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Introducing Mobile Calendar Filters!

Now with calendar filters any property manager can get quick visibility into the jobs, bookings, and other data when out in the field on mobile phone. For example, you could set a filter to see all of the jobs in progress today and get a pulse on what’s ready for...

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Show appreciation and send feedback with Thumbs Up and Comments

Creating collaborative partnerships with your cleaning team is essential. Two simple ways to do that are by showing appreciation and providing feedback. Service providers have told us it’s helpful and desired. “My clients are amazing with their feedback to me and their expression of appreciation.” Tessa PHospitality Service Provider, Seattle...

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Properly’s Latest Integration: PMS MyVR

MyVR is a leading PMS system for vacation rental professionals. Their mission is to deliver the most powerful and user-friendly management and distribution software. They also value creating an open software solution for their customers – a value we at Properly share. With this partnership MyVR customers can connect their...

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A Chat with Industry Pioneer, Doug Macnaught

At VRMA National in Orlando, Alex sat down with industry pioneer, Doug Macnaught.   Alex: Thank you for joining us today. You’ve been one of the software pioneers of the industry. What do you think has changed in the last five years and what will the next five years hold?...

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Properly Now Integrates with Rentals United!

We’re thrilled to announce our latest integration which is also our first integration with a channel manager. Introducing our newest partner, Rentals United – a leading channel management tool for vacation rental owners and managers worldwide. Like us, Rentals United shares a belief and commitment to technology and more specifically,...

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How Guesthop Uses Properly To Make Every Cleaning Perfect

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The Highlights from (Future) VRMA 2020

Printed in VRMA Arrival Blog on November 14, 2017. Industry conferences like VRMA National offer a natural milestone to mark the progress and direction of the short term rental industry, and this year’s conference highlighted the pace of change. Remember where the industry stood just three years ago? In 2014,...

An Interview with VR Industry Sage, Heather Bayer

It’s no secret I have heaps of respect for Heather Bayer so I grabbed the opportunity to chat with her at VRMA National in Orlando. If you’re not already listening to Heather’s podcast, cottageblogger.com, I highly recommend it. I also encourage you to join us at the Vacation Rental Success...

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Hire the most responsive, thorough, and reliable service providers on Properly with Badges.

At Properly, our goal is to create a global community of experienced hospitality service providers to meet the demand of our growing vacation rental industry.   Our marketplace lets clients find new providers and is a platform where service providers can create and grow their businesses.   We’re excited to...

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Improving Operational Efficiency, Guest Reviews, and Quality Control by Building a Winning Partnership with Cleaners

Thank you for attending our session at VRMA National 2017. Click the link to download a worksheet for recording your current challenges and new solutions that come to you throughout the session. This form is downloadable and you can save to print or send to colleagues. Download Operations Challenges/Solutions Worksheet...

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Creating Effective Checklists: Guidelines and Best Practices

Overview The goal of your checklist(s) is to provide a tool for service providers to convey detailed reminders and instructions, while not adding unnecessary complexity to their work. Toward that goal, we recommend that your checklists not be overloaded with standard cleaning tasks that a service provider knows to do,...

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Top 10 Extras to Amaze your Airbnb Guests

Hosting with Airbnb is more than just sharing your home with travelers, it is an opportunity to make each and every guest’s experience something to remember. Being able to share your local knowledge while providing safe and comfortable lodging are part of the Airbnb experience that vacationers absolutely love and...

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New Collaboration Tools Make Short Term Rental Management a Team Effort!

Whether you manage one property or several, operating short term rentals requires effective teamwork to keep things running smoothly. Cleaners must be scheduled to flip a listing. Maintenance contractors must be alerted to a repair. And if you manager for others, owners need reassurance that their home is well-maintained and...

“Top 10” Guide Ideas for Property Managers

Here’s a long list of some “Top 10” Guide ideas for your customized Guest Guides. Use ideas from this list or add your own. Add lists that reflect activities in your area. Here are 2 ways to use the lists. If you have an employee or owner who has a...

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Properly Now Integrates with Guesty!

We’re thrilled to announce that Properly now integrates with Guesty – a leading property management platform for Airbnb hosts. Like us, Guesty believes that hosts and property managers need the best tools possible to grow as our industry becomes more competitive. And integrations between leading solutions create excellence in every...