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We offer seamless onboarding for every vacation rental. Get your vacation rental guest-ready, & live in just a few weeks’ time!

The Effortless Onboarding Process

✓  Perform property walk-through with Effortless’s 100-point checklist

✓  Outline cleaning procedures and property recommendations

✓  Clean, stage and take professional photos

✓  Final property walkthrough & guest-ready prep

✓  Optimize property listings on booking platforms


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Have questions about having Effortless manage your property?

Get answers to all of our commonly asked questions here. For additional questions, please use our chat widget or call us directly at 720.475.1486.

This time frame tends to sit around 3 weeks from the date you are 100% finished preparing the property to hand it over to Effortless in a guest-ready condition & after we have completed the initial walkthrough.

*Please note – Onboarding time is subject to the client’s completion of Effortless’ basic guest-ready requirement, current STR license status, and custom requests such as interior design, amenity upgrades, and maintenance that may be out of Effortless control.

It should have all furnishings in the home with all personal items already being removed (including closets/drawers/etc cleaned out).

The carpets will need to be been shampooed. The rest of the home does not need to be cleaned since Effortless’ cleaners will perform a deep clean of the home.

  • Internet (and cable if applicable) are installed, set up and functioning properly, along with all other appliances and utilities (HVAC systems/furnaces/boilers/individual cooling units/water heater/etc).
  • The lawn and exterior of the property must also be properly manicured for the current season. It must be in a presentable condition for professional photos and guest arrivals.

Yes. Effortless requires our cleaners to do a deep cleaning of the home & the cleaners will touch almost every square inch of the unit. This helps to ensure the unit is starting rentals at Effortless’ standards & enables us to hold the cleaners accountable for any cleaning issue a guest may have.

Nothing is needed here, as ERG will combine specific details to ensure you have a listing built to maximize revenue.

  • Once the listing is live, you will be sent the link for review.
  • Once approved by ERG and the owner, full integration with our channel management services & propagation of your listing to the other channel begins.

The data will be sent to the appropriate platforms after the introduction to Client Relations has been completed. Depending on the OTA platform, these onboards can take a few weeks.

*In some instances, certain properties will not qualify for distribution based on amenities, location, rating, etc. 

Effortless has a large toolbox it uses to set rates across different listings, platforms and markets.

We use industry data, custom algorithms, multiple 3rd party integrations and forecasting models to set pricing. Additionally, we have a dedicated Revenue Management team and believe that the human element and data work side-by-side to boost revenue for owners.

*Please note – nightly rates can vary depending on seasonality and day of the week.

Unfortunately, no. Effortless makes constant trips to the property for (which may include but are not limited to) walkthroughs/inspections, cleaning, photography, maintenance, operational visits, etc. We also want to ensure that all owners begin generating revenue as soon as possible!

– Yes. However, this must be coordinated with Effortless to ensure logistics ensure your listing is live as soon as possible.

Yes. We do supply standard items included in a monthly restock fee. These items include things like paper goods, ground coffee, personal hygiene products, dish and laundry soap, trash bags, etc.

*Please note – there is no need for you to supply coffee grinders, soaps, hand soap pumps, or shower dispensers.

Lawn services: Unfortunately, no. We recommend setting this service up with your preferred vendor so they understand the specific needs of your property. Effortless may be able to provide a recommendation based on your area so please inquire during onboarding.

Snow removal: Yes. But services vary by location. Overall, we do advise having your own, local vendor familiar with the area, conditions, treatment, etc.

No. These requirements can vary from city to city so please be sure to inquire for more details during the sales & onboarding processes.

*Please note – while linens & towels are typically worked into the onboarding process you are responsible for some of the basic bedding items (duvet inserts, pillows, pillow protectors, mattress protectors, throw pillows, throw blankets, etc)

Yes. Effortless will be more than happy to assis. However, purchasing products on behalf of the owner is not considered part of the onboarding process a& additional fees may be incurred. 

If you have your own vendor, we do request for you to reach out directly to them and coordinate times with us. Or reach out to your Client Relations Manager if this is not something that your current vendor handles.

Roughly 1.5 weeks. It typically takes a week to receive the fully edited photos from our photographer. At that time there are still several steps to be completed on the backend & the listing will be sent to you as soon as it goes live.

Unfortunately, Effortless rarely works with outside photography and videography vendors. We will need their portfolio and/or website in order to gain internal approval. We do use specific photographers that match our desired ‘style’ and optimize for listing performance.

