Photos tell the story of a vacation rental and are without a doubt the most important element of a listing. While it might be second nature to make sure that you snap pictures showing off the best that your vacation rental has to offer on the inside, what about taking your photos beyond the front door? Many owners forget that potential vacationers might be new to their area and looking for a little visual guidance.Read More
The beauty of vacation rentals is that we can travel on our terms, finding that home away from home and all of the creature comforts that we know will make our trip a standout. If you’re anything life the staff in our office, the laptop always seems to find its way into the luggage pile when we head out of town. We use it for everything from finding local dining spots to playing music – and we’re always on the hunt for a vacation rental with WiFi.
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Warning: reflections on startups, travel, and life ahead. Enter at your own risk.
Starting companies isn’t easy. The hours are long, the nights are sleepless and the deck is stacked against you. So why do it? I think it comes down a simple question: are you so passionate about what you’re working on that you can’t imagine doing anything else?Read More
As a vacation rental owner, you know that measuring ROI – or how much you’re getting out of your vacation property after you spend on necessary expenses – on your property goes beyond just calculating what your annual bookings bring through your bank account. However, even newer and more seasoned property owners alike might be surprised at some of the details that can contribute to (or detract from) your annual ROI. Let’s have a look at some metrics you can establish to make sure that you’re seeing your vacation rental’s revenue from every possible angle in all circumstances.Read More
The vacation rental market is an industry estimated at nearly $25 billion in the United States alone. Add in Europe, and that figure grows as high as the $85 billion range. For such a large industry, you’d figure you’d hear about it more over the airwaves and maybe you’re a traveler that already knows the value in using vacation rental when you travel. However, if you’re new to the vacation rental concept, there’s more to this rapidly growing industry than just the dollars it commands.Read More
If you’ve chosen to list your vacation home as a vacation rental, chances are you want that property to earn its keep. You’re hoping for bookings to cover some of the expenses or maybe just generate some extra income over the course of the year. If you’re going to list it, however, you should make sure that those listings are working for you and not against you. Here are six tips to help you improve your listings and increase the bookings on your site.Read More