As in many businesses, the tendency towards using cell phones for managing tasks is increasing in operating short-term. Thus having a property management mobile app appears to be essential for each and every vacation rental manager.
Simple operation, quick access to business information, and optimised communication with staff are some of the benefits of a property management mobile app. A professional Property Management System should include separate mobile apps for staff, investors, housekeepers, and as well as guests.
In this article, we are going to talk more specifically about vacation rental housekeeping mobile apps and their advantages for both the housekeeping staff and the manager of the vacation rental.
Why Use a Vacation Rental Housekeeping Mobile App?
Without a doubt, cleaning and housekeeping tasks are among the most important tasks in operating a rental. A perfect vacation rental must go beyond regular house cleaning and offer a spotless stay by meeting high-quality standards. As a property owner, you understand how difficult it is to manage housekeeping duties fast and flawless during a short-time turnover between guests, especially when you run multiple properties.
For your rental business that’s always on the move, the housekeeping mobile app will be the perfect in-pocket helper and on-site quality control. The housekeeping tools have made communication and task management easier than ever before with rendering some services and benefits, such as:
- Working faster than websites
- Ease of notifying housekeepers at all times
- Improving control and monitoring
- Creating customised housekeeping tasks
- Facilitating communication with housekeepers
- Allowing housekeepers to report property damage and issues right away
- Enabling cleaners to report tasks’ completion by photos and videos
A wide variety of housekeeping apps are available for vacation rental properties provided by different PMSes and companies. But not all of them certainly suit your rental business. So take your time and choose the one with the features that perfectly match your preferences and needs.
Zeevou’s Housekeeping Mobile App
As a leading and innovative PMS, Zeevou has developed a property management mobile app aiming to boost your rental business, accelerate the management process, and help you save time. The app is free to download for all of your staff.
The first released section of this app is for housekeepers with the purpose of easier communication with the host and better handling cleaning duties while on the go.
Here are the key features of Zeevou’s housekeeping mobile app:
This app syncs with the Zeevou hub, where the host can assign and update the tasks, define the flexible or limited start time and end time, and track the work status, all in one place.
So the host can manage and control the housekeeping duties of several properties in the same hub.
Up-to-date Calendar and Smart Scheduling
The app performs a calendar that lets housekeepers follow their tasks by choosing a specific day and seeing all assigned tasks. They also have access to the list of all their tasks for a particular month.
If the property manager adds a new housekeeping task or updates one, the changes will appear immediately on the calendar, and the housekeeper will be informed of the updates by mobile alerts and notifications.
The property manager can have comprehensive control of cleaning tasks due to the facilities the Zeevou housekeeping app offers.
To better supervise the cleaners’ work, the host can set the task to be completed after sending one or more photos of the room. Thus the finish button won’t appear unless the housekeeper uploads the related images. The app also doesn’t allow cleaners to choose photos from their mobile gallery, and they can only use the pictures taken by the mobile camera at the moment.
In addition, the housekeeper has to share the location to start a task, so the host can get assured that the cleaner is in the right accommodation.
The host can also see when the cleaner finished the task and how long it took.
Real-time Reporting and Communication
Zeevou’s housekeeping app gives this opportunity to housekeepers to report issues with attaching photos or videos and a note for extra details, whether for the room they are in charge to clean or a property that is not their current task. Cleaners can also define the issue’s priority, for example, state an emergency problem for taking fast actions.
Furthermore, the host or property manager can leave a note under the specific housekeeping task through the Zeevou hub.
If housekeepers face a technical issue with the app, they can use the Log Export icon to report it.
There is another option for housekeepers to request a leave of absence through the app. The leave request will appear on the PMS for the host, and when the host decided to accept or reject the request, the housekeeper can see the decision on the app.
Last but not least, the Zeevou housekeeping app works on different operating systems, such as iOS and Android platforms, on mobile and Android tablet devices.
As a vacation rental owner, you should present your property in the best possible light by choosing an advanced property management app. Doing so helps you create a lasting impression on your guests and get top-notch reviews.