Tag Archive: vacation rental shoulder season pricing

Sep 20 2013

Quick Tip: What to charge for off season security deposits

One of our homeowners recently inquired about whether he should require the same security deposit for an off-season and/or shorter stay rental as he does for an in-season, weekly one.  

We recommend that you require the same security deposit in the off season as you do in the high season. The reason is …

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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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Jul 12 2013

A Theory – Why certain summer weeks go like hotcakes one year, and fall flat the next

Yesterday, July 9, I received an email from a homeowner concerned that she hadn’t rented her home for the July 6 week, so it is sitting empty all this week.

After commiserating with her, I proceeded to do a little investigative searching on our site.  I selected a specific region of the Cape and conducted …

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Jan 21 2012

Build the Ideal Listing Part 4 – Using special offers to draw attention to your vacation rental listing

Given current economic conditions and the relatively large inventory of vacation rental properties available on the Cape and Islands, it’s more important than ever to make your listing stand out in the crowd. One of the most effective ways of doing so is to offer a little something special as an incentive to book your …

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Nov 21 2011

The Vacation Rental Pricing Dilemma: Go up, go down, or stay the same?

That’s the question on the mind of vacation rental homeowners as another peak booking season approaches. Before making a decision on which of the three is right for you, we recommend first asking yourself a few other important questions.

 How were bookings last season?

If you were completely booked by February, you …

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