Babymoon Travel

Babymoon: 13 Things You Should Know

I remember my first babymoon clearly. I was 4 months pregnant, jet-lagged from a cross-nation flight, and fully asleep during the Cirque du Soleil show. Not really anyone’s idea of a good time. But hey –– you live and you learn. From my experience, I’ve had the ability to make better recommendations to expecting friends. Now I’m happy to share …

Holiday Rental

Holiday Hosting: 6 Tips for Vacation Rentals

Peak season for some vacation rentals is drawing to a close as winter holiday quickly approaches. But even the warmest, beach-themed vacation rentals can be easily turned into cozy, holiday spaces. If you’re looking to capture the holiday audience, you’ll need to start preparing immediately. This doesn’t happen overnight. Check out these tips for outfitting your vacation rental as a …

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Giving Thanks: 9 Ways to Show Your Appreciation

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, take some time to reflect on those that have supported you throughout the year. This of course could include your family and friends, but you should also remember those who work with you. Whether you’re a manager or an owner, showing your gratitude is a fruitful gesture that can propel a good working relationship into the …

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Airbnbs and Hotels: Can we get along?

I recently had the good fortune of celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary. This was a big milestone for me and my wife, so we wanted to do something special to celebrate. That something special? Eating our way through Italy. Having now returned from this trip of a lifetime, I wanted to share some observations from our travels. Airbnb and short-term …

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VRMA International 2018: What We Learned

Thankfully, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. We just returned from the VRMA International 2018 conference and are still reeling from the great sessions, events, and conversations. It’s always a pleasure to join the amazing people in this industry and learn how we can continue making short-term rentals better. Here are a few highlights from the event. …

Investment Calculations

Investment Property: Making Sense of Your Funding Options

Investment properties are about increasing and diversifying wealth. This is great news for those looking to find a way into real estate. Investment properties provide more opportunity to travel, increase your savings, and sustain long-term growth. When considering this in conjunction with the fact that buying is more affordable than renting in 66% of housing markets across the country, it’s …

Disaster Relief with Rick Haskins: Hurricane Michael

At 1:40 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 10, disaster occurred when Hurricane Michael officially made landfall on the Florida Panhandle. This Category 4 storm is the first storm of its strength to ever hit the panhandle, and it is the first to make landfall on the panhandle at all since 2005. The natural response to such a disaster is to …

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What to Do With Your Vacation Rental in the Off-Season

Trying to rent out your property in the off-season can be an infuriating and stressful experience. Tenants are few and far between, and your bottom line takes a hit. But, have no fear! No matter where you live, there are simple strategies you can implement to keep the momentum, and your money, going year-round. Season Repair and Upgrades Your rental …

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Digital Innovations In Renting Your Home

Using digital tools and emerging technology is the soundest way to make your short-term rental home more attractive to prospective guests with minimal cost. One recent study found that 80% of vacation guests were more likely to rent a home with smart technology. Equipping your home with smart technologies, such as smart security and keyless entry, grants you more control …