At Xplorie, we’re always on the lookout for solutions to help our property management clients improve their businesses. Brightside is another Xplorie partner who offers an outstanding solution to help vacation rental property management companies perform more efficiently, improving both the guest experience and their bottom line!
Brightside Rental Management is a comprehensive software management solution for property management firms that can help you to manage your rentals, reservations, maintenance, accounting, housekeeping, employees, and marketing.
Some key features include:
Reservations – This powerful, easy-to-use reservation system can help you to streamline your reservation process and provide you with detailed reports that can help you to make informed decisions. It can also:
- Offer automatic credit card processing using your existing merchant accounting
- Provide support for travel insurance and advanced fee and tax calculations
- Includes yield management to automatically raise or lower your rates based on demand
- Create automated customizable guest emails
- Accept electronic signatures for payments and rental contracts.
Management – Easily manage maintenance, rates and more to ensure quality, guest experience and maximize profits. Features include:
- Management of rental properties, and owner communications
- Housekeepers and housekeeping functions
- Monitor and manage maintenance requests
- Monitor system user activities and access to secure information
- Trust/Escrow accounting
- Time clock for employees
- Adjust rates, booking policies and specials quickly and easily
- Provide detailed tax, accounting and analysis reporting
Marketing – Managing your marketing is a key element of success. Brightside integrates with third-parties to help you increase bookings and bring in and better track revenues. Key features include:
- Tracking reservations sources
- Manage guest feedback and reviews
- Generate mailing labels and export email marketing lists
- Integration with key third-parties like Xplorie, HomeAway and VRBO
Brightside never charges per-user or per-booking fees of any kind. Their services are available for a low, affordable monthly fee that includes everything including hosting your copy of the software on multiple redundant servers, phone and email support, and some software customization. You pay month-to-month and there’s never any long-term contract for use of the software.
With three levels of service (Basic – $150.00 per month for up to 49 properties, Standard – $250 per month, and Premium – $350.00) you can scale services and features up or down to meet your needs. All plans require a $300 set-up fee that covers installation, set-up, and training.
You can convert your existing data from your old reservation system to Brightside Rental Management so you can keep all of your existing guest, reservation and financial information without spending hours manually inputting your data.
They also offer website integration and will create a whole new website for your business, or just integrate API credentials into your existing site. They also offer plugins for many popular CMAs.
We’re really excited about working with partners like Brightside! Here at Xplorie, we’re always looking for ways to increase value for our clients and our partnership with Brightside Rental Management solutions is just another way we’re working to move the vacation rental industry into the future!