You may have heard whisperings of this new wave in consumer behavior. Perhaps you’ve even tried it yourself. It’s called the “Sharing Economy,” and it’s redefining the lifestyles of consumers around the U.S. and the globe.Read More
Photos are the single most important selling tool for your vacation rental home. If your property listing doesn’t provide enough photos or has low-quality photos, it will be very difficult for travelers to feel comfortable booking your home. You may not be a professional photographer, but there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your home looks its absolute best. Follow the guidelines in this post, and we promise your pictures will turn out better than you could have expected!
To get the best photos possible, your home should be free of clutter and make sure there are no people or flash reflections in your pictures!Read More
In a site-wide audit of vacation rental reviews, HomeAway discovered the number one phrase used in negative reviews when expressing disappointment with accommodations. The phrase?
“Pots and pans.”Read More
As you’re learning the business of managing your own vacation rental home, you’ll want to make a plan for natural disasters that will protect your investment and keep your renters safe without scaring them away. It can be done. Here are three excellent resources to help you:Read More
Should I rent out my vacation home? If you’re asking yourself this question, you’re definitely not alone. According to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, 86% of vacation home buyers plan to rent out their property to travelers. There’s certainly a lot to consider when opening up your home to guests, but the benefits can be significant. As you contemplate how to proceed, here are some great reasons to rent out your second home:Read More
As more and more travelers discover the benefits of staying in vacation rental homes, alternative accommodations are becoming increasingly popular for families looking for more space and better value. As a vacation rental owner, you have an opportunity to attract this huge — and growing! — group of travelers. But how do you set your home apart?Read More