difference between Nightly Rates and LOS Rates? What do you call a software that uses AI to suggest pricing? These are some of the most common questions that we receive everyday from property managers and owners around the world. With the vacation rental business growing in innovative software providers and a rich variety of listing sites, we come across many terms and for this reason we decided to create a handy vacation rental industry dictionary – you can easily download it here and use it to look up terms you’re unfamiliar with. It can also become useful when training new staff members!

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Alternative Vacation Rental Listing Sites

We expect your marketing mix is already filled with OTAs and niche websites but what about alternative vacation rental listing sites like Wholesalers and Metasearches? We give you the low down on these two categories and insights into which are currently successful. Read on to find out what other options there are to boost the distribution of your vacation rentals.

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Welcome gift boxes for vacation rental guests: 5 Providers

Who does’t like being given free goodies? Welcome gift boxes are hugely popular with guests and apparently always mentioned in reviews. Some clever start-ups out there have made it their goal to help us provide great welcome gift boxes without the hassle. Check these top 5 Welcome gift boxes suppliers for vacation rentals out and continue collecting those 5 stars reviews!

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PMS Channel Manager vs Dedicated Channel Manager

“I’m using a Property Management System that can connect me to some global listing sites. Why should I use a specialized Channel Manager like Rentals United?” A very valid question! We get it all the time! These are the answers and the reasons why PMS clients choose the Channel Management capabilities of Rentals United rather than their own PMS Channel Manager.

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Top 5 vacation rental housekeeping tools

Management tools for property owners and managers in the vacation rental industry are gaining a lot of momentum this year. In this article we explore the newest maintenance and vacation rental housekeeping tools available to property managers and owners. Streamlining your housekeeping can now be a reality – take advantage of the technology!