Yearly Archive: 2013

Dec 30 2013

Screening Vacation Rental Tenants II: It’s OK to say No!

One concern shared by many of our vacation rental homeowners on Cape Cod is that they get cornered into renting to young adults looking for a fun place to party together for a week. (Homes on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are at less risk due to the greater logistical and financial demands of getting there.) …

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Dec 13 2013

Help your tenants to help you! Convert a homeowner entered review to a vacationer entered one

By now most vacation rental homeowners are abundantly aware of how vitally important guest reviews have become to the success of marketing our homes. At, we constantly urge our homeowners to solicit feedback

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Dec 06 2013

Vacation Rental Trust Works Both Ways

Jeff and I often go to Florida for a week or two in March just for a break from the long New England winter.   We’re so accustomed to being on the homeowner side of vacation rentals from renting out our Cape home for so many years, so it’s always interesting to play the vacationer role.  …

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Nov 26 2013

The 2013 Homeowner Forums Recap and Video

The main topic of this year’s annual Homeowner Forums was about how two fairly recent developments have impacted the Cape and Islands vacation rental marketplace – that is, the demand for high-quality photos and vacationer feedback on listings – and how we homeowners need to adapt to and embrace these …

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Nov 19 2013

Thanks to all who attended the Open House celebrating our new Cape office!

What a great afternoon! Our team was thrilled to welcome over 85 guests to help us celebrate the opening of our new office at 15 Cape Lane in Brewster last Saturday, Nov. 9th. Many homeowners and local business owners stopped by for food, wine tasting, and a tour of the new office. We are …

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