Submitted by Debi Hertert, Host2Host Founder, Board member, co-creator of Hosting Your Home podcast and host in SW Portland and the Oregon Coast.
The H2H April business event was sponsored and presented by Ryan Tigner of iTrip Vacations. Ryan discussed short term rental property management issues using his company as an example, but noted that Host2Host members are generally not his target market.
Ryan’s goal for the meeting was to acquaint members with property management. The typical client would have a space that is not shared, has a separate entrance, and the client does not want to provide significant hosting service themselves.
We learned about questions to ask and things to be aware of when selecting a management company. There is a wide variation in management fees from company to company; some companies charge for light maintenance problems and many other extras, on top of the contractual percentage fee.
Fast access to management employees and owners to trouble-shoot problem issues is true for some companies but not all. Full and competent property management offers the host/owner peace-of-mind when engaging a property management company. Making a decision on who will take over one's property needs to be a well-researched decision.
iTrip Vacations Northwest has received many awards in the property management space and we are very pleased to have Ryan bring his many skills to us as a board member of Host2Host.
Thank you Ryan for teaching us more about short term rental property management!
Ryan also had a very special offer for attendees:
Sign up with Ryan at iTrip Vacations and receive all new photography, a 3D Matterport virtual tour and floor plans of your STR - all free through May 31.
Host2Host members can view the video recording here.
Ryan has offered to answer any questions any H2H member might have about property management and encourages us to email our questions to him at Ryan@itrip.net.