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. Using PayPal to Receive Vacationer Payments — 02/04/2016
  2. Listing Accuracy Maximizes Bookings — 02/02/2016
  3. Are you taking advantage of our newest features? — 01/25/2016
  4. Use text alerts to respond to inquiries instantly — 12/03/2015
  5. Successful vacation rental booking techniques — 11/12/2015

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

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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Jul 31 2015

Getting bugged about bugs?

One of the most common complaints from vacationers is about bugs: live bugs, dead bugs, bugs that look exactly like cockroaches (but they’re really just wood roaches), how their rental home is “infested” with bugs. I’m always curious to know where these folks live that is completely devoid of insects in the summertime. …

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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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