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Vacation Rental Cleaning: Hourly or Flat Rate?

If your area prices by a flat rate, do you really need to know how much a clean costs by the hour? We break down how to calculate a fair flat rate and why an hourly price is still part of the equation in this post on vacation rental cleaning prices.

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Properly Announces $8.5M Series A Financing

Properly, Inc., a San Francisco-based company that provides a cleaning and quality management platform to Airbnb hosts and vacation rental managers, today announced a $8.5 million Series A led by Asset Management Ventures, with participation by AccorHotels and prominent travel investors.

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How to Do a Thorough Vacation Rental Inspection

A vacation rental inspection is critical before you start marketing any new property. You need to visit the property, check that everything is working as it should, and know how to resolve any problems the guests have using appliances and electronics quickly. Here's a handy guide to a thorough inspection.

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How to Build Your Vacation Rental Management Team

Vacation rental management businesses are seeing increased interest in their services as more and more people join the trend of renting out second homes or investment properties. That’s good news for vacation rental managers, but it does present some challenges. Vacation rental managers who expand their inventory will need to...

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Eliminate Costly Negative Guest Reviews with this $5 Investment

Negative guest reviews can cost you $600 or more every year. Here's how to eliminate the causes of many of those complaints - for just $5 per booking.

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How Can Vacation Rental Managers Earn Travelers’ Trust?  

Vacation rental companies are booming right now, and the demand for vacation rental managers is growing. That’s great news for many of you as you bring in more inventory for your vacation rental management business, but let’s look into the future just a bit: Is the market for vacation rentals...

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How Vacation Rental Managers Can Win More Inventory

If you’re just starting out or would like to expand beyond a handful of properties, you’re in luck. We talked to some experienced managers in the industry whose businesses have skyrocketed in the last few years and got their advice on how to build a vacation rental management company - at scale.

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Vacation Rental Ratings > Vacation Rental Reviews

If you manage a vacation rental, you know how critical keeping a 5-star ranking can be. Potential guests look at your reviews to determine whether they should hand over a credit card to rent your property. If the property has 5 stars, it’s a no-brainer. If it has 3.5, they might decide to pass you over for a less risky-seeming property. There’s just one problem: reviews can’t reflect the quality of the property, the attentiveness of the management, or the amenities provided.

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How to Train Cleaning Staff to Meet High Standards

Every cleaning company owner should do six essential things to ensure the success of your staff, your clients, and your business. With these six steps, you'll be able to train your staff to meet a client's standards every time.

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Service Provider Spotlight: Jackie Helm

Jackie Helm is brand new to the hospitality industry, but she’s no stranger to business, having successful fencing and home construction companies already under her belt. When Jackie decided to launch her next company with Seattle Guest Prep, she knew it would be important to use the best technologies right out of the gate. We asked Jackie why she chose Properly as the lynchpin of the hospitality business she’s been building from the ground up.

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Find Jobs Scheduled for Any Vacation Rental with Calendar Filters

When you’re using a management tool to manage a large number of properties, you need a way to narrow down the search for the specific jobs you want to review. New Calendar Filters make it easy to manage your properties by city, date range, service provider, and much more.

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The Expert Cleaning Process That Ensures You Never Miss a Spot

Every outstanding housekeeper has two characteristics: speed and quality. In other words, they work quickly and are able to meet the standards set by the property manager. How do housekeepers develop speed and quality? They have a repeatable process that they use no matter the size of the property. I...

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How The HOST Uses Properly to Provide Unique à la Carte Services – And Achieve 200% Growth!

The HOST was growing rapidly as a result of its outstanding and unique service and its partnership with Evolve Vacation Rental Network. As it grew, however, the New Orleans-based vacation rental service company started to have trouble managing its schedule across various service providers and channels. Here's how The HOST implemented Properly to better coordinate service providers, streamline operations, and provide personalized experiences for EVERY guest.

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Personalize Each Guest Experience with Multiple Checklists in Properly

You asked, we delivered - multiple checklists are here to make it easy for you to create a personalized experience for every guest.

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How Much Should You Charge for Vacation Rental Cleaning?

What's a good rate for a vacation rental cleaning? Property managers and service providers should read our in-depth guide on how to set rates in every area!

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