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VR Maintainance – Choose Your Own Spring Cleaning Plan

  By Alan Egan Time to start preparing for the upcoming season  As we move into April it’s time to start thinking about giving your property a deep clean. This slideshow looks at how to break down the somewhat daunting task of giving the entire house a spring clean.   Choose Your Own Spring Cleaning Plan  For more on how to add colour to increase bookings see our vacation rental photography and staging...
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4 Signs That You’re Running Your Holiday Rental As A Business And Not A Hobby

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business 4 Signs That You’re Running Your Holiday Rental As A Business And Not A Hobby You’re running your holiday rental as a business if: you have set yourself income targets you know specifically who your target market is you have streamlined systems for logging, tracking bookings and analysing your data you have your own website that...
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Vacation Rentals – Mad March Hares And April Fools

      By Alan Egan  As many of you know, I live on a farm and early yesterday morning I was standing on the terrace looking out over the fields watching half a dozen March Hares jumping up and down, chasing each other and running around in circles. Mad March Hares. You have to laugh. But in many ways they remind me of many vacation rental owners and managers....
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The 3 types of characters in the vacation rental business

      By Alan Egan  Vacation rental players – A cast of millions There are all sorts of characters in the vacation rental business. Owners, managers, agents. All sorts. Literally millions of them. All of these individuals fit into one of 3 basic types, each type has an over riding trait and this is reflected in their marketing persona. Where are you playing your part? Act one – Group...
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Vacation Rental Bedding – Only The Chicest Survive

      By Mercedes Brennan  Vacation Rental Bedding – Only The Chicest Survive It’s March and it’s that time of year when I start searching for summer vacation rentals for my family. This summer we are going to coastal Maine, a place I have never been before. I’ve done some research and know basically in what areas we want to stay. I’m a vacation rental interior designer so not...
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Another Owner Built Holiday Rental Website Goes Live

      By Alan Egan  Another Holiday Rental Owners Website Goes Live Congratulations to Sue and Frutos of CasaTagomago.com, they are the latest owners to go live with their (fully responsive) new website after completing the bookingsplus4g.com WordPress for vacation rental owners course. What a lovely site they have created. Here’s a short video showing some of the pages Have a look around the site to see what’s possible...
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Holiday Rental Business | Owner Basics

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business Holiday Rental Business Owner Basics What are the basics traits that you need to be a successful holiday home owner? I’d say: a passion for the local area and a desire to share just how fabulous it is with your guests a people focussed approach where you care about your guests and you care that they have a quality...
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VR Styling – Freshen Up With Floral Prints

  By Alan Egan Time to start preparing for the upcoming season  As we move toward the beginning of the VR season it’s time to start thinking about small improvements and what we can do to attract more guests. This slideshow looks at floral prints and how they can make a space come alive. By adding eye catching fabrics, wallpapers and rugs your rooms will stand out among the listings and that’s...
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New Vacation Rental Photography Book Published

  By Alan Egan The Vacation Rental Photography And Staging Bible Hello Alan here, I have just published a new vacation rental photography book. The Vacation Rental Photography and Staging Bible. Get your copy today This book combines my existing guides (over 1,000 copies downloaded) along with updated and new material. The new book has over 100 full colour pages along with real life photo makeover examples, professional tips and checklists....
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Google Plus Is Dead – Long Live Google Plus

  By Alan Egan Google Plus Is Dead – Long Live Google Plus There has been so much written regarding the death of Google Plus over the past couple of years, only last week I saw another couple of, ill informed, articles regarding it’s demise. This time last year Matt Landau of the vacation rental marketing blog predicted that it would be scrapped within a year. Yet it’s still here....
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