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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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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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Taking The Leap – From Vacation Rental Property Owner to Property Manager

Taking the leap from looking after your own properties to managing for other people, is a logical step for many owners who want to make a full-time business out of short-term rentals. It’s how most property management companies got started. Steve Milo of VTrips (formerly Vacation Rental Pros) heads up one of the largest property […]

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How to Set Yourself Up for Successful Vacation Rental Management

Successful vacation rental owners and hosts are organized. Their calendars are up to date on every listing platform; booking processes are streamlined and easily monitored; payments are processed efficiently, and lodging taxes are collected appropriately and remitted promptly. Relations with guests are managed in a methodical and strategic manner, emergencies are dealt with swiftly, and […]

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VRS226 – The Questions Owners Are Asking Of Vacation Rental Managers

The Cottage Life Show in Toronto is the introduction to spring for thousands of Ontario’s recreational property owners. Over 40,000 visitors throng the International Centre in Toronto over 4 days, and many of them are cottage owners who either already rent out their properties or are thinking of doing so. So, in my day-job as […]

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