Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 31 2013

A Recap of the Annual Homeowner Forums in Brewster

Attendance at last Saturday’s complimentary, annual Homeowner Forums in Brewster was the largest ever. And, judging by the spontaneous applause at the end of the two sessions, our homeowners enjoyed themselves as much as we did.  In addition to the presentation by our staff, homeowners appreciate the opportunity to share questions, concerns, and rental business …

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Oct 25 2013

Homeowner Video Tutorial: Taking Better Pictures of Your Vacation Rental Home

Vacationers have told us time and again – and our October 2013 vacationer survey has confirmed it –  it’s no longer enough just having a lot of pictures on your vacation rental listing. Vacationers want to see large photos that are clear, well-lit, and up-to-date. Thankfully, taking excellent pictures doesn’t have to be a difficult …

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Oct 11 2013

4th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum Recap

Last weekend’s Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum was another great success! The weather on the Vineyard was quite mild and much sunnier than originally forecast. owners, Jeff and Joan Talmadge, and I had a great time engaging with fellow homeowners there. It’s always a treat for us to finally meet some of our listers, …

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Oct 02 2013

Don’t let poor business practices result in lost bookings

Despite your home being a perfect fit for a prospective vacationer, it’s possible that you can lose the booking due to an ill-advised booking procedure. A recent email correspondence with a vacationer drove home the risks of a homeowner requiring too much of a rental deposit, too soon, and without providing the vacationer with a …

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