As the leading professional vacation rental management company in North America, we know firsthand the kind of income you can earn when your second home is truly working for you.
We host over two million guests every year in over 35,000 vacation homes. We’re sharing insights from our revenue and analytics team designed to help drive revenue for your property—whether you’ve rented out your second home for decades, or you’re preparing to join the fast-growing industry of vacation rentals.
If you haven’t purchased your home yet, review our resources on buying a vacation home. Long story short, we’ve seen new vacation rental homeowners succeed most when they consider:
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Creating a beautiful space for guests is one of the easiest ways to make money on your vacation rental. Not only does this make for a better guest experience, but it’s also key for good marketing—if your guests are posting images of themselves in your home on Instagram, then you’re doing it right.
There are a few simple ways to upgrade your home’s appeal:
Draw potential guests into your Instagram-worthy getaway with the help of your home’s online profile.
Guests search for a few specific amenities more than any other, so you’ll boost your home’s visibility by offering these top three perks:
You simply can’t rely on the old model of “set it and forget it”—with fixed nightly rates for weeknights or weekends, in high season or low season. As technology becomes more sophisticated, rates have become more dynamic and are now one of the most challenging parts of vacation rental management. In the current landscape, it pays to have a team behind you.
For example, Vacasa homeowners benefit from:
If you want to optimize your rates on your own, you’ll need to invest a lot of time in monitoring and updating your pricing.
Your calendar can have a huge impact on your home’s profitability. Our revenue team recommends these tips for managing your calendar:
If you’re marketing your vacation home on your own, choosing the right listing site (or sites) for your property is key.
Own a home in a driveable destination with lots of vacation rentals? Choose Vrbo. Have an apartment in a city? Airbnb is likely your best bet. Is your rental unique, like a treehouse or a houseboat? Consider a specialty site like Glamping Hub. (Every Vacasa home is listed on multiple channels, depending on its location and appeal.)
As with rates, working with the pros can increase your revenue stream by getting your home in front of as many potential guests as possible. Our digital marketing team accomplishes this through:
You use reviews to determine how you spend our money on Amazon, where you choose to eat on Yelp, and where you apply for jobs on Glassdoor. In the vacation rental industry, good reviews mean:
Negative reviews can often be a blessing in disguise. Negative reviews are an opportunity to:
We may be biased, but making money on your vacation rental property is so much easier when you have a comprehensive management company by your side. A good manager will take care of all the details so you can spend more time enjoying the extra income you make.
That’s where Vacasa comes in. We’re the one-stop shop for vacation rentals, bringing you all the tools you need to maximize your vacation rental’s income potential.
Our end-to-end vacation rental management services include:
Earning more money on your vacation rental property doesn’t have to be a second job. In fact, with the right tools and the right management company, it can be quite rewarding.
Capturing the best rate for every booking requires more than just adjusting for weekdays versus weekends or high season versus low season. Consider other factors that impact how desirable your home is at any given time. Demand for your vacation home can change based on weather, market patterns, local events, and regional competition.
At Vacasa, we use dynamic pricing (leveraging proprietary technology and regional experts and analysts) to set the optimal rate for each of our homes. Changes in demand can happen in real time. So, your rates are updated daily to reflect the current demand for your home.
Managing calendars—as well as bookings, profiles, and requests—on multiple vacation home sites can quickly become one of your most tedious responsibilities. There are a couple of solutions, including paying for a channel management software that will manage your bookings across multiple booking sites.
Even better (and easier) is to work with a full-service property management company with experts dedicated to channel marketing. At Vacasa, not only do we manage all of our homes’ availability, rates, and bookings across the most popular channels, but we also optimize listings for peak performance on each one.
Today’s travelers have high standards for vacation homes. They expect all the vital essentials for a pleasant stay (think a smart TV, microwave, and cleaning supplies). Yet, they also appreciate delightful extras that make their getaways exceptional—such as an outdoor barbecue, kid-friendly and pet-friendly amenities, and a laptop safe.
Shopping and stocking your vacation home, especially at the beginning, can be an overwhelming process. Download our ultimate inventory checklist for vacation rentals for an easy, complete room-by-room guide.
Call 844-518-0967 to speak with a Homeowner Consultant, who can answer preliminary questions and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
If you'd like to move forward, we’ll put you in touch with our market expert in your neighborhood to explore the financial potential of your home, outline our management fee, and introduce your local team.
Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly through Vacasa LLC and through Vacasa LLC's licensed subsidiaries. Click here for more information about Vacasa's licensed real estate brokerage/property manager in your state. Vacasa’s licensed real estate brokerages/property managers include: Vacasa Alabama LLC; Vacasa Arizona LLC; Vacasa of Arkansas LLC; Vacasa Colorado LLC (Micah Victory); Vacasa Delaware LLC, 302-541-8999; Vacasa Florida LLC; Vacasa Illinois LLC 481.014072, Micah Victory Managing Broker Lic# 471.021837; Vacasa Louisiana LLC, Dana MacCord, Principal Broker, ph 504.252.0155 (Licensed in LA); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 602-330-9934; Vacasa Missouri LLC, Vicki Lyn Brown, Designated Broker; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC,45 NH-25, Meredith, NH 03253, Susan Scanlon, Broker of Record; Vacasa Minnesota, Broker: Micah Victory, license #40877637; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Oregon LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacation Palm Springs Real Estate, Inc., California DRE #01523013, Mark Graham, California DRE #00700720; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Texas, Debra Brock, Designated Broker); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa Seasonals Inc., California DRE #02160171, Lisa Renee Stevens, California DRE #01485234; Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa South Dakota LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr. Ste. #2F17, Waikoloa, HI 96738; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Terah M. Young, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC; Vacasa Wyoming LLC. In Canada, this advertisement is provided by Vacasa Canada ULC, CPBC lic. number 75826, 172 Asher Rd. V1X 3H6 Kelowna, BC.