As a property manager, the digital landscape offers a myriad of opportunities to showcase your properties to a global audience. However, navigating this vast terrain can be challenging without a clear strategy. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the importance of diversifying your channel selection for revenue and business growth and provide insights into choosing the right channels for your unique properties.

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The Power of Diversification

Listing your properties on various channels is akin to casting a wide net into the vast sea of potential guests. The more channels you utilise, the broader your reach, increasing the likelihood of attracting diverse guests. Let’s delve into the key reasons why diversifying your channel selection is crucial for success.

1.Revenue Optimisation & Growth

Different channels attract different types of travellers, and some are willing to pay a premium for a tailored experience. By diversifying, you open doors to specialised platforms catering to discerning guests who might be willing to spend more for a unique and customised stay.  Attracting a diverse audience also significantly increases bookings, fuelling the exponential growth of your business.

2. Exposure and Visibility

The digital marketplace is saturated with travellers seeking accommodations. By listing on multiple channels, you increase your visibility, ensuring that your properties are seen by a larger audience. This exposure is vital for attracting not only quantity but quality bookings.

3. Targeting Niche Audiences

Every property is unique, and so are the guests it appeals to. Divers

ifying your channels allows you to target specific niche audiences. Whether you manage luxury villas, quaint cabins, or budget-friendly apartments, there are channels tailored to your property type and the preferences of your ideal guests.

Choosing the Right Channels: A Strategic Approach

Now that we understand the importance of diversification, let’s explore how to strategically choose the right channels for your properties.

1. Know Your Properties Inside Out

Start by conducting a thorough analysis of your properties. Consider their location, type, price range, and any unique features. Is your property a cosy beachfront cottage, a luxurious urban penthouse, or a rustic mountain retreat? Understanding these characteristics is fundamental to selecting channels that align with your property’s identity.

2. Define Your Ideal Guests

Understanding your target audience is key to selecting the right channels. Reflect on the characteristics of your typical guests. Are they families, business travellers, adventure seekers, or perhaps a mix? Consider their preferences, budget, and ideal length of stay. This knowledge will guide you in identifying channels that cater to your ideal guests.

3. Explore the Channel Landscape

With a multitude of channels available, it’s essential to stay informed. Explore the diverse landscape of both mainstream platforms and specialised sites. To assist you in this exploration, we’ve developed the Channel Handbook, a comprehensive guide to top-performing channels in various categories. Download it for a quick overview of your options.

Use the Channel Distribution Guide for insights.

4. Craft a Well-Balanced Channel Mix

While prominent channels like Airbnb,, and Vrbo are essential for broad exposure, don’t underestimate the power of niche platforms. Tailor your channel mix to your property type.

For example, if you have luxury Accommodations, explore Plum Guide and Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Camping and Glamping? Consider The Dyrt. Budget-Friendly Options

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5. Streamline with a Channel Manager

Effectively managing multiple channels requires a reliable channel manager. Consider a platform like Rentals United, offering official connections to 50+ channels, ensuring seamless listings and minimising the risk of double bookings. 

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Introducing the Channelizer: Your Shortcut toStrategic Channel Selection

In line with our commitment to empowering property managers, we have created the Channelizer, a powerful free tool designed to simplify and optimise your channel selection process. By answering a series of basic questions about your property characteristics, location, and typical guests, you’ll receive a fully personalised list of channel recommendations. This includes popular mainstream platforms and specialist sites tailored to your unique properties.



In the ever-evolving world of property management, strategic channel selection is the key to unlocking success. Diversify your channels, tailor your approach to your property’s unique features, and embrace the power of specialised platforms. 

With the Channelizer at your fingertips, you have the tools you need to make informed decisions and start maximising your bookings and revenue. Your properties deserve nothing less than the spotlight they’ve been waiting for.

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