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VRS132 – Vacation Rental Property Management with a Difference with Darik Eaton

I had the pleasure of co-presenting a workshop session at the Vacation Rental Success Summit with Darik Eaton of Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. In my discussions with Darik beforehand we explored the differences between our two companies and they could not have been wider. In this episode he explains why his model works and how […]

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VRS094 – Vacation Rental Pros with Steve Milo

This week’s guest tells the story of how he went from a handful of properties under management to 950 over a period of 10 years. At one point he was managing 125 single-handedly. Like many people, Steve Milo started in the business with just his own vacation rental property in Florida. At that time the […]

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VRS082 – Successful Owner Series With Donna Martinez of Sea Ranch, California

I am a member of Matt Landau’s “Inner Circle” which is a great forum for owners to share resources, experiences and to learn from each other. That’s where I first came across Donna Martinez. Donna has been renting her property in Sea Ranch, California since 2013 – a short time to turn this beautiful home […]

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Why should you use a rental management agency?

Good question. Why should you? And if you have the time and inclination to advertise and market your property; handle hundreds of email and phone enquiries; screen your renters; collect a deposit and final balance; generate a rental management agreement and Terms and Conditions of Rental; and follow up after the rental, then you should […]

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Rent By Owner or Use A Rental Agency – Your First Decision

  When I bought my first rental property in Canada, I was still living in the UK, but didn’t even think of asking a third party to manage the rentals. I wanted to do it myself, and I am glad I did because what I learnt from buying that cottage, and the five that followed […]

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8 Ways to Attract Winter Cottage Rental Guests

1   Change the photos on your website to show winter scenes Potential renters are going to find your site more attractive if there are winter photos to motivate them to book. Next time you get a good snowfall, take some great pictures of the exterior of the property, before the snow gets trampled on. If […]

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What you need to know about using a rental agency

Although managing your own cottage rental can be rewarding and, in some ways, economical, it is very time consuming and demands a high degree of attention for it to be successful. This is where rental management companies can offer a great alternative, or become an additional tool in your marketing plan. Types of agencies and […]