Vacation Rental 101: Management

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Now that you’ve gotten all the paperwork handled (check our previous posts on short-term rental regulations, insurance, and taxes), it’s time to decide who’s going to manage your vacation rental.

We’ll cover what your management solution will need to include, and give you an overview of the available management options so you can determine which one might work best for you and your schedule.

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Vacation Rental Case Study: Poconos, PA

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Pocono Case Study

What’s the biggest thing holding you back from renting your second home?

For Don and Toby Allison, it was finding a property manager who could actually deliver a profit.

When the couple decided to rent their Poconos property, they looked high and low for a property manager who would actively market their property in exchange for the high booking fees they charged.

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Free Vacation Rental Listing Assessment from Evolve

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Free Vacation Rental Listing Assessment from Evolve

The higher your search result rank, the easier it is to get bookings on the major vacation rental marketplaces.

Vacation rental owners have always known this. It’s why they were willing to spend money on the highest tier subscriptions on HomeAway and VRBO – that #1 slot was worth real rental income.

Since the tiers have been phased out, it’s no longer possible to get a high ranking by buying the right subscription.

Instead, the highest ranking is determined by which listing is best optimized for Best Match.

Owners know that Best Match is what dictates where

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Vacation Rental 101: Insurance

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Vacation Rental 101: Insurance

You have permission to operate a short-term rental business, you’ve gotten all the proper licenses and fees filed, and you’re prepared to pay your taxes.

Ready to invite people into your home? Not quite. We need to make sure you’re covered in case anything happens to your property while you’re hosting guests or to your guests while they’re staying in your property. Which means it’s time to talk about insurance.

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Vacation Rental News Round-Up: The Tourists Are Coming

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Vacation Rental News Round-Up: The Tourists Are Coming

We already know vacation rental is on the rise – but how will it affect the travel industry now and in the future? In this week’s round-up, we dive into articles on why tourism will grow to depend on alternative accommodations, and why cities that don’t embrace this expansion may well find themselves missing out on huge economic benefits.

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