Are you curious about what it takes to start a property management business with iTrip Vacations? Good news. It is a straightforward and transparent process — one that will provide extensive information and answer your questions as you prepare for doing business in our industry. From start to finish, we are on-hand and excited to welcome new franchisees into the family as they begin their careers in the private accommodations industry. Here, we briefly outline the steps to become an iTrip Vacations franchise owner.
An Introductory Call
Start by visiting our website and researching the iTrip franchise model. From there, you will fill out a form requesting more information, after which one of our franchise experts will reach out to schedule a high-level introductory webinar/call that lasts anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. This call allows us to get to know each other as we talk about our industry in general, our value proposition, proprietary technology, and other important assets. Essentially, our goals and values should align, so you can move on to the next steps.
Watch Our Informative Videos
Next you will take time to watch a series of informative videos that discuss relevant topics, such as how to find and secure short-term rental properties to manage; how to grow your client base; how our automation, software, and training benefit you; and more information regarding our business model and processes. These videos can be watched at home, on your schedule, and will provide answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Speak to Our Brand Leaders
At this point in the process, you get to have live phone conversations with some of our brand leaders, including Vickie Storm, Vice President of Business Development, and Steve Caron, COO. During the calls, they speak with you about the iTrip Vacations franchise brand and our position in the industry, as well as how we grow our place in private accommodations.
Read Our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
Before you start a property management business with us, one of the most significant steps you take during the discovery process is reading our FDD. An FDD is an important document that gives you an in-depth look at every aspect of our brand, including the training and support you can expect, how your territory will be defined, what your investment looks like, and other essential information. Because FDDs contain so much information, you will have at least two weeks to review ours, and we are on-hand to answer your questions.
Hear from Other iTrip Franchisees
One of the best ways to learn about what it takes to start a property management business is to speak to some of our current iTrip franchisees. They have been through the process of launching their iTrip business and can validate the information received during the discovery process. We are confident that when you hear firsthand from owners who have leveraged our systems, you will appreciate just how special an iTrip Vacations investment is.
Sign Your Franchise Agreement
Congratulations! You’ve come to the end of the process. You’ve had the chance to read our FDD and meet with other iTrip franchisees, while we’ve had the chance to make sure you’re financially qualified. Now, we present you with a franchise agreement to sign, and you pay your franchise fee.
You are now on your way to becoming part of the iTrip Vacations family!
Ready to find out more about the iTrip franchise process? Reach out to us today, and one of our experts will get back to you!