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Feb 05 2018

Online Payment Options for vacation rental homeowners

In a previous blog post, I addressed the growing demand from vacationers to be able to pay for their rental homes online rather than by mailing a check.  To meet this demand, many homeowners realize they should provide their tenants with an online payment option but want to do so without risking security, reliability, …

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Jan 17 2018

How the new federal tax laws may affect vacation rental homeowners

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act closed out 2017 introducing many unknowns to the American taxpayer. While a full version of the bill is not available as of this writing on January 15, 2018, many news organizations have released general summaries of its contents. Unfortunately, there is still an element of incomplete and incorrect information …

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Jan 04 2018

Important changes in the vacation rental industry and how you should adapt

The vacation rental industry is ever evolving, but recently we have seen major disruption as Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) have changed from being advertisers to booking platforms, where they control the entire booking process, including communication between homeowners and prospective guests.  In our latest podcast, our CIO Jim Reese and I sit down to discuss …

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Dec 08 2017

Celebrating 20 years!

A lot has changed in the vacation rental industry in 20 years, but one thing has remained the same –’s commitment to personalized customer service.  Listen as founders Joan and Jeff Talmadge reflect on the early days in the industry, how their company has grown and evolved, and what they attribute their success …

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Nov 29 2017

Is your listing’s Property Description doing the job?

Whether you’re brand new to marketing a vacation rental home or have been listing one for years, is your Property Description is adequately marketing your property?

Keep in mind two important factors: 1) you have a ton of competition these days, and 2) vacationers are busy and want instant access to as much information as possible …

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