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Oct 04 2017

Great turnout for our 8th annual Martha’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum!

Despite unexpected complications from Hurricane José, this year’s Vineyard Homeowner Forum was our most well attended one yet!  The Forum was once again held at the unique and special “Fourway” – home of our hosts Jani Gardner and Scott Tuttle in Vineyard Haven last Saturday. The crowd was engaged and enthusiastic and included some long-time …

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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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May 22 2017

Before and After Examples of Vacation Rental Photography

This is an especially busy time of year for our marketing team. We are traveling to all parts of the Cape to photograph and video homes to help homeowners improve their listings. (We’ve now worked in over 550 homes!) The truth is, we all need to “up our game” to succeed in the growing rental …

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