About Us

Who are The Works Bnb?

We offer a full-service vacation rental management service from start to finish. Whether you already have an existing property, or you need to find one. We offer real estate services, design, set-up and ongoing management. Visit our Service Options page for more details.

We aim for nothing less than 5 stars

We believe in creating a unique and memorable guest experience, that guests will want to revisit again and again.

The secret to a successful investment is 5 stars. Resulting in increased revenue from higher nightly prices and higher occupancy rates. But we also realize that it’s a journey – a journey to 5 stars. With improvements and investments over time, acting on guest feedback, your property continuously improves over time, and stays there, and we’re here to help you do that.

Our background

We tested our approach on our own investment properties. After buying our first vacation rental at Giants Ridge in northern Minnesota we gave it “The Works” and increased the annual revenue by 283% in the first year. We continued this trend with our second vacation rental in Lutsen Minnesota, making a record five figures in rental income in our third month. Visit the Our Work page to see the before and afters.

Meet the team

Jo Hanson

Jo Hanson

Founder and CEO

Jo is full-time and manages the day to day operations, marketing, new business development, design and financials.

Brick & Banister

Realtors & Broker

Brick & Banister are the licensed broker and also help clients find their investment property within Minnesota.

Why us?

Glad you asked. We offer a unique investment-led approach to owning and managing your vacation home in Minnesota. We handle all the day to day operations, so you don’t have to worry, whilst at the same time maximizing your return on investment through dynamic revenue management, expert marketing, and using a data-driven approach.

We’re also investors

The team also own their own short term rentals, so everything we learn we pass on to you.

Award winning realtors

We partner with award winning realtors from Brick & Banister to help you find the perfect investment property.

Industry leaders

Jo is a member of a national group of short term rental professionals who are leaders in the industry.

Vacation rental design

Jo has a diploma of interior design and can provide vacation rental specific design advice or full design services for your property.

Latest security tech

We keep our eyes and ears on your property through industry leading remote technology such as smart locks, noise monitoring devices and security cameras.

All the little details

Time and time again guests have told us that we’ve thought of everything, and we pass that knowledge onto you.