Category Archive: Managing Your Vacation Rental

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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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Oct 08 2015

How to Shop for Flooring Tiles for Your Rental Home

When choosing tile flooring for a rental home, it’s important to consider all of the factors that could affect its appearance over the years. Tiles will alter in color and texture due to regular day-to-day traffic, environmental conditions and the hustle and bustle of rotating occupants. You want flooring that’s easy on the eyes, but …

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Aug 12 2015

How to Pick the Right Kind of Paint for Your Vacation Rental Home

As the summer marches on, we have to wonder: have we made our rental home all that it can be as a vacation destination? A vacation rental home is an escape from reality, and choosing the elements that complete that oasis can be daunting—especially choices involving colors and patterns. When it comes to paint, the …

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Aug 03 2015

Eek! A cockroach! Or is it?

In a recent post, Elizabeth gave advice about mitigating problems with bugs.  One bug that causes vacationers great concern is the wood roach.  This is what the Barnstable County Agricultural Extension Service has to say about this innocuous insect:

Strangely, the bug that draws the most attention and complaints is one of …

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