Houfy integrates with the vacation rental channel manager Hospitable! Enjoy seamless listing and booking synchronization for optimal management.

In the fast-paced vacation rental industry, hosts listing their properties across multiple channels often juggle numerous tasks simultaneously. With so much already on your plate, manually managing listings, availability, and rates can become daunting. Human error becomes a real concern, and valuable time that could be spent on guest experience and expanding your business is wasted.

This is where channel managers come into the frame to help you level up your game. Houfy's recent integration with Hospitable aims to streamline operations and maximize revenue without the extra hassle. But what is Hospitable, and how can you benefit from this new partnership? Let's find out!

What is a Vacation Rental Channel Manager?

A vacation rental channel manager is a centralized platform that allows you to manage your listings from one location. For example, if you've listed your property across Airbnb, VRBO, Houfy, and Booking.com, a channel manager will help update your availability, rates, and property information from one platform in real-time. This saves you from a lot of manual work, automates processes, and avoids the risk of double bookings with instant synchronization.

Why Do Vacation Rental Hosts Need a Channel Manager?

The short-term rental market today is fierce. With abundant properties competing for attention, visibility and efficiency are a must. Here are the perks vacation rental hosts gain from channel managers:

  • Save time: as a host, you already have a lot on your plate. Manually managing listings across multiple platforms is the last thing you need, as it's not only time-consuming but also prone to errors. A channel manager helps you save time, which you can allocate to expanding your portfolio or enhancing the guest experience.
  • Avoid double bookings: double bookings can be a nightmare for hosts, leading to dissatisfied guests and bad reviews. A channel manager like Hospitable will sync your availability calendar in real time to minimize the risk of double bookings.
  • Streamline operations: juggling multiple listings scattered across different platforms can lead to confusion and insufficiencies. Vacation rental channel managers can help boost your operations by collecting information in one centralized dashboard.
  • Maximize revenue: updating different listings for your vacation rental business helps increase your visibility and reach a broader audience. A channel manager makes that possible by allowing you to effortlessly manage your properties without keeping multiple tabs open and connecting to different platforms.
Houfy is Now Connected to Channel Manager Hospitable
Channel manager Hospitable for vacation rental properties

What is Hospitable?

Hospitable is a top-rated vacation rental channel manager that allows you to list on multiple channels without worrying about syncing calendar data, messaging, and cleaners across booking sites. All your reservations (including your Houfy direct bookings) live in a single calendar, so you can avoid hustling between a dozen websites.

Run your entire vacation rental business from one convenient platform and get an overview of your reservations, nightly rates, and income. Benefit from:

  • Guest communication: schedule messages before and after major milestones of your guests' stay. Create pre-built templates to ensure fast and accurate communication and pre-program answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Unified inbox: manage all your messages from one centralized inbox. Pull in reservation details, location, and AI-generated guest summaries for prompt and friendly replies.
  • Analytics and reporting: check the performance of your short-term rentals at a glance from the metrics dashboard. Bid farewell to spreadsheets and notebooks and gain access to advanced data within a few clicks.
  • Review management: Get more 5-star reviews with personalized templates, automatic review requests, and AI-powered replies. Increase your chances to get more bookings and send negative guest reviews at the end of their possible response window.
  • Smart locks integration: manage all your devices and lock codes from one dashboard and secure your property from unwanted guests. Create new codes before every check-in and have them automatically deleted after check-out without lifting a finger.

How Do I Connect My Houfy Account With Hospitable?

As a Houfy host, you can easily integrate your account with vacation rental software Hospitable to automate 90% of your business. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Go to the API connections page and click on "Connect Hospitable"
  2. Select if you want to import new listings or map existing listings on Houfy
  3. Enter your Hospitable credentials and authorize Houfy
  4. Houfy will pull your listings from Hospitable, and you'll receive an email when they are imported.
Houfy is Now Connected to Channel Manager Hospitable
Property managers use channel managers for multiple vacation rental channels

What Data Gets Pulled Into Houfy?

Here's all the data pulled into your Houfy account:

  • Reservations from other platforms: instantly
  • Pricing: daily with the option to update at Houfy for instant pull
  • Basic listing data: we advise you to double-check that your Houfy listings show the correct information

What Data Doesn't Get Pulled Into Houfy?

At Houfy, we've integrated all the information we could from the Hospitable API. We are still missing:

  • Property Details: listing type, room type, living area square feet, headline, max occupancy
  • Location: location details and views
  • Amenities: missing approximately 20%
  • Activities: missing approximately 80%
  • Suitability: missing approximately 50%
  • Taxes & Fees: you can add these at Houfy manually from Edit listing > Pricing
  • Discounts: you can add these at Houfy manually from Edit Listing > Pricing > Discounts
  • Policies/Rules/Reviews - missing all data, if any available.

What Data Doesn't Get Send to Hospitable?

Here's what data doesn't get sent to Hospitable for your vacation rentals:

  • Messaging system: Houfy isn't connected to Hospitable's messaging system. Therefore, for every guest inquiry received through Houfy, hosts must respond in Houfy's inbox.
  • Booking data: hosts must update their Hospitable calendar manually whenever they get a direct booking through Houfy.
Houfy is Now Connected to Channel Manager Hospitable
Vacation rental management with channel managers

Level Up Your Hosting Game With Hospitable

The Houfy and Hospitable integration represents a significant advancement in your short-term rental management. As vacation rental owners, we have many responsibilities and wear multiple hats. With the industry continuously evolving, adopting automation for a smoother and more professional service is vital. As a Houfy host, you can now streamline operations and effortlessly maximize your property's visibility. Happy hosting!

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