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Vacation rental tech: Own vs. Rent, a live workshop with Yoomondo

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If you are scaling your property management business, it comes a time when you wonder you should be switching from using third-party software to owning your tech stack. The need for making the jump may come from a desire to adapt your technology to the way you run your business (and not the opposite), to deliver a better guest experience, or to attract investors by raising the tech profile of your company. When do you know whether it is time for you to own vs rent your tech? What are the pros and the cons? Join us for a free, live workshop on July 8. We’ll be discussing the topic with Alexi Jones, the founder of digital hospitality solution Yoomondo. Aliw will also reveal how Rental Scale-Up members can purchase and make their own the source code powering Yoomondo.

Register for Alexi Jones’ discussion on “The Pros And Cons Of Owning Your Tech With Yoomondo” at 10:00 am EST/ 04:00 pm Central European Time today.

Alexi Jones and Thibault Masson explain what you will learn from this live workshop

How a digital hospitality solution can help you scale

– Streamline existing labour-intensive processes
– Wow your guests, enabling you to offer a truly differentiated hospitality experience
– Take back ownership of your customers in an increasingly OTA-dominated world
– Earn ancillary revenues

The benefits of owning custom software

– Leverage a tech stack that is truly a fit for your unique operations
– Keep control
– Save money in the long run. This is an investment, not a recurring expense
– Build your company’s asset base and value

How to build your tech stack the smart way

– The ‘golden bullet’ for PMs who want to build their own stack
– Faster and cheaper than building from scratch

The opportunity to own your digital hospitality solution tech

Find out what Alexi means by “extending your tech stack – the smart way”.

From Yoomondo’s experience, it would cost you $95,000 and take over a year to build from scratch. Buying Yoomondo’s source code will cost you less than a quarter of that and is already bui

What do you get when you purchase the Yoomondo source code package?

  • Web-based management portal; full suite of guest-facing solutions: iphone app, Android app and mobile website
  • Full ownership of the source code and assets for your own guest app
  • Exclusivity of the source code for your geographic area of operation
  • Customisation (colour, branding) and integration with your existing system
  • Optional future maintenance and development services from Yoomondo’s vacation-rental focused technical team

About our July 8 vacation rental tech workshop

Who is this workshop for?

  • Property Managers who have already started building their own tech stack but do not own a guest / welcome app.
  • Property Managers who have not yet started building their own tech stack but are considering it.

What does Yoomondo offer?

  • Yoomondo’s guest app includes check in / out, digital welcome book, arrival instructions, property videos & info, local recommendations, upsell of your services, booking engine for local tours, chat
  • Yoomondo’s vacation rentals software development team is also on hand to build out other elements of the property manager’s tech stack on demand


Rental Scale-Up

Thibault is the founder of Rental Scale-Up. He owns vacation rentals in St. Barths and Bali. He also leads innovative projects for companies within the vacation rental industry. Feel free to reach out to Thibaut Masson on Linkedin.


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Our Mission

We bring together short-term rental industry members to create valuable business and personal relationships. With the support of vetted peers, you can deliver on your next individual project goals faster, work in private groups to share doubts and successes, and become a new voice that shapes the conversation about our industry.

Whether you are a property manager, an owner, an industry vendor, a listing site operator, an investor, or a consultant, you can become a member of our Rental Scale-Up family.  As property managers and industry vendors may not have the same needs, some of our activities work by affinity groups. For instance, we have one version of the mastermind group sessions reserved for property managers and owners, and another one for vendors and listing sites. This way, you get feedback from peers who understand your pains and can get you faster to getting results.

1. Action, Transformation & Results

  • Mastermind Group for Property Managers & Owners: A mastermind group is a group of peers who meet to give each other advice and support. Facilitated by Rental Scale-Up. One session every 2 weeks with your group for a least 3 months.
  • Ask a Property Manager: Hosts, owners and property managers benefit from the experience of a successful property manager. (1 per month)
  • Groupwork: Report of the month co-creationA group of Scalers volunteer to write a report on the topic of the month. The result is published on RentalScaleUp.com, with full credits to each participants. (1 per month)
  • Mastermind Group for Industry Vendors & Listing Site Operators: A mastermind group is a group of peers who meet to give each other advice and support. Facilitated by Rental Scale-Up. One session every 2 weeks with your group for a least 3 months.
  • Ask an Expert Anything (for vendors and listing sites): An outside expert (e.g. a copywriter) shares their experience on a topic in an Ask Me Anything (1 per month)

2. News & Live Discussions

  • Investment & Deals  Discussion: Thibault and an M&A specialist/VC go over recent deals, M&A, investment rounds. Live, monthly.
  • Curated news: Save time. We read the news for you, curate the articles, and add our exclusive comments (weekly, in the Network Newsletter)
  • US Trends & Data Discussion: We analyze AirDNA’s latest report on US trends and zoom in on key markets (e.g. urban vs vacation rental markets).  Network members share what they see in the markets. Live, monthly.
  • Monthly Live online conference: Every month, our Network deep dives into a topic that is crucial to the short-term rental industry. 3 experts share their insights, best practices and answer your questions live.
  • European Trends & Data Discussion: We analyze AirDNA’s latest report on European trends and zoom in on key markets (e.g. UK, France, Italy, Spain).  Network members share what they see in the markets. Live, monthly.
  • Weekly Teardown with Thibault: Rental Scale-Up founder tears down one business news, every week, live.  Networker members share their views. No filter.

3. Facilitated Networking

  • Networking Booster: Meet new business partners and improve your networking game at an online event. Our team facilitates the event to make it easy for you to connect with your peers. (monthly)
  • Business Profile: Each new Scaler gets their profile featured in a dedicated article on RentalScaleUp.com. Get more visibility and authority.
  • In-Person Meetups: We meet in real life, either during a large vacation rental conference or in a city of our choice (quarterly)
  • Job Offers: Network members can not only see job offers but also post theirs. If desired, job offers can be extended to all Rental Scale-Up readers (free and paid).

4. Deals on industry software and products

  • Get Discounts: Enjoy exclusive deals brought to you by fellow Network members. Only in our Deals section. Monthly.
  • Offer Deals and Discounts: Network members may offer exclusive deals to fellow members, from discounts on stays at their properties to lifetime deals on vacation rental software. Only in our Deals section. Monthly.

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