So, you want to scale a short-term rental (STR) property management company. But how do you find new clients? And how do you manage tens or even hundreds of units? Airbnb host Prak Sangthong grew from 0 to 100 listings in a single year, and he didn’t spend any money on marketing. How did he do it?
Prak is the Cofounder and Managing Director at Easy Home Rentals, an Airbnb property management company based in Perth, Australia. Frustrated with long-term renters who damaged their investment properties and drained their profits, Prak and his wife decided to list a few units on Airbnb. And within a year, Prak was managing a STR portfolio of 100 units for property owners in Western Australia.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Prak joins me to explain how he went from 0 to 100 units in just 12 months—without formally marketing his property management business! He describes how setting up systems helped him scale so quickly and what he does to train his cleaning staff and reward them for good work. Listen in for Prak’s insight on negotiating discounts in COVID season and learn how YOU can be the best STR host in your market—and charge accordingly.
How Prak got into Airbnb
How Prak grew to 100 units without marketing
Prak’s top advice for aspiring STR hosts
What allowed Prak to scale so quickly
Prak’s approach to documenting processes
Prak’s suggestions for negotiating discounts
How Prak trains his cleaning staff
Why Prak’s cleaners are invested in doing well
Prak’s words of wisdom for STR hosts