The Best Sites to Market and Manage Short Term Rentals

The Best Sites to Market and Manage Short Term Rentals

Many travelers now opt to stay at short-term rentals instead of hotels for their vacations. Staying at a short-term rental gives visitors more freedom and helps them feel like they're at home. There are over 2.4 million vacation rental listings in the United States, giving tourists plenty to choose from for their upcoming trip.

Despite the fact there is such a demand for short-term rentals, property owners need to know the best sites to post their properties on. This blog will discuss some of the Airbnb management and marketing platforms you can employ to get your vacation listing in front of more people.


Airbnb is the most popular short-term rental site in the world. The platform has over 150 million users that have booked at least 1.5 billion stays since the website's inception.

The best thing about Airbnb is that you'll get your listing in front of more users, helping you achieve increased bookings. Many users check Airbnb when looking for a place to stay rather than other websites. Travelers trust the website and listing your property on Airbnb allows you to tap into that trust.

Some of the benefits you can experience with Airbnb as a property owner include:

  • Provides great support for property hosts
  • Ensures continual flow of new visitors
  • It's free to create an Airbnb listing
  • Allows you to set your pricing


Vrbo stands for "Vacation Rentals by Owner." This website allows property owners to post their homes or apartments themselves. Vrbo caters to large groups or families as property owners can only list entire homes and not single rooms for rent.

This platform is very user-friendly, making it easy for people to respond to inquiries and manage upcoming bookings. Other advantages of using this platform include:

  • Uploading your photos
  • Customize your rental rates
  • Manage guest ratings

Keep in mind that Vrbo does charge hosts a fee to list their property. They can either pay a subscription fee each year or pay per booking. Airbnb doesn't charge a listing fee but does take a percentage of what renters pay.

Many property owners might not realize they can post their rentals on What we love about this website is that many travelers visit it to reserve other parts of their trips, like rental cars and flights.

Posting your vacation property on this website allows you to get in front of tourists when they're making other arrangements for their trip. does charge hosts 15% to post their listing on their website.

Improve Your Vacation Listing With Professional Airbnb Management

It can be overwhelming to figure out Airbnb management and how to market your property. There are many short-term rentals available in the Lake of the Ozarks. Setting yourself apart from the competition ensures your property stays booked and you have increased Airbnb revenue.

Whether you need help with vacation rental marketing or managing your property, PMI Lake of the Ozarks is here to assist. We've helped our clients keep their properties booked with high-quality tenants. Reach out to our office to learn more about our property management services.