We all know that searching for the perfect vacation rental for you and your family can be a bit overwhelming. From the many different booking sites out there, to finding the rental to fit exactly what you and your party needs, the possibilities are endless and sometimes confusing. Making the wrong decision could make hundreds of dollars of a difference.
Did you know that third party sites such as Airbnb and VRBO charge YOU a booking fee for using their site? This fee can range anywhere from 6-20% of the total cost of the rental. With a percentage this high, this could cost you hundreds of dollars that you could save by simply calling and booking directly with the property manager. When looking for a home, the best thing you can do for your pocketbook is to go directly to the source!
Knowledge Is Key
By booking directly with a rental company, you’d not only save hundreds of dollars, but you get the quality and care of a customer service representative that knows the area and can listen to your needs and help find the perfect home for you. The majority of property management companies are located in the area. They live and work here and know the area and their homes to help you find the perfect place for you and your family.
Third-party sites like VRBO and Airbnb require you to use their customer service representatives for questions regarding your booking. In most situations, these representatives act as a middle-man between you and the rental company. When you book direct, you speak to the property managers directly! All of your information is in one system so that we can help you from the start of your booking process, to the very end of your stay!
Opportunities For Future Discounts
Repeat guests are a big deal for the vacation rental agencies. We truly appreciate your business and offer future incentives and discounts that you might not get through third-party OTA’s, saving you even more money on your next vacation!
A Long-Lasting Relationship
Once you find a home fit for you and your family’s vacation, it’s very likely that you’ll rebook in the future for family trips to come. Building a relationship with a management company directly can keep you coming back to the same home year after year. Guests can opt to receive update emails on availability, deals, and new homes that may be perfect for them in the future making the search for next year’s rental as easy as that!
There are so many reasons to book direct that directly affect you, the traveler. Need more statistics? Check out some of the data behind how booking directly can save you money on your next vacation!