Vacation Property Management Commission: What does it cover?

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You have put time and money into your short-term vacation rental property. Maybe you’ve been in the business for years, maybe you’re new to the industry, or maybe you own a type of property you’re unfamiliar with. Either way, you probably have some hesitation when it comes to property management rental companies – and sharing commission. It’s your property, so you may not be sure about letting rental revenue go to someone else. But when you team up with a top-tier property management company (Cabins for YOU was named among the Top 50 Vacation Rental Property Managers in the World), the benefits far outweigh the costs of shared commission.

A leading property management company like Georgia Cabins for YOU will offer more than care for your rental home and guests. You will have a team dedicated to revenue management (meaning more $ for YOU) throughout the year, well-versed in local industry standards, and focused on creating the best experience for YOU and your guests. Each of our owners is paired with a personal owner representative, so there is no hopping between people or wondering if your phone call will be answered by someone who knows your specific needs. You will also have an online portal to keep you in the loop when it comes to all things property-related. 

Interested yet? We begin each interaction with honesty, integrity, and transparency. We are upfront and are more than happy to break down what our commission covers in detail to assuage any concerns you may have. We are an open book and always just a phone call away, so please reach out if you have any questions! 

Why should I choose a property rental manager? 
What is your time worth to you? That may be the first thing to consider when thinking about using a property rental manager. Using a quality property rental manager means you save valuable time and generate maximum revenue with minimal effort. Just remember – using someone in the business isn’t the same as using someone who knows the business. With the right professional, your property could bring you great success. 

When you use a good property manager, you won’t have to worry about calculating monthly rent, how to collect rent, determining additional fees, interacting with renters, check-ins, cleaning, cost of advertising, maintenance, or any of the day-to-day challenges that come with handling it all on your own. Why do property managers charge fees? Because they’re handling all the things that come with owning a property. 

Why should I share commission as an owner? 
The idea of sharing commission in an investment property is scary for many vacation rental owners. It’s difficult to think about giving up any amount of rent collected. But what if you could double or triple that income with some help? In exchange for sharing some commission, you could forget about all the work it takes to manage real estate on your own and enjoy steady paychecks with less work. Remember – managing a short-term vacation rental is nothing like owning a single-family home. Our owners believe that the cost of property management is worth it! 

You could put in a lot more work to possibly make more on your own, OR you could let the professionals do what they do best. Enjoy more family time, take more time for your other business, or just enjoy less stress in vacation rental ownership. You won’t have to worry about late-night calls, getting up early to clean between stays, finding licensed maintenance workers to fix things, or spending hours researching the latest market trends. We regularly hear from property owners that working with a professional property management company is well worth it to leave behind all the daily hassles of running their property on their own. They can finally enjoy their investment!

What does the Georgia Cabins for YOU Commission Cover? 

Quality Guest Care
Our focus is in our name. We truly care about each of our guests. As a family-owned and family-run business, we understand the importance of quality time with the ones we love, so we work to ensure each guest has the best experience. Whether it’s a honeymoon, family reunion, getaway with friends, wedding, holiday retreat, or birthday trip, we’re here to help each guest with years of local knowledge and representatives who care. 

A Full-Service Call Center 
Forget about answering calls all hours of the day. We are here for your guests, from their first call and their booking to their arrival and departure – and for the whole stay in between. We have Vacation Specialists and Guest Relations teams ready to serve your guests, answer any questions they have about the area or their cabin, and help with any situations that come up in a timely manner. On top of answering inbound calls, we actively reach out to past, current, and prospective guests to ensure bookings, smooth stays, and repeat guests! 

Stay Cycle Communication
A stay cycle is the process a booked guest begins and travels through from pre-arrival to post-departure. Guests need to know what to expect before arriving (What should I pack?), how to make the most of their stay at your property (How do I use the fireplace?), and what they need to do before heading home. We’re also here for anything they need once they return home, through email, text, and phone calls – including letting them know about future deals and gathering feedback! 

A Creative Marketing Team
Our dedicated Marketing team is full-time, in-house, and passionate about keeping Georgia Cabins for YOU at the forefront of the industry. The team uses industry-leading tools and strategies to give your property a boost in its online presence through targeted emails to a large guest database, staff writers educated in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPCs (pay-per-clicks), a graphic designer, website developers, a rate analyst, and channel partner management (OTAs – online travel agencies). And that’s just the beginning! 

Dynamic Pricing
Setting a flat rate throughout the year seems easy, but it has its limits on revenue. Our dynamic pricing at Georgia Cabins for YOU has been proven to bring in greater profit than other pricing models. We are constantly researching and monitoring, including individual property analysis, to determine the best price for YOU and your property. It may not be the easiest, but that’s why we’re here. Let us handle the pricing so YOU can enjoy more $ in your pocket. 

A Dedicated Owner Relations Account and Property Managers  
Each of our owners is assigned a dedicated owner relations agent. With other property management services, you never know who you’ll speak with when you call. At Georgia Cabins for YOU, you will regularly communicate with someone who knows you, your property, and what you’re looking for in a partnership. 

Keyless Entry
Gone are the days of lost keys, rekeying locks, or guests having to stop by an office to check in. When you sign up with Georgia Cabins for YOU, your property is outfitted with data-linked keyless entry that is a win for YOU, your guests, and us. Each guest receives a unique key code right before arrival (via email). They can drive straight to the cabin and begin their vacation at your wonderful property. 

An Online Owner Portal
Easily check on your property, see how the latest stay went, or check in on profits through our simple owner portal. Just log in and stay in the loop! Prefer to just collect a paycheck? You can do that too! The online owner portal allows you to be as hands-on or as hands-off as you’d like. 

A Professional Laundry Facility
Tired of laundry? We get it! Let us take care of all the linens in your property at our laundry facility that runs commercial-grade equipment with a full staff to ensure all laundering – from bedding to curtains to towels – is taken care of for guests. 

Maintenance Technicians
We have licensed and professional maintenance technicians who take care of everything from preventive maintenance to emergency maintenance issues 24/7. We will make sure the condition of the property is always top-notch so your guests are comfortable and you can sit back and relax. And with our custom pricing structure, you won’t constantly worry about maintenance costs.

Property Inspectors
Our trained property inspectors are in-house, so we know them and know they have a great eye for details. They regularly inspect properties to ensure they receive the care they deserve and are always in top shape for guests. 

Our Exclusive CFY Advantage Plan 
Our CFY Advantage Plan has been carefully designed to give YOU all you need in the simplest package. We won’t nickel and dime you with property management fees and costs. Our custom plan features a unique flat fee structure and covers monthly pest control, pool services, installation of keypad locks, basic maintenance supplies (light bulbs, batteries, game pieces, etc.), and bedbug treatment + 100% loss of rental income for bedbugs. It is technically a separate fee from the commission, but the bundling allows you to save and simplify.

So WHY Georgia Cabins for YOU?
We have been successfully managing properties since 2001, and we come with more than 30 years of vacation property management experience. We stand on a platform of fundamental and sound financial beliefs, translating to no debt. Each of our teams is experienced and professionally trained, and we truly treat each other as family – just as we’ll treat YOU.