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Why vacation rental owners and agencies should be podcasting – Part One

I’m super excited because as I write this, it’s only 10 days till I fly to Dallas for the first ever Podcast Movement Conference. This looks to be an amazing event showcasing some of the top experts in podcasting with keynote presentations, topic specific sessions and a range of panels featuring podcasters who are making […]

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A Month in the Life of a Vacation Rental Manager

We’ve reached summer and passed the longest day, and as the nights start drawing in and my annual vacation is a mere 12 weeks away, I figured it was a good time to reflect on our busiest month of the year as June closes with Canada Day (July 1st) and for those south of the border, […]

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Who’s Who in the Vacation Rental Industry

When I wrote my book on vacation rentals in 2003, there weren’t many people writing on the topic.  Homeaway wasn’t founded until 2005, and even when I started Cottageblogger.com in 2007, Flipkey had just launched their blog and there were only a few people actively delivering information on how to set up and operate a […]

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VRS017 – Are You Covered or Exposed? With VR Insurance Specialist Phil Schofield

It’s not often you’ll hear me say that I’m looking forward to talking about insurance, but I was actually eager to talk to today’s guest as he is not only a vacation rental owner himself, but is also an expert on vacation rental insurance. Phil Schofield is head of inbound marketing at Schofields insurance,  specialist insurers […]

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How Outsourcing Can Save You Time and Money

Do you have enough hours in your day?  Are you spending more time working IN your vacation rental business rather than ON it?  Are you overwhelmed with the amount of small tasks you have lined up to do? If so, it might be time to outsource some work.

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VRS009 – Home Exchange the Vacation Rental Way with Larry Klimczyk

In today’s show we’re talking about Home Exchange and specifically vacation rental home exchange.  This is not a new concept and has been around for a long time.  In fact, fifteen years ago, before I got into the vacation rental business, my family did a home exchange with another family from California’s Sonoma valley.  It […]

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Making the Vacation Rental Process Effortless

When I first got into the vacation rental industry in the 1990’s it was markedly different to what we see today.  I remember going to rental cottages in the UK and being completely tolerant of the thin sheets, dust bunnies under the beds and the long lists of rules and instructions.  As a family, we’d […]

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VRS008 – 10 Things We Learned from a Summer of Rental

Well, I finally got to Episode 8 after a long hiatus over the summer and into the fall.  It seems there is no stopping this runaway train that is the business of vacation rentals and we felt it in our agency as many others have experienced too. The busy summer of rentals took all our […]

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