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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...

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How Properly Saved A Superhost from a Stinky Dog Dilemma

Meet Barkley! Barkley is Alex, our founder’s, dog and everyone at Properly’s favorite furry friend. He’s cute and cuddly but like most dogs, he can be smelly at times. When Alex travels, he rents his Noe Valley, San Francisco house to guests on Airbnb. And although he clearly mentions that...

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10 Vacation Rental Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

Like many vacation rental owners, one of my biggest sources of pride is positive reviews. Reviews that mention my rental’s cleanliness really make me do a happy dance because I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting the process. Now I’ll share some of those processes with the Properly audience! Often...

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Before You Hire a Cleaner for a Vacation Rental Make Sure You Know the Differences Between Residential and Hospitality Cleanings

The success of your changeover cleanings affects the success of your own short term or vacation rental business. Why? Because the first physical experience a guest has is observing how clean and well prepared the rental is when they walk in. First impressions last the longest and more often than...

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“Follow the Wall”: The Foundational Cleaning Procedure That Ensures Every Changeover Is A Complete Success

One of the foundational pieces of an outstanding housekeeping routine is the discipline to follow the wall. When I learned this principle it was a professional life changing experience and I encourage you to follow it as well for ultimate success in your turnovers. This principle has served me well when...

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Take Out the Guesswork For Housekeepers Cleaning Your Vacation Rental: Make a Standard Property Appearance Manual

Welcome back to Durk Johnson’s Cleaning Column: Housekeeping Tips From a VR Industry Expert. This week Durk explains what a Standard Property Appearance manual is and how you can create your own to ensure that your housekeepers know exactly how to clean and stage your listing for guests. I love...

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Keep Your Guests Safe! How to Spot Germs and Bacteria in Your Home That Can Make You Sick

Welcome back to Durk Johnson’s Cleaning Column: Housekeeping Tips From a VR Industry Expert. This week we’ll learn from the expert about the dirty world of microbes and how housekeepers need to protect themselves in order to keep your guests safe. A housekeeper’s world is a dangerous world! Housekeepers are...

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Introducing Durk Johnson’s Cleaning Column: Housekeeping Tips From a VR Industry Expert

Housekeepers have everything to do with your guest’s warm welcome Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA where I would be doing housekeeping consulting. Unfortunately my family couldn’t join me on the trip, but it was indeed wonderful to be back...