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5 Critical Phases Every Vacation Rental Guest Experiences

When was the last time you thought about all of the different things that happen before a guest books a stay at your vacation rental? Sometimes guests find you from an Online Travel Agency (OTA) like Airbnb or HomeAway. Others might come from a listing. Other times a guest may come across your website (you […]

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VRS218 – Vacation Rental Occupancy Tax 101 with Rob Stephens

Occupancy tax collection can be confusing. If you list with Airbnb, they will collect and remit for you, however if you are doing some direct bookings, the onus is on you to ensure compliance with local tax requirements. In general local authorities require quarterly filing so this is not something you can leave to a […]

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VRS216 – Getting Back To The Basics Of Vacation Rental with Wes Melton

Are property managers a dying breed? Is this the end of property management as we know it? These questions are coming at us from a variety of sources and the latest was an article from Wes Melton at Smoky Mountains.com, published on Matt Landau’s Vacation Rental Marketing Blog. In this insightful but inconclusive argument, Wes […]

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VRS214 – How to Break Free and Become Independent of Your Own Business

Most property managers start out as one or two-man bands; managing everything in the rental process. They will source and onboard new owners; create listings and manage rates; communicate with guests and answer every question that’s asked. They cover all the bases and often find, even when they start to take on staff, that they […]

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VRS213 – Launching AVROA 2.0 with April Salter

On January 1st 2018, the Association of Vacation Rental Operators and Affiliates (AVROA) will be officially launched as a non-profit Association. Dubbed AVROA 2.0, the organization has evolved over the past seven years to an entity that will be stronger, more focused and ready to enter a new era of independent vacation rental ownership and […]

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VRS212 – 7 Activities To Grow Your Vacation Rental Business in 2018

There’s no doubt, being in the vacation rental business becomes more challenging every year. While we love the growth of the business it’s brought with it an increase in competition, a rise in guest expectations, and the need to be on top of technology. In this episode I wanted to share what I think we […]

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VRS209 – 20 Ways to Guest Proof your Vacation Rental

You can have the best guests in the world but accidental damage will still happen. Things get spilled, knocked over, misplaced and sometimes damaged beyond repair, simply because your guests haven’t the time to get comfortable in a new space. When people congregate in unfamiliar surroundings they don’t have that awareness of space they have […]

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VRS208 – The Luxury Vacation Rental Niche with Ryan Liebentritt

When you rent properties to the likes of Mark Cuban and Katie Perry and have properties that can command up to $250,000 per week for the Superbowl, it’s clear you have a good grasp on the luxury market. We often see the words ‘luxury’, ‘executive’ and ‘high-end’ used in listing text, often to describe what […]

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