A Day in the Life: What Does It Look Like for an iTrip Franchisee in the Property Management Business?
There are plenty of things to recommend an iTrip franchise opportunity. When you own a property management business with us, you’ll have the potential to strike a better work/life balance, will enjoy the perks of being your own boss, and can leverage our business model to take full advantage of a thriving industry. But what does a day in the life of an iTrip franchisee look like? What sorts of things will you be responsible for on a daily and weekly basis, and how will our Home Office team of experts help you? Let’s take a look.
Reaching Out to Potential Clients
As an iTrip franchisee, your day might very well start out with answering emails and inquiries from prospective clients. Property owners will often find you through our expert national marketing efforts, and when they do, it’ll be up to you to explain your services and the value of your iTrip property management business — which won’t be hard to do!
You’ll be able to tell them their listing will be seen on over 80 premier listing sites across the Internet, guaranteeing their property will be seen by more eyes more of the time. You can tell them, too, that you’ll manage all aspects of its rental, fielding inquiries about its availability, conducting background checks on potential guests, making sure their property is well taken care of and thoroughly cleaned after every visit, and managing paperwork and bookkeeping. In short, property owners won’t have to worry about a thing when it comes to the short-term rental of their second home or investment property. You’ll take care of it all, thanks to our proprietary software that allows you to manage all aspects of your business from your laptop or smartphone.
Managing Stays at Properties
The second half of your day might mean the oversight of transitioning one guest stay to the next, making sure properties are clean and ready for new visitors, and that you’re available to incoming guests should they have any questions or concerns. You will have partnered with a cleaning service that will oversee all aspects of tidying up in between visits, so don’t worry — you won’t have to do any scrubbing yourself! However, you will have to make sure all work gets done to your high standards so that property owners can feel confident in your ability to manage what is probably one of their biggest investments.
The Importance of Networking
Toward the end of your day, you might use that time to network with others in your community, meeting with business leaders who may have useful ideas or suggestions, and with potential clients who would benefit from your services. While it’s true that much of your franchise responsibilities can be met from home, an equal share of them will depend on you getting out and shaking hands, making friendly conversations, and letting your community know firsthand what it is you have to offer. The most successful iTrip franchisees are outgoing and confident and enjoy being around others. They see the value in networking and use it as an opportunity to grow their property management business, finding opportunities for it whenever they can.
How We Help
Our national marketing efforts are just one of the many perks of joining the iTrip Vacations brand, and it’s an extremely important one. We’re leaders in our industry and enjoy widespread recognition and respect, making establishing your franchise that much easier. We work hard every day to get the iTrip name out there and in front of your best customers, with efforts that include email campaigns, a bimonthly newsletter, comprehensive social media exposure, and a robust and beautiful consumer-facing website. We know success is a joint effort, and we take our part in that seriously.
To find out more about an iTrip Vacations franchise opportunity, get in touch today!