Category: Airbnb

16
Mar'16
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Are-You-Ready-to-be-your-own-Rental-Manager

Are You Ready to be your own Rental Manager?

The sharing economy, I think, is not just a fad but here to stay.  While there may be future regulations concerning “employee” safety or community restrictions; the idea is not going away. Increasingly, employment is not a single gig from 9 to 5 and collecting a pension at 65.  Individuals now have more ways than ever for sharing their passion and getting an audience and a following through multiple channels serving multiple interests.  The idea is likely to spread even wider than sharin... Read more
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28
Jan'16
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Simple-Updates-For-Your-Rental-Property

Simple Updates For Your Rental Property

Updating and redesigning your rental property is the best way to add value to it while enabling you to earn more in rental income. Obviously, it is ideal to update your rental in the off season. What updates can be performed quickly and inexpensively to provide the “biggest bang for the buck”? The list here is a great start.  Don’t forget to take pictures of the completed update and post to VRBO or the website where your vacation home is advertised.Kitchen CabinetsReplacing those old kitc... Read more
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24
Nov'15
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Advantages-and-disadvantages-of-listing-a-vacation-home-with-VRBO-and-Airbnb

Should I List My Home with VRBO or Airbnb?

            Residents of the Outer Banks live in a wonderful place.  The coast of North Carolina is full of beautiful beaches, wild life – from birds to wild horses, fish and lighthouses. It is no wonder that tourists flock here every year to share in nature's abundance.But if you live on the Outer Banks or have a vacation home there, have you considered listing a room or more of your property to make a little extra money? Maybe you ... Read more
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10
Nov'15
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7-ways-to-improve-your-VRBO-listing-performance

7 Ways to Improve a VRBO Listing Performance

Just like search engine optimization for a website, the VRBO website has criteria to determine where your home ranks and displays in response to a travelers search query. VRBO has developed a listing quality score based on 7 items. The higher the score the better your ranking. Your home needs to get in front of potential guests eyes to get rented.VRBO is gradually moving toward a “best match” or a combination of travelers’ preferences and the booking experience the listing provides. You ca... Read more
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6
Nov'15
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Expedia-buys-homeAway-vacation-rental-market

Expedia Buys HomeAway & Rattles Vacation Rental Market

Expedia announced the purchase of HomeAway for $3.9B on Nov 4, 2015; the largest acquisition by the company to date and an almost 20% premium above HomeAway’s share price. The deal should close in the first quarter of 2016; subject to regulatory approval. Is this likely to shake up the Vacation Rental Market?This follows a string of purchases from Expedia over the last year where they acquired Orbitz Worldwide and Travelocity. Expedia also owns Hotels.com, Hotwire and Trivago. HomeAway owns VR... Read more
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20
Oct'15
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OBX VRBO Made Easy with Flat Rate Home Services

Congratulations! You purchased your dream home on the Outer Banks and have decided to rent it until you retire. You have navigated through all the property management firms looking for property services for Outer Banks vacation rental homeowners and decided to manage it yourself using a site like VRBO or AirBnB. Now, you are waiting for the money to roll in. Except, things are not going quite as planned.Common Problem Scenarios:Finally, your first booking! You are so excited about how easy it w... Read more
Categories: Airbnb