Changes in the Vacation Rental Industry

Rented.com associate, Taylor King, spent the weekend in beautiful Los Angeles for the HomeAway Summit. These are the lessons he learned: I got to spend this past weekend in Los Angeles for the HomeAway Summit. There are a lot of exciting shifts taking place in the vacation rental industry. Here are a few highlights: Back in 2007, only 10% of …

Airdna: The Tool That Every Vacation Rental Homeowner Needs

While there’s something to be said of experienced homeowners who have learned the business from first-hand experience, vacation rental analytical tools can certainly help make even more of your investment. Professional managers currently only own 40% of the market share; however, PhoCusWright reports that vacation rental management companies (VRMCs) are outperforming self-managing homeowners: “Online sales are still occurring almost entirely …

Are Things Getting Ugly? Dissecting the Dialogue Between Managers & TripAdvisor

You have seen the LinkedIn chatter for over a year now about “gaining control of your own business.” While booking sites like Homeaway and FlipKey provide ease and extra revenue, homeowners and managers alike resent their dependence on them. With recent discontent and TripAdvisor’s public problems with its product launch, conditions are ripe for a vocal response. Combine that with …

3 Lessons We Can Learn from the Hotel Industry

The traditional hotel may be dying, but there’s still a lot we can learn from the hotel industry. This July, Rentals United, interviewed three leading figures in the vacation rental industry in their article, “Q&A With Pros.” Richard Vaughton, Managing Director at Discovery Holiday Homes, Shaun Stewart, Head of Global Vacation Rentals at Airbnb, and Mike Donelly, Owner at ApartmentsApart, …

Week In Review: Woman Fined $15K For Renting Airbnb Without Permit

This Week in Airbnb (and Beyond) is a weekly podcast from Beyond Pricing. Each week, they discuss the top news in homesharing and vacation rentals with featured industry experts. This week, Andrew McConnell, sharing economy expert and CEO of Rented.com, and Stephanie Krieg, Founder of OurbnbSD, gave their thoughts on new regulation on short-term rentals. Here are highlights from the …

Long or Short Term Rentals? Find the Best Ways to Grow Your Wealth.

In 2012, consumer-booked vacation rentals accounted for one fifth of the lodging market. With the sharing economy in full swing and vacation rentals becoming increasingly popular, a $85 billion dollar market exists from which anyone with a second home can profit. Before capitalizing on the industry, however, a homeowner is faced with multiple options—an important one being the choice between …