VACATION RENTAL FRANCHISE
START OR UPGRADE BUSINESS IN YOUR CITY
START OR UPGRADE BUSINESS IN YOUR CITY
Direct Booker won The Shortyz 2020 award for the best OTA/ online accommodation booking platform.
In 2018, Booking.com included Direct Booker in their TOP 11 highlighted list of top Property Managers around the world.
Airbnb named in 2018 our software Booker Tools as a preferred partner among 15 in the world and only in Southeast Europe.
Expedia listed our software Booker Tools as No.1 Connectivity Partner for 2021
In 2021, RentalsUnited.com listed Direct Booker in Top 10 property management agencies in the world.
Booking.com named our software Booker Tools as Premier Connectivity Partner for 2021
In 2019, Lider magazine declared Direct Booker as the 3rd fastest-growing company in Croatia.
There is an eternal question when Starting or Upgrading a Business – Should I run my own brand, or should I buy a Franchise Business?
Franchising refers to a business development method by which a franchisor (business owner) through an agreement (franchise contract) grants the franchisee (local business operator) the right to use its business operating resources to distribute its branded products and services under “a uniform mode of operation” in exchange for fees, royalties, or other compensation.
While starting your own business often comes with not optimized business procedures, expensive mistakes, zero support, and the lack of trust from the clients in startups, franchising remains one of the easiest business models for starting a business as it comes with a proven success rate at minimal risk.
A few years after a startup is formed and settled as a small business, new challenges of no or low progression arise.
Scalability is the crucial task for the long-term success of any business, and it is something that businesses often can not overcome, meaning they fail or not reaching their potential.
But what is Scalability? Scalability is “a company’s ability to grow without being hampered by its structure or available resources when faced with increased production.”. In other words, a business is ready to scale if it has a proven product and business model that allow it to grow through its market.
Having a proven, scalable business model as a franchise allows long-term success to a business.
MEET OUR INDUSTRY
When a person decides to take a trip (business, leisure, or both), he becomes a traveler.
The traveler needs a place to stay so he/she will need to book the accommodation.
Today the most common source of bookings comes from the specialized websites that list properties for rent; we call those websites Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s)
We’re sure you have heard by now about the biggest OTAs – Booking.com, Airbnb, Vrbo, Expedia, etc. If you did not, you must live under the rock 🙂
Anyway, this industry is all about travelers renting properties listed on the OTAs, after which Homeowners or Property Managers manage those bookings through guest communication, payments, cleaning, checking, etc.
MEET OUR INDUSTRY ROLE
Property or Rental can be advertised and managed by a Homeowner (60%) or a Professional VRC ie. Property Managers (40%).
An interesting fact is that World’s 50 largest VRCs hold less than 2% of total VRC properties. It’s because this industry is hyper-local. Each city has dozens of Property Managers that are mostly managing 10 to 300 properties.
Each Property Manager’s success depends on successful Property Acquisition followed by successful ongoing Property Management that can include a whole range of services.
But why should Homeowners pay extra commission for a job that they can do? If the Homeowners have the benefit, they always hire a Property Manager for a job. The benefit comes from a trust in a Professional Manager that he can make Homeowners Earn more and Work less.
When the business is expanding rapidly from year to year and exclusively by word of mouth method then you know you have a good business model.
If that business model is backed with in-house software development then you have something that can make success anywhere.
Eleven years of dedicated work, business growth, and branding in Vacation Rental Management and Software development were carefully stored as a Franchise business model made for Local Entrepreneurs to help Homeowners reach better results with their Rentals in The Vacation Rentals Industry.
Direct Booker Know-How is based on 11 years of experience, and keeps on developing with rich inputs from all Direct Booker partners, leaving 0% room for mistakes, wandering, and non-optimized business.
Know-How is tested and proven in multiple countries, cities, and destinations, so by following our standards and procedures, the choice of success is all yours.
Our rich Know-How, focusing on homeowners and guests, includes easy-to-follow standards and procedures of every part of the business down to the smallest details.
