Vacation Rental Owner Tips: Resources for Learning the Business
If you’re listing your vacation home for rent for the first time, Evolve Vacation Rental Network will make it easy for you. Our team of experts will help you prepare a listing that gets travelers’ attention. Then we’ll market that listing to the most popular travel sites, including VRBO, HomeAway, FlipKey, and TripAdvisor. Once you’re up and running, you can learn more about the vacation rental business by following this blog. We’ll continue posting helpful hints on managing your vacation rental home and attracting renters. Still, your vacation rental home is your business, and the more you know, the better choices you’ll make. Here are two great resources that will help you dig deeper into the ins and outs of the rental business.
Our listing partner, HomeAway.com, hosts a community of rental owners. Here you can find answers to any vacation rental question and discuss your business with other rental owners in their online forums. You also have the option to join special interest groups like the Social Media group, the Property Managers group, and groups for owners in specific parts of the country and the world. At the community website, you’ll find links to seven different blogs for vacation rental owners and managers.
This podcast is another resource sponsored by HomeAway.com. Author and veteran vacation rental owner Christine Karpinski posts weekly podcasts on the basics and more advanced aspects of running your rental business. “Ask Christine” podcasts — which are three minutes long on average — answer listeners’ questions, including, “What should you do if your renters bring more people than listed in their rental agreement?” and “Can I include a boat with my vacation rental?” Longer posts (between fifteen minutes and half an hour long) include in-depth discussions of renting issues and business-building ideas, along with interviews with other experienced vacation rental owners.