Homeaway, I know You Read This , I need Your Help

Homeaway, I know You Read This , I need Your Help Dear Mr Sharples, or anyone else at Homeaway that is prepared to listen. Please help. An owner has asked if I could help her sort out a very serious problem regarding Best Match and she isn’t the only one experiencing this knock on effect caused by your software changes. As you will see, she has tried to sort this problem...
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How To Get More Followers On Pinterest With 21+ Tactics That Will Grow Your Following

How To Get More Followers On Pinterest With 21+ Tactics That Will Grow Your Following I came across the massively awesome, awesomely massive, post from co-schedule and wanted to share it as it has some really great information regarding Pinterest. Bear in mind that the people that use Pinterest fit the exact demographic as those that book vacation rentals… So you want to learn how to get more followers on Pinterest....
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VR Business – 5 Tips For Excellent Customer Service

 [su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business[su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] 5 Tips for excellent customer service Always get back to guests. Even if you can’t help them and your holiday rental is full for those dates, always respond. You never know when they may want to come to your area again. Personalise it – Use their first name if you know...
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Vacation Rental Styling – Yes, Kitchenettes Matter

      By Mercedes Brennan [su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] I think kitchenettes need to pack a huge punch. Why? Because kitchenettes are mistakenly viewed as the ugly step-sisters to their proper kitchen sisters. You typically find them in mini vacation rentals or in the rented-out portion of an otherwise owner-occupied home (think Airbnb). And often such spaces are designed as afterthoughts. Or worse, on the fly. This is a...
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VR Business – Who Wants A Full Booking Calendar?

 [su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business[su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] Who wants a full booking calendar? Me, me, me I hear you shout. But do you really? Surely what you really mean is that you want is to earn more from your holiday rental? Having a full calendar, if it’s full of low value bookings isn’t the way to do this....
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How to Make Your Airbnb Photos Stand Out

How to Make Your Airbnb Photos Stand Out By Snezana Krdzic of Short Term Stays Is your Airbnb selfie worthy? And by that we mean, is it ready to take professional shots that will be posted for everyone to see? And if not, how do you even go about preparing your rental property for the arrival of a photographer? It’s a no-brainer that professional photos are a must nowadays, that...
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Why Is Santa Monica Allowing Homeaway Etc To Break The Law?

I came across the story below, of a vacation rental operator being convicted of operating an illegal VR business in Santa Monica and got to wondering how this breaks down into the “them and us” of big vacation rental business and small vacation rental business. Mr Shatford, the VR operator in question, was operating four VR’s and was, quite rightly, prosecuted and convicted. My question to the Santa Monica task force...
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VR Business – Changeover Systems

 [su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] By vacation rental marketing expert, Karen Spencer Holiday Rental Business[su_divider top=”no” style=”dotted” divider_color=”#fa692b” size=”2″] Changeover Systems Although changeover days happen regularly, rarely are any two the same. There’s usually some problem that you’re faced with. So you need streamlined systems in place to handle the routine, to free up time for you or your housekeeper to deal with those issues that you could not plan...
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26 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing

26 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing Could your Pinterest marketing use a jumpstart? Are you curious about what’s working for other businesses? Tweaking techniques that have been successful for others can help you drive traffic, connect with your target audience, and increase sales. In this article, you’ll discover 26 tips to improve your Pinterest marketing. Discover 26 tips you can use to improve your Pinterest marketing. #1: Share Pin It...
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