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    4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 2

    October 7th, 2014

    cabinWe had a two-unit upper/lower unit in Hamtramck that always rented to polish folks in the neighborhood. For as long as I can remember Hamtramck was primarily a polish immigrant community. My tenants could not speak English, and even though I am Polish, I can not speak Polish, which made our monthly collections interesting. The tenants always demanded that I pick up the rent from them in person. While picking up the rent they insisted that I sit and have a few drinks with them. They did not use the phone or the mail. Everything was going great until the neighborhood started to change… and my tenants moved out to the suburbs. The neighborhood changed dramatically and now our new tenants were not too keen on paying us on time… ever. As the house sat vacant between tenants we were greeted with a handful of squatters. To say it nicely, it all went to hell in a hand basket.

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    4 Keys To Success With Vacation Rentals. Part 1

    September 15th, 2014

    I was reading some “advice” on vacation rentals somewhere on the internet. I recall it told the reader to list their vacation home for rent through the big #1 vacation rental advertising website to get renters. Agreed, this of course is a good first step. Next, the article said to go out and get your own domain name for your property. Again, agreed, I strongly suggest this as well . Lastly it told the reader to point their new domain name to their listing on the vacation rental advertising website. …This part I don’t agree with very much.

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