Category Archive: Vacation Rental Homeowner News

Breaking news and events in the vacation rental industry.

Mar 09 2016

TV Interview with Award-Winning WeNeedaVacation.com

Last month, the Executive Director at the Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Kyle Hinkle, announced that WeNeedaVacation.com had been awarded the Build a Better Mousetrap Award via SCORE. We were thrilled to receive this recognition. The award “honors companies that survive the critical first five years and appear to be headed for long-term success.” Kyle laughed when …

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Feb 25 2016

Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees

Rarely in our 18-year history have we witnessed such a hue and a cry from vacation rental homeowners as we have the past few weeks! Perhaps ironically, their outrage stems from HomeAway/VRBO’s recent decision to join other “big box” vacation rental sites in requiring vacationers to pay a booking fee.

Why are homeowners so upset?

Jan 25 2016

Are you taking advantage of our newest features?

Whether you’ve been listed with us for years or are just starting out, you may not be aware of some very helpful features that we now offer. None of them cost you a dime, and each can provide you with an opportunity to stand out from your competition and increase your marketing success.

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Nov 19 2015

Homeowner Voices Her Concern Regarding the Lodging Tax

As discussed in a previous update regarding the proposed legislation to impose a lodging tax on private rental homes, we are encouraging rental homeowners to write to their state rep. and voice their opinions about this tax.  One of our homeowners is sending this letter to her state rep.:

The lodging tax on private home …

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Nov 17 2015

Time to take action on proposed lodging tax legislation

To voice your opinion on this proposed tax, you can email or write to your state representative.  If you are a MA resident, contact the rep. in the town where you vote. If you live out of state, contact the rep. in the town where your rental home is located.  Read a letter …

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