So, there you are, sitting at your desk, hustling all hours of the day to make sure that your clients are having the best possible experience.
As a short-term property manager, you’ve been dealing with everything from booking issues to customer complaints. From the beginning of the customer process through to the end, you’ve been there to deal with it all.
It must be exhausting, the constant rinse-and-repeat of preparing, hosting, and cleaning up after your guests. Especially in a short-term rental hub like Boston, the home of the Red Sox, Harvard, and Mark Wahlberg.
Maybe you expected this. Maybe you thought it would come with the territory. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
You own the property. You’ve already found out that using platforms like Airbnb is the most lucrative path forward for your properties.
But my god, the time commitment. The work. The hours… and people call this a passive income stream?
Please. It feels more full-time than anything. It’s been taking up all of your time, leaving you less room than you’d like to vacation, relax, or explore the world.
It doesn’t have to be this way. And there’s a way to solve this problem.
How? By creating a hotel experience.
By saying that, I don’t mean making everything sanitized and impersonal. No. Instead, I mean outsourcing different parts of the rental process to professionals.
The cleaning? Hotels have people to do that, working within the checkout and check-in timeframe to ensure everything is good to go for new guests. Customer complaints? A customer service department. Getting settled? Reception.
Now, obviously you can’t be hiring so many different companies to do all of these things for you. This is supposed to be passive. It’s not supposed to cost you up-front.
Instead, why not hire a tech-based property management company to do it for you? The booking, cleaning, troubleshooting… all in one?
Enter HostKick. As a property management company operating in Boston, we will help you increase sales, automate the entire process, and create actual passive income for you so that you can relax and benefit more.
How? Well, let’s break it down.
Property Management Automates The Process
Maybe the biggest issue you’ve been facing is that time isn’t your own. You’ve been dealing constantly with turnover, customer issues, and a host of other things.
Yes, pun intended.
Now, all of that is expected because Boston is an ever-popular market. Between Fenway Park, the Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium, there’s always something for visitors to do. There’s a constant flow of tourists and vacationers.
In turn, that creates a constant flow of work for you. But no longer. With a property manager like HostKick, the entire process (yes, the entire process) can be automated for you. You can get all of your free time back, and let us worry about how to create a hotel experience for your guests.
Handling Your Airbnb Listing For Your Boston Property
For your property to actually gain traction and bookings on Airbnb, it needs to be complete and professional. That includes taking flattering pictures of your space (and, unfortunately, taking down those Marky Mark posters) and creating attractive descriptions.
For your Boston property, that can mean talking about how close you are to the Commons, or Fenway, or the Garden. You can talk about how close you are to the best clam chowder in the city. You can talk about your view of the Boston Marathon from your living room window.
Host Kick can do all of that for you so that you don’t have to. You see, we want you to have free time. We want you to make money. We want your life to be easier. And you get all of those things if you use a tech-driven, short-term property management company like us.
Interacting With Your Guests Throughout The Process
On top of that, your guests are going to have questions throughout the process. They’ll want to know about specifications before they book, and how they’ll get in, and where to address their complaints during their stays. For example, what if they want to know how to get to the best pizzeria in the city?
It’s so easy to get bogged down answering those questions.
When you’re looking to engage in the sharing economy in Boston, you’re going to face all of these questions. Probably because of its cultural, historical, and current importance.
To escape having to answer the same questions over and over, use a short-term property manager. We can create a hotel experience for your guests while you just sit back and watch the money come flowing in. It’s no problem. We’ll answer their questions, get them checked in, troubleshoot their problems, and ensure they have the best experience.
Just so you know, the best pizza in Boston, according to this list, is Pizzeria Regina. And how to get there is simple: hop on the Boston subway, and take either the green or orange line to Haymarket station. From there, it’s a short 5-minute walk.
Doing Preparatory Work For Each Successive Boston Guest
Who knows what your guests will be expecting? I mean, they’re choosing you on Airbnb because you’re in the location they want, with the space they need and all that… But what about specifics?
Leave that to a property manager. Your guests may want special types of shampoo, or specific foods in the fridge, or different types of tea to welcome them in.
Trying to accommodate each of their requests would probably be more than a full-time job. And, if you added it to everything from above, well… goodbye freedom.
And again, that’s where we come in. We’ll deal with your guests. We’ll handle their concerns, and make sure their short-term stay in Beantown is nothing short of magical. And you maintain your 5-star rating!
So, yeah, it’s great for them. But, so far, doesn’t it sound great for you, too?
Increasing Your Income Stream On Your Short-Term Properties
More money, less work. That’s the dream that all property owners should be trying to achieve. I mean, think about it – is there anything better than sitting back, knowing your property is in good hands, and watching satisfied customer after satisfied customer go by while the money comes rolling in?
Just by using a property management company, you’re reducing the daily stresses of your life and increasing your property’s viability for rent. Why? Glad you asked.
The answer? Because the entire process is automated and professional.
More money, less work. So go relax, watch the Patriots and Celtics kick ass, have a Sam Adams, and let us do the work.
Still not convinced? No problem. Let’s break it down further.
Using our handy pricing algorithms can increase your income. In tandem with Airbnb, we determine the best price to charge to rent your property. We’ll take into account what season we’re in and whether there are any cool events in town.
And yes, that means the price will go up when the Boston Marathon comes around. It means hiking up prices if the Dropkick Murphy’s are playing at TD Garden. It means taking into account Boston’s Film and Wine Festivals, too.
Plus, wouldn’t you rather be at those events, and not working as a host while they’re going on?
Yeah, I thought so.
Diversified Property Listings
Pictures and description are what can make your listing stand out from the crowd. But with everyone trying to find a way to differentiate their listings, it becomes even harder to prove you’re different.
Not with us. We conduct extensive research to determine the best way to market your property.
On top of that, we help diversify your listings so that future guests know without a doubt that they would get a hotel experience with you. It’s not just about being in a hot market like Boston, no – it’s about proving you’re the best place for your guests while they’re around.
Competition is always fierce. Why not get some back-up to stack the odds in your favor?
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We can do that for you!
All in all, if you’re a property manager in the Boston area, one of the smartest decisions you can make is beginning a relationship with a property management company like us, here at Host Kick.
We’ll work to make your life easier, your pockets fuller, and your time more plentiful. We’ll create a true hotel experience for your guests, and make you into a total boss.
So reach out, give us a call. We’d be more than happy to work with you (and your property).