Tag Archive: marthas vineyard vacation rental trends

Jul 14 2015

Tips to convert last-minute inquiries to bookings

Several of our homeowners who still have some vacancies this late in the season have reported that there are quite a few “tire kickers” inquiring about their homes but then disappearing without explanation. How can you convert these inquiries into bookings and, if not, at least get some indication why?

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Jun 16 2015

Fourth of July booms are causing a bust for homeowners

This year, the Cape and Islands have a substantial number of vacation rental homes still showing available weeks between the end of June and mid-July.  Contrary to what many would think, the week that contains July Fourth is traditionally very difficult to book – and this year it’s been especially hard with July Fourth …

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Apr 21 2015

Deal Breakers II – Another reason you could be losing inquiries

In my blog post last week, I wrote about deal breakers when choosing a vacation rental. I ranted about two aspects of a property that turned me off and prevented me from recommending it to our Midwest cousins who will be coming to the Cape this summer.   Here is the rest of the …

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Apr 16 2015

Does your town require a vacation home registration fee?

As you probably know, some towns on the Cape and Islands have been interested in expanding the state lodging tax to private rental homes.  That has not yet been approved by the state legislature, but did you know that many towns on the Cape require vacation rental owners to register their homes and pay …

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Apr 14 2015

Welcoming Your Guests with Gifts

Providing welcome gifts for your guests is a great idea. They do not need to be fancy or expensive but will certainly make your guests feel welcome and create a great first impression that can translate into repeat bookings, great reviews, and referrals to friends and family. A small investment in a simple welcome gift …

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