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Apr 20, 2014 Short Term Rental Advocacy Center
There has been lots of discussion lately about taxes, legal issues and the future of the vacation rental business as the market gets more crowded and governments contemplate churning out more legislation and regulation.  I encourage everyone to take...
Apr 20, 2014 Don't forget to start adding your 2015 rates now!
Just to give you a heads up, I received a Book It Now for April 2015 today.  I was having difficulty accepting this booking request and thought that VRBO was at fault but actually after researching it and talking to customer service I found that it...
Apr 18, 2014 Has Airbnb become the default in public conciousness #2
I don't know why, but I can't actually reply or add to the previous conversation I started on this subject - so it seems I have to start again.  My question wasn't about debating the policies, practices or results of Airbnb - (though there were some...
Apr 17, 2014 Has Airbnb become the default in public awareness of vacation rentals?
I got this inquiry today through Homeaway:   "Hi! We are very interested in your place! Are 3 nights out of the question? I've  never worked with airbnb, so not sure of renters flexibility. Thanks for your  time!R"   So even though...
Jul 8, 2013 Gmail For Vacation Rental Owners?
I've been using Gmail for about 10 years and after trying other email providers (Yahoo!, Outlook, MSN) I'm confident Gmail is the absolute best for VR owners/managers in order to stay organized, give A+ customer service, and maximize bookings. In...

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Oct 7, 2013 Can they read?
Is your home available and how much and can you do a partial week as this is just travel for a wedding on the 6/22? 0 adults, 0 children   June 21-28, 2014 ********************** Here's my response:   Thanks for your interest in our...
Apr 23, 2014 Social Media Complainers
I came across this infographic about social media complainers and thought you may find it useful.       You can read the original article here...
Apr 11, 2014 I give up on Civility in the Community
After many years of enjoying exhanges of ideas, and often differing views delivered under the Coummnity Guidelines, it's obviously a new world. Good or bad, it's up to others to decide how things are now.   I'm old school, and think...
Apr 22, 2014 declining an unwanted repeat renter
I rented to a family that left a lot of garbage around the property, stained a futon cover and several towels; probably was a larger group than was indicated on the contract but have no way of knowing; I kept their damage deposit and advised the person...
Apr 21, 2014 This Forum is not designed to provide Legal advice
Please remember -especiaily  those new to the VR industry - that  links and statements made in these forums are individual members' opinions. Laws and statutes can be interrputed out of context. Anyone needing  true legal advice should...

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