Disclaimer: First and foremost, we're not here to speak ill of our "competition". We've never used Evolve, and if they are in business I am sure they are the right solution for many. However, we have had more than a few clients come to us from Evolve and have expressed their various pain points. My goal here is to help share some facts to allow you to make an informed decision about what partner might be the best choice for you. So here we go!
What the big difference?
We all know it... "Evolve charges 10%"
They do, but what you get for that 10% is very different than what you get with us. The biggest difference is in-home management. Evolve does not have an in-home presence and requires their homeowners to seek out their own "boots on the ground" help that might range from cleaners to maintenance to landscapers and more. In exchange for this, they are able to charge an enticing management fee of 10% since they don't carry the overhead to pay for those individuals.
(taken on Sept 13, 2022)
Better reviews increase your home's rank. When you rank higher, you get more bookings and are able to charge more. When you get more booking for more money, you make more money! While it might seem like you'll make more money with a lower management fee, the reality is the pie is just smaller, so you're making less and you're doing more of the work.
It sounds cliche, but you get what you pay for. Evolve has a team that sits out of Denver that manages your listing to their specs. They provide no in-home help and sooner or later you will certainly need to be involved in the in-home happenings, whether that's paying for contractors to come our or needing to clean the home yourself. You also become a part of 'their' program, where they control pricing, descriptions, headlines and more.
In contrast, we're your full-service collaborative partners. We take a 360 degree approach to the management, taking care of all the in-person and digital responsibilities. We're also collaborative, and very much view this as a partnership where both parties need to work together to make sure we're achieving the shared goal.
Our full service approach allows us to get better reviews which in turn makes you more money! Better reviews means better rank and better rank means more bookings (and higher nightly rates).
Dig deep, ask questions! Don't simply be lured by their cut-rate management fee. After all, if it seems too good to be true, it often is.
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