Outsourcing for Vacation Rentals - What are Your Options?
We asked 30 vacation rental hosts: How often do you outsource tasks for your vacation rental?
Almost half of all vacation rental hosts outsource some of their tasks to third parties. With so many moving parts and responsibilities that come with hosting, we could all use the help once in a while! Here a few of the options you have when it comes to outsourcing for your vacation rental.
One option for hosts is to hire a local vacation rental property management company. The services of property managers vary, but most of them offer full management of everything under the sun including scheduling guests, cleaning in between bookings, pricing, and ensuring guest satisfaction.
The cost of vacation rental managers normally ranges between 25-50% of the rental income which is quite expensive, but is a great option for those with multiple properties or properties abroad.
A popular option for many hosts is to hire a cleaning company in between guests. There are many options when it comes to picking a cleaning service but it is important to set standards for your rental and ensure the company you are hiring can meet those standards. Be specific to what you want cleaned, and how you want your rental to be presented, as cleanliness is one of the most important factors for guests.
We offer our cleaners a monetary bonus for every 5 star review we get so they are incentivized to do a great job every time!
Outsource with software
There are many online tools that can help with vacation rental management. Products like Lodgify, MyVR, and Escapia can help simplify tasks such as managing bookings from multiple sites, accounting processes, and guest communication.