Aug 26 2016

One More Reason to Use a Large and Lovely First Picture on Your Listing

We have written many blog posts this summer promoting Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as the fantastic vacation destinations they are and the fabulous vacation rentals they offer. (If you haven’t visited our Vacationer Blog – check it out:

We incorporate lovely pictures of rental houses in most blog posts including  posts promoting …

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Aug 23 2016

What are you waiting for?! Don’t miss the first wave of inquiries for next year!

We have been amazed at the number of calls we are receiving at both offices from vacationers looking to book for next summer. Historically, prior to the close of the current summer season, about 1/3 of vacationer inquiries are for the following summer.  But by mid-September, this will jump to 2/3!  So it is crucial …

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Aug 08 2016

Marketing to last-minute vacationers

A critical key to our successful marketing efforts at has always included looking at data, based on over 18 years of experience, and identifying vacationer trends. We have reported, for example, that right after the holidays, people start to plan their next summer vacation. While our web traffic certainly shows a huge jump a …

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Aug 01 2016

Great news — no lodging tax on vacation rentals for this year!

The 2015-2016 legislative session ended at midnight last night with several key bills ready to present to Governor Baker for his signature.  Notably absent from the $700M economic development bill was the proposal to apply the state hotel and motel tax to lodging such as AirBnB and vacation rentals!

Thank you to all of you …

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Jul 25 2016

A Hopeful Sign Regarding the Lodging Tax

We have just learned that Governor Charlie Baker has reversed his opinion regarding the lodging tax on short-term rentals! During a radio interview last week, he had indicated that he would sign the hotel lodging tax to apply to all short-term rentals. Today, however, he expressed concern about the negative impact of this lodging tax …

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