Become a Hometime Hosting Partner

Supercharge your short-term rental property management and hosting business with Hometime. Our Hometime Platform welcomes new Hosting Partners from all over Australia.

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Turbocharge your hosting business

As the largest professional Airbnb manager in Australia and New Zealand, we know the keys to successfully scaling a host management business, first hand. Our people and platform are available to fellow industry operators to help them succeed. Hometime takes care of everything in your property portfolio, from property styling and listing optimisation to finding the right rental property cleaners, so you can rest easy knowing that your investment is in good hands.

Grow your business with us

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Growth

Our marketing and sales teams will generate new prospective leads for you, whilst our channel and revenue managers will aim to maximise the earnings of every property in your portfolio.

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Profitability

Our large portfolio and leading position in the market means we have access to the best supplier rates for our Hosting Partner network, meaning you get to realise significant economy of scale cost benefits.

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Efficiency

Efficiency is one of the key attributes of a successful hospitality business. Our technology works hand-in-hand with our standardised processes. This allows us to streamline your operations without reinventing the wheel.

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Lifestyle

Running a successful short-term rental management business is a 24/7 job. Partnering with Hometime means you have our full support, which means increased productivity and output, without the extra hours.

Key benefits

By partnering with Hometime, you get to access a wide range of value added benefits, allowing you to fast track the growth of your portfolio, while earning more and doing less. We take care of your guests and your property maintenance, — so all you need to do is watch your profits grow. Below are some of the key benefits that you will get to enjoy.

Lead Generation

When you partner with Hometime, we will be your new lead generation engine. We handle all marketing and sales for you, which helps significantly turbo charge your property portfolio growth.

Technology

Leveraging our many years of experience managing Airbnbs, we have built the ultimate property management system from the ground up. You will get full access to this, allowing you to automate and streamline your day-to-day and realise significant cost savings and time efficiencies.

Dynamic pricing and revenue management

We have a dedicated team of pricing and data science experts that take care of all revenue management responsibilities. We have extensive data supporting our constant outperformance of the market, which means greater revenue per property for all parties.

Finance and compliance

Sick of trying to reconcile accounts and doing end of month statements? Hometime takes care of all this, meaning no more mundane accounting tasks for you ever again.

Access to Airbnb and other partnership benefits

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Hometime was the first company to join Airbnb’s official Global Pro-Host Program as a short-term rental management company in the APAC region.

Our official partnership with Airbnb means we get priority support, along with a number of other additional benefits, which means when you partner with Hometime, you do too!

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To successfully manage a portfolio of short-term rental properties, requires strong collaboration with a number of key suppliers, namely qualified housekeepers, linen suppliers, maintenance personnel, furnishing vendors, etc.

Given the scale of our Hometime Hosting Partner network and our extensive number of properties under management, we are able to negotiate considerable supply discounts, which we then make available to you as part of our partnership.

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NAB Ventures, a venture arm of National Australia Bank, is amongst our major investors. With our combined knowledge and information, we can help you create a successful property investment strategy.

Outside of the funding aspect, this helps us fine tune our product offering and data structures in line with the requirements of the banking sector and helps us develop new product offerings and ongoing innovation for the short-term rental market.

Community and best practices

Throughout our years of experience, we have compiled a list of all of the best practices that are involved in successfully managing Airbnb's at scale. We have made this blueprint fully available to you, meaning you get to leverage off of all of our learnings and bypass years of trial and error.

Dedicated support from our team

Hometime is structured around specialist teams, each focused on a different part of the host and guest lifecycle. As part of our partnership, you gain direct access to these teams in addition to having a direct point of contact throughout your journey with us. From property photographers to cleaning experts, every person you need to make your short-term rental business a successful one is available at your fingertips.

Meet Justin

He's been a keen traveller and lived overseas for 10 years.

