Frequently Asked Questions
That depends on many factors, such as the location and size of your property, as well as amenities. Please use the calculator on the main page to get an estimate on what your place could make you.
We split the net income in a simple way: You as the owner receive 70%. Your personal manager gets 15%, and we keep 10% to keep the wheels turning behind the scenes. The last 5% go to administration fees such as payments and area support. So you receive 70% of the net income per month, minus expenses such as supplies.
All parties are paid out monthly, within the first 5 working days of the following month. We send the money directly to your account using ACH (for US clients) or international bank transfer (for international clients). There are no fees of any kind for those transfers for you. So, for example, you’ll have the full payout for August 2017 in your account by September 5, 2017.
It eventually will, yes. At this stage, we’re accepting homes in the US, New Zealand and Switzerland. If you own a place in a different country, please sign up here and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we are live in your country.
Absolutely not – there is no work involved for you at all. Cleaning is done by a cleaning person, who is paid directly by us. Supplies are purchased by your manager, and the receipts uploaded directly for you to see in your app.
Yes, absolutely. Your personal manager is in charge of your home. To provide additional safety in case anything should happen, we require all owners to carry insurance on their homes once they sign up with us.
You receive a monthly income from GoNitely, Inc., which will normally count as regular income and will be taxed accordingly.
Absolutely, yes. We enable local people to manage your second home, a property that’s not your primary residence, by listing it on existing rental platforms. There are a few exceptions, where it’s illegal to rent out a property like that. We would notify you in such a case.
Once signed up in our system, you can download our mobile app, from where you’ll see your income, your calendar, and an overview of expenses such as supplies purchased by your manager.
Your manager is ultimately in charge of maintaining your property. However, our app is designed to have a professional cleaning person use it, and report directly to the manager. That way, she or he is notified if anything requires special attention or needs to be restocked.
No, that’s not what it’s designed for. We suggest you simply use Airbnb to do that. GoNitely is designed to have local people rent out second homes, owned by people who are not nearby and cannot take care of them.
Yes, absolutely! Simply block off the dates you wish to stay at the property in the app (given that there are no guest bookings yet).
Our main focus is on vacation rentals, as in entire homes. We want to avoid adding to the spike in rental prices by putting regular apartments on the short-term rental market, thus making them unaffordable for long-term tenants.
Your primary contact is your manager. For anything beyond his or her knowledge, you would be referred to the Area Ambassador in charge, who is in direct contact with our headquarters.
No, not really. If you use Airbnb, you have to do all the work yourself, online (descriptions, messaging, pricing…) as well as offline (cleaning, maintenance, supplies…). We work with sites like Airbnb, meaning your house will show up for rent on there, but we take away the hassle of managing it.
Absolutely not. Our system is built so that anyone with a smartphone can use it – it’s that easy. You need to speak English, be available (within a certain time frame) and responsible to take care of a house. That’s it.
As the manager, you get 15% of the net income of the property or properties you are in charge of. Use the calculator on the Main Page and do the math – it really does pay.
You are in charge of stocking supplies, yes. You scan the receipt and upload it directly into the app. Our system will automatically add up all expenses and reimburse you along with your monthly pay.
No, all you need is a mobile phone (Android or iOS). Our mobile app allows you to answer inquires, accept bookings, communicate with guests, manage your calendar and much more – wherever your are.
Head over to this page to sign up. You’ll get an e-mail with a link to confirm and complete your account. After that, we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we find a property near you for you to manage.
As long as you have your phone with you or have access to a computer, you can be in touch with your guests. However, if you’re not around, we ask that you appoint someone nearby (like your neighbor) and let your guests know about it. While most of the work can be done from anywhere, it’s important that someone is always nearby.
No, not at all. Almost every inquiry is in English, and almost every traveler speaks English. Of course, if you speak another language, that would be appreciated by guests from that country, but it’s not necessary at all.
You can if you want – and be paid for it separately (cleaning is always paid for by the guest, separately). In most cases, we recommend using a professional cleaning person, who will report to you using our app.
Your primary contact will be your Area Ambassador. You can connect to her or him directly from the app, using the built-in chat system. For emergencies, we supply you with a toll free phone number to reach us.