Rental Listing 101: Understanding Your Audience

One thing’s for sure: it’s a booming time to be a vacation rental owner. The industry is growing by making hospitality more flexible and accessible, with vacation rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO being the first stop for an increasing number of travelers. If you find yourself in this industry, though, without a firm grasp on who your potential …

The Ultimate Summer Rental Checklist

Temperatures are rising, students are celebrating, and spring allergies are slowly subsiding. Yes, summer is here, and for owners of vacation rental properties, that means a lot more than just popsicles and pool parties. These summer months can be the most profitable months of the whole year if you’re prepared, but it’s hard to know just what to do and …

Rental Properties that Prioritize Guest Safety

Free Wifi, a heated pool, pet services and clever sleeping solutions that can accommodate as many people as possible in the same space. These are just some of the features that property owners highlight when opening up their homes to long and short term rentals all over the world. As illustrated in Real Estate News, the home rental industry has …

The Future of Online Booking: Understanding The “Why” That Determines The Future “What”

These are fascinating times in the world of vacation rentals, Airbnb’s, and other alternative accommodations. The space has never seen such a prolonged period of such rapid growth. And with that growth comes attention, both good and bad. Attention from guests certainly, but also attention from vested interests, regulators, and NIMBYs all fighting to stop the flow of innovation and …

5 Ways to Attract More Families to Your Vacation Rental Property

With family travel being the fastest growing niche in the leisure travel industry, family vacations can be the best source of income for your short-term rental property. In a crowded market, however, it can be hard to stand out, and the challenge for vacation rental owners is in attracting families to your vacation home. That’s why we compiled the following …

What Are the Best Sites to List Your Rental Property to Maximize and Manage Bookings?

Your online marketing campaign is an essential element of your vacation rental’s marketing strategy, especially when you consider that all of your competitors, including hotels and resorts, probably have a very dominant online presence. In fact, without vacation rental listing websites, it can be a major challenge to find the bookings you need to maximize your vacation home’s profitability. But …

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Property Management Firm for Your Lake Tahoe Vacation Home

Nestled amidst the Sierra Nevada region between Sacramento and the Carson City and Reno area of Nevada, Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the nation, particularly among those in the western United States. Straddling California and Nevada, the year-round Lake Tahoe population is just over 50,000 people. During peak tourism season, though, populations can reach …

Own a Miami Beach Vacation Rental? Build a Website with Your Property Manager to Boost Bookings

Back in the 1980s when my family started acquiring and renting vacation homes, a majority of these rental properties were advertised in print ads or via real estate firms. But today, the internet is truly king. Virtually all rental home bookings originate from the web, whether it’s a classifieds website, a real estate or rental agency website, a site dedicated …