1. - CanadaStays Partners With PropertyGuys

CanadaStays partners with PropertyGuys.com to further expand the vacation rental marketplace in Canada

The market leaders in vacation rentals and private sale real estate team up to offer a one-stop shop for homeowners.

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ – CanadaStays, Canada's largest vacation rental website, today announced a strategic partnership with PropertyGuys.com, the leader in private home sales in Canada. The partnership will see PropertyGuys.com offer their sellers an opportunity to list their property for short-term rent while they engage in the intricacies of selling their property. The deal also allows CanadaStays to bring its entire inventory of over 50,000 whole-home vacation rental properties to PropertyGuys.com, giving their audience the opportunity to search and book their vacation rental right from the partner platform.

According to Mark Bordo, CEO and founder of CanadaStays, the hallmark of the partnership is to help the individual homeowner with their rental needs. “The partnership with PropertyGuys.com serves to educate and engage property owners in an alternative to sitting with an empty house. We can deliver short-term rental income whether the seller is active in the long-term vacation rental market or just looking for a way to offset real estate costs while searching for the perfect buyer”, said Mark Bordo.

Selling a home can take weeks, if not months, especially in some of the smaller markets in Canada. Opening up the option for rental income while selling their home is an opportunity for the PropertyGuys.com to help fill a gap and make it easy for their sellers.

"We are already very well established in many of the most popular vacation markets across Canada, like Prince Edward Island, Muskoka, Banff, the Kootenays and the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, just to name a few," said Ken LeBlanc, President and CEO of PropertyGuys.com. “With our feet on the street in over 600 communities from coast to coast, and the power of CanadaStays as the country’s largest vacation rental website, we think there is huge potential for PropertyGuys.com to expand as a hands-on, full-service leader in the private sale market category.”

PropertyGuys.com plans to make all of CanadaStays’ 50,000+ vacation homes available for rent on their site and provide the opportunity for customers to list their property for rent on CanadaStays.com. Any listing sold to a PropertyGuys.com customer will automatically receive distribution throughout CanadaStays’ expanded distribution network. "We're excited about our strategic partnership with CanadaStays, and look forward to making it even easier for owners and vacationers to connect,” said LeBlanc.

About CanadaStays:

Founded in Toronto in 2008, CanadaStays is Canada's largest vacation rental marketplace with 100,000+ vacation rental properties in 11,000+ destinations across Canada, the US, the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. CanadaStays provides property owners with a simple, effective marketing solution that gets their property listings in front of millions of visitors, while offering travellers unique accommodation options in their favourite destinations. Visit www.canadastays.com to learn more.

About PropertyGuys.com:

Over the past 16 years, PropertyGuys.com has been reengineered the way that real estate is bought and sold. We're NOT real estate agents or brokers. We're something very different - something much better. We are a network of people on the ground in communities all across the country that provides a safe and practical way for buyers and sellers to connect and avoid the high cost of commission.

For more information or to arrange an interview with CanadaStays, contact:

Michelle Kanfer
Director of Marketing, CanadaStays

For more information or to arrange an interview with PropertyGuys.com, contact:

Ashly Bickford
National PR Manager, PropertyGuys.com
1-866-666-9744 x 116