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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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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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VRS245 – How to Outsource and Other Vacation Rental Tips with Craig Reid

Are you doing dull, repetitive tasks that have you saying, “I shouldn’t be doing this”? Is your time spent on boring jobs that prevent you from working on projects that can deliver much greater value to your business? Is that a yes? I’m sure it is for many small business owners who plow through myriad […]

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10 Ways to Build Your Vacation Rental Business and Still Have Free Time

“When I tell people we are close to Cancun, they envision umbrella drinks, beach, relaxation … my reality is Home Depot, Costco, Mega, etc.” (Post on Facebook group) Ask vacation rental owners how many hours a week they spend on managing their vacation rental property, and you’ll probably receive vague replies. Few owners accurately assess […]

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VRS243 – 10 Things You Must Do To Stay In Business

We are in a new era of our business. We’ve moved from talking about ‘vacation rentals’ to using the term ‘short-term rental’; Airbnb has become a verb; major hotel groups are moving into our space with years of hospitality experience and a strong competitive edge, and we have to watch our backs every day as […]

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VRS242 – Getting Ahead Of Vacation Rental Regulations with Megan McCrea

Regulations – Legislation – Advocacy – Licensing – Lodging Taxes. These are words that are a part of our short-term rental vocabulary and they aren’t going away. In light of the decision by San Diego’s City Council to ban rentals in secondary homes the importance of getting up to date on the current and pending […]

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