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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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Oct 02 2013

Don’t let poor business practices result in lost bookings

A Fool Counting Money

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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Jul 24 2013

Tips for attracting fall vacation rental bookings

Update your listing to promote fall rentals

Looking to extend your booking season beyond the high summer season? If priced appropriately and marketed well, your home can provide you with some additional revenue with very little added effort.

The word is out!

Most of us who own homes on the Cape and Islands are very aware of what an ideal time of …

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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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Mar 05 2013

Handling Tentative Bookings

Vacation rental homeowners on our site often ask us how to handle tentative bookings and, specifically, when they should reflect the booking as confirmed on their availability calendar. Tempting as it is to do so immediately upon receiving a verbal commitment from a prospective tenant, we urge you to resist until you have received a …

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