Tag Archive: nantucket vacation rental homeowner

Jul 05 2017

Recap of 6/30/17 meeting with Senator Cyr regarding the lodging tax bill

Last Friday, about 35 homeowners attended a 1 ½ hour meeting that we hosted at Brewster Town Hall with Senator Julian Cyr and his District Director, Leslie Sandberg.  There were more questions than answers during the meeting, but we had an opportunity to present our concerns to the Senator as well as our suggestions for …

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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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Apr 20 2017

How to be accessible to potential vacationers

As homeowners, we all know how important it is to be easily and quickly accessible to vacationers who may inquire about renting our home.  But how has technology raised the bar in terms of expected response time?

In our latest podcast, Elizabeth Weedon and I sat down to discuss the importance of accessibility and responsiveness to …

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Apr 07 2017

Opposed to the Lodging Tax? Join us in our fight against it!

Co-owner of WeNeedaVacation.com, Jeff Talmadge, two members of our staff, and I spent this past Thursday at the State House in Boston for the second time in a month advocating on behalf of our homeowners against the proposed Lodging Tax. We met first with Rep. Jay Kaufman, Chair of the Joint Committee on Revenue, and …

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Mar 31 2017

Is your vacation rental a good fit for your guests?

As homeowners, we are usually fairly anxious to convert as many inquiries as we can into bookings. We’re  abundantly aware of how much competition there is out there, and we want to grab that bird in hand.  Before we jump to send the lease and collect the rent, however, it’s important to determine if our …

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