Aug 12 2014

WeNeedaScrapbook Contest – Treasure Your Memories, Preserve Cape Cod

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We are well into the second month of our WeNeedaScrapbook contest! If you haven’t heard about it, check out the contest page. The short of it is an invitation from WeNeedaVacation.com to our vacationers and homeowners to gather your Cape and Islands vacation memories and create an online scrapbook to share and …

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Aug 21 2014

When Things Go Wrong

As a fellow rental homeowner, I know what it feels like to answer the phone and hear a current tenant’s voice on the phone. “The dishwasher is leaking,” is what I heard a few weeks ago from my tenant. Naturally, it was a weekend, and I couldn’t get a repairman there until the following Tuesday. …

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Jul 30 2014

What are your expectations of your tenants upon their departure?

Most disagreements between homeowners and vacationers over security deposits could be avoided by better communication from the homeowner and a clearer understanding of what was expected of the tenant upon their departure. We’ve provided some tips and a sample list of check-out expectations that a typical homeowner would have of their tenants upon their departure.

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Jul 22 2014

Use Local Festivals and Events to Help Fill Vacancies

Still have availability for the summer or fall season? Consider promoting a local festival, fair or other fun event close to your home’s location!

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Jul 15 2014

Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests

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There is no hard-and-fast rule about what to provide in your vacation rental, and the choice is completely up to the discretion of the owner. But, as in ALL aspects of managing a vacation rental, the happiness of the vacationer’s experience is vital to the homeowner’s success.

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Jun 25 2014

What’s YOUR Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket beach?

Next to your home and property, what is it that draws you to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket year after year? What calls to you when you are away? And, what compelled you to take on a home here in the first place?

My bets are all in on the beach.

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