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Properly Announces First Amazon Echo Integration in Vacation Rental Tech

Adding smart home technology to your vacation rental with an Amazon Echo device adds an impressive “wow” factor for your guests and can reduce your costs. The Echo has emerged as the fastest selling new consumer product because consumers love the ease of its voice-activated tools. Thanks to Properly’s integration...

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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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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,...

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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 announce the...

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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...

“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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Introducing the new mobile calendar

Properly’s community of users ranges from single property owners to multi-property managers. We heard from all users that they wanted to be able to use Properly from their computer – so we created the web app and we knew it would be particularly helpful for property managers. However, we noticed...

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Introducing Text Slides & Template Slides

We are firm believers in “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but we also recognize that should not limit how other vacation rental owners and home-sharing hosts convey their particular hospitality needs to cleaners and housekeepers. That’s why we have added two new kinds of slides you can use...

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Properly Quick Tip: Send a job request to multiple cleaners at once for the fastest response

Many of us have struggled with contacting a cleaner for an emergency cleaning, having them decline, then contacting the next, and so on. When your window for a turnover cleaning is very tight and you’re in a bind you need to book a cleaner immediately. Sending a job request to...

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HomeAway Becomes Properly’s Latest Integration Partner

As you know, right now is when vacation rental owners and managers must prep for the busiest season in the industry: Summer. While you respond to guest inquiries and schedule bookings, let Properly take some stress out of planning your turnover operations. That is if you manage any of the...

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How to Share Properly Visual Checklists if Your Service Pro Does Not Have a Smartphone

Managing your turnover using Properly’s visual checklist is the most important part of becoming a stress-free remote Superhost. But it takes two to tango! Your service pro will need to download the app too. Sharing is Caring After you create your ideal turnover checklist (or at least, one that clearly conveys...

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Pro[perly] Tip for Hosts on the Go

We’re super excited to offer a great host tool that’s part of Airbnb’s Host Assist program. Properly’s visual checklist lets you convey all your turnover and hospitality instructions to the people (e.g. service professionals) you hire to ensure your place is in tip-top condition for your guest check-ins. As a...

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Register for a Live Demo of Properly

Things are abuzz in the orange Properly office as we roll out our webinar sessions for hosts and homeowners. Each week we’re hosting at least five live demos online. Tuning in to a demo is a fantastic way for new users to learn the nuts and bolts of our visual...

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How to Create Your Visual Checklist

The second step to manage turnovers effortlessly with Properly is to build a visual checklist with photos of your property and descriptive task pins. The combination of your photos and task pins will fill out a thorough job that you can send, resend, customize, and duplicate. The person you hire...

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