Boost Bookings and Outperform Competitors with Better Branding

Best practices in branding for vacation rental owners

It’s no surprise to vacation rental owners that the number of listings on the market has skyrocketed over the years. It comes with the rapid growth of booking platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway, to name a few. This is great for property managers, because it makes vacation rentals top of mind – right up there […]

How-To Guide: Making Social Impact a Win-Win for your Business

Property managers need to make a social impact on their communities

This how-to guide was inspired by a 2019 VRMA Spring Forum panel presentation by Lynn Thurston of Watersound Management, Michelle Williams of Atlantic Vacation Homes, and Sue Jones of KLS Group, moderated by Victoria O’Connell of Why social impact matters   “Today people expect a company to do business and do good – both, […]

Congratulations Hostfully Host!

If you chose the Hostfully Property Management Platform to scale your vacation rental business, or opened up a Guidebook, you’re now a Hostfully Host. It’s time to celebrate! You’ve put a lot of time and energy making a beautiful Guidebook or building your Property Management Platform—Now it’s time to share with the world! You should […]

How to Hire an Airbnb Property Manager [+ questions to ask]

While owning an Airbnb rental property can be a lucrative opportunity, it can also be time-consuming. As an Airbnb host, owning a rental property is anything but a passive gig: you must manage your bookings, communicate with guests in a timely fashion, and keep your property in pristine condition. Maintaining a high guest occupancy and […]

6 Key Property Management Services for a Great Guest Experience

Top Maintenance Tips for your Seaside Holiday Home

As a property management company, you’re always looking for those brand new property management services that can improve and maximize the positive guest experience. In this age of social media and online reviews, getting the guest experience right is an essential ingredient for property management service success. This may seem like an oversimplification considering how […]

Social Media for Your Vacation Rental: Should You Try It?

How to Manage a Vacation Rental Remotely

Darina Murashev is a freelance writer from Chicago based in Salt Lake City. She writes about tech, money, career building and data science. She enjoys travel, live music, and spending time in the great outdoors. When you list your house as a rental on a home-sharing website like AirBnB, they do most of the heavy […]

Small Can Be Luxury: Getting More from a Smaller Property

Small Can Be Luxury: Getting More from a Smaller Property

One of the challenges for individuals and families everywhere is that buying property has never been more expensive. This has led to an inevitable situation where the homes that we do buy are getting smaller. But just because you own a small property, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be luxurious. In fact, it’s easy […]

How to Keep Your Rental Property Secure

How to Keep Your Rental Property Secure

Allie Shaw researched rental home security statistics as well as crime reports to find the best solutions in keeping your home secure. She is a freelance writer for multiple publications and is an expert in all things home and tech. As a landlord, it’s easy to overlook home security, but this oversight can cost you […]

How To Develop A Property Management Business Plan

Got a Holiday Rental? Here are 5 marketing mistakes that will cost you real money

You’ve already decided to start a property management business. The first thing you’ll need to do is put together a comprehensive property management business plan. Having everything written out will help you run a very focused business. Your property management business plan should contain a detailed proposal in which you address all of the following: […]

Wedding Trends are Good News for Vacation Rental Owners

Wedding Trends are Good News for Vacation Rental Owners

Connor Simpson has a history working with vacation rentals and recently launched a marketplace, Weddings by Owner, where property owners can list their space as a wedding venue. Have you ever thought about hosting a wedding at your vacation home? If you have, there couldn’t be a better time. The current wedding industry trends reflect […]