Who among us wouldn’t like to increase revenue from their vacation rental property? So I’d like to share with you some ways in which self-managing vacation rental owners like ourselves can do this yet still keep their independence.
I don’t often plug Homes and Rooms, the company of which I’m founder and CEO, which provides services and support for independent vacation rental owners. But I feel that the webinar we have just posted on YouTube will be of special interest to you as an independent owner.
Increase revenue by up to 33%
Entitled ‘The top 10 tips every independent owner needs to know to increase revenue’, it pinpoints ways in which owners could increase their revenues by up to 33% this year.
As regular followers of this post may know, one of my main aims in setting up Homes and Rooms was to empower independent vacation rental owners like myself in a world of big corporate players. We feel passionately that we provide the support to independent owners which is lacking in the industry today. So I am particularly proud of our new webinar.
Our years of experience managing our own vacation rental properties and developing the dedicated tools and solutions to help ourselves, mean that we can offer our subscribers the shortcuts to success with their own properties. And we do this in a way that helps ensure that they keep their independence from the big listing sites. Of course, they can still have a useful and fruitful commercial relationship with them – as well as taking advantage of their huge reach.
The top 10 tips
In the webinar, you can hear all about the top 10 tips to successful self-management. Here’s a taster of those 10:
- Get your own responsive website
- Synchronize with your listing sites
- Auto-respond to guest inquiries
- Provide access from anywhere, anytime
- Have the facility to take online bookings and payments
- Send personalized guest emails
- Offer rates and payment in multiple live currencies
- Separate your fees and taxes
- Include your guest reviews in your website
- Stay in control with live reporting.
Get the full story by visiting our webinar on YouTube. Following a brief introduction from me, Homes and Rooms Operations Manager Albert Owen takes you through the top tips, explaining their significance.
We believe that these features are vital elements in the successful running of a vacation rental property. I wonder if you agree? Either way, we’d love to hear your views.
Many of these features are available using software available from property management SaaS (software as a service) providers. Here at Homes and Rooms, we’ve brought all these features together in one package for our subscribers.
If you’re interested to see what we do, find out more by visiting our website . We also offer a free 14-day, no-obligation trial of Homes and Rooms services.
We are not alone!
A final thought that occurred to me while researching for this webinar. Sometimes, being an independent vacation rental owner can seem a lonely business. Yet, as we discovered, globally, there are no fewer than 6.1million vacation rental properties! And more than 4million of these are managed by their owners…
There are still plenty of us out there!