At first it may seem easy enough to manage rental property, but over time you’ll discover that it’s not really as clear-cut as it seems. Even just a single rental property can be complicated. Now multiply those problems when you have dozens, or even hundreds of rental property to manage, and it can be a monumental nightmare. But Lodgix can make things so much easier.
Lodgix is web-based, so you can do away with installations. That means you can access the program from any device, including mobile gadgets. And the things you can do with Lodgix can really simplify matters.
You can try it out for 30 days without a credit card. After that, payment depends on how many properties you have, and also on which of the optional modules you want to use. If you just have one or two properties, the price is $24.99 a month, and there are no hidden fees for support or number of users and no contracts either. It’s a flat fee which can be canceled anytime, and you don’t lose a percentage of the reservations you generate.
The maximum fee (without the optional modules) is $179.99 a month, which applies when you have at least 71 properties to oversee.
The basic features are quite useful. For example, Lodgix can be used to answer inquiries quickly. The software can suggest other properties automatically, offer a quote when it needs to, and track which of the inquiries turn into bookings. In fact, the entire communication workflow can be handled by Lodgix, so email and text alerts can be sent automatically to your employees, vendors, and to yourself.
There’s also a lot of paperwork involved in rentals, and with the software you can create all the rental agreements, waivers, confirmations, maps, and arrival guides from the invoice data and contact form.
Lodgix is also a plugin for WordPress, and it can be integrated with HomeAway, Flipkey, and Bookings.com. Guests can book reservations very easily after checking availability online, and they can even do so using their mobile devices. Credit cards can be processed and data security is superb. You can also offer accidental damage and travel insurance.
At the end of it all, you get a truckload of reports concerning your income and receivables, expenses and occupancy rates.
Now we come to the optional modules. Technically, insurance is an optional module, but since it’s free then you might as well get it. But you have several nifty modules as well, although they come at an additional cost.
With digital signatures, guests can even sign rental agreements online. It takes just a few seconds and it is legally binding in all the 50 states in the US. You can also use email marketing to boost your brand, and Lodgix accommodates that with its integrated emailing platform. Now you can send an email to your past guests, and the extra attention makes it more likely that they’ll return.
You can give employees limited access to Lodgix, and the property module enables more efficient tracking of the calendar, work orders, and expenses. It even syncs to QuickBooks.
So if you have property to rent, the entire process can be seamless and smooth with Lodgix.