Elizabeth Weedon

Author's details

Name: Elizabeth Weedon
Date registered: 11/10/2011
URL: http://www.weneedavacation.com

Biography

Elizabeth Weedon - Although I’ve worked for WeNeedaVacation.com since 2008, I’ve been a loyal homeowner on the site since early 1998, just a few months after the website was launched by the Talmadges. I grew up summering on the Vineyard and have managed my family's rental home there since the mid-1980’s. I’m passionately devoted to the Vineyard – and to WeNeedaVacation.com, which I credit with enabling me to hold onto the special property that has been in our family since the 1920’s. An enthusiastic member of the WNAV.com Homeowner Support Team, I am particularly involved with our new listers, providing assistance with the sign-up process and advice about how to create the most effective listing to ensure their booking success with us. I have recently taken over our press and public relations needs. And, with owner Joan Talmadge, I am also responsible for editing and writing much of the content on our website, our monthly newsletters, and the blog posts. My husband and I live in Wellesley where we have raised our 2 grown kids and our Black Lab, Maisie. Email Elizabeth

Latest posts

  1. Tips to convert last-minute inquiries to bookings — 07/14/2015
  2. Speed up your response time with text message alerts — 07/01/2015
  3. Fourth of July booms are causing a bust for homeowners — 06/16/2015
  4. The Press is Our (and your!) Friend — 06/09/2015
  5. 2015 Bookings starting strong on the Cape and Islands — 02/17/2015

Most commented posts

  1. Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests — 12 comments
  2. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 10 comments
  3. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 10 comments
  4. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!” — 8 comments
  5. When Welcoming Your Vacation Rental Tenants, Go Above and Beyond — 7 comments

Author's posts listings

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 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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Jun 16 2015

Fourth of July booms are causing a bust for homeowners

This year, the Cape and Islands have a substantial number of vacation rental homes still showing available weeks between the end of June and mid-July.  Contrary to what many would think, the week that contains July Fourth is traditionally very difficult to book – and this year it’s been especially hard with July Fourth …

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Jun 09 2015

The Press is Our (and your!) Friend

There isn’t a more valuable marketing opportunity for a business than receiving positive exposure in the press – and, fortunately, our website has received quite a bit lately.

The more often we are mentioned in newspapers and online publications as well as radio and TV, the more vacationers are attracted to our site to …

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Feb 17 2015

2015 Bookings starting strong on the Cape and Islands

Early booking numbers for the 2015 vacation rental season on the Cape and Islands are significantly improved over those from the same period last year. Bookings on the Cape rose 8%, Martha’s Vineyard as much as 22.4%, and Nantucket’s increased 11.9%. The spring and fall seasons have posted even more dramatic increases with spring bookings …

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