Vacation Rental Case Study: Las Vegas Area

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Vacation Rental Case Study: Las Vegas Area

For some, retirement means slowing down the pace of life.

For Frank Ellis, it meant diving into a new industry and earning over $100,000 in his first year out.

Frank wanted to keep himself busy after handing the reins of his business over to his son, and he was interested in running a vacation rental. He figured the upkeep and maintenance would keep him engaged, but he imagined more of a hobby than a full-fledged income generator.

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Vacation Rental 101: Issue Resolution

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Issue Resolution

You’ll enjoy a wide variety of guests over the course of your tenure as a vacation rental owner. Some will be charming, delightful people you’d like to keep as friends well after their stay. Some will be easily neutral and forgotten – you didn’t talk much, but they left the property in decent condition and you wouldn’t mind hosting them again.

And then there are those other guests.

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Vacation Rental 101: Guest Check-Ins

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Vacation Rental 101: Guest Check-Ins

The easiest way to get great reviews is to ensure your guests have an effortless, stress-free stay. That experience starts from the moment they arrive in your city, and there are tons of things you can do to help create a stress-free vacation for your guests.

From ensuring your guests have an easy way to get their questions answered to providing a secure method of accessing the property, your check-in process sets the stage for your guest’s experience at your vacation rental. Let’s make sure it’s a great one.

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Vacation Rental 101: Payments

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Once you’ve put a traveler through your screening process and decided you’d love to host them as a guest at your vacation rental, you can accept the booking and their payment.

Which means you’re going to need to decide on your personal payment policies.

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Vacation Rental 101: Guest Inquiries and Screening

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How to handle inquiries and screen guests

You created a listing for your beautifully furnished new vacation rental, and you’ve just received an email from a traveler interested in giving you your very first booking!

First: they have some questions. And so should you. The inquiry stage is the best place to set traveler expectations, provide some friendly customer service, and vet the traveler to be sure they’re going to be a good guest for your vacation home.

Let’s talk about inquiries.

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Vacation Rental 101: Marketing

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Vacation Rental 101: Marketing

Your vacation rental is ready. You’ve set up your accounting. You’ve furnished it from the kitchen to the bedroom and found great people to help you clean, maintain, and manage the property.

Now it’s time to get yourself some guests!

To help travelers find you, you will need to market your property to them. We’ve written a pretty extensive post on what experienced owners can do to more effectively market their properties here, but this our 101 series, so today: let’s talk the basics of how to market a vacation rental to potential guests.

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