Aggregators such as airbnb.com and booking.com are a standard way of promoting rental properties, alongside real estate agencies. The differences are:
- Samui Rest has a partnership with property owners, who pay the aggregators around 15% to 20% of the cost. This often means that Samui Rest's prices are lower, and we can negotiate discounts;
- Samui Rest offers multiple payment options;
- Samui Rest provides comprehensive information about the surroundings of the villa, makes video reviews, and conducts online tours;
- With aggregators, each property has its own owner or manager, while Samui Rest offers a single point of contact;
- There is no language barrier, and there are no restrictions on communication methods;
- Due to the specific nature of the Asian market, the availability calendar is not always up-to-date, and cancellations by the aggregators can occur;
- Listing on aggregators sometimes involves remote property management, but physical presence is sometimes crucial. We are located on the island.