Yearly Archive: 2012

Dec 11 2012

More Vacation Rental “Silent Killers”

In a previous blog post, I discussed the pitfalls of not offering your vacation rental tenants an option of at least one queen- or king-size bed in your rental home. This is the kind of “silent killer” that may force a vacationer to move on to another listing …

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Nov 27 2012

Long-term Winter Rentals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Many of us who rent our homes out on the Cape and Islands are tempted each year to fill our otherwise vacant rental homes during the off season if we can. After all, the prospect of bringing in even a little rental income is better than nothing, right? Not necessarily. Here are a few things …

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Nov 15 2012

From Drab to Fab – 5 Quick and Easy Bathroom Updates

Vacationers tell us that a rental home’s bathroom is important to them. It doesn’t have to be state-of-the-art or glamorous, but it should be impeccably clean and attractive. Here are 5 easy and relatively inexpensive ideas for making your bathroom shine.

How do you keep the bathrooms in your vacation …

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Oct 30 2012

Top Marketing Tips for Vacation Rental Homeowners

Your vacation rental home may well be a dream home, perfect and beyond comparison – as most of us believe ours to be! But if it’s not marketed properly, your bookings and your rental revenue will fall well short of your goals. Don’t worry, there’s no need to hire a marketing consultant. Just follow these …

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Oct 24 2012 featured in Profiles in Business

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