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

January 22, 2017

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

February 20, 2015

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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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Coolest Gadget every Vacation Rental Owner Must Have

July 8, 2014

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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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Do you know about your hidden Cash Cow???

December 2, 2013

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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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Great Pictures make all the Difference

November 25, 2013

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

November 20, 2013

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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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Writing Killer Content for Your Vacation Home

June 20, 2013

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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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Naming your Vacation Property

June 11, 2013

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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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Use ‘Sizzle Features’ to make your home stand out!

June 3, 2013

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Sizzle features? What am I talking about you might ask?  A good friend of mine, J.D. Esajian,  that happened to be on a TV show called ‘Flip This House’ uses these two words anytime he sees something that sells a house and they really work! Sizzle features can be small or large changes to your […]

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Take the Time to Respond to Inquiries Personally… Well sort of….

June 1, 2013

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If you have a  vacation property website listing, travel portal profile, Facebook page, Twitter feed, or any other sort of web presence, you will receive inquiries from potential guests. We hope you are receiving lots of inquiries, but if you’re reading this blog, perhaps you’d like to receive more. We all know how time consuming […]

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