Association for Short-Term Rental Homeowners ( Official Launch

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Association for Short-Term Rental Homeowners, ASTRHO.ORG, Launches as the First, Industry-Wide Not-for-Profit to Support Education and Professional Development for Short-Term Rental Homeowners ALEXANDRIA, VA – (September 9, 2020) — Alexandria, VA — Homeowners seeking to find education and resources related to marketing, operations, or investment help can now easily find it all in one place. ASTRHO.ORG provides eLearning courses, …

Investing in the Short-Term Rentals during COVID-19

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Are Vacation Rentals a Good Investment Right Now? There are many questions that face investors considering new investments in vacation rental properties.   Is now a good time to buy?  What does the state of the short-term rental market look like? What can I expect the closing process to look like given current social distancing protocols?   Real-Estate Values in …

Syncing Calendars between Distribution Channels

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I have a Vacation Rental…how can I prevent double bookings? If you’ve been managing vacation rentals on  Airbnb, VRBO and, chances are you’ve experienced the dreaded “double booking” because you got a booking on one site and shortly thereafter got another booking on a different site because you failed to block the inventory on other distribution channels you use …

Why the Rise of Instant Book Gives Rise to Dynamic Pricing

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“Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller Classic movie.  Basic concept.  When it comes to short-term and vacation rentals, one of the most basic and important concepts is the price.  Of course, operational excellence like cleanliness and safety is a necessity, and having good content and …

Pros and Cons of Airbnb Smart Pricing

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Why should I use Airbnb smart pricing? Airbnb launched Smart Pricing in 2015, and a lot has changed in 5 years.  Though the specific algorithm and functionality of this  Airbnb pricing technology may still be somewhat the same, there have also been new entrants to help you with dynamic pricing and yield management.   If you’re looking for price automation and …

3 Ways to Use Length of Stay Pricing Strategies to Drive Higher Revenue

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Wouldn’t your love for every booking to be 7 nights? If only all demand was for 7 nights or more….a girl can dream.  Practicing length of stay (LOS) pricing your home across all channels – Airbnb, VRBO, and maybe even or others can help make more money off your vacation renal. But getting to the point (and reality), let’s …

Make Your Listing Stand Out: The Power of Images

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There is a fine line between struggling to cover the costs of owning a vacation rental property and turning a profit. Certainly, there are several tweaks an investment property owner can make to nudge the financial needle; by far the most impactful move you can make is to invest in your vacation rental photography. Learn more about what you can do to make your property stand out.

Budget and Control Your Vacation Rental Expenses

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I have a Vacation Rental…how can I control my expenses? So you have a second home and you’ve decided to manage it as a short-term vacation rental listing it on websites like Airbnb or VRBO, rather than leasing to long term renters. Good for you!  Owning and managing vacation rentals can be a profitable and enjoyable business venture. However, as …

Where Should I List My Vacation Rental?

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Find a Comparison of Vacation Rental Websites and Fees. Where you decide to advertise your property will determine the quantity and quality of guests you receive, and ultimately the income your short-term rental will generate. Take a deep dive into the different fee structures, cancel policies, location factors of your vacation rental, impact of reviews and the pros and cons of selecting one platform vs listing on all at once.