August 11, 2021 | BY wheelhouse
In this review, we’re taking a closer look at our partner Your Porter, an app that provides a range of tools to help short-term rental hosts better manage their rentals.
As a vacation rental host, you’ll be all too aware of the number of tasks there are to manage daily to stay on top of your business.
Whether it’s marketing your rental, taking bookings, communicating with guests, or managing your finances and property maintenance teams – there’s a lot to do.
Apps like Your Porter help to streamline most of these tasks. They enable you to manage everything via one app, automate repetitive tasks, and help you get a better handle on how your properties are performing.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your guests’ experiences and streamline how you run your vacation rentals, Your Porter might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Your Porter is a rental management platform for rental hosts and small businesses managing a few listings.
In April 2021, the company was bought by Tel Aviv-based property management platform Guesty. It’s undergone a small rebranding, and with a market-leading company like Guesty behind it, the future looks bright for Your Porter.
The main goal of Your Porter is to save rental hosts time by providing solutions to some of the time-consuming tasks involved in running short-term vacation rental properties, and it does a great job at doing this.
This app provides a long list of features that help users manage and streamline everything from taking bookings and payments to automating messages and tasks.
You can handle everything via a mobile app, meaning you can keep on top of your business in real-time while on the go and from any device.
Want to learn more about Your Porter? Here is a closer look at 5 of the features property hosts love about this app:
You get instant access to Your Porter’s powerful channel manager so you can link and sync your listings across multiple platforms.
This enables you to manage all of your channels in one dashboard. This reduces the risk of double-bookings, saves you a lot of time updating listings and logging in and out of different platforms, and you can also manage your conversations in a unified inbox.
Want your own website so you can take direct bookings but don’t have the skills to create a site from scratch? Your Porter enables you to create a website with a single click.
Your Porter provides all the tech to build a professional-looking site without the need for any technical knowledge. You can sync your calendars between channels, take bookings and payments, run marketing campaigns, offer discounts, and loads more.
Your Porter also provides detailed financial reports and accounting features so you can keep track of your revenue and payments in real-time.
You can calculate management fees, homeowner payouts, and other fees based on your own business model. As well as share your reports with clients, generate invoices, accept payments via Stripe, manage your expenses, and more.
A feature Your Porter offers that a lot of other rental management tools do not is its Airbnb ranking optimization tools. This unique mix of features makes Your Porter an incredibly useful tool for property managers looking to optimize their Airbnb listings.
Wheelhouse helps professionals & portfolios maximize revenue from their short-term rental listings with dynamic pricing, market reports, and CompSet tools.
Now, with Your Porter & Wheelhouse, property owners have another great way to save time, earn more revenue & scale more effectively. Built by world-class data scientists, the Wheelhouse Pricing Engine analyzes 10 billion data points every night.
Users report seeing up to a 40% increase in revenue when pricing with Wheelhouse over trying to set prices manually, with some writing online that they increase their revenue 100%!
Wheelhouse has the longest running pricing experiments in the space – having had a team, led by a PhD Data Scientist – that has collaborated together for more than 6 years. That is extremely rare.
Moreover, it is the only platform that has had their algorithm tested & approved by external marketplaces – as they co-developed their pricing with both VRBO & TripAdvisor’s data science team’s inputs & feedback.
In 2020, Wheelhouse increased revenue by 22.6% for the average listing.
Available free for a limited time, get granular insights into your local market and see how your portfolio performs compared to the competition with Wheelhouse Market Reports.
Wheelhouse is visualizing trends from previous years in your market. As well as sharing predictive analytics for what they expect to see for the upcoming year.
Great for operators who have listings and want to see how the market is performing. With Wheelhouse, they can adjust accordingly, OR those who are interested in investing in a new market and want to see what the competition is like.