January 31, 2017

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Coolest Vacation Rental Gadget of 2016

My first vacation rental was a house I lived in for 10 years prior to making it a vacation rental.  I knew my neighbors, was active in the community, and loved my neighborhood. My home is near the beach and, as such, is built right on top of everyone else in the neighborhood.  The last […]

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January 22, 2017

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Beware! – Not All Vacation Rental Management Companies are Created Equal!

The vacation rental world can be daunting at first glance. There is a lot of information and lot more companies out there. If you are starting to look at vacation rental management companies, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Services offered by management companies vary wildly. First, commissions vary wildly depending on where your […]

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September 22, 2015

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Vacation Rental Regulations – The good, bad, and ugly

Unless you have been living under a rock, vacation rentals aka short term rentals (STRs) have been under attack in most cities in the country. Although STR’s have been around for decades, they have just started becoming popular enough for mainstream travelers and the hospitality industry to notice.  The proliferation of STR’s have been fueled […]

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February 20, 2015

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Mo Money Please…! Increase your bottom line by 20% almost overnight!

How do I make money with my rental? Is there a way to increase my bottom line during the slow times of year?  The answer is an overwhelming ‘Yes’ and you need to keep reading to find out how! I recently attended the VRMA conference in October of this past year in our home town […]

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July 8, 2014

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Coolest Gadget every Vacation Rental Owner Must Have

Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE technology.  Anything that helps make my life easier and saves me a few minutes is a no brainer!  Better yet, anything that helps us be proactive with our guests and any problems they might experience is must have! Well I recently discovered a little company that goes […]

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December 2, 2013

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Do you know about your hidden Cash Cow???

Now that you have your rental humming along and you and are getting the kind of occupancy you have always dreamed about,  I bet you are wondering how you can make even more money from your rental?!  I want to talk about something we have been doing for years that brings in a significant amount […]

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November 25, 2013

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Great Pictures make all the Difference

Allright… I know you have all heard that great pictures can make the difference when marketing your vacation rental. And it is true!  Good pictures can bring in 200-300 % more inquiries for your rental. The first thing people look at when browsing the listing sites are the pictures. You only have a couple of […]

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November 20, 2013

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Vacation Rental Insurance!

I have been wanting  to write about vacation rental insurance for quite a while. This is  a topic that most home owners don’t really understand and you need too.   If you own a vacation rental, chances are you are under insured or, more probable, not insured at all in regards to damages caused by […]

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June 20, 2013

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Writing Killer Content for Your Vacation Home

Vacation property owners have to be good at many things: organization, property management, customer service, marketing, and sales. As it turns out, your writing skills can make an enormous difference to your occupancy rates. An advertisement on a social media portal or online travel portal with a catchy title, beautifully crafted content, and an appealing […]

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June 11, 2013

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Naming your Vacation Property

Take a leaf out of the book of any marketing department for any company, anywhere in the world. Whether you have a service or a product, you need to attach a name to it. Apple is known all around the world as Apple, and not as “the multinational technology corporation responsible for consumer electronics.” In […]

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