Category : Hosting Tips

Short-Term Management Strategies: Considering Your Options

Managing a short-term rental property is a lot of work to do on your own. From booking to cleaning to troubleshooting issues with guests, it’s nice to have some help along the way. Many homeowners are now deciding to partner with a rental management company. But the decisions don’t end there—when choosing between rental companies, you have a lot of options. It’s important to look at each company’s strategy and consider what that means for you, your property, and your […]

How to Make Your Listing Stand Out and Earn More 5-Star Reviews

The short-term rental industry is booming worldwide, and Colorado homeowners are enjoying the profits. Airbnb hosts in Colorado made $183 million in 2017 alone, a 68% increase from the year before, according to The Denver Post’s recent article. More properties are listed on Airbnb and other popular rental sites like HomeAway and VRBO every day. But with more properties comes more competition, which makes it crucial that your home stands out. Take a look at our list of amenities to […]

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Make Your Listing Pop with Positive Reviews

Good feedback is essential in the short term rental management industry. A potential guest will often pay more attention to reviews than any other part of a listing, including photos or descriptions. Travelers trust other travelers when it comes to a property’s cleanliness, amenities, and proximity to dining, nightlife, and family-friendly activities. Your listing will get more views—and more bookings—if it features positive feedback from guests. Guests are more likely to leave you a positive review if your place is […]

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The 7 Biggest Mistakes Short-Term Hosts Make

It takes practice to be a successful short-term host, from creating eye-catching property listings and making the most of your space, to interacting with guests from booking to check-out. Take a look at our list below for some common mistakes made by hosts, especially those just starting out in the short-term rental world. With some experience, you’ll be on your way to stellar host status in no time. #1. Having limited ability. Many first-time hosts devote only part of the […]

Airbnb and Resy

Airbnb and Resy Simplify Dining Away from Home

With their new partnership, Airbnb and dining reservations app Resy make it easier than ever to get a taste of a new city. “When you’re traveling,” says the video in the Airbnb blog post announcing the partnership, “all those unfamiliar options can make it hard to choose. That’s why Airbnb teamed up with Resy to handpick some of the best spots around, from local favorites to award winners.” Now it’s possible to book a reservation at almost 650 restaurants in […]

Rental company vs doing it alone

The ERG Difference: Partnering with a
Rental Company vs. Doing It Alone

  There’s a lot to think about as a short-term rental host, especially when you’re first starting out. You’ll consider pricing, interior design elements, details you want to include in your listing, and much more. But even with all of these decisions ahead, the most important choice you’ll make now is to either team up with a short-term rental management company or go at it alone. Effortless Rental Group maximizes our clients’ revenue by setting nightly prices using our analytical […]

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Airbnb’s Open Homes Program Houses Hurricane Survivors

Helping those in need is nothing new for Airbnb. Since 2012, the company has connected thousands of people displaced by natural disasters and other emergency events with nearby hosts willing to donate their spare bedrooms. In 2015, Airbnb added a donation tool to their website for refugee assistance efforts through a partnership with The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Now, in response to the recent onslaught of hurricanes that have destroyed many homes and damaged countless others, Airbnb […]

Indian Hills, Sleeps 24

Introducing the Indian Hills Estate—Colorado’s premier mountain wedding location

Effortless Rental Group is excited to announce that the stunning Indian Hills Estate will open as an exclusive event space November 2017. Panoramic views of the famous Colorado foothills and the highest standard of luxury throughout make this six-bedroom estate an unforgettable location for your wedding. The immaculate space includes a pavilion, a spacious deck, an equestrian center, and a paved outdoor area ideal for large parties. The estate sleeps 24, and the 75-acre lot accommodates up to 150 guests. With […]

Partnering with a Rental Company vs. Doing It Alone

With the rise in popularity of short-term rentals, many owners are turning their investment properties into a second source of income. Once the decision to rent out the property using a short-term strategy has been made, there are numerous other questions that the owner must ask himself or herself: how much should I charge? How do I decorate my home? What do I include in my listing? Should I post on Airbnb, VRBO, or both? There’s a lot to consider, […]

Space-Saving Design Ideas for Small Properties

Don’t waste the space under the stairs Take advantage of this valuable (and often forgotten) space and add a few shelves or a cozy reading nook. Whatever you choose to create, keep it minimal and uncluttered with horizontal lines and neutral accents. mochacasa.com houzz.com   Fold-down furniture is your friend There’s a good reason the Murphy bed, originally invented in the early 1900’s, is making a comeback. Fold-down furniture like the Murphy bed allows for multi-functional rooms and creates a […]