Tag Archive: vacation rental owner responsibilities

Dec 29 2016

Why you should reach out to your prior guests

Chances are, you’re probably starting to get inquiries for next summer.  But have you reached out to your past guests yet?  Repeat guests are the best kind, and they might appreciate the nudge!  While you’re at it, contact vacationers who inquired about your home in the past but never booked it.  If they were interested …

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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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Oct 02 2013

Don’t let poor business practices result in lost bookings

Despite your home being a perfect fit for a prospective vacationer, it’s possible that you can lose the booking due to an ill-advised booking procedure. A recent email correspondence with a vacationer drove home the risks of a homeowner requiring too much of a rental deposit, too soon, and without providing the vacationer with a …

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May 31 2013

Be your own guest! Spend a night or two in your rental home.

Despite all of your concerted efforts to prepare your home for the rental season – spending tons of time and money to clean, fix, paint, replace and even rebuild – the best way to guarantee that it will be beyond reproach for your tenants is to spend a night or two in the home before …

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Apr 17 2012

Clean as a Whistle! – Create a winning team with vacation rental cleaning providers

If a “Most Valuable Player” award were given at the end of a typical rental season, I’d nominate turnover cleaning crews!  If you’re like me, you are unable to be at your vacation rental home during turnover day, so you are dependent on your cleaning person or crew to adequately prepare your home for the …

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