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    Vacation Rental Guest Expectations – How To Meet Them

    November 12th, 2014

    11-12-14 - meeting custOh the wonderful world of vacation rental ownership.  It’s getting more complicated and harder to meet guest expectations.

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    Self Promoting Your Real Estate Business On Social Media

    August 29th, 2014

    08-29-14 - Social-Media-PinnedMaria Rekrut here from Niagara on the Lake Cottage Rental.  I came across a great Blog on Self Promotion on Social Media that I wanted to share, with all of my Baby Boomer/Zoomer followers on my Social Media networks. As a Baby Boomer/Zoomer, this concept of self promotion goes against the very grain of how we were taught to view and do  business marketing.

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    Blogging Your Way To Profits For Vacation Rental Owners

    August 20th, 2014

    Blogs in blueWhat is Blogging? First off, blogging falls under the category of content marketing. Content marketing is a strategy geared towards using content (such as articles, blogs, social media, videos, etc…) to drive traffic to your website or business that will eventually convert into sales (or bookings for vacation rental managers and owners).

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    Answer 10 Questions – Voila! You Have A Rental Marketing Plan

    July 22nd, 2014

    07-22-14 - questionWhat a daunting thought of getting a Vacation Rental Marketing Plan started and how utterly boring and a waste of time.  Why do I think it’s a waste of time?   It’s  a waste of time because you probably don’t know anything about marketing,  or have a fuzzy idea about it, (as I did years ago ), you also probably don’t know where to start, and what will the end results be?  You’ll keep asking yourself……Is this the best use of my time?

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    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Accepting Credit Card Payments For Vacation Rentals

    June 9th, 2014

    06-09-14 - credit card vacation houseThe whole truth about accepting credit card payments for your vacation rental.

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    Vacation Rentals Getting The Biggest Bang For Your Bucks

    May 26th, 2014

    bookingsThis is a concept that you have to understand. Doing all the right things can really lead to more bookings at better prices. But I would enter the market at or below the market, and then work my way up the next season. Being booked all year at reasonable prices is better than being half full at higher prices.

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    How To Get Your Vacation Rental To Wow Your Guests!!

    May 19th, 2014

    05-19-14 - vacation rentalGetting your vacation rental ready for the high season can be a very daunting and time consuming part of your vacation rental business. I’ve found that my low season is the best time to tackle larger projects such as painting, revamping and moving around furniture and updating bathrooms and kitchens.

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    7 Must Have’s For The Best Vacation Rental Contract

    May 5th, 2014
    05-05-14 - rental contractOr what your best vacation rental contract should include so you stay out of trouble and sleep well at night.

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    Vacation Home Owners – Don’t Fear Negative Reviews‏

    March 31st, 2014

    03-31-14 - negative reviewsI came across a really good article that I want to share with investors thinking of getting into the vacation rental business that I’d like to share with my readers.

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    How To Start A Business With Zero Funds

    November 20th, 2013
    11-20-13 - no moneyStarting a new business  isn’t always easy, but with the right attitude, and not wanting to make a million in the first year, you can comfortably start a new business. In fact you can start  one without spending more than a few dollars. I’ll give you a quick and brief overview to get you started.

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