6 Reasons Why You Need A Vacation Rental Photography Makeover

6 Reasons Why You Need A Vacation Rental Photography Makeover – Right Now One of the greatest photographers of all time, Ansel Adams, said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” And as I have mentioned before, there are only two types of vacation rental owner, takers and makers. Those that take bookings and those that make bookings. This all stems from making photographs, making good photographs, making better...
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Vacation Rentals – Turning Low Season Into High Season – Part Two

Vacation Rentals – Turning Low Season Into High Season – Part Two Walking away with extra low season bookings. This week we look at activities. Out of season activities of course. For those of you that don’t know, when I started in this business I had a listings company, marketing villas, cottages, farm houses, etc, in Algarve, southern Portugal. I was sole agent on the properties so the owners were...
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Vacation Rental Marketing and Esignatures

Another Top Vacation Rental Marketing Tip VR Marketing and Esignatures I tried to post this to a community.homeaway.com forum but it didn’t render the html so appeared as gobbledgook, so I thought it best to post it here as it displays as I intended. I recently changed the way in which I “sign” these articles and this has increased my followers on Twitter and my “likes” on Facebook. It looks...
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Vacation Rental Marketing and The 100% Rating System

Vacation rental marketing and The 100% Rating System Influence I have read all sorts of things regarding the vacation rental market, I have read various stories covering just about everything from boom to bust. The thing to bear in mind is that whether 2012 turns out to be a boom year, a bust year or, more likely, somewhere in between, vacation rental owners, like yourself, are in a position to...
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Vacation Rental Marketing and Christmas Turkeys.

Vacation rental marketing and christmas turkeys. Just a short note today, I would like to wish all vacation, villa, condo, cabin, cottage, holiday let and apartment rental owners  a DOUBLE seasons greetings. Firstly, here’s wishing you all a merry festive season (what’s left of it) and a happy new year. Secondly here’s wishing you a very successful and profitable booking season. No sooner than the christmas season is over the...
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Vacation Rental Marketing – Trailers For Sale or Rent

Vacation Rental Marketing “Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let 50 cents”. As you may, or may not, know these words are taken from a song called “king of the road” by Roger Miller. This article is not looking at trailers for sale or rent though, but, as usual for rentmoreweeks, it’s looking at properties – and it’s no surprise that they cost more than 50 cents (well it...
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Vacation Rental – Turning Low Season Into High Season

. . . . . . . . . . . Vacation Rental – Turning Low Season Into High Season Vacation rental marketing is like most things in life, the more effort that you put into it the more you get out of it. This article looks at making a little effort, putting in a little time and increasing your chances of turning a little bit of low season into...
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Vacation Rental Owners Should Be Selling Dreams

Dream Merchants, Selling Dreams And Dream Selling   Advice for vacation rental owners I’m not sure if you noticed a recent report from Google that identified the 5 stages of travel http://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/insights/featured/five-stages-of-travel/ The 5 stages of travel are, according to Google, 1.  Dreaming 2.  Planning 3.  Booking 4.  Experiencing 5.  Sharing Vacation rental owners and owners of villas, holiday homes, cottages, cabins, condo’s, etc. are all in the travel business...
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