Monthly Archive: July 2015

Jul 31 2015

Getting bugged about bugs?

One of the most common complaints from vacationers is about bugs: live bugs, dead bugs, bugs that look exactly like cockroaches (but they’re really just wood roaches), how their rental home is “infested” with bugs. I’m always curious to know where these folks live that is completely devoid of insects in the summertime. …

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Jul 14 2015

Tips to convert last-minute inquiries to bookings

Several of our homeowners who still have some vacancies this late in the season have reported that there are quite a few “tire kickers” inquiring about their homes but then disappearing without explanation. How can you convert these inquiries into bookings and, if not, at least get some indication why?

The key certainly starts …

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Jul 07 2015

Connected Lighting – The Basics of Home Automation

Whenever I hear the words “home automation”, the first thing that comes to my mind is connected lighting. Connected lighting gives you power and control over your lights—lamps, fixtures, and beyond. Connected lighting can help reduce energy costs, give users remote control over lighting, and open up an array of personal lighting options. There are …

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Jul 01 2015

Speed up your response time with text message alerts

Advancements in technology continue to accelerate the entire process of identifying and booking a vacation home, lickety-split. To prevent delays and to avoid having to check your email frequently, enable text message alerts on your listing. That way, every time you receive an email inquiry, you will also receive a text message alerting you …

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