Who is INVESTCONTRACT
INVESTCONTRACT was started in 2012 by vacation property owners for property owners. Since then, the company has grown from one destination to Turkey. Each INVESTCONTRACT Vacations destination is owned and managed by a local property management team that receives corporate support from experts in software, technology, content, marketing, social media, SEO and more. Our franchise property managers utilize proprietary systems and processes, provide boutique-level services, and receive support from a national leader in vacation rental management.
How does INVESTCONTRACT Vacations promote and market my property?
Each property has their own customized web page on 80-plus online listing sites. All inquiries are property specific, ensuring the owner that they receive all intended bookings. In the event that a requested property is booked, similar properties will be offered using unit specific criteria such as availability, pricing, location and number of bedrooms/bathrooms.
INVESTCONTRACT Vacations partners with Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, Booking.com, TripAdvisor and dozens more. Utilizing weekly updated statistical analysis of daily visits, we contract with the most searched websites.
We also use machine learning and artificial intelligence to run our digital marketing campaigns. This allows us to make hundreds of micro adjustments to our marketing campaigns throughout every day. These small adjustments may only increase our rentals by small percentages but added up over weeks and months- we are able to provide smarter marketing that adds up to major results. Our competitors at virtually any level simply cannot compete with this level of sophistication.
We spend millions a year on advertising. Additionally, advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning processes market and remarket to potential guests. The INVESTCONTRACT brand stays front and center through ads on Google, Facebook and Twitter to name a few.
Additionally, we employ smart follow-up marketing by continually offering potential travelers a chance to come back and book with INVESTCONTRACT. These smart follow-up campaigns target our marketing at visitors who are already looking to book in your market and continues to keep the iTrip brand and our properties front and center until the customer is ready to book.
INVESTCONTRACT Vacations also has a strong social media presence on major sites including: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Linkedin. Through our social media and online marketing efforts, more than 100 million people visit the INVESTCONTRACT Vacations site each year (as of 1Q 2017). We also write blogs and send out a newsletter twice a month to more than 300,000 people that showcases deals, destinations and more.
Each guest also receives a follow-up letter from INVESTCONTRACT property managers with the return of their security deposit and instructions on how to leave an online review. In addition owners are encouraged to email their INVESTCONTRACT property manager with comments and feedback, so we can ensure the best experience possible. INVESTCONTRACT managers have a detailed database of renters so they can reach out periodically and encourage repeat bookings.
Can I promote and rent my own property?
Yes. INVESTCONTRACT Vacations encourages owners to promote their rental property to friends, relatives and business associates. With INVESTCONTRACT, you receive a custom Web page and link on INVESTCONTRACT in order for you to promote your property. For information on special discounts and commission discounts on properties you refer, contact an INVESTCONTRACT manager in your area.
How are rates established?
INVESTCONTRACT Vacations works with property owners to establish rental rates and terms. It is in all parties best interests to maximize your rental income and ensure your property rents for the maximum amount obtainable.
INVESTCONTRACT performs a market analysis of current comparable properties to determine competitive rental rates. Due to competitive market conditions, tourist fluctuations and demand, INVESTCONTRACT Vacations reserves the right to alter rates and terms and make special rates and terms at its discretion in order to maximize owner rental income and occupancy percentage. Our dynamic pricing model and data processes allow us to keep pricing competitive and increase bookings.
What are some of the normal expenses for the rental program?
INVESTCONTRACT Vacations property managers try to keep expenses to a minimum. As vacation rental owners, we too have seen the nitpicking expenses charged by other rental programs. There are no hidden charges to property owners. To learn more about listing, agreed commission fees and more, contact your local manager.
What about cleaning services and maintenance?
Happy customers equal repeat business. A clean, well-maintained property is one the owner prides, and the rental guests request when they plan their next vacation. Everyday property maintenance also prolongs its life and increases its value.
INVESTCONTRACT Vacations property managers work with local cleaning services and maintenance companies. Our staff inspects each property during the process to ensure the rental is ready for the next guest. Managers also have real-time access to the entire turnover process via our custom Wishbox app. Additional program perks include light maintenance, owner ability to select cleaning crews and more. Connect to a INVESTCONTRACT manager to see the services available in your area.
What about maintenance?
Most INVESTCONTRACT Vacations managers provide light maintenance (e.g. replacing light bulbs, remote batteries, smoke detector batteries and furnace filters) at no charge for labor – only the actual cost of replaced items will be charged. We also manage all major repairs and bill you for the actual cost as part of our complete system. When non-emergency major repairs are required, you will receive an estimate before repairs are made.
What about linens, furnishings and housewares?
After a property assessment, INVESTCONTRACT property managers will provide a recommended list of what owners should stock in their home. Suggestions vary per location and are included in your enrollment package
What type of rental tenant will be allowed in my unit?
While most owners want to maximize their rental property, they do not want to rent to irresponsible guests who may cause damage to your property. INVESTCONTRACT Vacations adheres to owner preferences and also has a policy designed to promote family-oriented rentals.
We know one top concern is property security, and our aggressive pursuance of rentals will not be at the property’s expense. The entire INVESTCONTRACT Vacations team is thoroughly trained in screening prospective rental guests to assure they meet the required quality standards. Many rental properties also have PartySquasher devices installed that monitor Wi-Fi enabled devices to prevent parties.
Please note: Age restriction usage is set by the local property manager and owner. These details are finalized in the rental management contract signed by the guest. Meet your local property manager for more information.