Should Your Vacation Rental Property Become an LLC?

  • 15 May 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Should Your Vacation Rental Property Become an LLC?

As a small business, you may be trying to determine the right business framework for you — likely either a sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC).  For many owners, minimizing risk is top of mind, and an LLC is a way to gain added protection in addition to vacation rental insurance.

Have Your Property Tell a Story

  • 8 May 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Have Your Property Tell a Story

In a sea of vacation rental properties, something drew you to your investment property and made it stand out from others. Were you drawn to its unique floor plan, interesting architecture, or local attractions? By creating a memorable story for your potential renters, you will stand out from the competition and cater to travelers who are on the hunt for an unforgettable experience.

Business Survival Plan Part 1: Guide to Finance

  • 5 May 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Business Survival Plan Part 1: Guide to Finance

The Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the travel and hospitality industries, leaving vacation rental property owners with unexpected financial loss. And with many headlines reporting that we are heading into a recession, short-term property owners are undoubtedly concerned for the future. While the total impact of the shutdown of short-term rentals businesses is yet to be seen, success will hinge on the financial planning you do now and when things return to a new normal. 

Reducing Risks through Full Disclosure Marketing

  • 29 April 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Reducing Risks through Full Disclosure Marketing

It is no secret that vacation rentals come with risks. Highlighting how you clean your vacation rental and the precautions you take to provide a safe and secure environment should be detailed in your listing. Here are a few tips to help mitigate potential incidents from occurring and ways to inform guest on how to use household items to improve their overall stay.

4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Vacation Rental Top of Mind

  • 23 April 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Vacation Rental Top of Mind

As a result of recent events, short-term vacation rental property owners are challenged to stay relevant and appropriate. Refocusing your attention on your communications by using social media, email, and the classic handwritten letter can help you stay top of mind with future travelers. Even when reservations can’t be made, communicating what makes your property unique and special will help to ensure that when they are ready to travel again your property is the first place they think of.

Saving Green by Going Green

  • 20 April 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Saving Green by Going Green

Eco-friendly and sustainability are common terms used on packaging when purchasing home goods such as appliances, air-conditioning units, wood materials, and even fabrics. Often, they are associated with saving money. At the same time, the ever-changing climate has created a desire for a more conscientious lifestyle. Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2020, by going green using these simple 15 tips.

Exploring the Value of Vacation Rental Photography with Jill Stuefer

  • 15 April 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Exploring the Value of Vacation Rental Photography with Jill Stuefer

A picture is worth a thousand words. It can also be worth thousands of dollars in the insurance world. It is so important to have recent photos documenting your short-term rental property in case damage occurs and a claim needs to be filed. To help you achieve the most out of your photography, we interviewed Jill Stuefer, a highly sought-after professional natural light photographer living in the Midwest.

Finding Relief for Vacation Rental Property Owners

  • 13 April 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Finding Relief for Vacation Rental Property Owners

Coronavirus has become an unescapable weight halting the travel and hospitality industry. It has had a devastating toll not only on short-term rental property owners but also the communities they serve. Additionally, Congress enacted the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act of 2020 to provide much needed relief for small business owners, including those in the travel industry. 

Tips to Reel in Phishing Scams for Property Owners

  • 3 April 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Tips to Reel in Phishing Scams for Property Owners

An unfortunate result of COVID-19 is that cybercriminals are attempting to capitalize on the public’s desire to learn more about the outbreak. And with the majority of the population working remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak, phishing scams are becoming the fastest type of cybercrime. Here are a few reminders of what to look for before opening emails:

Enhancing Emotional Health While Social Distancing

  • 31 March 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Enhancing Emotional Health While Social Distancing

Our emotional wellbeing is often impacted by what’s happening in other areas of our lives. If stressful events are taking place in our community or if we are not feeling our best physically or if we have financial challenges, our emotional health can be negatively impacted. However, by making a concerted, deliberate effort to tend to our emotional wellbeing, we can develop the resiliency and mindset needed to navigate life’s challenges. Here are several ways to enhance your emotional wellbeing.

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CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance, a division of CBIZ Insurance Services,Inc., is the largest insurer of short-term vacation rental properties in the United States. As part of an $850 million New York Stock Exchange traded company (CBZ), we are the first broker to develop specific policy coverage to meet the needs for vacation rental properties and the amenities offered by these businesses. We have insured vacation rental properties since 2002.

The CBIZ Vacation Rental Insurance team knows insurance, specifically the risks and exposures related to short-term vacation rentals.We won't confuse you with technical "insurance speak" ~ our representatives are well versed in explaining your coverage in plain English. With hands-on, personal customer service, we guarantee swift communication and a 24/7 claims team that is ready to respond to your call any time of the day. As specialist in the industry, we leverage our knowledge and passion to ensure you and your business are adequately protected.