Vacation Rental Manager and Owners: The Future of Communities

Vacation Rental Manager and Owners: The Future of Communities

Last week we had the privilege of attending a regional  conference in Washington State.  This is the second year we have attended the conference and I’m convinced it is the future of how professional hosts will exchange ideas and elevate important topics that impact our industry.   The theme of the conference was about Brand and Community.  

The conference attendees came from all over the Pacific Northwest, stretching from Canada ...

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Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: Homeaway/VRBO -The Traveler Made Us Do This.

Homeaway/VRBO -The Traveler Made Us Do This.

With all the buzz surrounding Expedia/Homeaway/vrbo on the consumer affairsmessage board, coupled with numerous forum post about reduced or cancelled subscription it’s clear that owner/ managers are not ready to be separated from their cash flow….at least not yet.  Those that have left or leaving the vrbo nest and flocking to Airbnb better be aware that they are two sides of the same coin.  All ...

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Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: Why Are You Allowing Brokers to Take Over Your Business ?

Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: Why Are You Allowing Brokers to Take Over Your Business ?

bro·ker - plural noun: brokers

 

  • a person who buys and sells goods or assets for others.

 

What your peers think...

I spent last week at VRMA West Conference in Denver catching up with friends, fellow business owners and partners discussing the latest changes to our industry.   As you can imagine the conversation was dominated by Homeaway’s latest move to separate you from your guests ….the traveler fee.  This, on ...

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Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: I got burned by Homeaway ...now what.

Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: I got burned by Homeaway ...now what.

Given the current uproar over Homeaway/vrbo (now Expedia) many are asking “what can I do and where do I go ?”.   Every time I see a post in the forum about these concerns I cringe when I see “listing sites” plugging their service.  I have no problem with this ….in fact, if there are regional listing sites in Northern California that can add value to my day - please ping me ...

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Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: Homeaway Chaos - Round 2

Vacation Rental Managers and Owners: Homeaway Chaos - Round 2

Round 1

For those of you who attended the VRMA conference in San Diego  ….that was Round 1.   I remember vividly standing out in front of the conference room as owners and managers walked out in dead silence….they look stunned “did he really say that ?”.   Prior to that conference ...in the same month Homeaway made the commitment to travelers that they will not be charged a fee.   As we ...

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