There is no such thing as the perfect property management system (PMS). So, if you’ve been waiting for a unicorn that will solve all of your problems, you’re out of luck. But what you CAN do is find a PMS that meets MOST of your needs and integrate it with other software, building a tech stack that works for YOUR short-term rental (STR) business.
John An is the STR Legend, real estate investor and technology expert behind Ohana Stay, a vacation rental company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is an active member of our STR Profit Academy Inner Circle and sought-after property manager, bringing in returns 20% to 50% above market. John also works with existing property managers, providing them with the technology stack he has developed.
Today, John joins me to share his process for building a tech stack for your STR business and walk us through the set of software packages he uses to run Ohana Stay. He explains why there is no perfect PMS and how to pick one that meets most of your needs—based on the features that are important to you. Listen in for John’s insight on creating the right cocktail of technologies and learn how you can make several existing software programs work together to get the functionality you need!
John’s background as a STR host in Honolulu
How COVID-19 is impacting hosts in Hawaii
John’s strategic approach to building a portfolio
John’s process for building a tech stack for your STR business
The tech stack John uses to run his own STR business
John’s advice for building the tech stack that works for you
How Smartbnb’s AI works to answer guest questions
John’s mindset around creating a cocktail of technologies
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