Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 25 2012

Where ARE you?? Enabling vacationers to learn the exact location of your rental home

We all know how important location is when either selling or renting a home. Regardless of the amenities your vacation home offers, its proximity to the water, beaches, shopping, restaurants, and other area attractions is also certainly of great interest to prospective tenants. Or not!  Some may well prefer to be as …

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May 18 2012

Clean Sweep – Will your home pass the white glove test?

Spring cleaning.  Just the mere thought of it exhausts me.  But when you own a rental home, a thorough spring cleaning is essential.  Launching into the summer vacation rental season without it can be a recipe for disaster.  

To write this post, I decided to consult the experts, David and Carla Wood, …

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May 11 2012

Welcome to Cape Cod Beach Buckets – A Perfect Partnership

Every summer, Cape Abilities, a non-profit organization, assembles and delivers over 30,000 Welcome to Cape Cod Beach Buckets.  These beach buckets go to families who are renting vacation homes on Cape Cod, and are filled with samples, maps, discount coupons, brochures, and a restaurant guide.  They provide an opportunity for …

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May 04 2012

Marketing Your Vacation Rental to Families with School-Age Kids

If you’re interested in renting your vacation rental home to families, it’s important to understand that children of varying ages have differing needs. “Parentals” with teenagers are likely not looking for the same thing in a rental as parents with toddlers in tow. After years of renting on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard with my …

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