Tag Archive: vacation rental pricing

Feb 25 2016

Why homeowners are outraged about vacationer booking fees

Rarely in our 18-year history have we witnessed such a hue and a cry from vacation rental homeowners as we have the past few weeks! Perhaps ironically, their outrage stems from HomeAway/VRBO’s recent decision to join other “big box” vacation rental sites in requiring vacationers to pay a booking fee.

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Oct 06 2015

Pricing Your Home

When pricing your vacation rental home, it’s very important to get it right. Naturally, those of you who have been renting for a few years have a pretty good idea what your weekly rate should be, but it’s still a good idea to re-evaluate each year to be sure you are not asking too …

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Jul 22 2014

Use Local Festivals and Events to Help Fill Vacancies

Still have availability for the summer or fall season? Consider promoting a local festival, fair or other fun event close to your home’s location!

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Apr 23 2014

A Quick Update on the Proposed Vacation Rental Lodging Tax Issue

WeNeedaVacation.com co-owner, Joan Talmadge, recently looked into the current status of proposed Massachusetts legislation regarding the extension of the lodging tax to private home rentals.

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Mar 19 2014

Should I provide linens in my vacation rental?

Homeowners frequently ask us, “Should I provide linens?” Although there’s no right answer, I have to say that linens and towels are a very popular amenity, particularly for vacationers who are traveling long distances. Generally, those who rent the larger and more expensive homes expect to be provided with this amenity. Today’s vacationers like …

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