Co-founders Neal Cyr and Gustavo Pecunia started Quibble with hopes to address the gap in the market between the simple rules-based software applications currently available and a truly science-based optimization.
In layman's terms, Quibble was designed to help property owners determine and set better prices using accurate and industry-focused data sources.
Quibble has the unique challenge of being a young company in a young industry.
The Vacation and Short Term Rental (STR) industry has only been around for a little over two decades — VRBO was founded in 1995, with Airbnb arriving 13 years later in 2008. However, even though these companies were around, these companies gained enormous popularity in 2010 (which really kickstarted the industry).
One of the biggest challenges for the Vacation and STR industry is determining and setting prices based on factors other than what nearby competitors are doing.
That's where Quibble comes in.
Instead of just guessing what your property is worth, Quibble's software is designed to increase your revenue performance by implementing a unique pricing strategy. The company's software and team (revenue managers and data scientists) work together to manage the never-ending process of collecting and analyzing data, setting data-focused prices, collecting more data, and then using that data to continually improve.
Quibble offers three unique plans: Gold Plan, Platinum Plan, and the Enterprise Plan.
The Gold Plan is Quibble's most basic plan. It comes with dynamic pricing optimization, science-based forecasting models, advanced analytics and reporting, and competitor and event tracking. This is a month-to-month plan, so you're not required to make a long-term commitment and you can cancel at any time.
Quibble's Gold plan is priced at $99 per month per unit.
The Platinum Plan offers all the same features and tools as the Gold plan, but the reduced monthly price allows you to lock in those annual savings. The Platinum plan does require you to sign a six-month commitment.
Quibble's Platinum plan is priced at $69 per month per unit.
The Enterprise Plan is for those with over 50 properties (unit listings). The website doesn't disclose any pricing information for this plan, so you'll need to contact Quibble for more details.
Both the Gold and Platinum plan include a free 30-day trial.
Since there is no free version, we recommend taking advantage of the free trial — this way you can test out Quibble's tools and features to determine if this software is right for you.
Unfortunately, there isn't much information on what features and tools are included with the trial or if you are required to enter your credit card information upon signing up. If you are interested, we recommend contacting the company for more information.
As we stated earlier, Quibble is a young company. While this is not inherently bad, we found that there are not many customer reviews for this company. This makes it difficult for potential customers interested in the service but aren't sure if they should take the next step. Choosing a company with few online reviews requires a bit of a leap of faith since you don't have the reassurance that others have used the service and recommend it.