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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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VRS273 – 5 Mistakes That VRBO’s Often Make (2019)

A few years ago I wrote a blog post that went on to be one of the most popular on Cottage Blogger. It was called 10 Mistakes VRBO Owners Often Make. It listed a number of things owners frequently did that could be detrimental to their rental business – and downright catastrophic if they did […]

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VRS241 – Vacation Rental Renovation Stories with Tyann Marcink

There is something addictive about this business, and Tyann Marcink, founder of the VR Mastered Bootcamp, knows this more than most. She is a talented vacation rental photographer, has undertaken numerous VR makeovers and is the owner of multiple properties, the latest of which is a fully renovated former bank in the small town of […]

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VRS157 – Vacation Rental Stager & Designer Sally Lauren Nichols

Today’s episode is the second in our two-parter on design and décor in vacation rentals. As we are planning the Vacation Rental Success Summit for 2017, I’m reminded how valuable the face-to-face networking is, and just why I love going to conferences to make new connections and learn a bunch of new stuff. I met […]

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Leaving the Door Wide Open and Other Security Measures!

How do your renters access your cottage? Do you mail them keys, or hide them under a flowerpot, in the barbecue or on a hook under the deck? I’m often amazed at the ingenuity of homeowners in finding new places to conceal their keys, but wonder why on earth they don’t use a simple lockbox […]

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The Secret to Renting Out Your Vacation Home – the Stress-Free Way

What one thing can make your cottage vacation rental easier to manage as well as leaving you feeling comfortable about the guests you have staying? What can also increase your income in the offseason, and boost your referral rates significantly? The secret is in your returning guests. Those wonderful families that come back year after […]