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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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10 Steps To Emergency Preparedness

Putting together an emergency plan is one of those things we tend to put off for that day when ‘we’ve got a bit more time’. However, if you are like many people, that day rarely comes, and the next thing you know, a situation arises and we are scrambling around to make it right for […]

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Why You Should Deliver on Your Promises

It’s been a frustrating week here on our RV site in Alabama. While we’ve been watching presidential candidates making promises in their election campaigns that they may or may not keep, I’ve been patiently waiting for the promised internet connection to materialize. From the day we arrived here, ten days ago, the intermittent and poor […]

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How to Prevent Cottage Rental Disasters by Playing the Insurance Card

This guest post is by Phil Schofield of Schofields Insurance At some point, holiday cottage rental owners will come up against problem vacationers. Unfortunately, it’s an occupational hazard – not every booking is good for business. Avoiding certain ‘difficult guests’ can result in fewer headaches and a higher quality experience for the guests you do […]

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VR Owners Questions –“What happens if renters trash my place?”

The Cottage Life Show in Toronto each spring is a great place for vacation home owners to check out cottage-related products and services and the five halls in the Exhibition Centre were packed with everything an owner might need from docks, boats, composting toilets, all manner of patio furniture and cottage kitsch to realtors, insurance […]

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