Best Airbnb Property Management Services

New management companies are emerging to assist the more than 1,000,000 new Airbnb hosts looking to improve the performance of their short-term rentals. Traditional vacation property managers have struggled to keep pace with the rapidly evolving industry. Property managers once supported their high cost, often 30%-50% of total revenue, by flouting their marketing capabilities. But the rise of sites such as Airbnb have created a one-stop shopping platform that streamlines the entire search and booking process. Filling in the gaps in service that Airbnb has not addressed, new specialized Airbnb property management companies have emerged to help hosts successful outsource all or small portions of the day to day operations.

As Airbnb matures, so have its hosts, many of whom have seen 100+ guests come and go. These full-time hosts are continually looking for ways to improve their guest experience while at the same time preserving their sanity. The drudgery of making beds and responding to the same “is your place available?” email for the thousandth time can drive anyone mad. At some point, Airbnb hosts can feel a bit burnt out and have a reality check moment, “Is this something I’m able to manage full-time, oversee part-time, or do I need to completely outsource it?”

When to Outsource your Airbnb Property Management

The decision to outsource your vacation rental property management is driven by the desire for more freedom. ¬†But, with more freedom comes less control. ¬†Will a professional firm be able to maintain the same meticulous level maintenance and quality? Every host understands that it only takes one miserable review to sink their fledgeling Airbnb enterprise. ¬†The control freak in us can make us hold onto managing the day to day operation of vacation rental long after the excitement of hosting fellow travelers subsides. Although the majority of Airbnb hosts have never worked in hospitality, they know what good service looks like. ¬†Trusting that a third party service provider won’t drop the ball on their 5-star reputation isn’t easy.

There is no doubt that the service quality expectations of Airbnb guests are on the rise too. The days of supplying a blowup mattress and a bowl of Cheerios and calling that hospitality are long gone. Most guests are now expecting a pleasant smile to meet them at the door, impeccably clean bathrooms, pressed linens, and something fresh to nibble on in the fridge. Achieving a consistent level of service around the year can be a difficult task for even the most dedicated host.

New tech enabled property manager have arrived to help Airbnb hosts

Full Service Vacation Rental Property Managers

Property management companies have had to evolve quickly over the past few years to keep up with the pace of change. It is no longer acceptable to simply place an ad on HomeAway, create a simple website and man the phones. Here is a list of the top Airbnb property management companies we have encountered over the past few years.

North America Property Managers

evolve vacation rentals With over 300,000 nights booked and a super low fee of 10% of bookings. Evolve is a dominate force in North America
Servicing properties in 15 US states and some select international locations. Vacasa is one of the largest management company.
turnkey property manager Turnkey covers over one hundred cities mostly in CA, CO, TX, FL, & TN.  Standard fee is 18%
My VR Host management Charges 10%-20% based on service levels and covers the markets of SF, LA, Tahoe, NY & Nashville
stay alfred airbnb management Manages mostly multifamily buildings in 12 major US markets.
sonder airbnb investing Owns and operates as well as manages properties in Canada and the US.  Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Miami, LA, San Diego, Chicago & Boston
Offer marketing & reservation services as well as property management in 5 core countries.  Brazil, Spain, USA, Columbia, Italy
pillow homes short term rentals Supports most markets in California for a 15% management fee
senstay vacation rentals Has rentals in Denver, The Hamptons, Palm Springs, Malibu, Scottsdale and other desirable destinations

European Property Managers


hostmaker vacation rentals Airbnb hosting by hotel experts. ¬†They’ll manage and market your property across five platforms for a 12% fee. Service area: London, Barcelona, Paris, & Rome
halldis property management Manages hundreds of properties in the tourist hotspots of Paris, Milan, Rome, & Venice
hostnfly short term rental managers Specialize in the France and have 300+ rentals under management
bnb manager Largest manager in Amsterdam with 725 rentals currently being managed
guest ready short term management For a 12% fee GuestReady will manage your vacation rental property in Paris, London, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, & Singapore

Asia Property Managers


mister suite japan property management The largest property manager in the booming Airbnb markets in Japan
metro engines japan Offers a variety of tech and services to host in Tokyo and Kyoto.

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One thought on “Best Airbnb Property Management Services

  1. Alex Nigg says:

    Scott, you hit the nail on the head with rounding up tools that ‘fill in the gaps in service that Airbnb has not addressed.’

    As a Superhost myself one of the gaps I kept getting caught in was re-teaching new cleaners the quirks and intricacies of how to clean and prepare my home in between turnovers. Right now there’s Properly, which facilitates this necessary communication with pics and text (for free). We’re actually looking for experienced hosts & property managers to test it out with their cleaners. I hope you and your readers can take a look, any feedback is helpful. Cheers! http://www.getproperly.com

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