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VRS375 – The How’s & Why’s of Book Direct

February 3, 2021, is the fourth annual Book Direct Day where owners and managers share messages with the hashtag #BookDirect and educate guests about the benefits of working directly with them.
Those who drew the positive straw are still reeling from the massive business boost, while those who suffered through wave after wave of cancellations and no re-bookings are still struggling to figure out what to do next. 

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VRS374 Spotlight on Property Managers – Brittany Blackman of Breathe Easy Rentals

Starting a property management business from scratch is a challenge.  It takes passion, enthusiasm, and a lot of determination.

Brittany Blackman of Breathe Easy Rentals has all these and much more, and it has taken her from being employed by a company in a variety of roles, to launching her own company in Destin in a few short months.
Those who drew the positive straw are still reeling from the massive business boost, while those who suffered through wave after wave of cancellations and no re-bookings are still struggling to figure out what to do next. 

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VRS373 – The Art of Story Telling To Attract Guests And Owners

With 2020 behind us and a still-uncertain 2021 ahead, the fallout from a feast or famine year is apparent in every short-term rental market. 

Those who drew the positive straw are still reeling from the massive business boost, while those who suffered through wave after wave of cancellations and no re-bookings are still struggling to figure out what to do next. 

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VRS372 – Vacation Rental Feast or Famine with Matt Landau

With 2020 behind us and a still-uncertain 2021 ahead, the fallout from a feast or famine year is apparent in every short-term rental market. 

Those who drew the positive straw are still reeling from the massive business boost, while those who suffered through wave after wave of cancellations and no re-bookings are still struggling to figure out what to do next. 

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VRS371 – 10 Resolutions Short-Term Rental Business Need to Make in 2021

This episode of the Vacation Rental Success Podcast is sponsored by NoiseAware Prevent parties, property damage, and loss of rental revenue with one simple solution Every time a New Year comes around I get excited and motivated to do things differently, to make improvements, and to optimize successes from the previous year. Things, of course, […]

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VRS370 – The times they are a changin’ with Andrew McConnell

This episode of the Vacation Rental Success Podcast is sponsored by NoiseAware Prevent parties, property damage, and loss of rental revenue with one simple solution This interview has become an annual staple of the Vacation Rental Success calendar as I talk to Andrew McConnell of Rented.com and find out what he thought were the highlights […]

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VRS369 – Handling Hard to Please Short-Term Rental Guests in Challenging Times

No-one can deny it’s been a challenging year, physically, mentally, and emotionally, and it’s impacted everyone in this business.  Guests have been less tolerant, less relaxed, and voiced more frustrations and annoyance – often over the smallest things.  Our version of front-line staff, dealing with that frustration, anxiety, and irritation have done so while experiencing […]

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VRS368 – How to Win With Paid Advertising with Conrad O’Connell

Our property management company has been in business for 17 years and we’ve dabbled with paid ads over time.  Over the years we’ve built up a solid reputation and through the development of content, we regularly hit Page 1 of Google for our keywords.  In other words, we do well on organic search even for […]

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VRS367 – Building a Short-Term Rental Business with the Best Resources

The resources, apps, and platforms we use can make or break our business.  I know this from personal experience, as a poor choice many years ago nearly did break our business.  So, learning from other property managers, which I do now all the time, is so helpful in defining what works, what doesn’t, and how […]

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VRS366 – Direct Booking Hot Topics with Mark Simpson

As we approach 2021 there’s still a lot of unpredictability, and in our industry, this is something we’re used to.  Owners and managers want to keep control of their business but continued changes from the OTAs just add to the uncertainty many are feeling. We see this growing concern in the questions about direct bookings […]

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