Tag Archive: marthas vineyard vacation rental trends

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 …

Continue reading »

Jan 05 2017

Saying “No” to potential guests

Occasionally, you might receive a vacationer inquiry that makes you feel unsettled.  Just remember that you should feel comfortable with the guests who will be staying in your home. And, of course, you’re the boss!

Co-owner of WeNeedaVacation.com, Joan Talmadge and I recently recorded a podcast about screening potential guests and how to go about telling …

Continue reading »

Dec 02 2016

How the vacation rental industry changed

The vacation rental industry is dramatically different from what it was a few decades ago.  What was once a little cottage industry (no pun intended) is now a billion dollar business!  In fact, research and markets predict that the global vacation rental industry will reach $169.7 billion by 2019. Although buzz words like “hotelification” …

Continue reading »

Aug 26 2016

One More Reason to Use a Large and Lovely First Picture on Your Listing

We have written many blog posts this summer promoting Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as the fantastic vacation destinations they are and the fabulous vacation rentals they offer. (If you haven’t visited our Vacationer Blog – check it out: http://www.weneedavacation.com/blog/)

We incorporate lovely pictures of rental houses in most blog posts including  posts promoting …

Continue reading »

Jul 22 2016

Is the Lodging Tax Coming Soon to the Cape and Islands?

Vacation rental owners on the Cape and Islands may soon be faced with charging their guests a nearly 12% lodging tax if the MA legislature approves the bill before the end of the current legislative session on July 31.

Why the renewed interest now?
Some state legislators and town boards have tried to have …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

Fetch more items