Apr 20 2017

How to be accessible to potential vacationers

As homeowners, we all know how important it is to be easily and quickly accessible to vacationers who may inquire about renting our home.  But how has technology raised the bar in terms of expected response time?

In our latest podcast, Elizabeth Weedon and I sat down to discuss the importance of accessibility and responsiveness to …

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Apr 07 2017

Opposed to the Lodging Tax? Join us in our fight against it!

Co-owner of WeNeedaVacation.com, Jeff Talmadge, two members of our staff, and I spent this past Thursday at the State House in Boston for the second time in a month advocating on behalf of our homeowners against the proposed Lodging Tax. We met first with Rep. Jay Kaufman, Chair of the Joint Committee on Revenue, and …

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Apr 04 2017

Our first homeowner workshop!

Last Saturday morning, we hosted our first Workshop at our Brewster office. All of our homeowners were invited, and we were thrilled with the enthusiastic turnout, which was almost at capacity. The topic was Social Media Marketing 101 – Using Facebook to Market your Vacation Rental. We spent an hour together reviewing handouts and online …

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Mar 31 2017

Is your vacation rental a good fit for your guests?

As homeowners, we are usually fairly anxious to convert as many inquiries as we can into bookings. We’re  abundantly aware of how much competition there is out there, and we want to grab that bird in hand.  Before we jump to send the lease and collect the rent, however, it’s important to determine if our …

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Mar 30 2017

10 Tips for Those Who Rent Out Their Primary Residence

Most of the Cape and Islands rental listings on our site are for either seasonal cottages or year round homes that are not the primary residences of the owners.  There are, however, a number of Cape and Islands residents who make their primary homes available for rent during the summer season.

Where do they go while …

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