I realize this is a bit self-serving and I apologize in advance for that.
One of the big challenges by home owners that rent on the big platforms is coordinating with friends & family. You might not want to use Airbnb for them but you still want to manage those bookings in an easy-to-use interface that syncs with the other services so you can block out dates accordingly.
Over 50% of vacation homes aren’t rented on the big platforms. After surveying a 100 vacation home owners we found out that they just don’t want strangers in their homes. However, they do still rent and share with their friends & family. Vrbff (Vacation Rentals by Friends & Family) lets owners privately share their properties with their trusted friends, family & affinity networks with tools that work a lot like Airbnb and Vrbo. It’s a great way to take trusted guests private as well. 100% owner-centric, completely private and we let the owners decide what to charge and who to charge. You can share your property with Mom & Dad and cover the costs (cleaning fee, etc) or let’s say it’s your brother, wife and 3 kids you might ask them to cover the cleaning fee (for obvious reasons) or maybe some friends from your Country Club you might charge full fare (nightly rate, cleaning fee, etc).
Just curious if this would be an interesting solution for folks on this forum. Thank you!