As a holiday home owner, you have no shortage of tasks for managing your holiday home or rental property. It is important to allocate your time and money wisely; wouldn’t you rather be focusing your energy on family, friends, hobbies, and other interests?
We know you have better things to do than spend excessive amounts of time managing your property, so we’ve compiled a list of the top resources for holiday home management. These property management tools and apps are easy to use, time saving, and will allow you to enhance your guest experience while spending more time on things important to you.
You likely already know that Tripadvisor is one of the top authorities in the travel industry. In 2015, Tripadvisor reached 350 million unique visitors per month, with 200 new contributions made per minute.
If your holiday home or bed and breakfast is not listed on TripAdvisor, you are missing a huge opportunity to reach potential renters. After listing your property or tourism business on TripAdvisor, you can encourage guests to review their experience.
TripAdvisor’s free app allows you to update listing details, add photos, and easily respond to guest’s questions and reviews. The app tailors recommendations based on users’ preferences and allows them to book instantly, so maximise your opportunities by making sure your property is listed.
Though Buffer may not be as widely used as TripAdvisor, it is an invaluable tool for social media management. Buffer streamlines your social media by integrating your property’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest accounts, allowing you to post to any combination of your holiday home’s social profiles.
Buffer frees up your time by offering scheduling options, so you can plan when and what to post to specific social media accounts in advance without the need for constant, manual monitoring and updating.
You can also track statistics, view mentions, and find new content using the mobile and web-based Buffer app.
Staying connected with your guests is important to gaining loyalty, getting guest reviews, and marketing your business. If you use email to interact with your guests, you should be using TinyLetter.
TinyLetter helps you build email marketing campaigns, by helping you create newsletters to send to guests. The application creates a personalised newsletter signup form which can be embedded into your website and linked to your twitter account.
Using TinyLetter for your holiday home’s newsletters and email communications is a great, time saving option for keeping in touch with guests.
A crucial part of holiday home management is maintaining a clean home for guests to arrive to. The daunting task of finding a thorough, trustworthy cleaner is made simple thanks to the Helpling app.
Helpling makes it easy to find reliable cleaners in your area and for your needs. They save you time by ensuring cleaners undergo police clearance checks, as well as cleaning quality checks.
Booking can easily be done online or through the Helpling mobile app in as little as 60 seconds. You can schedule a single booking or establish a recurring booking schedule for a reduced price, depending on your cleaning needs.
Keeping your holiday home clean is a key factor to customer satisfaction, and using Helpling to book your cleaning persona will save you time.
Managing the day-to-day operations of your holiday home is a tedious but quintessential part of owning a holiday home. However, running a successful holiday home doesn’t need to be a difficult task.
Rezobx is an all-in-one, easy to use property management system. It assists you in successfully running your holiday home or B&B’s daily operations by enhancing the distribution and mobile booking capability of your property.
It also seamlessly integrates with your website and social media accounts, allowing interested travellers to book instantly and securely submit payment. Holiday home owners can manage their properties, contact guests, and manage bookings all through this integrated, user-friendly platform.
The software is cloud-based and can be used on any device, making it a necessary tool to simplify and enhance the operation of your holiday home.
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