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carol

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Status Level:
Senior Contributor Senior Contributor (2,382 points)
Member Since:
Dec 10, 2010
Last Logged In:
Apr 24, 2014 8:04 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 The Ukranian fraud

"You were smart to check before you sent them any money.  You'll be out a fee from the bank, but that's small compared to what you might have"

in The Phishing and Scams Report 1 replies
3 hours ago
carol replied to Just beginning. I am thinking about renting

"You may get a better response if you post this on the Owner board -- use the drop down above where it says property manager and change to ow"

in Operations 2 replies
3 hours ago
carol replied to re: Reservation Request

"You should be aware that scammers often target new listings, assuming the owners are not aware of all the scams that are out there.   Don't"

in New to Renting 4 replies
3 hours ago
carol replied to Who to contact regarding an illegal rental posting on Home Away?

"The state's attorney of NY has been cracking down on illegal rentals in NYC: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/2"

in Plan Your Trip 1 replies
19 hours ago
carol replied to do you provide toys at your VR

"I leave a set of beach toys that I check and replace each year as needed -- the big shovels seem to go fastest -- and I promise two boogie b"

in New to Renting 16 replies
22 hours ago
carol replied to Looking for a 1BDR Gulf-Front in Madeira Beach 5-9 to 5-12

"This is not a good place to search for accommodations.  Instead, visit vrbo.com or homeaway.com and search for your location for the dates y"

in Choosing a Vacation Rental 1 replies
1 day ago
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 20 replies
4 days 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 53 replies
4 days 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 23 replies
5 days 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
5 days 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 23 replies
5 days 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
5 days 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 25 replies
5 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
1 week 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
1 week ago