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For the last 15 years, I’ve used Flipkey, then Homeaway, then VRBO and finally Trip Advisor to advertise my property. Additionally I have a decent web page which finds the occasional guest. I’ve always done my own property management as well as collecting rental payments myself. In 2017, Trip Advisor raised their yearly subscription rate from $499 to $699, I paid it. This year they raised their rate again to $799, I have let my subscription expire. Obviously they want me to switch to a service where they do my money management and collect a fee, but I don’t want or need this service.
I called VRBO and was told that now they only list advertising where they collect the rents. So I guess what I’m looking for is a popular site where I can advertise, then handle both finances and property management myself. Of course I’d like a site that charges a more reasonable rate. Does anyone have recommendations?
I should probably add that due to restrictive Tucson laws, I only can rent the property for periods of 30 days or more. This tends to appeal to retirees, particularly during the colder months up north.
The house might appeal to those interested in a desert location or bird watchers. As far as overseas tenants, I’ve had only 2 inquiries over the years, but neither was interested when I told them there was a minimum rental of 30 days.
booking.com. i wouldn’t use craiglist. all kind of people there. not all of them are good. they might destroy your home. if you do go craiglist you have to check them like you would a long term tenant, with background check, employment etc… my 2 cents
I’ve just spent the last hour exploring Booking trying to see how to set this up, found nothing on the topic. But then my current Booking ID and PW are as a tenant seeking decent rates on a cross country trip.
Can someone provide information to get me started. Note that I will register as a new landlord if needed.