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. What are you waiting for?! Don’t miss the first wave of inquiries for next year! — 08/23/2016
  2. Are HomeAway’s new policies also reducing bookings? — 03/29/2016
  3. Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees — 02/25/2016
  4. Using PayPal to Receive Vacationer Payments — 02/04/2016
  5. Listing Accuracy Maximizes Bookings — 02/02/2016

Most commented posts

  1. Are HomeAway’s new policies also reducing bookings? — 22 comments
  2. Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees — 17 comments
  3. Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests — 12 comments
  4. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 12 comments
  5. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 23 2016

What are you waiting for?! Don’t miss the first wave of inquiries for next year!

We have been amazed at the number of calls we are receiving at both offices from vacationers looking to book for next summer. Historically, prior to the close of the current summer season, about 1/3 of vacationer inquiries are for the following summer.  But by mid-September, this will jump to 2/3!  So it is crucial …

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Mar 29 2016

Are HomeAway’s new policies also reducing bookings?

It’s becoming evident that the recent decision by HomeAway/VRBO to join the other big box sites in assessing vacationers a fee may merely be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

A few weeks ago when I wrote “Why Homeowners are Outraged about Vacationer Booking Fees,” most homeowners were still not aware of many …

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Feb 25 2016

Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees

Rarely in our 18-year history have we witnessed such a hue and a cry from vacation rental homeowners as we have the past few weeks! Perhaps ironically, their outrage stems from HomeAway/VRBO’s recent decision to join other “big box” vacation rental sites in requiring vacationers to pay a booking fee.

Why are homeowners so upset?

Feb 04 2016

Using PayPal to Receive Vacationer Payments

Until recently, I have been a strong advocate of requiring that vacationers send rental funds by check rather than by credit card. I was concerned about having to pay extra fees and daunted by having to learn how the PayPal process works. Plus, I had never, in 30 years of renting, lost a booking …

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Feb 02 2016

Listing Accuracy Maximizes Bookings

Are you confident that your listing is accurate and up-to-date? If not, you could be missing out on valuable marketing opportunities and losing bookings to your competition!

Use the helpful checklist below to quickly review your listing to be sure that it adequately markets everything your home has to offer, including any updates you’ve made …

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