Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 29 2014

The Psychology Factor: Vacation Rental Damage Insurance vs Security Deposits

At first glance, vacation rental damage insurance can seem like a great prospect to a homeowner. But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? And can it effectually replace the psychological impact of a security deposit?

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Jan 20 2014

Vacation Rental Photography – Saying “cheese” and “thank you” to the bunnies in your yard

The most enjoyable aspect of my job with is meeting homeowners at their rental homes, photographing their house, and coaching them to better market their vacation rental.  While it is not necessary for the homeowner to meet me during the photography shoot, it is much more fun and worthwhile.

Over the past 7 years, …

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Jan 15 2014

Curbing “Vacation Waste” Mentality: How to Cut Down on Utility Costs without Spoiling Your Vacationers’ Stays

Guest post by Chris Long at Home Depot: At some point, we’ve all done it – we’ve gone on vacation and said “forget about it!” when it comes to being careful about indulging in everyday luxuries. We’ve cranked the thermostat as far as it would go, we’ve taken extra-long showers, and we’ve left the lights …

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Jan 10 2014

Mastering your Niche: How to Get the Most Value from Niche Marketing

Guest post by Matt Landau: In my previous post, “The Future of Vacation Rental Marketing: It’s All about the Niche,” I wrote about the superior value of niche vacation rental sites like over their major, “big-box” competitors, HomeAway/VRBO and FlipKey.

The more …

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Jan 06 2014

The Future of Vacation Rental Marketing: It’s All about the Niche

Guest post by Matt Landau: The key to a successful vacation rental website lies in its ability to make a perfect match between its homeowners’ properties and its vacationers’ needs.  There is no question that niche vacation rental sites are better designed to accomplish this goal than their larger, globally-oriented, “big box” competitors.

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