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?
Monthly Archive: January 2014
Jan 20 2014
The most enjoyable aspect of my job with WeNeedaVacation.com 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, …
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 …
Jan 10 2014
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 WeNeedaVacation.com over their major, “big-box” competitors, HomeAway/VRBO and FlipKey.
The more …
Jan 06 2014
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.