Digital Innovations to Set Your Rental Apart

Regardless of whether you opt for short or long term rentals, emerging technology is the soundest way to make your home more attractive to prospective renters with minimal cost. In fact, one recent study found that 80% of vacation guests were more likely to rent a home with smart technology. For the owner, equipping your home with smart technologies like …

Five Design Tips to Make Your Short Term Rental Pop

Imagine this: you’re going on vacation, so you head to Airbnb, VRBO, or a similar booking site to find the perfect rental. As you’re browsing you come across a beautiful home on the beach with an affordable rate, so you click to view more. To your astonishment, the rooms aren’t lacking design – they’re completely empty! Confusion sets in. Where …

What Vacation Rentals, Futbol, and Globalization Have in Common

I see the world through the lens of sports. I tend to lean on analogies and examples that have occurred in sports. Whether I’m attempting to make sense of economics, processing a piece of art, navigating politics, or learning more about vacation rentals – all have something in common with sports in my mind. Though I find this tactic useful, …

Labor Day Best Practices for Vacation Rentals

Summer’s almost over. Shorter days and cooler temperatures are quickly approaching, along with a bit of rest – but it’s not time to slow down just yet! As you know, Labor Day – the capstone travel weekend of the season and first holiday of the new school season – is upon us. Some parents may be using this time to …

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How Home Automation Can Transform Your Vacation Rental

There are two words that describe the one thing all property managers are trying to do these days: stand out. You have multiple options for doing this. The one that most are flocking to is home automation – and for good reason. Home automation provides various benefits to the owner, manager, and guest. Just be sure to avoid potential confusion that …

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4 Steps to Baby-Proofing Your Property for Jack-Jack from The Incredibles 2

Good property managers prepare for various possibilities, including upcoming maintenance, special requirements or needs of your guests, and potential emergencies or disasters. But what’s the biggest and sometimes most unforeseen disaster that could befall a rental property? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not a hurricane, a tornado, or a fire. None of those things are as destructive, as unstoppable, …

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Renovation: Rights for a Tenant

Experts argue that all properties should undergo major renovation every 15-20 years in order to keep them in the best condition. You should, of course, perform any other maintenance as need and when required. However, what do you do if there’s a tenant occupying the property when major renovation work is being done? This can have implications for their rights …

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Sell your Rental Property Tax-Free with This IRS Rule

Did you know your rental property could qualify to be sold tax-free? Taxes on the sale of any second homes, vacation properties, or investment properties could eat up roughly 30-40% of your profit! That means for every $100,000 your property has gained in value, you’d owe roughly $30,000-$40,000 in taxes. However, you can avoid these taxes altogether by using an …

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How to Save Energy in Your Rental

Renting a home has many perks—you usually don’t need to worry about paying for repairs, since your landlord or property management team cover that. And renting a house can be a lot cheaper than paying a mortgage. Plus, you have the flexibility and option to move once your lease is up, which is something that isn’t so simple when you …