"I returned to Melbourne a few years ago and am thoroughly enjoying being back in one the worlds greatest cities and reunited once again with family and old friends. I’ve been using Airbnb since 2011 and have had some amazing experiences. Now it’s my turn to host and I’m looking forward to welcoming guests from all over the world and those from interstate.”

Joining Hometime

Justin has been part of Hometime for 4 years+. Together we have helped grow his portfolio to 50+ properties and counting, all whilst streamlining and optimising his processes, allowing him to scale far beyond his previous property ceiling limits.

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Justin
50 Properties

Meet Lina

After travelling the world using Airbnb, Lina could quickly tell which properties were professionally hosted and which were not. With these happy hosting experiences in hand coupled with Lina's extensive experience in Management it felt right to start offering hosting services in her home town of Darwin NT.

Joining Hometime

Since partnering with Lina ~2 years ago, together we have helped grow her portfolio of homes under management to over 130+ properties. She is by far the largest professional host in Darwin! 

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Lina
140 Properties
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Work with us

Hometime provides incredible career opportunities for a range of qualified individuals around the country. From sales to hosting positions, there is a wide range of choices when it comes to beginning your career with an industry-leading short-term rental management company like ours.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've rounded up some of the questions we're asked most about our Hosting Partner model.

How do I become a rental property manager?

Our application process at Hometime is quite simple. Send us your resume detailing your experience, and we will consider how you might fit within our organisation. We value our property managers as they help our customers to earn incredible reviews.

If your experience doesn’t meet the requirements to become one of our rental property managers, we have a range of other career opportunities that make up the fabric of Hometime’s professional services. From sales specialists  to data analysts and SEO specialists, there are many employment opportunities within our fast-growing company.

How do you manage a short-term rental property?

Many people find themselves drowning in the administrative work that comes with managing a short-term rental property, which is why Hometime exists. Our business model simplifies the management of Airbnb properties — taking care of maintenance, guests, marketing, sales, property management, cleaning and finance so homeowners  don’t have to deal with the stresses that come with the job.

How do I become an Airbnb manager in Australia?

Having the right experience and a fabulous customer-service personality is key to becoming one of our rental property managers. No matter where you live in Australia, we invite you to submit your resume through our careers page to see if you have what it takes to become one of our specialist property managers. With our company growing and expanding at such a rapid pace, there is always room for more talent in our hosting partner team.

What support and tools does Hometime offer me if I list my property?

Hometime empowers a community of Hosting Partners with best-in-class tools, technology, as well as dedicated support teams to help facilitate rapid scale and a profitable, flexible lifestyle. We support:

Hometime brand awareness building, homeowner lead acquisition, and pre-qualification, in-house property management software with Airbnb integration, dynamic channel and revenue management (calendar, pricing and distribution of funds) and the Hometime Hub - an online learning environment that gives you access to an exclusive supplier network, helps you increase profitability, provides business mentoring access to our Hosting Partners, and offers dedicated support across all stages of the host lifecycle.

Are there any sign-up fees to become a Hosting Partner?

There are no sign-up fees when joining. However, there are of course some costs to consider initially. These include: the cost to register as a company (ACN), and the cost to set up on the ground operations (cleaning team, consumables, linen).

How does the lead acquisition and pre-qualification team assess the suitability of a property for my business?

Our dedicated team will schedule a growth strategy meeting with you to understand how you’d like to scale your business. Based upon the discussion, our team will qualify leads based upon location, property quality, size, client motives, duration of management required, and property availability.

Who determines the cleaning fee?

The cleaning fee is set by you, the local hosting partner. However, Hometime provides parameters (minimum & maximum figures) that you should operate within.

Do I need to be an established business before signing up with Hometime?

No, you don’t. Our service offering is targeted towards short-term rental operators. Whether that be brand-new operators breaking into the market and driving lead generation or larger more established players with many properties looking to streamline operational efficiencies and drive profitability through channel and revenue management optimisation.

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Maintaining homes and generating great reviews — that's us at Hometime. We help you earn more, whilst you do less!