Jon Ellis Has Been Innovating in Marketing and Property Technology for Over 20 years.
I developed and grew the world’s largest business to business off the plan property marketplace Investorist.com which I still run today. Prior to that I owned a large advertising agency who boasted numerous property and hospitality companies as its clients including The Hilton South Wharf.
I also own and operate 2 high end vacation rentals in St Kilda Australia. Through owning my own vacation rentals I very quickly realised that short staying my properties could dramatically increase my revenue per property. However I equally realised that I was completely in the hands of Airbnb and my earning potential was capped because of this.
Ellis Curated is an emerging Online Travel Agency that aspires to connect and service a community of exceptional hosts. Ellis Curated is expected to be fully operational in 2023. elliscurated.com
I researched my options and there were issues:
Employ a professional management company:
Expensive 20% on-top of cleaning and booking fees
Didn’t seem to do very much
Values / methodology not aligned with the level of property
Build my own solution, which was daunting:
100’s of channel management solutions with monthly fees - good ones are expensive Over 450 Online Travel Agents (OTAs) all with different Terms & Conditions Numerous property website solutions Endless marketing opportunities
The Solution : Host Extension:
I spent countless hours researching, configuring and reconfiguring software solutions. I spent $1,000’s in marketing that didn’t work. Now I have created Host Extension so you don’t have to lift a finger or spend a single dollar.