What makes bookabreak.com.au different?

“So how are you different to Airbnb or any other holiday rental company?”
We get this question a lot from people who haven’t worked with us yet, and it is easy to see why. We’re all in the short-term property rental industry.  You can find and book great properties on our website or on theirs.  And the fact that every bookabreak.com.au property lists on selected major portals just adds a little more to the confusion.

So – let’s clear things up and outline exactly how bookabreak.com.au is not Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com, any other online marketplace or holiday rental management company.

Airbnb, HomeAway & Booking.com: They’re marketplaces. We’re a Management Company.
Firstly, Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com and similar websites are online marketplaces where guests find properties and homeowners find guests.  Essentially, they act as a distribution channel for owners or property managers, attracting potential guests to their website but leaving the management of the properties and listings to the owners (or whoever is representing the property) themselves.

bookabreak.com.au is a holiday rental management company. That means we actively manage our properties on behalf of our owners, ensuring each property is always best positioned for maximum traffic and conversion.  Most importantly, we eliminate the stress of the traditional holiday rental process.

Here’s where it gets interesting.  bookabreak.com.au is also a customer of the online marketplaces.  But behind the scenes, our team is always working on the hardest parts of managing a holiday rental: marketing, booking, and customer service.

Our approach allows us to greatly outperform online marketplaces by being an aggregator, so we don’t actually compete with Airbnb, HomeAway, Booking.com and the rest.  We work with them–and everybody wins.

A Different Experience for Owners and Guests.
Since online marketplaces don’t handle property management, homeowners have traditionally been forced to hire an oftentimes underperforming local management company – or fend for themselves.  bookabreak.com.au is different.  We are not just a spin-off of the local real estate agency.  After two decades in the industry, we are reshaping short-term rental management by increasing performance through our unique pricing data metrics platform.  We provide the latest technology which evolves with consumer behaviour.  And we give homeowners tailored performance-focused marketing support.

Not only does our booking and pricing platform allow us to greatly outperform traditional property managers, our local network partners are vetted to the highest standard to handle everything from housekeeping and linen to maintenance.

But that’s not even the start.  We hire professionals to create search-topping property listings.  We promptly handle all enquiries, execute bookings, issue pre-stay communications and follow up requests for online reviews.  And we coordinate directly with our cleaners to ensure the property is ready in time for each arrival.  With our help, every guest enjoys a five-star booking experience.  Basically, our unique approach makes short-term rentals feel like a holiday for both owners and guests!

The bookabreak.com.au Difference
Once you work with bookabreak.com.au, you quickly discover the difference between our service and any of our competitors.  It all starts with the way we determine the appropriate marketing collateral – after all, every property is unique.  It continues with the way we market your property and promptly handle every query, seven days a week.  Then, we offer an intelligent industry competitive fee structure which is unique to any of our competitors.  Finally, it becomes clear in all the ways we make holiday rental easy for everyone.  Owners should be able to relax, trusting that their property is living up to its potential.  And guests should be able to relax and receive a five-star experience, every single time.  THAT is the bookabreak.com.au difference.

We can’t give away all our secrets here though!  Click here to contact us and find out more about how we can help you.

Written by nab79 • June 27, 2019
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