Many cities across North America are starting to realize short-term rentals aren’t nearly as scary an unknown as they’d been led to believe. Instead, they’re beginning to recognize that short-term rentals carry many economic and even community benefits – and have very little impact on available housing. Let’s dive in to some good news for vacation rental owners who’ve been worried about the rise in bans on short-term rentals.Read More
We tend to only perform maintenance in our own homes when something breaks. Heater not firing up? Better see what’s wrong. AC busted on the hottest day of the year? Time to replace it.
That strategy won’t work for a vacation rental, because the guest may only be in the property for the two days it takes to fix the problem at hand. Instead, you’re going to have to go on the offensive, and perform routine maintenance every six months whether you think your property needs it or not.
Here’s what we recommend to stay ahead of common maintenance issues.Read More
It’s hard to be in the vacation rental business without considering an investment of your own – and we’ve had the wheels turning around the Evolve offices on some of our personal go-to places to invest.
We found five fantastic destinations that fit our requirements for a smart vacation rental investment. These are the places we’d choose to invest if we had $300,000 to spend.Read More
Guests expect to enter an immaculate property, and if you’re new to vacation rental, their expectations may seem above and beyond the call. The most frequent types of complaints about vacation rentals have to do with cleanliness.
You need a cleaning service that’s able to provide not only a standard house cleaning, but a vacation rental cleaning – which involves quite a few more steps. To ensure your property never sees a cleanliness complaint, here’s what we recommend.Read More
Did you know most homeowners and landlord policies don’t cover you for liability while renting our your second home?
It’s essential that every vacation rental owner have liability coverage, and short of buying an expensive $4,000+ commercial policy, most owners are risking being held personally liable for injury to their guests during their stay.
That’s why Evolve partnered with Assurant to create industry-leading coverage for our owners: Property Protection Plus by Evolve.Read More
These rooms will make the most immediate impression on your guests, but the most lasting impression will likely be the rooms they turn to for a little R&R: the bedroom and bathroom.Read More