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VRS299 – Born Into The Vacation Rental Business with Jodi Taylor Refosco

When you are born to parents who run a vacation rental business and your first real job is cleaning hot tubs in rentals you are likely to learn a lot about the industry from the ground up. Having that sort of experience is what prompted Jodi Taylor Refosco to launch Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & […]

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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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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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VRS277 – Hospitality with Heart with Billy O’Sullivan of PMI Vacation Rentals

We hear the words ‘Responsible Rental’ but what do they mean? From the perspective of Billy O’Sullivan, Director of the vacation rental division of Property Management Inc, they encompass transparency, hospitality, professionalism, and integrity. In this episode, we explore the qualities needed to run a successful short-term rental business in this dynamic market, and Billy […]

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VRS189 – Wicked Awesome Vacation Rentals with Maria La Barbera Lamb

This episode in our Successful Owner Series introduces the owner of Wicked Awesome Maine Vacations – a small property management company comprising the owner’s three houses, one belonging to a cousin, and two third party homes. When I heard that, it reminded me of how my own property management company started – three of my […]

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VRS094 – Vacation Rental Pros with Steve Milo

This week’s guest tells the story of how he went from a handful of properties under management to 950 over a period of 10 years. At one point he was managing 125 single-handedly. Like many people, Steve Milo started in the business with just his own vacation rental property in Florida. At that time the […]

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VRS083 – A Week in the Life of a Vacation Rental Manager

Happy Canada Day! (and US Independence Day in a few days) I love this time of year and the pride I feel as a ‘New Canadian’ but I do have a price to pay as the CEO of a Vacation Rental Management agency as the green flag is lowered on our high season. The festivities […]

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From 7 Properties to 200 – Tips for Starting a Vacation Rental Agency

As this business attracts more people who want to really succeed, many are seeing the benefits of either buying additional properties or helping others manage theirs. Perhaps you are an Owner Manager.   You have your own vacation rental properties – maybe a couple of condos or houses in the same complex or area. Many followers […]

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