Online vacation rentals are becoming easier and easier thanks to a new service being provided by Texas-based online vacation renter HomeAway. HomeAway has just announced the launch of ReservationManager, a new product that streamlines the booking process for U.S. residents who advertise their property on HomeAway.com. This service makes it easier to respond to inquiries, generate quotes and rental agreements, and accept online payments from guests.
By using HomeAway.com’s ReservationManager, customers are able to have access to 2.5% Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit card processing as well as 1% eCheck processing. In addition to that there are no setup, monthly or fixed transaction fees. ReservationManager is designed to improve upon each and every step of the reservation process including:
- Quotes – Enter standard rental fees and taxes once and save them for future quotes. Quotes are then populated in rental agreements and payment requests automatically.
- Payments – 2.5% Visa, MasterCard and Discover as well as 1% eCheck processing that makes accepting online payments more affordable. Funds are deposited into an owner’s account within three business days.
- Inquiries – Utilize customizable email templates and stay organized with a record of all sent communications.
- Online Rental Agreement – Owners can upload their own rental agreements and guests must agree to the terms of the contract online before making their first payment. Cancellation refund policies may also be customized as well.
According to Founder and CEO of HomeAway.com Brian Sharples, “We developed ReservationManager as a result of feedback from our customers. Owners desired a simple and efficient way to interact with guests through a low cost online payment option, and guests prefer the convenience and security of paying online from a trusted site like HomeAway.com. ReservationManager delivers both, and we’re thrilled with the initial response from our customers.”
Source: PR Newswire – HomeAway Launches ReservationManager to Simplify Vacation Rental Booking Process for Owners and Enable Guests to Pay Online