Unfortunately, no. However, we work with several designers and will be more than happy to connect you with the best resource for your space during the sales process. This way, all improvements can be completed in a timely fashion & before onboarding begins.

Typically, no. Due to extra wear & tear on your home, we typically advise against it.

Please note – service animals MUST be allowed due to federal guidelines.

Unfortunately, no. All property owners are required to complete this process themselves. If your property is located in Vail or Winter Park, Effortless may be able to assist.

Yes. A 2-night minimum is a base for most short-term rental properties. Effortless has guidelines which vary by the season, city, & type of property. All in an effort to maximize revenue.

Every space is professionally cleaned & disinfected after each guest. We follow strict VRMA & VRHP guidelines. For more information on vacation rental cleaning standards, visit VRMA/VRHP’s website here. Additionally, we regularly inspect properties and maintain rigorous standards for upkeep & maintenance.

You must be 100% complete with onboarding & setup of the property. Once you have completed all tasks outlined by our teams, only then can this be coordinated!

Rare amenities are a great selling point but wear, tear & breakage should be expected. Unfortunately, it’s a part of renting, and items will occasionally need replacing. So if you’d be sad never seeing a specific item again, we suggest you set it aside with your other belongings.

  • Keypad door locks
  • AppleTV/Chromecast/Firestick (only Roku’s with volume control or SmartTVs accepted)
  • Garage door openers; security system
  • Candles
  • Wood-burning fireplace & fire-pits
  • Stereos
  • Bed linens (duvet cover, fitted & flat sheet, pillowcases)
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloths, kitchen)
  • Bath mats
  • Restock/consumable supplies
  • Deep cleaning
  • Professional photography

Yes. It’s much better to be transparent, and we highly recommend contacting your surrounding neighbors and providing them with our contact details. Your onboarding team will be able to supply you with business cards to pass out. *We do have partnerships for decibel monitoring devices that greatly aid in noise complaints from your neighbors. So be sure to inquire about these devices during the sales & onboarding phases.

Your client relations manager will generate this access for you. This will be the last step in the onboarding process after the listing is live.

We understand your need to keep your property safe and secure. However, we have found the logistics of arming & disarming the system remotely around guests can become quite cumbersome.

Issues can arise when a guest arms the system by mistake, resulting in authorities being called to the property.

Effortless’ cleaning teams typically do not bring mail inside, so we suggest taking the following steps:

  • Set anything else possible to be sent to you email
  • Set bills to auto-pay
  • Sign up for USPS Informed Delivery service to receive an email scan of mail being sent to your property, then reach out to Client Relations if anything needs to be scanned or forwarded to you

Depending on the area & Effortless cleaner, garbage may be handled a few different ways:

  • Mountain property trash is mostly removed by the cleaners.
  • Denver Metro area properties will typically be rolled out & in from the curb weekly.
Our COVID-19 response

We adhere to all guidelines

Effortless Rental Group is using the Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professional (VRHP) and Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA) recommendations for all existing cleaning programs. These protocols follow CDC & WHO guidelines in addition to more rigorous sanitation specific to short-term rental properties.

Regulations & Safety

Effortless Stay believes in safe & responsible travel and we’re following all recommended procedures by the World Health Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local governments. As community advocates & hospitality providers, Effortless has a pulse on all COVID-19 related industry news and we adjust processes to align with changes as they arise.


Effortless Stay understands the need for increased flexibility in travel planning. And we’re working diligently with all guests to resolve reservation issues that arise. If you are a guest that booked with Effortless through Airbnb, VRBO or Expedia, please contact those platforms for reservation information and support. We respect every guest and appreciate your understanding as the current situation evolves. *Effortless Rental Group (ie. Effortless Stay) does not recommend leisure travel and every traveler should consult current local, state & federal regulations during travel and reservation check-in times.

Housekeeping & Sanitation

Effortless Stay provides all guests with safe & clean stays. Our practices & standards have been modified to include more in-depth, multi-point cleans after every guest checkout, ie., use of CDC compliant cleaning products, attention to high-touch surfaces and ‘hot-spots’ and social distancing. As always, we advise guests to practice hygenic vigilance when using rental properties (see: CDC Best Personal Practices).


Effortless Stay is actively working with homeowners to resolve present issues. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible. As travel behavior evolves, Effortless wants to assure all homeowners that we’re doing everything we can to make sure properties stay occupied while adhering to CDC and state-recommended guidelines. If you’re a client of Effortless Rental Group and have any questions, please reach out to your Client Relations Manager.