BreakAway Vacation Rentals Launches
Today is the big day!
It’s the official launch of BreakAwayVR.com to the public.
Development for BreakAwayVR.com began in February, shortly after HomeAway announced they were removing the contact details of owners and property managers from their vacation rental listings.
That’s when we said enough is enough!
We knew we had to help owners, managers, and travelers “Break Away” from the corporate giants, booking fees, and unfair business practices. That’s when BreakAwayVacationRentals.com was born.
We’re fighting back and taking action for our vacation rental businesses.
It’s time to Break Away from the corporate agenda!
It’s time to Break Away from commissions and booking fees!
It’s time to Break Away from restrictions and policies that hold our rental businesses back!
We hope you’ll join us. Support from you and the vacation rental community is important.
If we join together, unify our efforts, and make travelers aware of inflated booking fees by offering them the alternative, we can make a difference.
I created BreakAwayVR.com (short for BreakAwayVacationRentals.com) as an alternative to HomeAway and VRBO.
We’ve been behind the scenes working on building BreakAwayVR with a very supportive group of owners and managers beta testing the site.
With the help and feedback of the community, we’ve been able to develop a high-quality professional website that’s already providing owners and managers with inquiries and direct bookings.
The best part is since BreakAwayVR does not charge commissions or extra booking fees to anyone, you and the traveler both save money.
Now that inquiries are being generated from the site, it’s time to bring others on board and open the door to the public.
Why We’re Not Free
We’ve carefully considered our market approach, and for several reasons, we’ll need to charge a fee for the dedicated vacation rental advertising service necessary to provide results. I’ll explain…
We’re committed to operating BreakAwayVR with integrity and transparency.
Vacation rental websites often say their service is “free to list.” Suddenly they decide to change the rules by adding fees and/or commission charges. That won’t happen here!
Our promise is to be transparent, fair, and considerate in all business decisions we make.
In order to make your property a success, it’ll take work and commitment. That’s why we’ve hired a team of experienced vacation rental professionals to support and serve you.
To deliver results we market each property individually to ensure that every home is getting dedicated exposure on and off the BreakAwayVR website.
Our diversified advertising strategy promotes your property on BreakAwayVR and on other directories, online exposure channels, and websites to get the word out about your property.
We’ll aggressively drive traffic to your listing pages through a marketing campaign tailored to promote your property pages.
A dedicated property marketing campaign requires resources, time, and money.
We are 100% self-funded. Being debt-free and independent allows us to keep BreakAwayVR owner and manager centric without the pressures from shareholders to squeeze members for more money.
This also means that we need funding for each property that’s promoted on the BreakAwayVR platform.
Unfortunately, when you offer a free vacation rental listing site many who will list their properties are only in it to get something for free and won’t support the community and its purposes.
Our goal is to create an alliance with committed owners and managers who want the same things from a vacation rental platform and are willing to support a movement to Break Away from unfair listing services.
We want to focus on promoting the rentals of the owners and managers who are participating rather than taking resources away from them to give to people who aren’t contributors.
Please support us and maximize our impact.
Transparency With Marketing Reports
As a member, you’ll receive regular reports of marketing progress so you can see the effective advertising services we’re providing for you.
Exclusive Vacation Rental Marketing Resources For Your Business
You’re joining more than “a vacation rental listing site.”
BreakAwayVR offers an exclusive membership with benefits designed to elevate your business, educate its members, and maximize bookings.
BreakAwayVR is the first vacation rental listing site that offers its own formal training courses and material.
I want to help the community who supports this movement as much as I possibly can.
That’s why I’m equipping members with the knowledge to become better, independent, and high producing rental owners and property managers.
As a member, you’ll get access to my top-shelf premium content, which includes video courses, ebooks, tutorials, podcasts, and marketing guides.
These are exclusive marketing tools and business resources that I charge for, but as an early member, you’ll receive as part of your subscription.
In these resources, I expose my best tips, hacks, and marketing secrets that I only share with clients.
The training material is called “Rentalier.” This high-quality content covers topics like domain names, social media, SEO, branding, website design, sales strategies, business development, content marketing, customer service, inquiry responses, tools, resources, advice, and more.
The Rentalier program offers professional training with a combined list of resources and courses that altogether sell for over $697 but are invaluable for any vacation rental business.
These exclusive courses and material won’t be offered in the future for free. If you join now you’ll be grandfathered into this program for all future vacation rental marketing material that becomes a part of the Rentalier program.
But that’s not all you get as a member…
Vacation Rental Software and Online Booking Tools
I’m determined to provide undeniable value for BreakAwayVR members.
We offer exclusive marketing material, deliver inquiries, and even include vacation rental software as part of your BreakAwayVR subscription.
The online booking software is called Guest Booked.
Unlike other listing sites that offer booking tools, these booking tools can be added to your own website and used to build your independence from unfair listing sites and services.
With Guest Booked you can add your booking calendar to your site and enable online bookings from your own vacation rental website or even your Facebook page.
Bookings and payments go directly to you; we do not intercept transactions.
You’ll set up your form of payment in the Guest Booked dashboard and when a booking is made the money will go straight to you.
Guest Booked syncs with VRBO, HomeAway, and other channels that support ICAL syncing. Keep track of ALL your guests with the Guest Booked reservation manager.
You can read more about Guest Booked here.
We Guarantee Results
When you list your vacation rental with BreakAwayVR you have the peace of mind of a guaranteed return on investment.
We guarantee you’ll receive a positive return on your marketing investment and you won’t pay us another dime until you do.
Your listing will stay live on the site until you receive a positive return on your marketing investment.
You will also receive full membership benefits including use of the powerful Guest Booked booking software, exclusive paid material such as videos, courses, ebooks, and training material.