Take Control of Your Vacation Rental

August 25, 2016
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Airbnb


The 2016 summer season was one that raised eyebrows for many home owners. Years ago, it was unusual to find a home available during our summer season, but this year finding a last minute home was a popular option. The lack of solid bookings and increase of last minute rentals is allowing owners to see the benefits of vacation rental by owner. If you are hesitating to turn in your 2017 contract, using a full service provider, VRBO is a great option. Have you considered the benefits of using VRBO and selecting what services your guests receive?

Vacation Hosting

VRBO home owners have the flexibility of managing their own home, while using local vacation hosting services to keep their guests happy. Using an alternative to a property management company can save you money by allowing you to pick the plan that best fits your vacation rental. Who doesn’t love a flat rate? You know your home better than anyone, so it is an advantage to select the services that best fit your guest’s needs. Using a home service provider can reduce the stress that comes with renting your home, while you’re hundreds of miles away.

Vacation Hosting allows you to control the reservations and money receipts while the host company provides guest check-in, cleaning, maintenance and repair services.  In many cases, the reservations are automatically updated from multiple listing channels, like VRBO and Airbnb, into the host company system so they are instantly notified of new reservations.  This allows the owner to take charge of the reservations and receipts and effectively manage and control costs on the back end expenses.  Below are three of the most popular reasons people choose an alternative to traditional property management companies.

Easy Access

You can access and select the services that you would like to be provided to your guest. If the guest is having an issue with the home all you have to do is let us know and any maintenance issue you have can be resolved quickly. This saves you the trouble of having to find an available technician in the area on short notice. The convenience of using a customer portal to schedule and track requests is a benefit of not having to go through a rental management company. Your home’s work history is tracked so you never have to worry about an issue not being addressed.

Save Money

Who doesn’t want to skip the hefty fees that are included in your annual rental contract? Times are changing and so is how people book their vacation homes. VRBO allows you to decide how much you want to spend renting out your home and what plan is best for you. You don’t have to worry about additional service fees for unnecessary repairs that you didn’t request. Using VRBO is much more flexible and cost effective for the owner. Why should you have to pay money for weeks that your home isn’t even booked?

Complete Control

It’s your home and you should be in complete control. There is no reason why you should have to plan your summer vacation around advanced bookings that are included in your rental agreement. People that choose to use VRBO enjoy the flexibility and freedom that comes with managing their own home. There isn’t the rush to turn in contracts or the pressure of including amenities at an additional cost. You have the advantage of choosing what requests to accept and setting your own prices. It would appear that many owners are deciding to take back control of their vacation rentals by trying out alternative options.

Xpert Home Services provides vacation hosting services to VRBO and Airbnb owners; local contact, guest check in, house cleaning, maintenance repair services, and more!  Provide your guests with the services they expect from the Xperts!