Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 28 2012

Vacation Rental Homeowner Tip: Learn how to recognize and avoid “phishing” scams

Imagine the shock of receiving a phone call from a vacationer you’ve never heard of who claims to have secured a week in your home – and they’ve already paid (someone else) for it! This scenario is happening more frequently due to a growing occurrence of online scamming called “phishing.” Read on to avoid getting …

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Feb 24 2012

Using Social Bookmarking Sites to Maximize Your Vacation Rental Listing Exposure

Social bookmarking sites like Digg, Delicious and StumbleUpon allow vacation rental owners to save their listing page online and promote it to a whole different set of Internet users,  easily and free of charge. Similar to saving a helpful or often-used web page to …

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Feb 14 2012

Managing Vacation Rental Bookings: Preparing your house was the easy part!

One of the most challenging aspects of renting a vacation home for us homeowners is the business side of managing your rental – what used to be referred to as the “paperwork.” Thankfully now, due to online tax preparation programs and online listing features like our new

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Feb 10 2012

2012 Cape & Islands Vacation Rental Booking Season Sets Strong Pace

Each year brings different dynamics and this year is no different so far.  Based on January bookings, we are off to a strong start for next summer, as bookings for the Cape & Islands are up a strong 16.3% over a year ago.  The Vineyard has shot out of the gate at an impressive 26% …

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