Holiday Rental Business Tips | Work With Other Local Businesses

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By Karen Spencer  It’s a fact that forming reciprocal links with other local businesses can help grow yours. Get two businesses working together who attract the same customer demographic and it’s a win-win.Once you’ve identified such businesses (eg restaurants, service providers, local attractions) here’s how to work with them, to help grow your business. Share flyers/postcards/leaflets Offer holiday packages at...
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Vacation Rental Styling | 12 Hot Tubs To Die For

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By Alan Egan As we said last week… One of the things that all vacation rental owners should be aiming for is making year on year improvements. With more and more properties entering the marketplace it becomes harder and harder to stand out from the crowd so small additions here and there can really help you raise the bar. And...
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Vacation Rental Photography | Photo Of The Week

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By Tyann Marcink The simplicity, the clean lines, and the pops of red in this living room caught my attention quickly. The small items grouped together and strategically placed throughout the room work well at giving this photo a lot of interest without being overwhelming. What I like about this photo: There may be many small items in the room,...
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Vacation Rental Marketing Tips | Smile Please

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By Alan Egan In a world of multi-media and social media it helps to be media savvy and sociable. The big players within the vacation rental listing sites are now offering space to upload more and more images. So, here’s todays tip,  add a smiling photo of yourself / yourselves, preferably outside your holiday home. The two photos above right...
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Why Vacation Rental Bookings Are Getting Harder To Find

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By Alan Egan Are you struggling for bookings? Does your calendar have more gaps in it this year than this time last year? With the huge growth of the major listings sites like Homeaway and Airbnb, their massive marketing budgets, more than a little hype and a ton of publicity across all types of media, pretty much every man woman...
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What’s Your Favourite Vacation Rental Listings Site?

What's Your Favourite Vacation Rental Listings Site?
That’s it. We were just wondering whether your prefer listing your vacation rental with Homeaway or Tripadvisor, Airbnb or Windu or maybe you prefer a local specialist site. Tell us who comes out on top and why. Do you like them because they are they free or because they bring you lots of enquiries. That’s it. Please leave your thoughts in...
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Holiday Rental Business Tips | What Does A Changeover Cost You?

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By Karen Spencer What does a changeover cost you? So if I asked you now “How much does each changeover cost you?”. Would you be able to give a definitive answer? You need to include: welcome hamper goodies welcome hamper sundries guest toiletries linen costs (both washing and ironing) cleaning charge housekeeping charge Once you know this cost, you can...
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Vacation Rental Styling | Outdoor Rooms

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One of the things that all vacation rental owners should be aiming for is making year on year improvements. With more and more properties entering the marketplace it becomes harder and harder to stand out from the crowd so small additions here and there can really help you raise the bar. For that reason we tracked down this slideshow from Houzz.com that...
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Vacation Rental Management | Quick tips

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By Alanna Schroeder-Millar Small furniture dings driving you mad? Why not pick up some furniture pens and get crafty? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rejuvenate-Wood-Furniture-and-Floor-Repair-Markers-RJ6WM/202676224   Alanna is founder of thedistinguishedguest.com/ and owner of princevillevacationrental.com – She is a regular contributor to rentmoreweeks. See more vacation rental management tips here #vacationrental #maintenance #furniturepens  
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Local Consumer Review Survey 2014

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We came across this detailed local consumer review survey by Myles Anderson for Brightlocal and very impressive it is too. Smart vacation rental owners will take some time to glean information as to potential gusets web browsing habits (don’t forget, we are all local businesses in a global industry). There is some great info regarding online reviews and online reputation.   Welcome to findings...
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