Our mission is to provide a next-gen enterprise property management system that is high performing at scale, and we naturally work with partners who compliment this mission.
From A to Z, here are our favorite players in the industry – let us know if we can make an introduction!
AJL is a boutique consultancy that specializes in the international private accommodation and vacation rental industry. With a primary goal to support and manage corporate development and cross-border M&A processes for exceptional tech companies, the firm has a global network that is leveraged to provide comprehensive support to clients while retaining the right measure of agility needed to deliver results. Direct® maintains a close relationship with the AJL team, collaborating on product & strategy, and helping to create growth strategies that maximize both sustainability and revenue for managers.
CertiStay is a recognized Safety & Security Certification created by police chiefs, fire chiefs, senior vacation rental professionals, an insurance analyst, and an insurance underwriter.
With HelloHere, more trustful experiences are created with guests through better experiences. Customize the essentials of each rental, including house rules, check-in information, Wi-Fi codes and any other necessary FAQs. Show guests around, highlight attractions, and keep them informed with streamlined communication. Direct® will soon take everything to the next level with more automation of communication and streamlined transactions of upsold services.
Key Data Dashboard
Key Data is the leading provider of real-time data for the alternative accommodations sector. Through direct integrations with the reservation systems for vacation rental professionals and resorts around the world, Key Data aggregates historical and forward-looking data in real time to create the industry’s leading analytics dashboards for vacation rental managers. Direct® is fully-integrated with Key Data.
Knock Knock City
Knock Knock City offers luggage storage locations for travelers to store their bags & luggage pre-check-in and post-check-out. To provide safe and convenient locations, the platform partners with local businesses around cities that have extra private space. This service reduces early check-in / late check-out requests, allowing for faster turnarounds for property owners and managers.
With Lynx (formerly VirtualKEY), smart home device controls for property managers & owner-operators is effortless. Guests enjoy more personalized experiences with automated control of locks, garage doors, and thermostats, and property owners benefit from lower energy expenses, and increased security. Supply chain management is covered with 200+ IoT devices supported. Direct® allows for even more automation with custom workflows fully-integrated.
Magnetic Strategy helps vacation rental property management companies diversify their digital marketing strategy and reduce their dependency on major listing sites and online travel agencies.
With NoiseAware, unpredictable nuisances are are prevented and protected. Homeowner & property managers get peace of mind for themselves and their community knowing their guests are [quietly] enjoying their stays with the first easy-to-use, preventative noise monitoring solution with wire-free, indoor and completely weatherproof outdoor sensors. Direct® makes things easier with analytics fully-integrated into dashboard and communication tools.
Operto integrates with Direct to transform your short-term rental business through intelligent control of smart locks and other connected devices. Operto offers automated keyless entry, energy management, personalized guest welcome, and monitoring of noise and occupancy. Fully automated and purpose-built for the needs of busy property managers.
With PointCentral, smart home device controls for property managers is fully-automated. Designed from the ground up as an enterprise-scale tool for property managers, PointCentral allows one person to manage thousands of homes. The cellular-based does not require local internet connectivity, which guarantees uptime for key components. Direct® allows for even more automation with custom workflows fully-integrated.
With PriceLabs, the art and science of vacation rental pricing for every night is perfected. With innovative automation rules & customization options, managers can increase revenues and save countless hours managing pricing and stay restrictions. The data-driven pricing approach scans markets for supply & demand trends to automate pricing, and Direct® allows for seamless integration with white label websites and channels via two-way integrations.
With RentalGuardian.com, travel and property protection is made easy. Property managers, owners, renters, travelers, students, corporate travelers, and more enjoy peace of mind with automated reporting, electronic invoicing, online claims & processing, advanced coverage, and increased profitability. RentalGuardian.com is the most complete and trusted solution in the travel tech market, and Direct® seamlessly integrates it all in one essential enterprise solution.
With Rented.com, income for short-term rental properties is guaranteed. Property owners get peace of mind with consistent rental income and full service property management, managers earn more with less hassle with easy access to properties, and realtors increase conversion rates by offering buyers a turnkey revenue stream. Direct® allows managers working with Rented.com to onboard & monetize new inventory more efficiently than ever before.
With Transparent, unique insights on supply, distribution, demand, pricing and competition are unlocked. Managers can track competition, analyze demand & events, and monitor supply, ultimately allowing for increased vacation rental revenue. With 21,000,000 vacation rental listings tracked worldwide, opportunities are more discoverable than ever before. Stay tuned for how the Direct® platform will compliment this data source of record in 2019.
Vacation Rental University
With Vacation Rental University (aka “VRU”), property managers looking to step up their game in the vacation rental industry get top-notch training on-demand. Launch, build, or improve successful vacation rental businesses with proven systems, tools, templates and industry expertise. Direct® will soon conveniently bring all of the educational tools under one roof with an interface that is fully-integrated with VRU.
VRScheduler was built specifically for managing vacation rental staff and operations. Never miss another clean, inspection or any other task, track all of your maintenance issues and save hours in scheduling and payroll. Features include a drag-and-drop scheduling calendar, employee dashboards, time tracking, payroll support, laundry packing reports and more.