“What’s your management fee?”
It’s one of the most important questions homeowners ask us. But to tell you the truth, Vacasa fees aren’t the same across North America—and that’s good news for you.
Although Vacasa manages homes in markets across North America, local teams and vacation rental experts are the heart of our company. And a part of being a truly local, full-service vacation rental manager is creating a fee that makes sense for your market in particular (not one 1,000 miles away).
So what are Vacasa fees in your neck of the woods? The best way to find out is to ask your local expert. Talk to us for both a personalized management fee proposal and an estimate of how much you could earn per year.
Our mission is simple: to make it easy, profitable, and enjoyable to own a vacation rental. So while Vacasa fees might not be the lowest on the market, our truly unique service can bring more value into every aspect of owning your home (without cutting corners, as lower-priced alternatives might).
So, our core services are covered by both a tailored management rate and guest fees—because why should you be nickel-and-dimed for the essentials? Our fees provide:
Vacasa was created for vacation home owners by a vacation home owner, so we know how important it is to rent hassle-free. But it’s just as crucial to maximize your property’s earning potential.
Vacasa fees are an investment in shared success—we only make money if you do. So, we pledge to go above and beyond to earn you more not only in the short-term, but in the long-term, too.
For eligible homes, the Vacasa Performance Commitment promises to make you as much in your first year with us as you did in your last year with your former manager. And those earnings are likely to grow: Vacasa homeowners earn 10% more* on average in their second year with us than their first.
We’re focused on providing the highest possible revenue for our homeowners, while making every aspect of the vacation rental experience effortless. Here’s what’s included in the cost of our full-service management.
These fees help us create a smoother-than-smooth guest experience—and cover extra cleaning to keep your home in top condition.
To capture maximum revenue for every home, we also make our properties available through third-party channels (such as Airbnb, Booking.com, etc.), some of which charge an incremental fee to guests.
Vacasa was founded on the belief that every vacation rental owner deserves both professional home care and strong financial returns. So we make it easy for you to invest in vacation—see what's possible with the right partner on your side.
While you can anticipate management rates of anywhere between 10% and 50% of your revenue, keep in mind that not all vacation rental managers have the same services—or charge for them in the same way.
When shopping for vacation rental management, anticipate “you get what you pay for” to apply. If management rates seem surprisingly low, there’s a likelihood that the deficit is being made up for elsewhere, or the services are not comprehensive. Management rates may also vary by local market—the going rate for vacation rental management in Seattle might not be the same as it is in Miami.
The best way to know for sure how much a manager will charge? Ask them. At Vacasa, we’d be happy to give you a quote and a run-down of all the essentials our comprehensive management covers (with no obligation on your end).
The best way to make the most of your vacation home is by renting it to vacationers. And the simplest way to rent it is by trusting a full-service vacation rental manager (like Vacasa) to cover the booking, marketing, housekeeping, and more.
Some people enjoy doing the entire process themselves. But they’ll also be the first to tell you it’s a 24/7 job. So as you consider hiring a vacation rental manager, think about your lifestyle, your future plans, and your present obligations. Then, consider how those factors might impact your vacation rental goals.
Should you find that a full-service manager sounds like your best bet, connect with a local Vacasa expert to talk. They’ll show you how we can maximize your earnings while minimizing interruptions to your daily life—and give you an estimate of your home’s revenue potential.
Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer to the question “Which vacation rental manager has the lowest fees?” It’s like comparing apples and oranges: not all vacation rental managers provide the same services, or can deliver on tasks like marketing your home at the same level of success.
While you’ll find that most vacation rental managers charge between 10% and 50% of your revenue, the level of management, your profits, and the type of additional fees vary. Sometimes, paying a slightly higher management fee can mean better outcomes than hiring a marketing-only manager or a nickel-and-diming discount service.
So to find a reasonable management rate, it’s best to shop around and get a sense of what you need first before going with what at first glance seems to be the lowest fee.
Call 866-668-4282 to speak with a Homeowner Consultant, who can answer preliminary questions and see if we’d be a good fit for you.
If you'd like to move forward, we’ll put you in touch with our market expert in your neighborhood to explore the financial potential of your home, outline our management fee, and introduce your local team.
*Based on all Vacasa units that have had at least 2 consecutive years of active history as of March 25, 2021. Data adjusted for market disruption due to COVID-19.
**Damage waivers are currently applicable for Vacasa homes located in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Canada.We still require all guests to agree to rental terms that outline responsibility for damages, and we follow up directly in the rare instances that damage does occur outside of these states. We highly encourage enrollment in Assurant in these markets for supplemental damage protection.
Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly through Vacasa LLC and through Vacasa LLC's licensed subsidiaries. Click here for more information about Vacasa's licensed real estate brokerage/property manager in your state. Vacasa’s licensed real estate brokerages/property managers include: Vacasa Alabama LLC; Vacasa Arizona LLC; Vacasa Colorado LLC; Vacasa Delaware LLC, 302-541-8999; Vacasa Florida LLC; Vacasa Louisiana LLC, Dana MacCord, Principal Broker, ph 504.252.0155 (Licensed in LA); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 947-800-5979; Vacasa Missouri LLC, Susan Scanlon, Designated Broker; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC, P.O. Box 283, Conway NH 03818, Dave Grant, Broker of Record; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan E. Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacasa Real Estate Corporation, California DRE #02105811, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacation Palm Springs Real Estate, Inc., California DRE #01523013, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Colorado, Daned Kirkham); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Maine, Michael McNaboe, Designated Broker); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Texas, Debra Brock, Designated Broker); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa Seasonals Inc., California DRE #02160171, Daned Kirkham, California DRE #01424621; Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Suite 600, Lahaina, HI 96761; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Cameron Bree James, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC; Vacasa Wyoming LLC. In Canada, this advertisement is provided by Vacasa Canada ULC, CPBC lic. number 75826, 172 Asher Rd. V1X 3H6 Kelowna, BC.