With many new different platforms coming to the Vacation Rental space, which was dominated by Airbnb, it is very easy for Property Managers and Hosts to be confused about which platforms they should list on. The thing is, each platform may occupy the same space but operate differently. This article explores one of the newest members to the club; Houfy and hopefully answers if or not you should list on Houfy.
Houfy provides an easy-to-use, unique, and enhanced experience to list or find vacation rental properties with no booking fees or communication restrictions. Houfy is very much a project in the making (Development stage) and aims to connect people with places directly.
Houfy is a unique market network which combines the best elements of marketplaces like Real Estate and Lodging industries with social networks. With Houfy, members can easily share local information around their place attached to their listing(s) in the form of "guidebooks". Houfy derives its name from “HOUse For You”
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Now that you know how Houfy works, it’s time to decide if you should spend time listing on Houfy. Here are my observations.
Houfy makes it simple to list your property. It is ideal for your return guests to connect directly with you, in which way you are in full control of your calendar, pricing, rules, and how you connect with guests.
Houfy has connected both payment services; Square and Stripe for you to collect the payment directly from your guests or accept payments the way you want.
There is no cost to list a property on Houfy: no catches, no credit card required, and no limited free trials. There are 0% commissions and zero service fees.
Yes you can! Hostaway allows for you to export ICal and import it into your Houfy clendar and vice versa. This allows you to sync the calendars of both Airbnb, VRBO, Booking.com, Expedia, and Houfy.