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. My House is Clean – Guaranteed! — 09/10/2014
  2. What are your expectations of your tenants upon their departure? — 07/30/2014
  3. Household Supplies: What to Provide for your Vacation Rental Guests — 07/15/2014
  4. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!” — 03/28/2014
  5. Press Release: Vacation rental bookings and prices increasing across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket — 02/26/2014

Most commented posts

  1. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals: “Please, please, PLEASE, can Fido come, too?!” — 10 comments
  2. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 9 comments
  3. Considering Pets in Vacation Rentals – Part 2 – “Yes! Fido CAN come, too!” — 8 comments
  4. Tips for attracting fall vacation rental bookings — 6 comments
  5. Managing Vacation Rental Bookings: Preparing your house was the easy part! — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Dec 30 2013

Screening Vacation Rental Tenants II: It’s OK to say No!

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One concern shared by many of our vacation rental homeowners on Cape Cod is that they get cornered into renting to young adults looking for a fun place to party together for a week. (Homes on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are at less risk due to the greater logistical and financial demands of getting there.) …

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Dec 13 2013

Help your tenants to help you! Convert a homeowner entered review to a vacationer entered one

By now most vacation rental homeowners are abundantly aware of how vitally important guest reviews have become to the success of marketing our homes. At WeNeedaVacation.com, we constantly urge our homeowners to solicit feedback

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Nov 26 2013

The 2013 WeNeedaVacation.com Homeowner Forums Recap and Video

The main topic of this year’s annual Homeowner Forums was about how two fairly recent developments have impacted the Cape and Islands vacation rental marketplace – that is, the demand for high-quality photos and vacationer feedback on listings – and how we homeowners need to adapt to and embrace these …

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Nov 14 2013

Honoring promises to past tenants without losing new prospects

Every year, vacation rental homeowners hope that a few of our past tenants will choose to return to our homes the next season: they obviously are a great fit and love the home, and we can trust that they will be responsible tenants.  But how do you deal with a return tenant? Do you charge …

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Oct 31 2013

A Recap of the Annual Homeowner Forums in Brewster

Attendance at last Saturday’s complimentary, annual Homeowner Forums in Brewster was the largest ever. And, judging by the spontaneous applause at the end of the two sessions, our homeowners enjoyed themselves as much as we did.  In addition to the presentation by our staff, homeowners appreciate the opportunity to share questions, concerns, and rental business …

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