Dec 11 2014

The Pros and Cons of Charging a Cleaning Fee

One of the difficult choices to make when managing a vacation rental is whether or not to charge a cleaning fee, refundable or not, over and above the rent. There really isn’t a right or wrong answer – but let’s discuss a few options and considerations to help you make a decision that’s right …

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Dec 09 2014

Personalizing Your Rental Business

Homeowners often ask us for advice about how to succeed in this increasingly competitive market.  Our Blog offers numerous posts with great tips about marketing  and managing  your home to maximize your bookings and rental income. From a marketing perspective, it always starts with your pictures, of course, and the impact of …

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Dec 04 2014

Coming soon… Our exciting new look and feel!

The WeNeedaVacation.com Team is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of two exciting ventures aimed at increasing the number of bookings for your Cape or Islands home. This two-pronged approach includes a practical change consisting of the redesign of our web pages to make them more user-friendly and enhance their interactive ease on mobile …

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Dec 02 2014

Screening Tenants – Part III

In earlier posts about screening vacationers for your rental home, I wrote about “How to screen for a better fit” and about how “It’s okay to say no!” But what I neglected to discuss are some of the ways you can do a little online research on anyone who inquires about your …

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Nov 20 2014

Keep your income rolling in all year

In speaking with homeowners, I sometimes hear this: “I think I’ll let my subscription expire for a while and reactivate it next year. I need a break from the inquiries.”  Need a break from calls and emails from interested vacationers?  I’m pretty sure I’ve never felt that way.

Here’s one reason I advocate advertising …

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