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. 2016 Homeowner Forum: Manage your Rental with Marketing in Mind — 11/23/2016
  2. 2016 Homeowner Forum Wrap-up — 11/07/2016
  3. Don’t Get Scammed! — 11/01/2016
  4. What are you waiting for?! Don’t miss the first wave of inquiries for next year! — 08/23/2016
  5. Are HomeAway’s new policies also reducing bookings? — 03/29/2016

Most commented posts

  1. Are HomeAway’s new policies also reducing bookings? — 25 comments
  2. Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees — 17 comments
  3. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 13 comments
  4. Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests — 12 comments
  5. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 12 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 23 2016

2016 Homeowner Forum: Manage your Rental with Marketing in Mind

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At this year’s Homeowner Forum, Gaining the Competitive Edge, we examined new as well as tried-and-true ways to distinguish your vacation rental property from your competition.  In his recent blog post, Tyler Pyburn described how the first half of the Forum discussed the steps we should take to make our listings stand out and …

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Nov 07 2016

2016 Homeowner Forum Wrap-up

Like the others before it, the fourth and final session of our 2016 Homeowner Forum appears to have been a great success. The Wellesley session was streamed live online for all those who were unable to attend any of the Brewster or Vineyard Forums in person, and a Forum Video was created for you …

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Nov 01 2016

Don’t Get Scammed!

You’ve all heard plenty of stories about Internet scams. It’s more important than ever to be vigilant to protect not only yourself but unsuspecting vacationers, too. There are a number of ways someone could use your online listing for a money-making scam or simply to use your home inappropriately or disrespectfully. What can you do …

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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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