Your Next Steps After Naming Your Vacation Rental

 

Have you given your property a name? 

Well, as listing sites or OTAs (online travel agencies), like HomeAway, Expedia, Vrbo, and Airbnb, take more and more from the customers and from the owners, direct bookings are becoming more important.

Named your property? Your Next Steps...

If you have a name for your property, you can buy that domain name. I recommend Namecheap. They are not a sleazy company with continual, sneaky updates. You can usually buy it for about $10 and you could just...

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A Game Changing Deal You Won't Want to Miss

 

Airbnb started out as a really low budget platform. You could couch surf. You could stay in somebody's room in their house. And now it's had a total shift. You're not even allowed to count an air mattress, which ironically is how the owners started, by renting out air mattresses on their living room floor for $80 a night when there was a design conference in San Francisco because they couldn't make their rent. But now they even have Airbnb Lux. They have Airbnb Plus. They have super hosts....

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Case Study: Last Minute Bookings - Part 2

 

I'm back with the results of the case study that I started last week. If you haven't seen that, go ahead and click here. But if you've been following this, you know that I have two homes in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Leaf season, which is right now, is really the highest season that we have other than Christmas. We have some festivals and other things that bring people in, but starting mid-September through October is our moneymaker. By Wednesday of last week, of my two properties, I had...

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Case Study: Last Minute Bookings - Part 1

 

Do you ever have times when you're frustrated, because you haven't made the bookings that you expect to at a certain date? That is happening to me right now.

I spent about an hour yesterday on the phone with Airbnb and one of the reps took an in depth look at both of my Hendersonville properties on Airbnb and said they were nearly perfect but there was one minor change that we had to make.

I couldn't figure out how to get advanced notice off of one booking and apparently it was to do with my...

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Got Questions?

Questions. We have them all the time, including within our vacation rental business.

“How do I price my vacation rental?”

“How do I handle key exchange?”

“My guest is mad that the air conditioning went out, how do I handle it?”

“How do I get bookings on my own?”

“There are lots of short term rentals in my area. How can I stand out?”

via GIPHY

There’s no central building where we owners work, no common location...

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Relieve Their Pain Point and Get More Guests! Insider Tip Inside

airbnb vacation rental Jun 11, 2019
 

LOCATION! LOCATION! VACATION!

If you know anything about the real estate industry, location is a biggie! The first place they put in the search bar, whether it be within Airbnb or Vrbo, or Google, is city.

Here’s the truth. Your guests picked a location to vacation at, right? That was their first order of business. Then they looked for a place to stay. They want it to be EASY.

Put yourself in their shoes. Mom is sitting in her car at school pick up line. She has her iPhone out, looking...

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