Well, for starters, they do not have nor put in the time or effort into your home and its advertising and technology the way a smaller company does.
Don’t settle for being just a “number” at a larger company (50+ homes). With us, your home is considered one of our children and as such, it is treated like part of our family!
For the first time in years, we are taking on a few new properties!
Being panel speakers at numerous conferences across the country, we know what’s NEW, what WORKS and how to stay AHEAD of the competition. Never has there been a more critical time to be with the RIGHT property management company that handles vacation rentals in Santa Barbara.
Do your research too!
If they manage more than 50 properties, the care that goes into managing your rental rates and occupancy rates is quite possibly not being watched closely enough to help you increase revenue.
As well, we are the “boots on the ground” at your home sometimes daily and are NOT also Realtors with full time jobs with property management as a side gig.
Our team handles rentals 100% and as owners ourselves of rental property in another state, we know that sometimes hiring others just doesn’t replace the owner of the company handling the day to day…we do it all with support from our team of 9.
Ask your current company or any prospective one…
Do you use LOS Pricing and Dynamic Pricing for my property?
Do you charge Guests additional fees (that owners don’t see) that essentially cause my rental revenue to be lowered?
Do you use software that integrates with all the big listing sites including Homes and Villas by Marriott?
Are you both Premier Partners on VRBO and Superhosts on Airbnb? (this matters A LOT!)
What are your percentage of direct bookings per month?
What is your company-wide occupancy rate?
Do you have a dedicated Revenue Management Team studying rates daily based on Dynamic Pricing and market trends?
Do guests have an app and is your management team available 24/7 in case of any issues?
Do you use state of the art locks that sync with reservations to protect our home?
Do you screen our guests ID and vet these guests during the booking process?
Do you charge owners extra when guests call or have small maintenance items?
What is your percentage of repeat guests?
These are VALUABLE questions to ask any prospective vacation rental management company in Santa Barbara. With our economy changing daily, it’s imperative property owners work with a local vacation rental property management company on the cutting edge when it comes to technology, tools and support staff to ensure guests have the best experiences in your property while you realize the highest revenue and occupancy rate possible.
Since 2010, our occupancy rates company-wide are 80% and owners achieve rental revenue increases consistently year over year anywhere from 10-25%.
As we add a few special properties to our family, we would also love to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, read about us!
Kurt & Tiffany
Katie, Lisa, Sarah, Melia
Revenue Management, Social Media and Accounting Teams