VR Business – What’s your mindset?

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business What’s your mindset? Holiday home owner mindset is you; more specifically your way of thinking, your opinion, your attitudes, your beliefs, your goals, your dreams. It’s what drives you and therefore what drives the success of your holiday rental business. To make your holiday rental a success you need to develop: a business owner mindset Where every decision you...
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Another Site Goes Live – WordPress Vacation Rental Website Giveaway

Another Site Goes Live – WordPress Vacation Rental Website Giveaway As you may be aware, here at Rent More weeks we have been giving away vacation rental websites along with a series of videos so that owners can create their own kick ass website that will then act as a base for marketing their property and the area it’s located in. These sites are destination based and that’s what sets...
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The Great WordPress Vacation Rental Website Giveaway – Update

The Great WordPress Vacation Rental Website Giveaway As you may be aware, here at Rent More weeks we have been giving away vacation rental websites along with a series of videos so that owners can create their own kick ass website that will then act as a base for marketing their property and the area it’s located in. These sites are destination based and that’s what sets them apart. Anyway,...
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Homeaway Social Media Police Attacking Owners Facebook Pages

I came across this information on social media and have to say that I’m shocked at the level of control that Homeaway are trying to enforce on owners across so many fronts. I fully understand the need to suppress leakage on their own site regarding owners that encourage booking outside the HA system but when it comes to the Homeaway police poking around owners Facebook pages this really does cross...
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Sharples Leaves Homeaway

News just in… I read this online, People quit on Fridays and get fired on Mondays – particularly when it comes to publicly traded companies. The duration of the forward agreement also screams fired… Hello Owners and Property Managers. I wanted to reach out to you directly to let you know about some big news for both HomeAway and me personally. After 12 years at the helm at HomeAway, I...
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When the communicator met the customer

When the communicator met the customer I came across this great article by Gerry McGovern – Does it ring any bells with you? Communicator: We’re delighted to announce that our new updated, redesigned and relaunched service is even easier to use than it has ever been. Customer: But it’s not. Communicator: We value your feedback, but our new redesigned service has a whole range of new features, topped off by an...
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Vacation Rental Styling – Why Average Is Over For Vacation Rentals

      By Mercedes Brennan  Vacation Rental Styling – Why Average Is Over For Vacation Rentals We are living in The New Era of Aesthetics. It is the 21st century and expectations of beauty have dramatically increased. Excellent design is everywhere. It invites us into an enticing, diverse, stimulating, gorgeous world. Our smartphones are as sexy as supermodels, the typeface and photography of our favorite blogs compel us to...
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The Masked Manager | ARE YOU TRAPPED IN THE SPIDERS WEB?

   By The Masked Manager ARE YOU TRAPPED IN THE SPIDERS WEB? These last few weeks has shown the moves to increasingly monetise the rental world. The doors have almost shut as Best Match is introduced on HomeAway sites and guests are led down more disturbing booking paths. From reading this week’s newsletters and forums it’s clear that wherever you have your home, how many great reviews or celebrities have...
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VR Business – 3 Ways to advertise your holiday rental for free

  By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business 3 Ways to advertise your holiday rental for free 1) Social Media To get results from social media you need to show up regularly. You don’t have to be on every social media platform going (there’s far too many). Instead choose 2-3 to do well. Be persistent and the results will come. Talk about your area and what there’s...
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