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VRS297 – How We Saved The Summer For Our Vacation Rental Agency

For the last 15 years, we’ve seen a continuous pattern of high demand and low inventory in our property management business in July and August. It’s why we’ve been able to almost guarantee 100% occupancy to new owners, providing they priced competitively and delivered an attractively presented property. Until summer 2019, when in mid-June we […]

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VRS296 – Mash-Up with Matt Landau of Vacation Rental Marketing Blog

It’s been a while since I last chatted with my buddy, Matt Landau and a lot has been going on since then. So this week we catch up with a few of the great blog posts featured recently on VRMB. In particular, I wanted to talk about the Keystone Awards for the top suggested software; […]

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VRS Bonus – Vacation Rental Tech Awards 2019

This year’s Vacation Rental Tech Awards, founded by Rentals United, is going to be a tough one to judge, and since I’m on the Expert & Investor panel, I’ve been looking closely at all the entrants. And once again, the quality of entrants is excellent. The range of tech supporting the VR industry is enormous […]

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VRS293 – Personalized Vacation Rental Technology with Michael Driedger

If there is one thing we can be sure of, it’s that technology will keep advancing, giving us more ways to improve the experience we can offer to guests. From advanced keyless entry systems that will activate at check-in to automated messaging welcoming guests, the opportunities are now endless. In this episode, Michael Driedger from […]

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VRS292 – A Vacation Rental Hospitality Mindset, Extended

In today’s episode of Vacation Rental Success, I’m joined by my son and business partner, Mike Bayer to discuss a topic that’s concerned us both recently There’s a worrying trend in the social media sphere where some folks feel it’s OK to judge, demean, and to generally be unkind.   We see it everywhere, and sadly […]

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VRS291 – Preparing for a Long Hot Summer Of Vacation Rentals

We are two days away from the real start of our high season and as ever, kicking off with a bang – the Canada Day weekend. For many of our properties the rentals starting this weekend are the first of the season, and from here on they will be back-to-back. To get ready for the […]

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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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