Dec 06 2016

WeNeedaVacation.com’s 19th Anniversary

This first week in December marks our 19th anniversary as a business. On December 1, 1997, Joan and Jeff Talmadge launched WeNeedaVacation.com. At that time, the business was called All Seasons Vacation Rentals. Over the years, the actual business website, WeNeedaVacation.com, received so much positive feedback such as “Boy, do we!” that we officially changed …

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Dec 02 2016

How the vacation rental industry changed

The vacation rental industry is dramatically different from what it was a few decades ago.  What was once a little cottage industry (no pun intended) is now a billion dollar business!  In fact, research and markets predict that the global vacation rental industry will reach $169.7 billion by 2019. Although buzz words like “hotelification” …

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Nov 23 2016

2016 Homeowner Forum: Manage your Rental with Marketing in Mind

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At this year’s Homeowner Forum, Gaining the Competitive Edge, we examined new as well as tried-and-true ways to distinguish your vacation rental property from your competition.  In his recent blog post, Tyler Pyburn described how the first half of the Forum discussed the steps we should take to make our listings stand out and …

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Nov 15 2016

Marketing your Vacation Rental. The Roadmap For Success

Every year, we plan for the Homeowner Forum the same way: by asking ourselves two questions.  First, how can we best help our homeowners? And second, how can we change it up from last year’s Forum? This year, we decided to break our presentation, “Gaining the Competitive Edge,” into two sections: marketing and managing. 

Becky Fischer and I …

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Nov 07 2016

2016 Homeowner Forum Wrap-up

Like the others before it, the fourth and final session of our 2016 Homeowner Forum appears to have been a great success. The Wellesley session was streamed live online for all those who were unable to attend any of the Brewster or Vineyard Forums in person, and a Forum Video was created for you …

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