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3 Benefits + 3 Tips for Hiring from the Properly Marketplace

Properly’s marketplace is a revolutionary resource in the vacation rental industry. While there are other on-demand services, the Properly marketplace is unique and bespoke to hospitality. Our 3 BIG Benefits 1. Service providers on the Properly platform have experience in the hospitality industry Did you know that every service provider...

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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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Properly Integrates with BookingSync Property Management System to Offer An All-Inclusive Changeover Management Solution

At Properly, we are always looking for smart collaborators, so when we met BookingSync Founder and CEO, Sébastien Grosjean at the Vacation Rental World Summit, we knew right away we wanted to partner. Séb comes from a family of vacation rental owners and managers and we admire his history, depth...

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New Feature: Create and Export Reports

Now you can create and export detailed reports on Properly to run your short term rental or property management business even more efficiently. This new reporting feature now helps property managers stay organized while managing changeover operations from start to finish. Reports also help you: • Easily invoice payments for...

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Prepare Your Vacation Rental for Weather Emergencies with These Must-Have Items

Let’s face it: weather-related emergencies happen. And Mother Nature doesn’t really care how much time and money your guests have spent on their vacation. So, hosts and managers, show your guests that you care more than she does and stock your vacation rental in preparation for power outages, snowstorms, and...

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Announcing Properly for Owners and Property Managers on the Web!

For the entire year we have been building a web application that makes scheduling changeover services and creating customized checklists much easier for vacation rental owners and property managers. It has been our #1 customer request, so we’re more than excited to finally launch it to the public! The Properly...

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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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Breaking it Down With Pricing Data: Beyond Pricing Shows How Properly Can Increase Bookings by 20%

I stumbled across an article by Dan Hill, the product lead at Airbnb who wrote their pricing algorithm. The article explains how Airbnb’s dynamic pricing tool works and why the sharing economy needs machine learning to set prices. In the article, Hill describes what goes into the algorithm to determine...

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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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23 Items Top Notch Vacation Rentals Keep in Stock

To be honest, you can get away with supplying the bare minimum for your guests and still run a successful vacation rental. But why not go above and beyond to give them all they would need so they can skip the store and get their vacation started right away? Your...

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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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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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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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Host Highlight: Tammi, Seattle’s Sweetest Superhost

Properly’s host highlight series will share the unique stories each seasoned host brings to the short term rental community. The first host we’re highlighting is the one and only Tammi Sims. Tammi has been an active Airbnb host for two years. In that time she has evolved to hostess with...

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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...

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