How to Prepare Your Vacation Rental Property for Off-Season

How to Prepare Your Vacation Rental Property for Off-Season

When you own a seasonal vacation rental property, the steps you take to prepare it for the off-season matter. Simple actions can help ensure your property is in peak rental condition when your busy season begins again, so you are less likely to have to deal with unplanned downtime on your rental calendar. Here are some handy tips for winterizing your property and precautions that minimize theft or vandalism when it is not in use. 

Using a Local Property Manager to Limit Your Risk of Loss

Using a Local Property Manager to Limit Your Risk of Loss

Owning a vacation rental property can be a rewarding source of extra revenue for you. However, if the property you rent out is geographically distant from your home, it can be almost impossible to ensure it is maintained to your standards or to handle emergency situations on the premises without a local property manager there to provide hands-on support.

Most At Risk States for Natural Disasters

  • 31 August 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Most At Risk States for Natural Disasters

Fall not only offers some of the best outdoor weather, but it can also call for extreme weather concoctions - hurricane season colliding with wildfire threats. This lethal mixture makes it very difficult to plan when the next natural disaster may strike. It’s important to know if your property is located in the states with the highest risk and determine the best coverage to meet the needs of an unforeseen natural disaster. 

Smart Tech Tools for Your Contactless Vacation Rental Business

  • 29 July 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Smart Tech Tools for Your Contactless Vacation Rental Business

Technology unlocks more than your vacation rental’s front door; it gives you peace of mind, knowing your property is safe while reducing risks. We put together a list of some popular, smart tech products for your property. Consider installing some of these smart technology devices to run your business more efficiently, eliminate potential risks to your short-term rental and increase your property’s appeal to guests. 

Is Your Vacation Rental Business Prepared for a Wildfire?

  • 14 July 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Is Your Vacation Rental Business Prepared for a Wildfire?

Although you may not be able to reduce the risk of wildfires occurring in your area, there are measures you can take to reduce the risk of your vacation rental property being lost to a wildfire. While no property is fireproof, the goal is not to allow your home to be a fuel source for spreading the fire. Here are some things to consider as you scan your property for potential fire risks.

Vacation Rental Summer School: Expand Your Knowledge

  • 29 June 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Vacation Rental Summer School: Expand Your Knowledge

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.

Business Survival Plan Part 2: Contingency Planning

  • 27 May 2020
  • Author: Hayden Ward
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Business Survival Plan Part 2: Contingency Planning

In part one of our series, Business Survival Plan: Guide to Finance, we focused on how to be financially secure during a crisis. Part two is about contingency planning to help your prepare for unexpected events and minimize their impact. In this article, we’ll explore how to create your own contingency plans, how to be proactive on decreasing the impact of risks, and why these are essential to the vacation rental industry.

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.

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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.