Vacation Rental Owners, Claim Your Independence Now!
Homes and Rooms offers owners help to claim their independence
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As dissatisfaction grows with the major listing sites, Homes and Rooms offers owners help to claim their independence from the powerful listing giants and run their own successful vacation rental businesses. And those owners get to keep more of their income.
‘The proverb warns that, “You should not bite the hand that feeds you.” But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.’ This quote on independence is from the Hungarian born psychiatrist, academic and writer Thomas Szasz. He was not referring to vacation rentals, of course, but it seems highly appropriate to the current situation in relation to vacation rental owners and the big boys of the booking business.
Independence issue looms large
Readers of this blog will have noticed that the issue of independence for vacation rental owners looms large as the power and reach of the listing sites increases. We are not the only ones who feel this way, as a quick trawl of industry commentators will verify.
In some cases, owners have become so reliant on listing sites for their bookings that the sites become ‘the hand that feeds’. The upside is that owners get regular bookings. But the downside is that the listing sites get to write the rules – and set the costs.
There is an alternative to kow-towing to the listing sites. And it means you can carry on using them, but more on your terms than on theirs.
One of the best ways to achieve listing site independence is to ensure you have your own property website. Here, your guests can view your property, check current availability, book their stay and make a payment direct to your account. This has always been the basis of the Homes and Rooms service to vacation rental owners. Our mission is to support and empower independent owners.
Get your independence for free
To show how easy it is to have your own vacation rental property website up and running in minutes, we are making a special, free ‘Independence Day’ offer. The first 1,000 owners to sign up for our free 14-day trial and to publish their free property website using our new, easy-to-use Website Builder (no special technical skill required) will continue to use Homes and Rooms for FREE!