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VRS179 – Vacation Rentals – A Risky Business

Whatever you do to protect your interests, there is risk in this business. It could be from potential overcrowding, noise, liability, general damage and use of amenities such as hot tubs or pools, or any number of other issues. Mitigating those risks is an important element in your business plan and isn’t something that you […]

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VRS165 – Hard Lessons Learned with Matt Landau

When Matt Landau closed on a deal he couldn’t ignore and became the proud owner of what is now Los Cuatros Tulipanes in Casco Viejo, Panama, he didn’t appreciate that over the next few years he would earn the equivalent of an MBA in vacation rentals. He learned a lot about the neighborhood, the people […]

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VRS154 – The Vacation Rental Conversion Conversation Part 1

  First things first! If you have never been to a conference, in person, that is focused around a topic or industry that you are passionate about, then you are missing out. I don’t mean like you missed out on the last cookie or you didn’t make it to the grocery store before is closed. […]

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VRS153 – 20 Common Vacation Rental Questions Answered

I get questions every day from new owners (and sometimes not so new) about things they are doing. Should I do this, supply that, charge for a service or amenity etc. Forums and Facebook groups abound with similar questions, so I thought it would be useful to address some of the most common ones here. […]

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VRS147 – From Vacation Rental Rookies to Seasoned Veterans

This year has seen an upsurge in new owners coming into the rental market – at least in my neck of the woods. Our rental agency has had the highest rate of new owner inquiries since the business started in 2004, and in talking to them the message we are receiving is loud and clear… […]

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VRS131 – Remote Vacation Rental Hosting with Alex Nigg & Tammi Sims

I had the great pleasure of meeting Alex and Tammi at the Vacation Rental Success Summit in Toronto last month, and although I wasn’t able to attend their workshop, I heard it was a resounding success. Since they had already delivered a presentation to a packed house at the Airbnb Summit in Paris, we knew […]

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VRS114 – Channel Management Uncovered with Vanessa de Souza Lage

When I got into the vacation rental business in the 1990s, it was simple. You just advertised in a local paper or put a sign outside the property. That worked pretty well. After all, my place was one of very few available for summer rental in our area. Most guests came year after year and […]

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VRS096 – Regaining Control of Your Vacation Rental Business with Vince Perez

I met Vince Perez in San Diego at the 2014 VRMA conference and was immediately taken with his passion and enthusiasm for the vacation rental industry and particularly some of his ideas for bringing control back to owners and managers. Since he is also a speaker at this year’s Vacation Rental World Summit, it was […]

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