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Gather Versus Self-Managing Your Rental Property

July 1, 2022
Gather Vacations
| Vacation Rental Homeowner Guide
So, you just purchased your first vacation home (or have decided to list one of your properties). Congratulations! While this is a huge step in making the most of your property or “making it work for you,” getting started can sometimes prove intimidating. 

What is the cost of self-managing your vacation rental property instead of partnering with us at Gather? Below, we’ll examine the start-up costs, guest support, etc., involved in managing your vacation rental property. 
 
Marketing Costs
The average cost for digital marketing services in 2022 ranges from $2,500 to $12,000 per month. That is anywhere from $50-500 per hour! However, when you team up with Gather, you have access to our full-service marketing efforts. These robust marketing efforts involve promoting your property on social media, producing print and digital collateral, frequently updating your listing and much more. 

We offer the whole gamut of agency production at no cost to you, the homeowner. At Gather, we seek to exceed your individual needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our dedicated property managers or other representatives.

Managing guest inquiries, support
Odds are, you are seeking a low-involvement return on your investment. Whereas most online travel agencies (OTAs) offer customer support for your guest and homeowner needs, we make it our business to maintain top-tier service technology. 

Since this is the case, our customer support team members will respond with a personalized email to any guest’s correspondence — in record time. We aim to make owners’ roles painless so that you have more time to focus on what matters. 

Housekeeping and maintenance
We get it; you want your property well taken care of. And a considerable part of that is maintaining cleanliness and ensuring that everything in your rental unit is up to date and in good working order. Our philosophy is different: you are our customer and the heart and soul of our business. This being the case, we take care of your property as if it were our own.

Once again, we prioritize using our established networks of housekeeping and maintenance workers to keep your rental property generating sufficient business (with return customers). That is the ultimate goal; ensuring that guests not only enjoy their stay but also that they will book your vacation rental again. 

General time involved
Self-managing your vacation rental can quickly turn into a full-time job. Luckily, our robust portfolio of services is unmatched in the vacation rental industry. And as mentioned previously, this will indefinitely generate a solid, additional revenue stream for you and your loved ones. 

Our company has been refining our approach to vacation rentals in Hawaii since 2009 and is expanding to cities in the mainland US. We are operational in Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana and Arizona.  

Learn more about our full-service property management approach here. Care to get started? Email [email protected], or call 1.877.692.1050.

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