If you’re a Vacation Rental Manager looking for the best way to manage your properties, Your.Rentals has got you covered. Not only have we got a bunch of great features to help you create and publish listings and manage your bookings, we’ve got years of experience in the industry and we’ve learned a thing or two in that time!

We know what it takes to be a great vacation rental manager. Check out our 6 top tips on what to do (and not do) to make your property management experience top notch!

6 Tips: what to do and not to do as vacation rental manager

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Set your prices

Carry out market research to establish a competitive price within your area, from similar properties.
Set a price per night based on what you think is fair or based just on what you want to earn monthly.

Photographs

Hire a professional photographer to highlight the qualities of your property and make your listing much more attractive, with at least 25 pictures.
Take 10 photos with your mobile, without paying attention to the light and the staging of the photograph, and neglecting the details.

Calendar update

Keep your availability calendar up to date entering each reservation and blocking the desired dates in real time. If possible you should use Calendar Sync to automatically synchronise your calendar.

Cancel new reservations because another guest already booked those dates.

Listing’s title

Write descriptive titles that include the main characteristics of your property, capacity and location.
Use generic titles which don’t stand out against other properties. Fill the description up with meaningless adjectives.

Reviews

Request reviews of your property after each stay: together with the photos, reviews are the best way to attract guests when booking a vacation property.
Do not worry about what your guests think, believing that there will always be more waiting to book your property.

Distribution

List property on as many vacation rental websites as possible to maximise your distribution and increase exposure.

List your property on Booking.com or on Airbnb only.