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Vacation Rental Management: How Pensacola Beach Properties Is Different Than Airbnb and Vrbo


Owning a vacation rental can be exciting. However, it can also be difficult for owners to maintain their properties. When property owners are self-managing their rentals, they may become overwhelmed by guest complaints and maintenance issues. Full-service vacation rental management companies like Pensacola Beach Properties are designed to take some of the stress from the owners. We've laid out the differences for you if you're considering using a vacation rental management company or self-managing on Airbnb and Vrbo.  


How is Pensacola Beach Properties Different than Airbnb and Vrbo?  

Airbnb and Vrbo have grown in popularity as booking platforms for vacation homes over the years. While these platforms are good ways to put your rental on more listing sites, full-service vacation rental companies like Pensacola Beach Properties list your rental and provide property management services.  

For example, cleaning, maintenance, guest services, and even marketing are perks that come with using our program. When property owners list their rentals on sites like Airbnb and Vrbo, this is considered "self-managing," meaning they will oversee guest affairs, complaints, cleaning & maintenance, and updating their listings. Check-ins and Check outs are also handled by vacation rental management companies, whereas self-managing owners will be responsible for these on their own.   

Navarre Beach Resort

Vacation Rental Management Companies Vs. Airbnb and Vrbo  

Finding the same vacation rental listed on multiple sites may be confusing or misleading. While it may seem like vacation rental companies are directly competing with Airbnb and Vrbo, this is not true. These companies work together with listing sites like Airbnb and Vrbo to get rentals listed in more places.   

Many vacation rental companies will increase marketing efforts and list properties on Airbnb, Vrbo, or other listing sites, but they still provide property management services. When property owners rely only on Airbnb and Vrbo, they assume the responsibility of fully managing their rentals.   

Portofino Pensacola


Should I Self-Manage or Use a Full-Service Vacation Rental Management Company?  

Self-managing can be rewarding for those who enjoy overseeing the repairs, housekeeping, and maintenance and cleaning of their rental. In addition, owners need to build vendor relationships and guest relationships, provide 24/7 guest service, and be skilled in marketing their property online.   

Self-managing can often become overwhelming, especially in peak busy seasons or adverse weather conditions. It may feel like a full-time job, and for owners who live out of town or travel, it may be impossible to self-manage.   

Suppose you enjoy the process of having a vacation rental but don't necessarily want to be responsible for every aspect of management, guest services, marketing, and maintenance. In that case, a full-service vacation rental management company is the way to go.   

Perks of Having a Property Management Company  

We understand that your rental is an asset and should be treated as such. While it can be daunting to trust someone else with your home, professional property management companies are usually reliable. At Pensacola Beach Properties, rentals are professionally managed, cleaned, and even inspected between each turn.   

Aside from maintenance and upkeep, the online marketing of the unit is another perk that comes along with full-service vacation rental management. At Pensacola Beach Properties, we provide marketing for units via email, social media, the website, and more.   

Lastly, one of the most valuable perks of using a full-service vacation rental management company is the service provided to guests. The guest services team oversees check-ins and check-outs, tends to complaints and issues, and even goes above and beyond to make guests feel special when booking through Pensacola Beach Properties. Homeowners on the program also have a support team to address their individual needs and preferences. 

 Beach Club Towers Pensacola

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Published by Emily Seay
Thursday, January 12, 2023

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