In the short-term rental space, successful businesses build their operations around guest satisfaction. Check out these 8 tips to improving the guest experience.

Over the last few years, however, thousands of property management companies have stepped onto the scene, all presenting themselves as the right company to handle your property. So, how do you choose?

Booking.com began applying star ratings to its listings of short-term rentals. The online travel agency is ranking properties on a one to five-star scale. Rentals used to be unrated, but now the online powerhouse is rating the properties itself.

To increase the revenue for your rental properties, listing on multiple platforms is essential. It's the best way to put yourself out there and get noticed. And with so many travel websites to choose from, the possibilities are endless. For us, beyond Airbnb, Booking.com was a top priority.

You’ve set up the listing on Airbnb, and though it’s bringing in some revenue, your calendar is never full. Here’s your problem: you haven’t explored other platforms. If you’re only listing your vacation rental on Airbnb, that has to change immediately.

Expedia can offer additional exposure and an untapped market. As a long-established travel company, it has the potential to reach different demographics and more traditional clients. But be warned: if you're listing and operating on the platform, Expedia can be daunting and overwhelming. In terms of payment processing, it can be downright complex.

With services reaching over 191 countries and 57,000 cities around the world, Airbnb is increasing in popularity and showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s well on its way to dominating the hospitality industry.