PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Vacasa, the largest U.S. vacation rental management company, launched Vacasa Real Estate, a network connecting leading real estate agents with buyers and sellers of vacation properties. In addition to managing over 9,000 homes, Vacasa also sees over one million guests through its doors every year, naturally creating a robust network of real estate clients.
“Over the past nine years, we’ve built strong relationships with our homeowners and guests, offering them a trusted, full-service vacation rental experience,” said Eric Breon, founder and CEO of Vacasa. “We’re always looking at ways to provide more value to our customers. If they’re ready to buy or sell, connecting them to the industry’s top real estate agents is a natural next step in the Vacasa experience.”
Every year, nearly five percent of Vacasa homeowners sell their vacation rental. The number of annual sales transactions involving Vacasa-managed homes will continue to increase correlating with the company’s rapid year-over-year growth. With a pipeline of motivated sellers combined with guests interested in buying vacation homes, Vacasa Real Estate is positioned to be a leading source of referrals for agents across the country.
“Vacasa Real Estate has made connections to buyers and sellers in my market that I would have never had access to before,” said Debbie Rush, a Vacasa Expert Agent with Keller Williams. “These qualified clients are ready to buy or sell. Plus, Vacasa provides me with the tools I need to educate my clients to help them make the right investment, in the right market, on the right vacation home.”
To help clients maximize their return on investment, Vacasa is bringing the same data and technology-focused approach it pioneered in the vacation rental industry to real estate. Real estate agents that qualify as Vacasa Expert Agents will receive marketing and sales tools including:
- Exclusive Access to the Vacasa Real Estate network featuring guests and homeowners that are interested in buying or selling vacation homes
- Rental income projections to arm agents with the information their clients need to make informed home buying decisions
- Market trends and insights that can be used to forecast the best markets to invest in a vacation rental property
- One-on-one consultations with Vacasa experts to help refine income projections and discuss what home improvements could be made to increase vacation rental income
- 3D home tours and HDR (high dynamic range) home photography to professionally market and sell vacation rentals
“So far, we’ve seen tremendous interest in the program and we look forward to adding even more top-tier agents as we expand our network,” said Shaun Greer, senior director of real estate and a licensed agent. “Operating at the center of the vacation rental industry enables us to build fantastic partnerships that deliver even more value to customers.”
Vacasa Real Estate currently partners with agents from over 80 leading real estate companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Century21, Coldwell Banker, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and Sotheby’s.
For additional information on Vacasa Real Estate or to apply to become a Vacasa Expert Agent, visit www.vacasa.com/realestate.
Vacasa LLC is the largest U.S. vacation rental management company. Leveraging industry-leading technology, Vacasa maximizes revenue for homeowners and provides unforgettable experiences for guests. Founded in 2009 and based in Portland, Oregon, Vacasa and its subsidiaries manage a growing portfolio of more than 9,000 vacation homes in the U.S.; Europe; Central and South America; and South Africa. In nine years, Vacasa has grown to more than 2,000 employees, has been honored as the Oregon Better Business Bureau Large Business of the Year and was ranked ninth on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies list. For more information, visit www.vacasa.com.