Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 30 2012

The Price is Right – Promoting the family value of a Cape & Islands vacation

By Guest Blogger, Luisa Frey  The beauty of a vacation on Cape Cod or the Islands is the VALUE. This is especially important to families, since beach and activity fees for a family of four or six can really add up. The following slideshow of activities are free or represent great value, which you can …

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Mar 27 2012

Managing Your Vacation Rental Tenants’ Expectations

After putting significant care into speaking directly with your potential tenants to ensure a good fit, there’s nothing worse than having guests show up at your home and be disappointed.  Despite your best efforts to present an accurate impression of …

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Mar 22 2012

Vacation Rental “Silent Killer”: Small Beds

In The Ideal Listing series, we discussed a number of ways to make your online vacation rental listing as effective as possible from a marketing perspective. But also important are the unnoticed pitfalls that can negate any of your wonderful marketing efforts and cause prospective vacationers to opt for another …

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Mar 14 2012

It’s tax time – don’t forget to deduct your vacation rental expenses!

I recently heard the old Beatles song, “The Tax Man,” which goes in part, “If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street. If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat.  If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat. If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.”  To follow suit, if you …

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