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How To Get Wealthy Tesla Owners Flocking to Your Vacation Rental

How To Get Wealthy Tesla Owners Flocking to Your Vacation Rental I came across this great article by Steve Sasman and thought that I would share it here. Great stuff Steve. The referral period has ended but this is very clever thinking and smart owners that follow this advice could do very well. As an owner of a vacation rental, you are probably wishing you could snap your fingers and...
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Vacation Rental To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist

  By Alan Egan Vacation Rental To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist  Here’s a gentle reminder of a few of the jobs that need doing at this time of year. There is plenty of incentive to get those outdoor spaces ready to for your guests. Tick these 10 items off your to-do list To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist Paint or stain your home’s exterior. Longer days and generally milder weather makes...
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7 Tips To Use Content Marketing And Improve SEO Ranking in 2016

Shared By Alan Egan Given the fact that 62% content marketing professionals take website traffic as a measure of their success and 39% hold the opinion that SEO ranking of their content marketing is crucial, will you still take content marketing lightly? If the above facts have prompted you to take some action to market your content seriously, then the first step to take is to master the technique of...
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VR Styling – The Garden Edge: Rethink Your Garden Pathways

  By Alan Egan How about adding some colour to your garden?  With careful planning and planting, your garden pathways and borders can be transformed from ordinary thoroughfares to dynamic spaces that can make a statement and excite the senses. Here are my favourite tips for planting a garden border that’s easy to maintain, beautiful to look at and even deliciously fragrant as you brush by. The Garden Edge: Rethink...
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Vacation Rentals – A Booking Boosting Masterclass

By Alan Egan Want more bookings? Of course you do. What if I told you that as a vacation rental owner or manager you are selling the wrong thing in the wrong way? What would you say to that? Well read on and see how you can easily double bookings… Marketing is evolving. It’s constantly morphing through technology, platforms and more modern, conceptual thinking but if you look at vacation...
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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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Rentivo Are Raising £500,000 To Power The Rental Revolution

Rentivo are raising £500,000 to power the rental revolution I’ve been working with Rentivo for some time as they really are reshaping the way in which the vacation rental business evolves. In this business there are good guys and bad guys and Richard Vaughton and his team sit atop of the good guy list. They want you to have a chance to be part of it, helping shape the direction of...
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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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Expedia on Homeway traveler fee: “We like what we see.”

Expedia on Homeway traveler fee: “We like what we see.” In yesterday’s meeting with investors, Expedia took time to provide an update on activities related to their recent purchase of HomeAway. Expedia CFO Mark Okerstrom described the growth opportunities for HomeAway in two pieces, secondary homes and primary homes in urban markets. Okerstrom also laid out a two phase plan to increase revenue for HomeAway which included 1) take what HomeAway already has,...
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Lawsuit: New fees from Austin-based HomeAway are ‘bait and switch’

Lawsuit: New fees from Austin-based HomeAway are ‘bait and switch’ We came across this story here and felt that it needed sharing… We have also included a letter from Brian Sharples regarding the traveller fee rollout A federal lawsuit accuses Austin-based vacation rental company HomeAway Inc. of engaging in “bait and switch tactics” after it rolled out new service fees for customers booking vacation rentals. Those fees “range from 4...
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