Category Archive: Podcast

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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Mar 02 2017

How to take interior photos in the offseason

It’s no secret that having large, beautiful photos on your listing will help increase vacationer interest in your rental home. The key, however, is to keep them fresh and updated – even in the offseason.

Our staff photographer, Becky Fischer, and I sat down to discuss pictures and how you can update them even if there …

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Feb 06 2017

Should you charge a cleaning fee?

Homeowners new to renting frequently ask whether to include cleaning in the rental cost. There are a number of factors to take into consideration when making this decision

There really isn’t a right or wrong answer – but it’s worth looking at the issue from different perspectives so that you can make the right decision for …

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Feb 02 2017

PayPal and other Electronic Payments

Although checks are still the preferred method of payment for most rental homeowners, PayPal can be a quick and easy alternative, especially for last-minute or international bookings. PayPal allows you to accept either bank transfer or credit card payments.

Elizabeth Weedon and I sat down to record a podcast about accepting electronic payments, and we discussed …

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