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vacation rental market research

Your Guide to Vacation Rental Market Research

No matter how much you think you know your market, can you ever really guarantee an investment will be successful? Discover how to make informed decisions about where to purchase property and increase your chances of vacation rental investment success with data-driven market research.

Vrbo check-in instructions

Vrbo Check-In Instructions: Making the Process Easier for Guests

Before your guests arrive, you need to provide them with detailed check-in instructions so that they can easily access your property and feel welcome. In this article, you’ll find some tips on creating clear check-in instructions for your Vrbo guests and what information travelers will find most useful.

Vrbo check-out instructions

Vrbo Check-Out Instructions: What to Include?

You should provide your guests with clear Vrbo check-out instructions so that when it’s time for them to depart, they know exactly what they need to do before they leave. You will learn what to include in your check-out instructions to help guests understand what is expected from them.

glamping business

Glamping Business: Beginner’s Guide

Glamping or glamorous camping is a new trend in the tourism industry that is quickly becoming popular worldwide. The global glamping market size is huge, so starting a glamping business as an alternative to traditional vacation rental homes can be a great small business opportunity to explore.

Airbnb descriptions

Airbnb Descriptions 101, Including Examples

It’s up to you to write an attention-grabbing description that will convince travelers to click the Book Now Button. Need help getting started? Here are our top tips on how to write Airbnb descriptions and get travelers excited about staying in your space.

Airbnb dos and donts

Airbnb Dos and Don’ts Every Host Should Know

Want to become a great host with plenty of 5-star reviews? You’ll need to make your listing stand out from the crowd and do your best to delight your guests. To help you navigate your way in the hosting world and avoid common mistakes, we have put together this list of Airbnb dos and don’ts you should keep in mind.

Airbnb smoking fee

Airbnb Smoking Fee: How to Enforce No Smoking Policy

Guests who smoke inside a vacation rental property can bring several problems that most hosts would rather avoid. Smoking in a short-term rental can result in an expensive cleaning bill for a host and, potentially, a bad review from future guests. So what can you do when an Airbnb guest smokes in your home?

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Marketing Vacation Rentals on Instagram: 18 Tried-and-True Tips

It can be tough to know where to start with Instagram, especially when millions of “influencers” make it look so easy, and there are seemingly hundreds of moving parts (photos, Reels, Lives, captions, videos, hashtags). In this post, we’ve asked some successful hosts for their top tips on using Instagram for vacation rentals, so you can hear what really works from people who’ve actually done it.

Airbnb extra guest fee

Airbnb Extra Guest Fee: Does It Fit Into Your Pricing Strategy?

Setting your pricing strategy is one of the hardest aspects of being an Airbnb host. Doing it right is important for staying competitive and attracting more bookings. You can raise your nightly rate by charging an extra fee when you host more guests than usual. Let’s see how you can use an extra guest fee to boost your income on Airbnb.

vacation rental brand

How to Build a Vacation Rental Brand: 5 Tips for Hosts

Even if you’re just starting out, or only have a few listings, “building a brand” is what marks the haphazard, hobbyist hosts out from the standout, star vacation rentals. It creates a consistent service that makes guests happy and makes you good money to boot. And while it’s totally possible to DIY it─ we know it can feel like a lot. That’s why we’ve laid out our exact method.

airbnb breakfast ideas

Airbnb Breakfast Ideas to Impress Your Guests

Offering your Airbnb guests breakfast is a great way to make them feel welcome and enhance their stays. Although the platform doesn’t require you to do it, people love when hosts go the extra mile to provide better service. Read this post to find some Airbnb breakfast ideas.

smart pricing

Dynamic Pricing for Vacation Rentals: Is It All It’s Made Out to Be?

Setting nightly rates for your vacation rental is complicated. Sure, you know you should charge more when demand is high, and drop prices during quiet periods. Most property managers don’t have time or energy to closely monitor the changing conditions. That’s where dynamic pricing comes in.

Airbnb check-in instructions

Airbnb Check-in Instructions: Tips on How to Delight Your Guests

Your guests’ check-in sets the tone for their entire stay. If this process is stress-free and smooth, it can help lead to positive reviews. Find out how to create check-in instructions for your short-term rental and make the check-in process smooth for you and your guests.

rental property maintenance

Rental Property Maintenance: Guide for Airbnb Hosts

One of the biggest responsibilities facing any host or property manager is vacation rental property maintenance. If you have been struggling to meet all your maintenance responsibilities, this post is for you. It will help you understand the basic steps you need to take to avoid costly repairs.

Reviews management

How to Manage Vacation Rental Reviews: 5 Best Practices from Hosts

As guests browse through vacation rental listings, one thing that’s guaranteed to make your property stand out is a ton of amazing reviews. There’s no question reviews affect booking rates. If you’re worried about reviews, you need to see our expert tips and tricks to help you maximize the positives and avoid the negatives.

vrbo cleaning checklist

Vrbo Cleaning Checklist: a Guideline for Hosts

Cleanliness is a top priority for travelers who are very picky when choosing a perfect home to spend their vacation. We’ve compiled a comprehensive Vrbo cleaning checklist. Read on to learn what steps you should follow to get your property in top shape and make that great first impression.

Vrbo taxes

Vrbo Taxes: a Guide for Hosts in the US

Starting on Vrbo is easy, but if you want to succeed as a Vrbo host, you should treat this as a business. And an important part of operating a short-term rental business is taking care of lodging taxes. In this guide, we cover the basics of Vrbo taxes that you need to know to get started.

equation to hosting success

The Airbnb Equation to Fast-Track Hosting Success

Succeeding as a host does not have to be elusive or a mysterious process. By adopting the correct hospitality mindset, and understanding the categories hosts are rated on, you can accelerate and ensure your status as an excellent host. In this post, Culin Tate, a Host Coach, uncovers the 7-factor success equation.

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