When Linda moved back to California to be closer to her family, she couldn’t bear the thought of selling her beloved home in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She had stayed in vacation rentals before and thought it would be a good way to earn steady income and allow her to visit the home as often as she pleased.
So she decided to use it as a vacation rental. But she didn’t know where to start.
And after interviewing a local property manager who wanted to undercut her nightly rates and charge a whopping 23% fee, Linda decided to rent out her home on her own.
Linda listed her property on HomeAway and Airbnb but quickly found out that was all she could manage. Living in California made the process a bit more difficult and she already had her hands full keeping track of the two sites.
That’s when she found Evolve - and realized it was the solution she hadn’t even known she needed.
I didn't have to commit to a contract, and when Evolve said 10% they actually meant 10%. Those two things were huge selling points for me."
I don't have to do anything and the bookings just keep coming in. It's truly the easiest thing I've ever done and the best decision I've ever made!"
“At first when I spoke with a Homeowner Consultant at Evolve, I thought ‘No contract? And for just 10%? This sounds too good to be true.’ But it wasn’t.”
With no long-term contract or big fees to pay, Linda decided to give Evolve a try. She was matched with one of our vetted local partners, who would take care of guest check-ins and cleaning. In no time, Linda’s property had been professionally photographed and her listing was getting promoted on TripAdvisor, VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb and Evolve's own site --reaching far more people than she was able to manage on her own.
Time with Evolve
“My goal was to try to break even on my expenses and because of Evolve I am on track to exceed that.”
Since Linda’s property went live 11 short months ago, she has already earned almost $62,000 in revenue.
“Not only do I have back-to-back bookings for months at a time - I know that as long as my home isn’t booked already, I can come visit whenever I want. Evolve has really been incredible.”
We are so happy we have been able to help Linda not only get the bookings she needs to keep her home - but also a partnership that gives her peace of mind from thousands of miles away.
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