When Eric describes his historic Tamworth home, it’s the river that comes first. How, when you open the windows, the sound reaches every room. The way that the house sits perched above it, like a private castle in the middle of the forest. How there’s one rock right in the middle of the water that you can sit on to become immersed in your surroundings.
The home has been in the family since the sixties, and Eric has built decades of memories there. So when he and his wife decided to turn it into a vacation rental, they had some concerns. How would they manage the property from 3,000 miles away where they resided? How could they keep up with guest inquiries when Eric worked as an attorney? Mostly, how could they make sure their beloved family home didn’t become a second job?
Eric realized they could use some extra help with their vacation rental -- but traditional property managers charged fees that didn’t make sense for him.
I had looked at rental agencies previously, and they had really high commissions. I basically decided I didn’t want to deal with that.”
Evolve frees me up from having to field constant rental inquiries.”
When Eric first saw an ad for Evolve, there was something that stuck out to him: our industry-low booking fee of 10%. And once his home qualified, he was amazed by how quickly he was able to notice the benefits. “I think if you look at all of the hassle of renting, especially from a long distance, my overall hassle and stress levels have diminished substantially with Evolve,” he said.
We were able to field Eric’s inquiries for him, provide more insurance coverage than he’d had in the past, add professional photos to his listing, and better handle Airbnb cancellations -- which had been a huge source of frustration for the property. And with our help, Eric had the time to focus on making new memories with the home, including summers with the family on the river he loved as a child. He finally had his time back.
Time with Evolve
Eric has reduced the amount of time spent on his vacation home from about three and a half hours a week (sometimes more) to just thirty minutes per week.
“Evolve frees me up to get more work done in my professional life, to get more hobby time, and to spend more time with my family,” Eric said.
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