2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2019 10:07 AM by margaret RSS

    How To Contact Other Owners

    bryanj100 New Member

      I own a vacation rental on the beach in Florida.  I am doing quite well and, although I haven't decided where, I am considering the purchase of a vacation rental somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.  I would therefore like to communicate with other Owners in those geographic locations about their market and their seasons.  Basically, I was thinking about a simple email to see if one of my fellow Owners would give me a few minutes to answer some questions.  Unfortunately, it seems that the only way I can accomplish this would be to initiate an inquiry...which I would prefer not to do.  I don't want to intrude on anyone's time, but was wondering if there is a way for an Owners, such as myself, to directly contact another Owner?  Thanks.

        • Re: How To Contact Other Owners
          feibus CommunityAmbassador



          Seriously.  HA/VRBO is not the only place owners advertise and when they do advertise elsewhere the verbiage they use is often exactly the same.  Use that to find owners' web sites.


          I did research into a place at Park City a few years back.  My conclusion is that I couldn't even cover my mortgage with the rental rates I'd get for the short ski season (Dec 20 - April 1 is the prime ski period).  Summer (mid-May to maybe a week or two after Labor Day) gets little traction in the mountains except maybe in Aspen where they host a lot of big-shot conferences and concerts during the summer.  Mud seasons are totally dead.  Take a look at the rates posted on a typical calendar in the area you're looking to see how seasonality affects rates and whether you can make the money you want if you're only half-booked, because that seems to be the norm.


          It's possibly worth it if you are nearby and will want to use the place for your own needs when it's not booked (e.g., mid-week during January).

          • Re: How To Contact Other Owners
            margaret CommunityAmbassador

            Along with looking for websites, you can also type the city, state or region plus "vacation rentals" into the facebook search bar. A good start would be searching  "Rocky Mountain Vacation Rentals."  Many owners have a FB page for their VR, there are also FB pages for a lot of specific areas. There are thousands of VR owners on FB forums who may be able to help you.