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Why you should not rely on your free PMS website

Welcome to Boostly Podcast Episode 460. In this podcast I'm going to be talking why you should not rely on PMS websites and the risk you are at if you do rely on one. We also go into why using a Boostly website is an amazing option for growing and scaling whilst making sure your website is secure.

Looking to build that trust factor with your customers? Check out www.boostly.co.uk/trust

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Timestamps (audio)

00:00 – Introduction
00:38 – Don’t lose your website!
03:07 – The beauty of a Boostly website
04:09 – Are you looking to grow and scale?
04:51 – Boostly is the most recommended website agency in the industry

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Transcript from the Episode




[00:00:00] Mark: Welcome back to the Boostly podcast. My name is Mark Simpson. I give hosts like you, the tools, the tactics, the training, and the confidence to increase their bookings. And I've literally just got off the call with somebody. And I want it to recall this podcast because I want to make it and document it and put it on YouTube, all the socials.

[00:00:17] Mark: And this is why you should never, ever, ever rely on your free PMs. Okay. And, um, there's going to be people watching this are at different stages of their host and journey, and I totally get that, but we were recently very, very, very recently. It depends on when you listen to this, speaking to a host, a neighbor with a PMs.

Don’t lose your website!

[00:00:38] Mark: I'm not going to name who the host is. I'm not gonna name the PMs cause I'm not a Dick, but they said that they were with a PMs. They had a fantastic website. They loved their website, but then they changed their PR. And when they changed that property management software and they went to another provider for whatever reason, they lost their website.

[00:00:56] Mark: So they had to start all over again. One of the biggest problems when it comes to converting a looker, into a Booker for a direct booking is the trust factor. Whether you like it or not, your guest is looking to make sure that you are who you say. So, how can you do that? Well, the number one accreditation and recommendation certification service in the industry is I prac and I'm so happy to say that I prac is sponsoring this podcast and is the lead sponsor for all Boostly content

[00:01:31] Mark: The reason why we partnered up is because I have been working alongside I practice for many years. I recommend them to every Boostly customer, client, and team boostly. The reason being is that unlike other accreditation services, they are not just country specific. It is global and it is worldwide. They've got over 10,000 members and they've got over 250,000 properties, which means that you can display your AIPAC certificate on your website and on your socials and know that you are going to be providing that trust that your future potential guest is looking.

[00:02:07] Mark: I reached out to I prac and I asked them if they've got a special offer for boostly members. And so if you go to boostly.co.uk/trust T R U S T, you will go to a special boostly landing page where you can book in a call and a demo. And if you sign up, you get a very special exclusive discount that’s only for Boostly members.

[00:02:30] Mark: So thank you. I prac, for being our sponsor. Thank you for listening to this very short message. I hope that you go and check out I prac today. I hope that you go and join them just like hundreds of other a members have done, because it will help massively with you increasing your direct bookings. Right?

[00:02:47] Mark: Let's get back to the show. The reason why the PMs providers out there, they give you a free website is that they use this as part of that sales, which is, which is totally cool. One person did it now. They all do it. And. Obviously, if you've listened to any of my podcasts, watch any of my videos heard me in any of the clubhouse rooms.

The beauty of a Boostly website

[00:03:07] Mark: You will know my faults and failings of a PMs website, the free sites. They don't really do anything. Um, even if you absolutely love it, you still have that little niggling feeling behind the scenes that if you move, you lose your sight. Now, this is the beauty of having a WordPress website. This is the beauty of having a boostly website.

[00:03:25] Mark: Is that. Bounce from PMs, the PMs, the PMs, every single month I put up here and you will never ever lose your website because we are able to connect the dots behind the scenes. This is the power of a Boostly site. So if you are in this situation, if you are wanting to, again, not build your house on someone else's land, then you need to be speaking to us massively, go to boostly.co.uk/websites.

[00:03:50] Mark: Have a look at what we do have a look at who we work with, have a look at who we've helped have a look at our portfolio and all that cool stuff. And then you can fill in the form and you can book a call in from there. Um, and I say this again, you may have a website right now. You may have a free website for a PMs because you're at different stage of your journey and you just, it was free at the time.

Are you looking to grow and scale?

[00:04:09] Mark: It was. But now you're looking to grow. You're looking to scale and you're looking to take on more properties and you wanted to make sure that you build your business on your land, on your rules. And the major part of that is the website. I talk about it all the time and I talk about it in the book. I can show you all the tactics in the world.

[00:04:27] Mark: I can show you how to drive traffic to your website, but at the end of the day, if your website isn't built on your land, then you could risk losing. The most simplistic one, the one that I can show, the one that will resonate with so many on this podcast on this video is that if you have a free PMs website, and if you want to move provider to somebody else, you risk losing that site.

Boostly is the most recommended website agency in the industry

[00:04:51] Mark: You know where to go? Boostly, B O O S T L Y. We'll get the video. I just had to get him to put the link right here. B O O S T L Y forward slash websites and check his out please book in a call. Uh, we've helped over 1000 hosts. We've got 2,600 clients in total right now, uh, with, uh, most recommended website agency in this industry.

[00:05:11] Mark: Don't try and do it alone. Don't get your friends. Nephew's best friends to do it. Make sure you speak to people that are specialists in this industry. And we had a number one go-to guys and gals in his industry. So please do a head, go book, a call. We'll speak to you soon. Thank you so much for tuning in super quick podcast on your daily.

[00:05:29] Mark: Listening to the book. There's the podcast because I wanted to get this out and I wanted to record this video and I wanted to get this message out to the world. Speak to also always stay proactive, do not be reactive. Let's go and get some direct bookings.


6 Mistakes to Avoid While Choosing Your Property Management Software

A property management software (PMS) can be a game-changer in this regard, giving you the ability to manage your portfolio with ease and efficiency. But not all property management software solutions are created equal. In fact, many free property management software come with a number of significant drawbacks that can end up costing you time and money in the long run. 

Here are six mistakes to avoid when choosing your property management software:

Failing to consider scalability

As your portfolio grows, you'll need a Property management business solution that can scale with you. Free platforms typically don't offer this kind of flexibility, which means you could end up having to switch to a new management software down the line.

Not taking advantage of automation

Best property management software should automate as many tasks as possible, from rent collection to maintenance requests. This frees up your time so you can focus on more important things. Free platforms often have very limited automation capabilities, if any at all. 

Lack of integrations

A good PMS should seamlessly integrate with other software solutions you're using, such as your accounting platform. This saves you a lot of time and hassle in the long run. Free platforms are often very limited in terms of integrations. 

Poor customer support

When you encounter an issue with your PMS, you'll want to be able to reach customer support quickly and easily. With a free platform, you may have to wait days or even weeks for a response. 

Security concerns: When it comes to storing sensitive data, you can never be too careful. Free platforms often have weaker security measures in place, which could put your data at risk. 

The bottom line 

A free PMS may seem like a good idea at first, but it will likely end up costing you more in the long run. It's better to invest in a quality platform that can grow with you and support your business needs. 

Looking for a quality property management system? Schedule a demo with Boostly today! We offer a comprehensive solution that's designed to save you time and money. 


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