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How to Boost Off-Season Bookings

November 20th, 2019|

Do you find the off-season daunting? For many property managers and rental owners, when bookings are slow to fill, anxiety levels may start to rise. Thankfully there are common sense ways available that can help boost your bookings and lower your blood pressure! You can help create an uptick in guests by first, recognizing when your low-season is and second, by utilizing these three ways to help bring your guests to your door.

The Power of Professional Photography for Vacation Rentals

November 15th, 2019|

We've all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, when it comes to marketing your vacation properties, professional photography can be worth much more than mere words! Professional photography can make your properties stand out from the competition and visually support your property descriptions...

Increase Your Bookings and Profits Part 2

October 30th, 2019|

Today, doing business online means that you must work hard to get visitors to your listings and then have a limited time to capture their interest and engage with them. Today's consumers are sophisticated and are not interested in being sold. They are looking for straight-shooting, information they can use to make an informed decision about where they should spend their vacation dollars. Here are a few tips to help you build trust and authority with prospects and former guests.

Increase Your Bookings and Profits Part 1

October 23rd, 2019|

The vacation rental market has changed in staggering ways in recent years. Seeing the benefits of vacation rentals, homeowners have listed over 660,000 properties on Airbnb alone. As guests continue to move away from hotels and into vacation rentals, the industry today is projected to hit $170 billion by the end of this year. While this meteoric growth is good for the industry, more vacation rentals mean more competition. To compete, you need to keep up with the amenities and offer the experiences your guests expect or your piece of the pie will slowly evaporate. This is even truer as online travel agencies continue to grow and evolve. So how can you differentiate your property from thousands of competitors? Let’s take a look at some ways you can earn more from your vacation rental properties...

How to Improve Your Vacation Rental Reviews

October 18th, 2019|

Today, people typically begin their vacation process by researching online. One of the most important factors when pursuing a potential destination are guest reviews. Peer reviews are often a good indicator of the guest experience and carry a lot of weight, especially in the beginning stages of research. As a property manager, you are often looking for ways to cut costs and maximize profits. However, it is important to understand that some amenities are simply too important to cut when creating a positive guest experience...

5 Ways to Attract Good Employees in the Hospitality Industry

October 16th, 2019|

In a tight labor market, recruiting and retaining quality employees is difficult. In the last few years, this has been the case in many industries, especially hospitality. As unemployment rates have trended lower and tighter restrictions are placed on work visas, recruitment has become much more difficult. Add to this fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics findings that the turnover rate in the hospitality industry is two to three times the rate of other industries and you can see the challenges of staffing in today's market. However, there are several ways hospitality companies can attract and retain quality employees to help power a positive brand and an exemplary guest experience...

3 Simple Ways to Improve Vacation Rental Guest Satisfaction

October 11th, 2019|

In today’s competitive vacation rental industry it’s important to make your properties stand out from your competitors. With dynamic pricing, competing on price alone is no longer viable. You need to look beyond price to make your properties stand out. Your guests are looking forward to their time with you. They expect everything to go according to plan giving them the time and space they need to relax and enjoy time with their family. One way to exceed their expectations is to provide exemplary customer service. Customer service is a competitive differentiator that costs you little to nothing but can make your brand stand out with your guests...

VRMA Advocacy: Why It’s Important to the Vacation Rental Industry

October 9th, 2019|

Here at Xplorie, we're big believers in giving back to our industry. We work hard to identify vendors and organizations that can benefit our customers, and owners to help them grow their vacation rental businesses. One organization that we're extremely proud to be a part of as both a sponsor and a contributor is the Vacation Rental Management Association. The work they do on behalf of the ever-evolving climate within the vacation rental industry is vital. The VRMA is an advocacy organization that is dedicated to the further development of professional and traditional vacation rentals as a safe and reliable option for consumers.

Environmental Sustainability in the Vacation Rental Industry | Part 3

September 25th, 2019|

Today, many consumers are opting to make smarter choices when it comes to businesses they frequent. This is especially true when it comes to Generation X and Millennials. Sustainability is something you should be proud of and making changes to your operation is newsworthy on several levels. First, it's a competitive differentiator that can help you grow your business by connecting with other like-minded individuals in the community, as well as with new and repeat guests...

Housekeeping Appreciation Week: Ideas for 2019

September 3rd, 2019|

For many vacation rental property management companies, summer is the peak of the season. Your team has been working hard to provide your guests with a top-quality experience at your properties. One team that has been instrumental in preparing and maintaining your units throughout the season is your housekeeping staff...

