Holiday rentals portal homeaway.com has launched what it says is the first online marketplace dedicated to buying, selling and identifying vacation homes with rental potential.
The new marketplace - HomeAway Real Estate - offers over 200,000 holiday homes for sale along with information on a property’s rental income potential and vacation-specific characteristics.
"With a database of 300 million travelers who come to our site annually and 475,000 paid vacation rental listings across our sites, HomeAway Real Estate members instantly benefit from our users who understand the value of vacation homes," said homeaway.com CEO Brian Sharples.
The launch of HomeAway Real Estate comes after homeaway.com acquired two holiday rentals websites - bedandbreakfast.com and aluguetemporada.com.br - in March.
The latest Hitwise results have homeaway.com at number 20 on the list of top US real estate websites, down one spot since February.