Category Archive: Managing Your Vacation Rental

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Jun 02 2017

The Problem with Clutter

Definitions for the word “clutter” include mess, litter, untidiness, disorder, confusion, and chaos.  Is this the environment that you’d like to provide for your guests’ relaxation?

The consistent feedback we receive in our vacationer surveys and from reading thousands of guest reviews from vacationers indicate that they overwhelmingly prefer a relatively stripped-down, clutter-free home.  A …

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Jun 02 2017

Lodging Tax Imminent – Voice Your Opinion!

Beacon Hill lawmakers seem poised to bring the lodging tax to fruition, although the details have yet to be decided upon.  For years, and particularly this past year, we have been voicing our opinion about the negative consequences of this tax through the media and meetings with legislators at the State House.  At our encouragement, …

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May 02 2017

A Quick Guide to Vacation Rental Management

 

Managing a vacation rental property can – and should – be a very rewarding process. But it shouldn’t be done on a whim without careful planning and preparation. It’s vitally important to do it right! We have compiled an eBook entitled “Your Online Listing Is Active – Now What?!” as a guide for …

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Apr 20 2017

How to be accessible to potential vacationers

As homeowners, we all know how important it is to be easily and quickly accessible to vacationers who may inquire about renting our home.  But how has technology raised the bar in terms of expected response time?

In our latest podcast, Elizabeth Weedon and I sat down to discuss the importance of accessibility and responsiveness to …

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Mar 31 2017

Is your vacation rental a good fit for your guests?

As homeowners, we are usually fairly anxious to convert as many inquiries as we can into bookings. We’re  abundantly aware of how much competition there is out there, and we want to grab that bird in hand.  Before we jump to send the lease and collect the rent, however, it’s important to determine if our …

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