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.
Are your properties visible to targeted audiences on niche listing sites for vacation rentals? Which sites are the most suitable for your market, guest preferences and property type? We’ve asked our top performers your most frequent questions and today we look closely at misterb&b – the household name in the gay community!
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!
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.
Wish you could run your vacation rental business smoothly on the go? It is possible now thanks to innovative apps that not only enable you to manage properties from your phone, but also provide something extra for the ultimate guest experience. Continue reading to discover the top vacation rental apps you can download and start using right away.
An indicator of the vacation rental industry evolution is a large number of events and conferences attended by passionate professionals who get together to grow, innovate and strengthen the market. It´s the perfect opportunity to learn and share, become inspired by influencing speakers and meet peer and experts. That’s why we have created the ultimate list of crucial vacation rental industry events of 2018 and a downloadable ical calendar to boost! Hopefully, we will see you at one of them!
A property manager’s job description includes developing best practises, finding quality resources and expert advice, trailing tools and maybe experimenting with new tech; because building a professional vacation rental business is a compelling and elaborate task. To help with your efforts and kickoff the year, we’ve created the ultimate vacation rental marketing checklist for 2018: this a one-stop article with all the effective hacks and tools that will help you pave the way to a professionally run vacation rental business… and never look back!
Feeling alone facing the challenges of running a vacation rental business? You may find comfort and the answers that you need by turning on Youtube and watching Matt Landau’s entertaining new series: “A Sense of Place”. The travel show will take you to various worldwide destinations through the eyes of vacation rental professionals. Here’s an interview of Matt and the reasons why this show is important for all of us to watch. Start off by turning on Episode 8 on Youtube for a glimpse of our office in Barcelona! We see you on there!
New regulations in the vacation rental industry are passed as laws every year affecting property management businesses worldwide. Luckily, many professional associations have emerged with a common goal: supporting the development of vacation rental accommodation. In this article we look at the most important associations worldwide whose commitment lies in lobbying for our market. To help insure that our industry is well represented and understood by law-makers, it is vital to join them in their cause. Here’s a list of Vacation Rental Associations Worldwide that you could easily join today.
Planning your vacation rental marketing and distribution strategy are clearly no easy tasks. What if you could instantly check the performance of your vacation rental listing on Airbnb? What if you could find the right listing sites for your location? What f you could get your hands on a full and free directory of innovative tech services? Yes, we have all of these answers in this article listing the top 6 health check tools to help relish the full potential of your vacation rental marketing.