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.

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.

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
  • Number of views: 367
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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:

Prepare Your Property for Unpredictable Spring Weather

  • 31 March 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
  • Number of views: 400
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Prepare Your Property for Unpredictable Spring Weather

 In seconds a sunny, warm day may transpire into severe thunderstorms or even a tornado. Unpredictable weather doesn’t give you much notice or time to react. Preparing now helps protect your property and your guests. Create peace of mind this spring by following these simple steps to secure your property for spring weather.

5 Ways to Grow Business in a Challenging Environment

  • 23 March 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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5 Ways to Grow Business in a Challenging Environment

Short-term rental and vacation rental property owners are facing unprecedented times. Working from home has new meaning for every industry including vacation rentals. If done right, you can make the most of this down time to ensure your business and property is ready to go when travel resumes. Here are five ideas to help you make the most of your time.

10 Ways to Become a Super Host in the New Year

  • 8 January 2020
  • Author: Eva Gregory
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10 Ways to Become a Super Host in the New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to set goals for your vacation rental business. Want to increase bookings? Striving to provide a memorable experience? Make your place a slice of paradise? Get that 5-start rating? All of these goals can be achieved by being a super host and we’ll tell you how! Go from good host to super host with these simple tips!

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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.