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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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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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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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