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Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb (Ep 287)

Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb (Ep 287)

Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb

What’s the biggest obstacle hosts and property managers face in growing a short-term rental business? For most, the frustration comes from the sheer volume of communication necessary to run a large portfolio of properties. But what if you could automate both your guest messaging and operations—without sacrificing personalization?

Pierre-Camille Hamana is the founder and CEO of Smartbnb. the leading guest experience platform for short-term rentals. Pierre-Camille and his team are on a mission to support hosts and property managers in running their guest communications and operations at scale. Today, he joins me to explain how Smartbnb is expanding to offer its customers new functionality in terms of business metrics and automated operations.

We discuss Smartbnb’s ability to automate personalized messaging and support multiple languages, and Pierre-Camille describes why Smartbnb is adding features to streamline the operations of a STR business and allow property managers to grow their portfolio across platforms. Listen in for insight around Smartbnb’s new metrics product and learn how Smartbnb can help you scale your own STR business!

Topics Covered

The fundamentals of Smartbnb

  • Help hosts deliver great guest experience at scale
  • Serve 2K customers, 65K properties around world

How Smartbnb automates personalized messages

  • Machine learning to detect common questions
  • Access to data allows for customized reply

Smartbnb’s multiple language support feature

  • Supports same 29 languages as Airbnb
  • Adapts messages based on culture

Why Smartbnb is expanding to include operations

  • Identify pain points in talking to customers
  • Need to streamline operations as grow portfolio

The STR platforms Smartbnb integrates with

  • Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO
  • In talks with Expedia, Booking.com

The metrics product Smartbnb added last November

  • Property managers need easy way to calculate
  • Occupancy rates, time to respond, growth, etc.

How much it costs to use Smartbnb

  • Free trial for 14 days
  • €15 or $18 per month for first 2 listings
  • Fee for additional listings that generate revenue

Connect with Pierre-Camille

Smartbnb

Try Smartbnb for free

Pierre-Camille on LinkedIn

Resources

Pierre-Camille on GPFYP EP125

Airbnb

HomeAway

Booking.com

VRBO

Expedia

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