3 Ways to Make More Money This Summer

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The vaccine is being given, families are willing to spend on travel, and they are excited and looking forward to getting out of the house.   How can you make the most of this summer’s travel demand? 65% of short-term rentals are forecasting higher revenues in 2021 over 2020.  This is especially true in more remote, destination areas, or regions that …

Tips & Tricks to Ensure Your Properties Are Pet-Friendly

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Written by the pros at short-term rental property management platform, Guesty. Pets are not for every property, but if you’re willing and able to accommodate some four-legged  guests in yours, you’ll find that you can appeal to a larger pool of travelers as you’ll be ticking an important box for the many pet-owners who prefer to vacation with furry cargo. …

Winter Travel: COVID-19 and Cancellations

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With COVID-19 still impacting travel, what are the trends to watch this winter season?    We’re breaking down this question into two main sections: Booking Trends Cancellations   booking trends Booking Trends have absolutely shifted, but a look at the recent September data could help us predict the holiday period.   According to Guesty,  in September, across all short-term rental …

Expert Q+A: Smart Home Solutions

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The Experts: Minut – Buster BarkNoiseAware – Michael GoldinPointCentral – Jim Netska Date: November 10, 2020 We sat down with Minut, NoiseAware, and PointCentral to discuss how smart home solutions can improve efficiency, cost savings, safety, and guest trust. The panel also talks about regulatory benefits, and the ability to charge guests more for your property. Monitoring smoking marijuana or …

7 Tips for Avoiding Unauthorized House Parties in Your Vacation Rental

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In your personal life, you may be the life of the party but you likely don’t want a raging party at your home when you’re not at home.  Unauthorized parties are one the biggest concerns for owners of short-term rental homes.  Many homeowners are reporting a recent increase in party issues at their homes, with renters looking for an alternative …

Using The Carrot Model™ To Conquer Complaints

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Conquer Your Vacation Rental Guest’s Complaints with These Simple StrategiesCONTRIBUTED BY DOUG KENNEDY, KENNEDY TRAINING NETWORK Anyone who has ever attended a training session on customer service has probably heard the trainer throw out the statistic, “An unhappy customer tells 9 to 10 others…,” which originally came from a study published by the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs in 1986.  …

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 …

Are Vacation Rentals a Good Investment?

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Is a vacation rental a good investment for you? SPONSORED BY VROLIO Is a vacation rental a good investment for you?  To decide, you first need to determine your goals for the purchase.  Do any of these apply to you? Is it your dream to own a property in a vacation destination?Are you seeking a particular return on your investment? …