Mar 02 2017

How to take interior photos in the offseason

It’s no secret that having large, beautiful photos on your listing will help increase vacationer interest in your rental home. The key, however, is to keep them fresh and updated – even in the offseason.

Our staff photographer, Becky Fischer, and I sat down to discuss pictures and how you can update them even if there …

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Feb 06 2017

Should you charge a cleaning fee?

Homeowners new to renting frequently ask whether to include cleaning in the rental cost. There are a number of factors to take into consideration when making this decision

There really isn’t a right or wrong answer – but it’s worth looking at the issue from different perspectives so that you can make the right decision for …

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Feb 02 2017

PayPal and other Electronic Payments

Although checks are still the preferred method of payment for most rental homeowners, PayPal can be a quick and easy alternative, especially for last-minute or international bookings. PayPal allows you to accept either bank transfer or credit card payments.

Elizabeth Weedon and I sat down to record a podcast about accepting electronic payments, and we discussed …

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Jan 12 2017

Great News for Cape and Islands Vacation Rental Homeowners!

It has just been announced that Governor Charlie Baker’s budget proposal for fiscal 2018 will include a 5.7 % room occupancy tax for any individual or business that provides short-term rental accommodations – but only for those who rent for 150 days or more per year. This would essentially exempt most seasonal Cape and Islands …

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Jan 11 2017

WeNeedaDreamVacation in Wellfleet

Well, we’re at it again. In early January, we launched our third WeNeedaDreamVacation giveaway. This summer, someone will enjoy a beautiful, waterfront house in Wellfleet, property. This contemporary, 3-bedroom home offers gorgeous views of Wellfleet Harbor. We are also excited to have partnered this year with a few local businesses to participate in the …

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