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. Are HomeAway’s new policies also reducing bookings? — 03/29/2016
  2. Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees — 02/25/2016
  3. Using PayPal to Receive Vacationer Payments — 02/04/2016
  4. Listing Accuracy Maximizes Bookings — 02/02/2016
  5. Are you taking advantage of our newest features? — 01/25/2016

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. Wanted – The Ideal Vacation Rental Tenant: How to screen for a better fit — 12 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

Dec 03 2015

Use text alerts to respond to inquiries instantly

Success in converting an inquiry into a booking starts with your responding to the inquiry just as quickly as possible. Keep in mind that vacationers typically inquire about multiple properties at a time, so being the first to respond to an inquiry enables you to beat your competition to the punch.  Receiving a text alert the …

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Nov 12 2015

Successful vacation rental booking techniques

So, you’ve received a promising inquiry for your rental home – now what?! Presumably, you have read our tips about screening prospective tenants to assure a good fit for your home. But what do you do once they commit to renting your property?

The following is a quick overview of our recommended standard procedures …

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Nov 02 2015

A look at the 2015 Homeowner Forums

The last of our four annual, complimentary 2015 Homeowner Forums recently concluded at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster. The Forum sessions were kicked off on the Vineyard in mid-September, followed by one at our main offices in Wellesley on October 17, before resuming the following weekend in Brewster with morning and afternoon …

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Oct 16 2015

About the Owner: Offering a Personal Perspective to Distinguish Your Home

Making your vacation rental business personal can have a significant impact on your marketing success.   Doing so provides invaluable trust to vacationers, who are booking a home sight unseen online, hoping not only that the home exists as advertised but also that their rental experience with the owner will be a positive one.

With the …

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Oct 06 2015

Pricing Your Home

When pricing your vacation rental home, it’s very important to get it right. Naturally, those of you who have been renting for a few years have a pretty good idea what your weekly rate should be, but it’s still a good idea to re-evaluate each year to be sure you are not asking too …

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