I’m proud and happy to share with you the news that independent vacation rental owners globally will have access to a range of fully-fledged support services to help them manage their properties more easily and profitably.
The project I envisioned as a first-time vacation rental owner has reached fruition. Homes and Rooms, the service that I set up with my professional team, is fully functional with specially developed support services in place to help independent vacation rental owners and managers worldwide.
Free trial of the Homes and Rooms service
Homes and Rooms has moved into its full public beta testing phase and I’m delighted to be able to offer all vacation rental owners and managers visiting my blog, a free 30-day, no-obligation trial of its services.
Regular visitors may know that back in September 2013 when I started my blog I was planning to set up such a service for vacation rental owners. The idea had grown out of my own experiences as a first-time rental owner who suddenly realized how much work was involved and then found that there was very little support and advice available to help.
Also, as someone with a background in software engineering and product development as well as a business owner and entrepreneur, I could see better, quicker solutions for handling and managing the running of my vacation rental.
So, alongside my professional career at the time, it was my hobby to develop processes to automate much of the administration and communications I needed to manage my property effectively and look after the guests staying there.
Independent owners should keep control of their properties
I feel passionately that we independent vacation rental owners should be able to run our own businesses without control being taken by the big players in the industry, large management companies and listing sites. I am not against the large listing sites – in fact I use several of them to help rent out my own properties. But I do not rely on them solely.
As I said in my opening blog last year: ‘I am determined to ensure that independent vacation rental owners like us have a choice and are able to continue to manage our properties independently, cost effectively, with a unique level of efficiency and insight. I want to empower and support all independent vacation rental owners and provide the best service and support in the industry.’
Over the last decade I have developed a solution that automates nearly 100% of the communications and activities required to manage my property. In addition to saving me a large amount of time, it has considerably increased my reservations and has certainly contributed to maximizing my revenues.
Equipped to survive in an online world
Things have moved on significantly in the world of vacation rentals and now owners need to be equipped to survive in the competitive world of online bookings. With this in mind, my very able technical team has used its technical expertise and experience to develop a cutting edge, unique collection of support services that are readily accessible and easy to use. You can judge for yourself just how effective and easy to use by signing up for your no-obligation, 30-day free trial today.