Insights and tips on how to protect your property, giving you and your guests peace of mind.
Summer is in full swing, making it the perfect time to take advantage of the extra hours of daylight. Consider “enrolling” in short-term rental summer school and learning all you can to increase bookings, marketing your vacation rental, and managing your business in the most efficient way. To help navigate which online courses, websites, and podcasts are most beneficial to your business’ particular needs, we compiled a list of 12 resources you can explore to expand your knowledge.
As the travel industry begins to re-introduce itself into the “new normal,” stringent cleaning measures will not only be vital to the health and safety of vacation rental guests, it will also be a key factor in your property’s success. A fundamental component is ensuring guests trust that the short-term rental has been properly disinfected and cleaned.
As the weather begins to transition into sunny, warm summer, pool season will be here in no time. We’ll show you the easiest and best opening maintenance tips to help get your pool ready, decrease risks, and keep future guests safe while staying on your property. Let’s dive in!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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