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The Secret Sauce of large short-term rental property managers and OTAs revealed!

The Secret Sauce Podcast Rentals United

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The Secret Sauce of large short-term rental property managers and OTAs revealed!

    The Secret Sauce of Expedia - Interview of Lisa Chen

    The Secret Sauce of Expedia - Interview of Lisa Chen

    Interview of Lisa Chen, VP Global Lodging Connectivity and Solutions at Expedia, a large Online Travel Agency (OTA) by Vanessa de Souza Lage, CMO of Rentals United Channel Manager https://rentalsunited.com

    This interview is part of a Podcast and Video series called the "Secret Sauce of Large OTAs" for the short-term rental industry. We collect many Secret Sauces of companies in the short-term rental industry! Subscribe to our podcast!   https://anchor.fm/secretsaucepodcast

    AND HERE'S OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/RentalsUnited

    • 20 min
    The Secret Sauce of Agoda - Interview of David Salamon

    The Secret Sauce of Agoda - Interview of David Salamon

    Interview of David Salamon, Head of Homes at Agoda, a large Online Travel Agency (OTA) by Vanessa de Souza Lage, CMO of Rentals United Channel Manager https://rentalsunited.com   

    This interview is part of a Podcast and Video series called the "Secret Sauce of Large OTAs" for the short-term rental industry. We collect many Secret Sauces of companies in the short-term rental industry! Subscribe to our podcast!   https://anchor.fm/secretsaucepodcast

    AND HERE'S OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/RentalsUnited

    • 27 min
    Announcing Season 2

    Announcing Season 2

    Announcing season 2 where I interview the top execs of Large OTAs - Agoda, Expedia, Booking.com and Airbnb 

    • 1 min
    The Secret Sauce of Veeve - Interview of Pierre Hubisz

    The Secret Sauce of Veeve - Interview of Pierre Hubisz

    Veeve is a luxury short-term property management company company based in London. After finding their "secret sauce" with the urban London market, they quickly opened offices in Paris and Los Angeles. The company has built some of their technology in-house - a dynamic pricing and revenue management tool, a lead management system and their own booking platform - but leaves channel management to Rentals United.

    We discussed:


    Nearly 1800 luxury homes and 3 international offices
    “HOTELIFYING” home-stays and professionalising short-term rentals
    Using Instagram to recruit owners in Los Angeles
    Creating stickiness with an exclusive home-owners members club
    Employing passionate “travel consultants” 7 days a week
    Scaling in a saturated markets: Paris & LA
    Tech built in-house: dynamic pricing, lead management, booking platform
    60% Enquiry-based bookings. The power of the personal connection.
    Matching the offer with the booking channels
    Leaving the distribution to Rentals United to focus on property management and expansion
    Scaling in other international urban markets

    This interview is part of a Podcast, Video and Article Digest series called the "Secret Sauce of Large Property Managers" for the short-term rental industry.

    We have many interviews in our Secret Sauce Youtube Playlist!

    DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER WITH ALL OUR LEARNINGS

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    Rentals United is a Vacation Rental Channel Manager. Rentals United connects 60+listing sites, as well as 100+ technology providers. Thanks to our reliable two-way sync and Open API, our trusted partners include leading vacation rental sites, OTAs, travel metasearch engines, wholesalers, Property Management Systems and Tech Service Providers.   If you like to know more about how Rentals United could connect to your Vacation Rental properties to 60+ channels and show it to 100+ Million travellers every month. Book a Demo on the Rentals United Website: https://rentalsunited.com/

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    Check out the Veeve website: https://www.veeve.com/

    • 24 min
    The Secret Sauce of Feriepartner.dk - Interview of Flemming Toft Andersen

    The Secret Sauce of Feriepartner.dk - Interview of Flemming Toft Andersen

    Feriepartner is a chain of 27 independent holiday home rental agencies with 7,000 seaside holiday homes in all of Denmark. As an independent chain, the business is run on democratic principles with a significant level of entrepreneurship. 83% of their bookings are direct and mostly from Germany. Feriepartner is now growing in Sweden and is eyeing-up Norway and Northern Germany.   

    We discussed:  


    A chain of 27 independent holiday home agencies 
    Giving local managers control - a perfect marriage  
    Building a strong brand internally & NPS 
    80,000 cleanings a year - building logistics 
    Organic growth when outside investors are pouring in 
    Growing in a seasonal leisure market  

    This interview is part of a Podcast, Video and Article Digest series called the "Secret Sauce of Large Property Managers" for the vacation rental industry. 

    We have many interviews in our Secret Sauce Youtube Playlist!

    DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER WITH ALL OUR LEARNINGS    

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    Rentals United is a Vacation Rental Channel Manager. Rentals United connects 60+listing sites, as well as 100+ technology providers. Thanks to our reliable two-way sync and Open API, our trusted partners include leading vacation rental sites, OTAs, travel metasearch engines, wholesalers, Property Management Systems and Tech Service Providers.   If you like to know more about how Rentals United could connect to your Vacation Rental properties to 60+ channels and show it to 100+ Million travellers every month. Book a Demo on the Rentals United Website: https://rentalsunited.com/ 

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    Check out the Feriepartner website: https://www.feriepartner.dk/

    • 24 min
    The Secret Sauce of Smiling House Luxury - Interview of Moriya Rockman

    The Secret Sauce of Smiling House Luxury - Interview of Moriya Rockman

    Smiling House Luxury is a property management company based in Gstaad Switzerland with 1500 luxury homes in 30 locations. In this interview, Moriya Rockman, co-founder and CMO, addresses the most important factors in the luxury travel world, from gaining the trust of owners and guests, to growing in Asia and partnering with the real estate industry.    



    We cover the following topics:  


    Hybrid model with 1500 luxury rentals in 30 locations
    Customer base: an address book of jet-setters
    Trust in the luxury world and no instant bookings
    Working with niche inside niches
    Developing the offering to traditional tourism partners
    Getting ready for asia& the communication barriers
    Tech for service offering not for communication
    Luxury home owners: the power of a hand shake
    Partnering with the real estate world

    This interview is part of a Podcast, Video and Article Digest series called the "Secret Sauce of Large Property Managers" for the vacation rental industry. 

    We have many interviews in our Secret Sauce Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhEO96O3Bqhi51i09yCMZ4yl2d3ZlrvAs    

    DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER WITH ALL OUR LEARNINGS:  https://info.rentalsunited.com/ebook-secret-sauce-of-large-property-managers   



    ----------- Rentals United is a Vacation Rental Channel Manager. -------------------

    Rentals United connects 60+listing sites, as well as 100+ technology providers. Thanks to our reliable two-way sync and Open API, our trusted partners include leading vacation rental sites, OTAs, travel metasearch engines, wholesalers, Property Management Systems and Tech Service Providers.   If you like to know more about how Rentals United could connect to your Vacation Rental properties to 60+ channels and show it to 100+ Million travellers every month. Book a Demo on the Rentals United Website: https://rentalsunited.com/ 

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    Check out the Smiling House Luxury website: https://smilinghouse.ch/

    • 30 min

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