How to Boost Off-Season Bookings

November 20th, 2019|

Do you find the off-season daunting? For many property managers and rental owners, when bookings are slow to fill, anxiety levels may start to rise. Thankfully there are common sense ways available that can help boost your bookings and lower your blood pressure! You can help create an uptick in guests by first, recognizing when your low-season is and second, by utilizing these three ways to help bring your guests to your door.

The Power of Professional Photography for Vacation Rentals

November 15th, 2019|

We've all heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, when it comes to marketing your vacation properties, professional photography can be worth much more than mere words! Professional photography can make your properties stand out from the competition and visually support your property descriptions...

Increase Your Bookings and Profits Part 2

October 30th, 2019|

Today, doing business online means that you must work hard to get visitors to your listings and then have a limited time to capture their interest and engage with them. Today's consumers are sophisticated and are not interested in being sold. They are looking for straight-shooting, information they can use to make an informed decision about where they should spend their vacation dollars. Here are a few tips to help you build trust and authority with prospects and former guests.

Increase Your Bookings and Profits Part 1

October 23rd, 2019|

The vacation rental market has changed in staggering ways in recent years. Seeing the benefits of vacation rentals, homeowners have listed over 660,000 properties on Airbnb alone. As guests continue to move away from hotels and into vacation rentals, the industry today is projected to hit $170 billion by the end of this year. While this meteoric growth is good for the industry, more vacation rentals mean more competition. To compete, you need to keep up with the amenities and offer the experiences your guests expect or your piece of the pie will slowly evaporate. This is even truer as online travel agencies continue to grow and evolve. So how can you differentiate your property from thousands of competitors? Let’s take a look at some ways you can earn more from your vacation rental properties...

How to Improve Your Vacation Rental Reviews

October 18th, 2019|

Today, people typically begin their vacation process by researching online. One of the most important factors when pursuing a potential destination are guest reviews. Peer reviews are often a good indicator of the guest experience and carry a lot of weight, especially in the beginning stages of research. As a property manager, you are often looking for ways to cut costs and maximize profits. However, it is important to understand that some amenities are simply too important to cut when creating a positive guest experience...

5 Ways to Attract Good Employees in the Hospitality Industry

October 16th, 2019|

In a tight labor market, recruiting and retaining quality employees is difficult. In the last few years, this has been the case in many industries, especially hospitality. As unemployment rates have trended lower and tighter restrictions are placed on work visas, recruitment has become much more difficult. Add to this fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics findings that the turnover rate in the hospitality industry is two to three times the rate of other industries and you can see the challenges of staffing in today's market. However, there are several ways hospitality companies can attract and retain quality employees to help power a positive brand and an exemplary guest experience...

3 Simple Ways to Improve Vacation Rental Guest Satisfaction

October 11th, 2019|

In today’s competitive vacation rental industry it’s important to make your properties stand out from your competitors. With dynamic pricing, competing on price alone is no longer viable. You need to look beyond price to make your properties stand out. Your guests are looking forward to their time with you. They expect everything to go according to plan giving them the time and space they need to relax and enjoy time with their family. One way to exceed their expectations is to provide exemplary customer service. Customer service is a competitive differentiator that costs you little to nothing but can make your brand stand out with your guests...

VRMA Advocacy: Why It’s Important to the Vacation Rental Industry

October 9th, 2019|

Here at Xplorie, we're big believers in giving back to our industry. We work hard to identify vendors and organizations that can benefit our customers, and owners to help them grow their vacation rental businesses. One organization that we're extremely proud to be a part of as both a sponsor and a contributor is the Vacation Rental Management Association. The work they do on behalf of the ever-evolving climate within the vacation rental industry is vital. The VRMA is an advocacy organization that is dedicated to the further development of professional and traditional vacation rentals as a safe and reliable option for consumers.

Environmental Sustainability in the Vacation Rental Industry | Part 3

September 25th, 2019|

Today, many consumers are opting to make smarter choices when it comes to businesses they frequent. This is especially true when it comes to Generation X and Millennials. Sustainability is something you should be proud of and making changes to your operation is newsworthy on several levels. First, it's a competitive differentiator that can help you grow your business by connecting with other like-minded individuals in the community, as well as with new and repeat guests...

Housekeeping Appreciation Week: Ideas for 2019

September 3rd, 2019|

For many vacation rental property management companies, summer is the peak of the season. Your team has been working hard to provide your guests with a top-quality experience at your properties. One team that has been instrumental in preparing and maintaining your units throughout the season is your housekeeping staff...

Become A Partner!

Xplorie Vacation Rental Manager Partners see an increase in occupancy and revenue, provide a best in class guest experience program and differentiate their brand in a crowded marketplace. To find out more about becoming an Xplorie Partner, please submit the form below and a sales representative will contact you!