Managing Your Vacation Rental Podcasts

Saying “No” to potential guests

Written by Tyler Pyburn
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Occasionally, you might receive a vacationer inquiry that makes you feel unsettled.  Just remember that you should feel comfortable with the guests who will be staying in your home. And, of course, you’re the boss!

Co-owner of, Joan Talmadge and I recently recorded a podcast about screening potential guests and how to go about telling someone, “No.”

Here are some of the questions we address

  • Why is a phone call with your prospective guests so important?
  • How important is a lease?
  • Can you set age requirements?
  • How do you say no?
  • Do you risk talking potential guests out of booking your home by disclosing its flaws?
  • Why should you collect a security deposit?

If you’re looking for more information about screening potential guests, take a look at our blog post that goes into even more depth.

About the author

Tyler Pyburn

Tyler Pyburn - I am a newcomer to, but am absolutely ecstatic to be part of such a seasoned team as a Marketing Manager. I've spent the past few years as a digital marketing maven helping brands build their online presence and will assume a similar role here. I also had a short stint as a sports reporter for CBS, but now I’d much rather find my way to a bleacher seat at a Cape League game than in the press box. My wife and I live on the south shore with our three dogs; Dale,Trot, and Vinny.Email Tyler

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