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VRS290 – 10 Great Plugins For Your Vacation Rental Website

If you want to #BookDirect you need your own website. If you go the WordPress route, there are thousands of plugins that can increase the functionality of your site, make it look professional and are easy to use. Jason Beaton, partner at Vacation Rental Formula, and digital marketing expert talks us through 10 plugins you […]

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VRS285 – Boost Your Vacation Rental Business With Referrals

When you are lost in the sea of other homes in your location and despair of ever getting seen, a referral from a past guest, a friend, or even another homeowner could be your lifeline to increasing occupancy. Rather than asking for referrals, today’s guest Matt Ward says we simply need to create the environment […]

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VRS283 – The Aftermath of Hurricane Michael

2018 gave North America more than its fair share of disasters with flooding, wildfires and deathly tornadoes. But none of these were more devastating to PR company owner, April Salter, than Hurricane Michael. Now designated a Category 5 hurricane and one of the worst storms to ever hit mainland USA, Michael barrelled ashore on Mexico […]

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VRS282 – Why you always need a Plan B to take the drama out of a crisis

Sometimes things happen out of the blue and you are completely sidelined. In our business, this could be anything from a breakdown in a booking system, a guest complaint, an about-turn by one of the OTAs, and it does more than mess up the day. It’s time-consuming, annoying and frustrating and you just wish you’d […]

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VRS281 – Getting Ready for Another Season of Vacation Rentals

It’s that time again! Another winter comes and goes and here we are getting ready for a new season of rental. Doing an annual audit makes a lot of sense and it’s an exercise we encourage our owners to do in the spring. In this episode, I share how we do our annual check and […]

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VRS279 – The 2019 Hospitality Survey With Alanna Schroeder

Expectations of hospitality have never been higher in our business. The bar has been set high for new entrants and it’s far more than providing two rolls of toilet paper and a reasonably clean home. Hosts and owners are meeting the challenge as the 2019 Hospitality Survey results show. In this episode, the founder of […]

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VRS274 – Nawlins wrap up – The Vacation Rental Women’s Summit

Having just returned from the Vacation Rental Women’s Summit, I’ve had a week to reflect on the takeaways and to also hear from other attendees about their thoughts. Conference organizer and publisher of VRM Intel, Amy Hinote, joins me to talk about the event and give us her highlights from an amazing two days in […]

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VRS273 – 5 Mistakes That VRBO’s Often Make (2019)

A few years ago I wrote a blog post that went on to be one of the most popular on Cottage Blogger. It was called 10 Mistakes VRBO Owners Often Make. It listed a number of things owners frequently did that could be detrimental to their rental business – and downright catastrophic if they did […]

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