Category Archive: Managing Your Vacation Rental

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Feb 04 2016

Using PayPal to Receive Vacationer Payments

Until recently, I have been a strong advocate of requiring that vacationers send rental funds by check rather than by credit card. I was concerned about having to pay extra fees and daunted by having to learn how the PayPal process works. Plus, I had never, in 30 years of renting, lost a booking …

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Feb 02 2016

Listing Accuracy Maximizes Bookings

Are you confident that your listing is accurate and up-to-date? If not, you could be missing out on valuable marketing opportunities and losing bookings to your competition!

Use the helpful checklist below to quickly review your listing to be sure that it adequately markets everything your home has to offer, including any updates you’ve made …

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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 06 2015

Fall Cleaning and Maintenance

Fall is the ideal time for cleaning and home maintenance after the busy summer season. For advice, we’ve asked some experts, The Furies, who offer a full line of cleaning and linen rental services for all Lower and Outer Cape towns. This is what they have to say:

 An in-depth fall cleaning is a must …

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