Vacation rental property manager tips – finding the best homeowners

One of the biggest challenges a vacation rental property manager faces is choosing which homeowners to work with – particularly when they’re new to the vacation rental management game. In this post, Superhog Co-founder and CEO Humphrey Bowles shares his best advice for taking this strategic business decision as a vacation rental manager, including one […]

How to Get Around Short Term Rental Restrictions – a Cautionary Tale

When Taylor Hills co-founded Effortless Rental Group in Denver in 2015, the company skyrocketed from two to 100 properties within a year. But when the city rolled out a host of short term rental regulations four years later, they had to pivot drastically to stay successful. Taylor talks about the sobering realities of STR regulatory […]

Top 10 Guest Damages in 2024 from a Resolutions Advisor

Your priority is giving guests the most enjoyable stay possible. But what happens when they break your rules? The Superhog resolution team has processed 977 reports over the past year. Incidents range from mundane incidents like stained linens and lost keys to major destruction caused by parties and reckless driving.  In this article, our Senior […]

How to Prevent Guest Damage in Vacation Rentals? Use this Strategy

In the short-term rental industry, damages caused by guests can be one of the biggest challenges for property managers. Guest damage can cost hundreds, even thousands, to fix – you can even face long-term profit loss. We spoke to Daniel Tocora, Owner, and Rolando Mota, Owner Success Manager​​ from AZ Getaway, who manage 80+ premium […]

Who does the best guest screening: Airbnb, Vrbo, or Booking?

Listing on major OTAs will boost your bookings and income. But, these channels also present a security risk for property managers. The screening processes of Airbnb, Vrbo, and are far from adequate and property managers can be vulnerable to damage, fraud, and complaints from neighbours. In this article, we’ll explain the screening policies of […]

Boost Your Vacation Rental Growth with Humphrey Bowles’ Lessons

Before steering the helm at Superhog, Humphrey Bowles achieved the kind of growth most property managers can only dream of – 2,400% growth in 12 months! In the first of a series of posts, he unveils how he achieved such phenomenal success back in 2010 and why he believes it is very possible to replicate […]

Does Do Background Checks on Guests?

Booking guest background checks has more than 29 million total reported listings worldwide (source). And 6.6 million of those are vacation rental homes and apartments. As of September 2023, it was the most-visited travel and tourism site in the world (report).  Getting your properties on is one of the best ways to increase bookings. With so many […]

Does Vrbo Do Background Checks on Guests?


Vrbo is one of the world’s top vacation rental booking channels. Around 15.9 million travellers used the site in 2022, generating $2.7 billion in revenue. There’s no doubt listing your properties on Vrbo is a great way to maximise bookings! But does Vrbo run background checks on guests? The short answer is not to the […]

Does Airbnb do Background Checks on Guests?

Does Airbnb do background checks?

Around 554.5 million tourists visited Booking in September 2023 making it the most visited travel website in the world. Airbnb and Tripadvisor followed with 89 million and 156 million respectively (report). But how many of these guests were screened? Does Airbnb do background checks at all? Keep reading and learn about everything worth knowing about […]