Dec 08 2017

Celebrating 20 years!

A lot has changed in the vacation rental industry in 20 years, but one thing has remained the same – WeNeedaVacation.com’s commitment to personalized customer service.  Listen as founders Joan and Jeff Talmadge reflect on the early days in the industry, how their company has grown and evolved, and what they attribute their success …

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Dec 08 2017

Lodging Tax Update

Although Beacon Hill lawmakers are still intent on extending the 11.7% lodging tax to vacation home rentals, there has been no action on the bill yet. Joan Talmadge has been in touch with State Senator Julian Cyr, who represents the Cape and Islands. In our latest podcast, Joan and I sit down to discuss some …

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Dec 01 2017

Record-breaking start to the 2018 C&I booking season – Are you ready?!

We’re happy to report exceptionally high numbers this fall in three key areas: vacationer traffic to our site, email inquiries received by homeowners, and actual bookings for 2018. 

Vacationer TRAFFIC to our website

There is, of course, a strong correlation between vacationer traffic and email inquiries and bookings.  So it’s no surprise that we have seen a …

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Nov 29 2017

Is your listing’s Property Description doing the job?

Whether you’re brand new to marketing a vacation rental home or have been listing one for years, is your Property Description is adequately marketing your property?

Keep in mind two important factors: 1) you have a ton of competition these days, and 2) vacationers are busy and want instant access to as much information as possible …

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Nov 10 2017

A Review of Our 2017 Homeowner Forum

There was a bigger turnout for this year’s annual forums than ever.  The theme this year was Surviving & Thriving in the Midst of Profound Changes in the Vacation Rental Industry.  Many attendees expressed concern about the changes being made by the Big Box rental sites. They were also concerned about the state of the lodging …

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