VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY BOOKING & MARKETING SERVICE - SHORT OR LONG TERM!
If managing your vacation rental property seems like a full-time job but you don't want to give 25% - 60% of your property's income to a full-service property manager then consider VRAssist's Marketing & Booking service. Your property's listings, inquiries, communications with travelers and reservations will be handled by our professional staff so you can spend your time on the more meaningful aspects of your life! Let VRAssist help to maximize the investment you've made in your vacation rental business!
We can help manage your listings and bookings on an ongoing basis, or if you just need a break to go on vacation we're here for you!
Services offered by VRAssist include:
• MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION: We recommend advertising your property on VRBO.com or Homeaway.com. These sites are the industry leaders in the advertisement of vacation rental properties. Millions of travelers all over the world use these sites to find vacation rental properties for their holidays and your property should be included in the offerings! If you don't already advertise on VRBO.com, Homeaway.com, or Vacationrentals.com we will help create a professional listing for you.
• PROFESSIONAL REVIEW OF EXISTING MARKETING: If you already have a listing on VRBO.com or Homeaway.com VRAssist will review those listings to optimize their performance. VRAssist's founder Valerie Rogers worked for VRBO.com and Homeaway.com for over eleven years, most recently as the U.S. Manager of Email Support. We understand how to improve the quality of your listing in the specific ways that will maximize performance on those sites.
• LISTING ADMINISTRATION: VRAssist can help by managing your listings so you can spend that time on things that are more important to you. Let us handle such time-consuming tasks as updating rates, uploading new photos, soliciting reviews from past guests, etc.
• ADVERTISEMENT ON OUR WEBSITE: VRAssist clients' properties are advertised on our website's "OUR PROPERTIES" page. The properties are online bookable and the payments go straight to the property owners' accounts. Our owners receive a unique URL/weblink for their property to share with family, friends and anyone who might be interested in booking their vacation rental property. And when a traveler books a property on our site they do not have to pay any service fees or commissions on their own vacation. Everybody wins!
• SECURE ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM ASSISTANCE: Over 85% of travelers prefer to book online. If approved, VRAssist can set up a merchant account for you that works in conjunction with your VRBO.com or Homeaway.com listing. This allows travelers to pay by credit card at a very low, competitive fee or by eCheck with no fees involved. The online payment system is secure and easy for travelers to use and payments are deposited into your account within a few business days. It's a win-win situation for travelers and for you and is a definite "must" for a successful marketing strategy.
• INQUIRY RESPONSE: VRAssist will respond to inquiries in a timely manner (24 hour guarantee, but usually within minutes!) We will communicate with every interested traveler, answer their questions and send accurate quotes for their requested dates.
• GUEST COMMUNICATIONS: VRAssist will handle all communications with confirmed guests before, during and after their stay.
• RESERVATION MANAGEMENT: Professional, comprehensive management of reservations is the key to our Booking Management success. Did you know there are about nineteen steps to complete a reservation properly from beginning to end? VRAssist will complete all of these steps when we handle your property's reservations. Read more details about this process on our Blog post here.
• DETAILED RESERVATIONS/PAYMENTS REPORT: VRAssist will keep meticulous records of your property's reservations and send an annual report which will be useful for your records and for filing your annual income tax reports. We also will report data at the end of each sales tax reporting period for you to report & pay the sales taxes for your property. (We recommend Avalara MyLodgeTax to help ensure proper payment of relevant taxes for your area.)
• TRAVELER AIDS: If your VRBO or Homeaway listing does not have an "Insider's Guide", we can create one for you or alternatively help you get set up to use the "Homeaway Hospitality" app. According to this article the "Homeaway Hospitality" app (formerly known as"Glad to Have You") is "the leading mobile guest management solution designed specifically for property managers and homeowners to improve the way they manage and communicate with guests during their stay." You can read more about the app on this blog post.
At this time we are only able to assist owners who own properties located in the United States.
Having an experienced, reliable service to handle these details will free up your time for the things you enjoy! If you are interested in discussing our services, please feel free to contact us! You may phone (720) 491-1813 or use the contact form below to send an inquiry. We’ll be happy to respond as soon as possible.