Mexico: Vacation Rentals has reached a notable milestone by gaining its 1,000th listing since their launch on 15 May, 2018.
CEO and President Mike Kugler said the process seemed neverending as the company waited on number 999 for two days before finally achieving their target.
He said: “We kept refreshing the admin panel to see who would be the 1,000th and it continued to stay on 999. At one point we thought possibly there was something wrong with the registration process and even looked in on that, but everything was fine. Finally, on the morning of the eighth a listing for Cabo San Lucas appeared and we were overjoyed to have made this important milestone.”
The 1,000th listing belongs to David Girard, managing director of Cabo San Lucas-based property management company for vacation rentals, SunCabo.com.
The property was the Villa Estero, a beautiful 5 bedroom villa which can hold up to 12 guests. The listing will also automatically receive a free one-year listing and will be featured in several upcoming article write-ups.
Girard said he was excited to take on the Villa Estero: “I was excited to learn it was this particular property because it is an ideal listing for a website like this. Typically, we don’t receive a lot of bookings through Airbnb because our properties are on the higher end with some running as high as $25,000 a night. Given that, we hope to receive many reservation requests through www.Vacation.Rentals and are willing to try them out to see how it goes.”
Kugler said: “From Day One I knew we had something special. The website has ranked ferociously on the first page of Google for about 40 search terms. In fact, for the past six months, we have not been off of the first page once, including the main search term “vacation rentals.
“While it would be nice to be in the top three, we have a ways to go and grow to get there, but our drive and perseverance are strengthened now by finally getting over the millennial mark.
“I believe the next milestone will be 2,500 listings. Then we will have significant relevance in the industry and it will help to give travellers even more choice than they currently have. Right now, we are overwhelmed with listings from Florida but we have incredible homes for rent in other parts of North America.
“For example, we have a vacation rental in Clyde, North Carolina that is simply astonishing. All hand built, 65 acres, right in the middle of a herd of buffalo. To the west, we have beautiful chalets in Steamboat Springs, Colorado that are literally minutes from the gondolas.
“It would be great to see more listings come to the site from Texas, Alabama, South Carolina and beyond. For right now, we are just pleased that we are members of the 1,000 club and look forward to serving our customers for many years to come. No matter what, customer service must be the most important part of the equation in order for us to stand out and that is something we intend to excel at,” he added.