Tag Archive: vacation rental booking management

Dec 03 2015

Use text alerts to respond to inquiries instantly

Success in converting an inquiry into a booking starts with your responding to the inquiry just as quickly as possible. Keep in mind that vacationers typically inquire about multiple properties at a time, so being the first to respond to an inquiry enables you to beat your competition to the punch.  Receiving a text alert the …

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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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Jan 06 2015

Multiple week rentals – are they as attractive as they seem?

Most Cape and Islands vacation rental homeowners are willing to rent their homes on a weekly basis during the summer, but they would prefer 2-, 3-, or 4-week ones. In fact, it’s common to see discounts being offered for multiple week rentals.

Some of the obvious advantages are that you only have to deal …

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Nov 14 2013

Honoring promises to past tenants without losing new prospects

Every year, vacation rental homeowners hope that a few of our past tenants will choose to return to our homes the next season: they obviously are a great fit and love the home, and we can trust that they will be responsible tenants.  But how do you deal with a return tenant? Do you charge …

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Apr 05 2013

Handling International Inquiries, Payments and Bookings

As the global economy begins to stabilize and consumer confidence grows, more and more vacationers from other countries are resuming vacations to the US. And with this winter’s devastating effects on other popular East Coast destinations, vacation rental owners on the Cape & Islands could see a surge in inquiries and bookings from our friends …

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