Tag Archive: vacation rental homeowner advice

Feb 09 2018

Your Listing Quality Audit

In this evolving vacation rental industry, it’s more important than ever to create a top-quality listing to successfully market your rental home.  Listen to our recent podcast, in which Elizabeth Weedon and I discuss some tips about how to make your online listing more competitive. And, if you are listed on WeNeedaVacation.com, learn what they …

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Feb 07 2018

Cape and Islands directly affected by massive change in vacation rental industry

New booking fees imposed by major vacation rental sites are causing a ruckus across the country – and they’re affecting vacationers and homeowners here on the Cape and Islands as well. Growing frustration and anger is surfacing from both sides of the rental process.

Following the booking platform model of Airbnb, other “big box” rental sites …

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Feb 05 2018

Online Payment Options for vacation rental homeowners

In a previous blog post, I addressed the growing demand from vacationers to be able to pay for their rental homes online rather than by mailing a check.  To meet this demand, many homeowners realize they should provide their tenants with an online payment option but want to do so without risking security, reliability, …

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Jan 03 2018

The Benefits of Offering Your Guests Online Payment Options

In case you hadn’t noticed, the world has gone digital. And in the vacation rental industry, growing numbers of vacationers prefer to pay for their rental homes online rather than by sending a check. If you are a vacation rental homeowner and want to maintain an edge over your competition, we recommend that you consider …

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Dec 08 2017

Lodging Tax Update

Although Beacon Hill lawmakers are still intent on extending the 11.7% lodging tax to vacation home rentals, there has been no action on the bill yet. Joan Talmadge has been in touch with State Senator Julian Cyr, who represents the Cape and Islands. In our latest podcast, Joan and I sit down to discuss some …

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