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carol

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Status Level:
Senior Contributor Senior Contributor (2,376 points)
Member Since:
Dec 10, 2010
Last Logged In:
Apr 20, 2014 8:48 AM
Primary Role:
Owner
My Property(s) are in:
United States
Where I advertise:
I advertise on other site(s) , VRBO.com , HomeAway.com
I advertise on other website(s):
Ourtownrentals.com
Groups:
Product Updates   The Phishing and Scams Report   Rental Regulations Updates   Secure Communication   Former Ambassadors   Owners   Dealing with Damages   Vacation Horror Stories   Superstorm Sandy

Recent Activity

carol replied to How to work out with guest a time that lawn needs to be mowed

"I do think it's different when the owner himself shows up to mow.  It seems a little more intrusive.  I like your wording, but I'd amend it"

in Managing Bookings 4 replies
4 hours ago
carol replied to Do Vacation Home Rentals Have to Accept Service Animals and/or Assistance Animals?

"Thanks for your summary -- it's terrific to have this all in one place.    In NJ, my reading is that all VRs are covered by the more stric"

in New to Renting 11 replies
4 hours ago
carol replied to Has Airbnb become the default in public conciousness #2

"Yes, but remember, that's how the Feds took down Al Capone -- not for the illegal activities, but for failing to pay taxes on his income!  T"

in Get More Bookings 22 replies
1 day ago
carol replied to Damage Protection Insurance - who can & can't purchase it??

"Sounds like a royal pain!  You are an amazing host to do this for your guests.    Are you certain that the guests won't also be charged? "

in Product Updates 15 replies
1 day ago
carol replied to Has Airbnb become the default in public conciousness #2

"Did any of you catch this NPR story yesterday on AirBnB's move to collect sales tax in some cities? http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechcon"

in Get More Bookings 22 replies
1 day ago
carol replied to What do you send after final payment?

"Stone has given you some good advice, especially about placing notes where they are most useful.  Actually, there are four places you can le"

in Creating Contracts and Policies 12 replies
1 day ago
carol replied to Potential guest is requesting a contract

"You should use the search button above to find discussions of how to handle dogs in your rental.  Many owners include clauses in the contrac"

in Managing Bookings 23 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to Need to do some light updating for an inexpensive condo...what to do and when...

"Here is a web site devoted to reviews of kitchen cabinets; I wish I had known of it before I ordered mine -- some of the reviews of American"

in New to Renting 218 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to Need to do some light updating for an inexpensive condo...what to do and when...

"Couldn't use wood glue -- then if the hinge broke I'd not be able to remove the screw to replace it.  I could use wood filler perhaps. "

in New to Renting 218 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to Anyone else having issues with RM?

"Yes, me too.  I couldn't get anything to work in the dashboard using Firefox.  I switched to Chrome and all works just fine. "

in Managing Bookings 4 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to welcome packet: request for sample or link

"I have two binders, a thin one with important guest information (contact, emergency, medical info, house policies, how to work the electroni"

in New to Renting 7 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to home opener checklist

"There's a good article here:   http://community.homeaway.com/docs/DOC-1642 Also, you can search for "deep cleaning" or "spring cleaning" a"

in New to Renting 6 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to Has Airbnb become the default in public awareness of vacation rentals?

"I think the cancellation policy LazyM is worried about is AirBnB's promise to refund money to the traveler if the premises are not satisfact"

in Get More Bookings 26 replies
2 days ago
carol replied to Need to do some light updating for an inexpensive condo...what to do and when...

"I doubt my cabinets have solid wood sides, but the screws are indeed attached to the solid maple frame and to the maple doors.  It's possibl"

in New to Renting 218 replies
3 days ago
carol replied to Homeaway payments or square

"I, like you, prefer checks.  If your place is in an area where you book well ahead of check-in, and if your guests are mostly from the US, c"

in New to Renting 10 replies
3 days ago
carol replied to State Business License - Display in Rental?

"Mine is framed by the front door like one you might see at a restaurant.   I don't know what Florida's requirements for display are -- can't"

in Taxes and Insurance 6 replies
4 days ago
carol replied to VR owners: are you looking to add to your portfolio??

"You are wise to be cautious about links posted here.  However, Stone is well known in the community and I was fairly confident he would not"

in New to Renting 6 replies
4 days ago
carol replied to VR owners: are you looking to add to your portfolio??

"I wish!  I probably couldn't even afford the fabulous dining room table!"

in New to Renting 6 replies
4 days ago
carol replied to Is there any way to blacklist a Tenant? or report Fraud?

"I keep a list of all nasty guests mentioned in this forum in whatever format contributers used, e.g. Rxxxxx Smith from Baltimore, or even fu"

in Screening & Scams 15 replies
4 days ago
carol replied to Inquiries have plummeted to zero

"Agree with the posts above.  A few additional comments: - Every picture should have a caption (e.g. Master bedroom, king bed, first floor)"

in Managing Bookings 19 replies
5 days ago
carol replied to *** A Comprehensive List Of All Features & Abilities Needed To Make Quotable Rates Work For Everyone

"Probably the best you can do at this point is to post a note on the rates section:   2 nights $190, 3 nights $260, 4 nights $310.   or  "

in Product Updates 140 replies
5 days ago
carol replied to Spring Break/Prom Inquiries

"I do as well, despite my explicitly saying "absolutely no prom parties" in my ad.   My policy is to require at least 2 persons over the ag"

in Managing Bookings 21 replies
5 days ago
carol replied to *** A Comprehensive List Of All Features & Abilities Needed To Make Quotable Rates Work For Everyone

"Not to my knowledge; now we can enter only a daily and weekly rate.   I used to have a price break at 5 nights, but that disappeared with Qu"

in Product Updates 140 replies
6 days ago
carol replied to Adjoining Apartment

"You'll need to consult the building code in your town. I have exactly the same setup, a whole house with part of the second floor set up as"

in Getting Your Home Ready 3 replies
6 days ago
carol replied to Quiet time wording

"Posted just inside the front door:     Dear Guests,   After 10 pm, please keep conversations and laughter quiet when out on the porch – m"

in Interacting with Guests 2 replies
6 days ago