Tools of the Trade
Here, we've collected the tools that we actually rely on in our short-term rental business. These are the service providers and software vendors that we use in our day-to-day business operations. We've personally vetted every tool on this list!
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Property operations and services platform
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Breezeway's property care and operations platform helps coordinate, communicate, and verify detailed work, and deliver the best service experience to clients. Automate your operations and deliver an amazing rental experience.
Property management software and web-based guidebooks
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Hostfully's Property Management Platform helps you run and scale your business. Includes pipeline management, upselling tools, owner reporting, centralized calendar and platform for widespread channel distribution.
Hostfully's digital and offline guidebooks up-level your professionalism and save you time. Provide travelers with property information and local recommendations, with a custom welcome message feature your unique brand.
> Use coupon code TFV100 to get $100 off your property management subscription and 2 free months of digital guidebooks!
Discounts on Furnishings
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Minoan is an all in one ordering platform that hosts can use to buy from 200+ brands at steep discounts and save the hassle of dealing with the messy logistics (tracking, customer service, etc.). Minoan also helps you turn your STR into a shoppable experience so that guests can order the items they loved from their stay, and you can make a little extra money!
Supplies and Furnishings
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Any of the items we use that are available on Amazon are located in our Amazon Storefront for your convenience when shopping for your short-term rental! We've been hosting for over 11 years and we know what works, what doesn't, and what guests love!
Online Travel Agency
Airbnb, Inc. is an American San Francisco-based company operating an online marketplace for short-term homestays and experiences. Use our referral code and list your space. Earn $40 when you complete your first qualifying stay.
Property Management Software
Hospitable automates the day-to-day tasks that should be managed by technology, freeing up hosts to deal with only the issues that need a human touch. It starts by automating communication with guests from the first inquiry to the final review while you stay in control. Hosts on Airbnb, Booking.com, and VRBO can leverage our machine learning systems to answer their guests’ most frequent questions within a minute. Receive 50% off of the base rate for 3 months!
Brand WiFi, collect guest data, and increase direct bookings – all while providing a better WiFi experience for vacation rental guests. Create your own branded WiFi splash page that every guest uses to log into your rental’s WiFi.
> Use code THANKS for 50% your first 3 months of service
Dynamic pricing softaware
Manage prices and availability easily with data driven insights and automation rules. PriceLabs will analyze each listing and recommend daily rates based on seasonality, day of week, lead time, and local demand.
Relay’s online banking and money management platform puts you in complete control of your cash flow. Use up to 20 checking accounts to organize and allocate income for things like day-to-day expenses and payroll. Have all your LLC's banking accounts in one place!
The All-In-One Risk Management Platform
Know Your Guest - A solution by SUPERHOG
Their Intelligent Guest Screening technology allows you to screen your guests pre-booking, helping prevent criminal activity, chargebacks, party bookings and unauthorised commercial activity at your properties. They also provide a simplified deposit solution and damage waiver, and financial protection against guest damage.
Use this link to receive free Intelligent Guest Screening for your first 60 days!
Dream Foundation Vacation Rental Network
This foundation works with vacation rental hosts to host terminally ill people on their dream vacations. If you are interested in joining the network and offering up your space, or even just making a financial contribution to this wonderful organization, click here!
Buying group for hosts
HostGPO is the first international Group Purchasing Organization (“GPO”) for the short-term rental industry. We help our members save time and money by offering access to exclusive deals on furniture, supplies, and more from the best vendors.
Privacy-safe smart home solution that protects your property(s) inside and outside
The Indoor and Outdoor Sensors monitor noise levels at your property and will alert you through your Dashboard or Mobile App when the noise levels go over your set thresholds. Use code TFVNA20 for 20% off ($144/year including 1 free indoor sensor) and 20% off any additional indoor or outdoor sensors
Real Estate Deal Calculator
Compare properties, look up comps and find the best real estate deals. Analyze any investment property In seconds. There is no learning curve. These calculators are designed for speed. Simply fill in your purchase price, financing, closing costs, rehab budget, rent roll and estimated expenses. Configure dozens of parameters to structure the exact deal you want. Features include: View Detailed Financial Analysis And Projections, Import Property Data From Public Records, Run deals for Short-term rentals, BRRRs, flips, and wholesale deals
Short-term rental insurance
Proper Insurance leads the Nation in short-term rental insurance, with over 40,000 policies written in all 50 states. It’s all-inclusive insurance that covers the unique risks associated with short-term vacation rental properties.
SEO and rankings tool
Optimize your Airbnb rankings and search visibility. Start improving your Airbnb rankings immediately with the SEO tool. Gain rankings, improve your revenue, and defend your listing against competitors.
Sentry by Wynd
Sentry is the only device that protects your rental property from smoking and loud parties. Sentry will alert you to unwanted smoking, parties, and other environment-related issues.
Click here to receive $10 commission for every initial purchase of Sentry that you refer!
STR Insights allows you to find the best performing markets based on the most recent revenue metrics and vacation rental housing prices.