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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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VRS272 – Investing in Short-Term Rental Property with Erica Muller of Vrolio

Today’s guest has been a realtor for 16 years in the Orlando area. She’s one of a few real estate agents who really understand the vacation rental business and the challenges involved in selling a short-term rental. Earlier this year the vacation rental real estate listing site, Vrolio, was given a soft launch. The listing, […]

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VRS269 – Getting Personal with Automation Part 2 with Brad Martineau

The customer experience applies across every transaction we have, and a poorly executed experience can result in an unhappy client or even a lost one. Fortunately, we have the power to develop, control and play out the best experiences ever for our customers.   We just need to know how. Brad Martineau of Sixth Division lives, […]

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VRS268 – Seeking Perfection: How To Generate 5 Star Vacation Rental Reviews

It’s over a decade since Flipkey disrupted the vacation rental industry with the concept of publishing live reviews. We hated the idea then. It was awful to think that guests could post a review without it being screened by the owner or manager. What would happen if it was negative and we didn’t agree? Flash […]

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VRS263 – Turning Short Term Rental Hosts Into Travel Bloggers With Alan Egan

We talk a lot about creating content, through building websites and blogging, but not so much about the how of it all. This episode explores the practicalities of producing quality material that will not only attract site visitors but will also appeal to the ever hungry Google machine. Alan Egan has been in the vacation […]

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