Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 25 2012

5 Tips to Capture “The Big Picture” When Advertising Your Rental Property

We repeatedly encourage homeowners to improve their pictures. Pictures are not only the first impression of a property listing, but according to vacationers – the most important impression. As testimonials and data suggests: better pictures lead to better bookings. Really! Sometimes we feel like a broken record.

So, how can we help you achieve bright, …

Continue reading »

Apr 17 2012

Clean as a Whistle! – Create a winning team with vacation rental cleaning providers

If a “Most Valuable Player” award were given at the end of a typical rental season, I’d nominate turnover cleaning crews!  If you’re like me, you are unable to be at your vacation rental home during turnover day, so you are dependent on your cleaning person or crew to adequately prepare your home for the …

Continue reading »

Apr 10 2012

Hiring professional Service Providers to maintain your vacation rental home

Whether you live near your vacation rental home and can help with the cleaning and minor maintenance during turnovers or not, you probably also rely on professionals to help you, both before and during the rental season.  It’s a good idea to get those services lined up for the season as soon as possible. If …

Continue reading »

Apr 06 2012

Location, Location, Location – Finding the positives in your vacation rental home’s locale

Don’t have the coveted water view vacation rental to gush about? It’s not as much of a detriment – especially to families – as you may think. While water views and accessibility are plusses in home vacation rentals, families know they come at a price. Since family vacations involve many more mouths to feed and …

Continue reading »

Apr 01 2012

Top Five Amenities Vacationers Want and You Would be Crazy Not to Add

1.    Air conditioning. Even though there are only about 4 days each summer where air conditioning is necessary on Cape Cod, many vacationers prefer not to perspire while on vacation. Plus, the ocean breezes feel so much better when the A/C is cranked so ideally guests can have the best of both worlds by leaving …

Continue reading »