Join Christopher Matthew Spencer for an in-depth discussion in this video Hiring and managing housekeepers, part of Making Money with VRBO.
- Before we discuss hiring and managing…housekeeping staff,…let's discuss pay.…This course is not a payroll or business 101 program…so if you'd like to gain a greater understanding of payroll…or you have tax questions,…contact a tax professional in your area.…I'm currently paying my housekeepers three times…the state minimum wage…and I don't use a service;…I hire my own housekeepers directly.…I'm generous for a variety of reasons.…
I expect a spotless result,…quick turn around and friendly and thoughtful…people working for me.…Each space has at least one primary housekeeper…and someone willing to clean as a backup person.…And on occasion I've had to clean my own checkouts…just because people need vacations and time off…for personal reasons.…I also pay a flat rate for housekeeping…so that the person has the opportunity to earn more…for fewer hours if they do a fast job.…
And fast may never translate into sloppy.…Being organized and prepared can help move…things along.…I expect each person working for me to come…prepared with supplies and ready to work.…
AuthorChristopher Matthew Spencer
Christopher Matthew Spencer, a successful VRBO host, first acquaints viewers with VRBO and the requirements—both in terms of mindset and property—needed to venture into the VRBO world. Then you'll learn how to prep a property, stock it with amenities that will garner 5-star reviews, and craft an attention-getting listing that covers everything from the listing headline to property descriptions and guides. The course also explores how to manage guest interactions, deal with housekeeping and maintenance, and promote listings outside of VRBO. Start watching to learn how you can profit from this great sharing economy platform.
- Evaluating whether VRBO is right for you
- Writing about and photographing the property
- Establishing a price for your VRBO rental
- Planning for ongoing maintenance
- Preparing the kitchen, bedroom(s), and other spaces
- Stocking your rental with amenities
- Scouting the competition
- Managing guest interactions, including check-in and checkout
- Working with guest feedback
- Promoting your VRBO rental
Skill Level Beginner
1. An Overview of VRBO
2. Preparing Your Property
4. Ready, Set, Go! Getting Up and Running on VRBO
5. Service Is Your Brand: Managing Guest Interactions
6. Housekeeping and Maintenance
7. Working with Guest Feedback
8. Tips for Success
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