Jon Ellis is a marketing and technology entrepreneur. Prior to establishing Host Extension he founded one of Australia’s leading advertising agencies as well as Investorist.com the world’s leading off the plan property industry marketplace. He has assembled a suite of the best tools available to automate your short stay rental business and drive more bookings.
These tools are enterprise grade and incredibly powerful; for an operator with fewer than 10 properties these tools would be prohibitively expensive. They also are just tools and without the right inputs and management will not deliver results. We have dedicated the time needed to not only select the best tools but to learn them inside and out to extract maximum benefit for you.
Below are a list of the tools we will use and the yearly cost per property (or cost per minimum properties) and the cost for a business to subscribe. The minimum cost to subscribe to these tools is in excess of $5,000 per annum, putting them out of reach of a host with fewer than 10 properties.
Hostify: Our property management system and channel manager. Hostify becomes the source of truth for your listing allowing us to maintain pricing, availability and communication across all platforms. Price: $1,680 per annum
Pricelabs: Is our data and dynamic pricing partner. Pricelabs uses big data and a sophisticated algorithm, in conjunction with our bespoke configuration to maximise the nightly rates we achieve and help avoid missing event based opportunities to increase rates. Price: $168 per property per annum.
ActiveCampaign: Is our customer relationship management tool and allows us to configure guest communications during and after their stay helping us vet our guests whist enriching their experiences and increasing bookings without you needing to lift a finger: Price $2,496 for up to 500 guest records per annum.
Google business tools & AWS hosting: Putting our resources within your reach, keeping documents secure and backed up, hosting live like a local guides and your host profiles: $662
TOTAL COST Per annum: $5,006
Host Extension members benefit from these tools at no cost.