Everything starts with growing the portfolio of properties. With enormous experience using proven acquisition model, the Direct Booker brand became very successful in signing contracts with Homeowners and gaining their trust.
The next step is becoming a High-quality Property Manager which is the foundation of success in the Vacation Rental Industry, and Direct Booker’s Property Management is recognized as one of the best in the industry.
For more details of our Vacation Rental Management Know-How click here.
Property Managers are using technology for optimizing operations as well as for maximizing their revenue potential.
The management tool known as Vacation Rental Software (VRS) makes Property Managers more or less successful. It comes with or without Channel Manager (CM) that allows you to be connected with as many OTAs as you want.
Direct Booker, as one of the world’s largest Vacation Rental Companies (VRC), has an in-house CM & VRMS development, which makes it special as technology is usually developed by IT companies waiting for users’ input.
By managing 12000+ rentals with yearly 100.000+ reservations, we have huge first-hand inputs for developing technology solutions step ahead.
Our software is called Booker Tools, and it is preferred by the world’s largest OTAs (Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia, etc.) and can be rented by any Vacation Rental Company (VRC).
For more details of our Vacation Rental Software click here.
From the Acquisition perspective, the crucial element for the homeowners in choosing a Property Manager is trust.
A Big and proven brand comes with trust, which is a game-changer for acquisition compared to handing over your rentals to a new inexperienced brand.
The trust of the homeowners for Direct Booker brand can be seen in the fact that our franchise partners overcame our number of acquired properties fast.
On the other hand, being a Direct Booker Franchisee will allow you to advertise your properties on the brand’s main website www.direct-booker.com without having to pay a franchise fee, and it will give you the opportunity to generate more reservations through the Direct Booker b2b network.
All Franchisees are part of a cross-selling Franchise Network, which is a standard according to which all franchisors recommend the main website to previous guests as the place to book the next trip at the best prices.
For direct reservations, Franchisees can adjust existing websites to the Direct Booker brand, or they can get free of charge own branded website the domain “location”.direct-booker.com
When it comes to support, we leave nothing to chance as we succeed only if you succeed.
Through our partnership, you will have ongoing support from the Concept Manager, whose job is to make sure all standards and procedures are being followed. He will advise you both on reaching your maximum potential and making a better version of yourself.
Technical support is a standard that comes with any technology solution that you choose for your business, but in our case, technical support is in coordination with the company’s business model, so the technical support will guide you in the right direction.
Franchisees are also supported through the ongoing education by the company key persons.
Support from the Franchise Network comes through sharing experience with other franchisees.
Having a Big Brother behind you is always making things easier.
Direct Booker FRANCHISE
starts from 3000€. It is a one-time payment whose amount depends on a franchise territory. This fee also covers the costs of the initial training of new franchise partners.Entrance fee
Franchise fee is a fee calculated in a defined percentage from the reservations gross revenue. Its attractiveness comes from the unbeatable value for money of a Franchise package compared to the market price of any technology itself as the Franchise package comes not only with Technology but also with Know-How, Brand, and Support
of running your own companyOperational costs
own business in your cityRun your
Start business with low start-up costs
Have a franchise fee at an unbeatable value for money
complete and well established business solutionBe provided with
Know-HowBe provided with tested and proven
BrandJoin the leading Vacation Rental Franchise
SupportBe provided and guided with ongoing
• Use all Technology solutions for a permanently better price than any market technology
• NO usual extra costs of using technology like: setup fee, canceled reservations fee, homeowners reservation fee, new solutions & upgrades fees…
• Always using free of charge 100% developed solutions
• Make Income from reselling technology
• Possibility of Software customization for personal needs with partnership conditions
Contract duration is 3 years with a regular renewalThe
ROI – Return of Investment reachable in 1 year*
Earnings – This business can be profitable already with ten full serviced rentals, but that’s not a goal. The goal is to rise with the number of rentals and become the local largest property manager, making the business very stable and profitable*
*Details of Earnings and ROI depending on a location, number of rentals, provided service (full or partly management). Further details are calculated and discussed during the contact.