What We Do
Optimize and Automate Listings
Managing a short term rental doesn't need to be time consuming or expensive. We can help you create a listing optimized to convert while also automating the process from start to finish utilizing the same software as high end property management companies. We can also align you with pre-qualified turnaround specialists, professional real estate photographers, copywriting professionals, and more...
Find Profitable Airbnb Investment Properties
Let us help you navigate local regulations and find your next profitable Airbnb investment. We use data to analyze the revenue, occupancy, nightly rate, and estimated home value to determine the areas and homes that will generate the highest ROI for an investor. We also take the time to study and understand STR regulations in that area to ensure a smooth and easy permitting process once the home is purchased.
Regulations & Permitting
Illegal short term rental's are not only detrimental to the city and local community, but it also decreases the occupancy and profitability of the legally permitted properties throughout the area. And it's a problem that's growing everyday. We have a customized and automated solution to combat this problem and work with local governments to product weekly and/or monthly city-wide compliance reports that can quickly locate non-permitted and illegal listings.
Everyone on the Simplify STR team owns and manages their own portfolio of Short Term Rental Properties, so we have a deep understanding of what it takes to achieve success in the marketplace. Our team consists of licensed real estate agents, account managers, and software engineers, and more - all with a passion for short term rentals.
While most property owners are legally permitting and managing their properties, there are countless illegal Airbnb's and short term rental's flooding the marketplace. In addition to helping homeowners find profitable properties and optimize their current listings, we are committed to solving this issue of non-compliance in coordination with local governments. Illegal Airbnb's only hurt the local community and other properly permitted homes, by assisting with the compliance process we aim to protect the investment opportunity STR's provide and we have the perfect team to tackle this issue.
What is a short-term rental?
A short-term rental (STR), often referred to as a vacation rental, is a furnished home designed for temporary guests. Typical rentals are often referred to as "long term rentals" and usually have a contract period of 30 days or more, whereas a short term rental is usually used for much shorter stays.
Currently the two most popular listing platforms for STR's are Airbnb and VRBO. They facilitate the transactions between the guests and homeowners, and often even take that a step further and collect taxes on the owners behalf (depending on the location of the home).
STR's are a fairly new concept that has blown up in recent years thanks to the popularity of Airbnb and VRBO. It's a great way for homeowners and investors to be able to make a little extra money, however it requires more work. Also, in various cities it's becoming much more controlled, limiting the opportunity and profitability for some areas. So while it's still a great opportunity, it's important to stay on top of area specific regulations and taxation policies before deciding to become a host yourself.