Category Archive: Managing Your Vacation Rental

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Sep 11 2017

Everything you need to know about guest reviews

Your listing provides vacationers with an overview of your home from your perspective, but they are also interested in hearing from your past guests what their experiences have been. Tyler Pyburn recently had a conversation with Elizabeth Weedon about tips for soliciting guest reviews.

Some of the questions we answer:

Aug 23 2017

5 Crucial Reasons to Update Your Calendars!

For those homeowners who update their calendars weekly, we thank you! It is so important and reflects positively on you and on our website. A current date stamp is the best way to assure vacationers that all pricing and availability information is accurate. Here are 5 reasons why we implore you all to update your …

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Aug 01 2017

The Talmadges Speak Out Against the Lodging Tax on Air with Jack Peak

WeNeedaVacation.com co-owners, Joan and Jeff Talmadge, appeared on Jack Peak’s TV show Peak Time on Friday, June 30th to advocate against the proposed Lodging Tax on short-term vacation home rentals. Peak Time is aired regularly on Lower Cape Community Access TV for the towns of Brewster, Eastham, Orleans, Truro, and Wellfleet.

In the interview, Joan and …

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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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