Mashvisor is a real estate tool, but it’s not just for those ready to buy a property. Investors, hosts on Airbnb, agents, and even business use Mashvisor.
Our ultimate goal is to help investors quickly find investment properties and we give them data that helps them determine if an investment property is better off as as traditional or vacation rental listed on Airbnb. However, that means hosts and other vacation-rental based companies also use our data to help with their listing. Agents have also recently joined the Mashvisor platform because it is a great way to connect with investors.
1. Real Estate Investors
There are nearly 30 million real estate investors in the United States and there’s a good reason for it: the secret of real estate investing success is being leaked and now everyone wants a piece of it. Normally, an investor will spend three months just searching for the best area and the best investment property. That’s way too long! Do all that research and then create spreadsheets to calculate returns once they finally decide on a property? Two words: OLD.SCHOOL.
Mashvisor doesn’t think it should be that hard to find an investment property, especially given how prominent buying a second home is becoming. An investor can go on the site, search a city, find the top neighborhoods and properties, and then find out exactly how much they can make from that property either traditionally or through Airbnb. Three words: JUST.LIKE.THAT.
2. Airbnb Hosts
While there are some Airbnb hosts that do not buy a property just for Airbnb, they rent out a part of the property they own and live in. These types of hosts can definitely benefit from this real estate tool. While our data is calculated assuming that the entire property is being rented out, hosts can still get an idea about the demand in the area by looking at the average Airbnb occupancy rates and rental income. Plus, the Airbnb rental comps helps hosts to know what other listing are in the area and how much they’re making.
If so many investors are buying investment properties, then why shouldn’t agents be able to benefit from this market? Unlike most real estate agent tools, Mashvisor will provide agents with exclusive leads. These are investors that have been screened and are actively seeking an agent. Agents can get 2-4 leads per month without having to share them with any other agent nor paying ridiculous fees.
Besides getting leads, agents get to put their profile on any featured zip code the choose. That means their information will appear on any property that includes their selected zip code on Mashvisor and investors will view their information while browsing properties. Even if a user downloads the property report, the agent’s information is listed.
Finally, it’s not just about getting more leads and properties but Mashvisor helps agents to be better agents. How? When an investor asks an agent for their input on an investment property – not a home – the agent can use Mashvisor’s data to better advise their clients and help them make the best decision. The data is a game-changer for agents and how they serve their clients. This is a great way to get agents and investors in front of each other.
Whether it’s a property management or Airbnb hosting resource company, companies rely on Mashvisor. Take one of our uses, Eric Moeller, Founder and CEO of Homtel Tonight. His company helps real estate investors, landlords, and leasing companies to profit from their short-term rentals by managing them and helping them fill vacancies. Users can either use Homtel as a management service in order to get more booking and rental income without having to do the work, or they can rent their property to Homtel, in which the company will then sublet the property.
Eric says he and his employees use Mashvisor to study the markets to determine if a property is a good sublet for Airbnb. “Without Mashvisor, our jobs would be much more difficult.”
This real estate tool is not limited to these three groups. Anyone looking to do research on rental rental rates, housing prices, or Airbnb vacation homes can benefit from this kind of data. Sign up and join the thousands of professionals getting savvier with Mashvisor.