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Vacasa’s Take On… Rented.com’s 2017 Vacation Rental Industry Predictions

Vacation rentals have taken the hospitality industry by storm in recent years. But since the vacation rental industry is a rapidly growing and evolving marketplace, it can be hard to keep up with the changes. We’re sharing some of the more comprehensive articles on the subject, along with commentary from one of our internal experts. Recently, Rented.com published an analysis piece on in...

Team Spotlight: Customer Experience

Vacasa’s customer experience team takes on the important task of representing Vacasa on the frontlines 24 hours a day, every day of the year. As the main point of contact for all guests who have a reservation number, the customer experience team helps answer questions and meet the needs of our guests. This includes questions about a specific property or the local area, changing and canceling re...

What Size Beds Should I Put In My Vacation Rental?

When you’re setting up a new vacation rental, one of the first questions you’ll need to address is how to configure the bedrooms. Which size bed is best for each room? Different bedroom setups will appeal to different types of travelers, and how each room is set up can be the deciding factor in whether a guest chooses your home over another. Though vacation homes usually offer guests more...

5 Ways to Thoroughly Vet the HOA of Your New Vacation Rental

This post from our Chief Development Officer Cliff Johnson originally appeared on BiggerPockets, where we regularly share tips for owning and managing vacation rentals. It’s easy to forget about all the specifics when you’re in the middle of a real estate deal. However, many neighborhoods and buildings have a Homeowners Association (HOA) with bylaws that every property or unit needs to follow....

When is the best time to sell my vacation management company?

Building and maintaining a successful vacation rental management company is not an easy feat! You’ve likely put many years into building your strong reputation and collection of properties. When the time comes and you’re ready to consider selling your business, be sure to position it so that you can make the most of all your hard work. Just like the real estate market, timing is everything wh...

Employee Spotlight: Rebecca Raettig

Rebecca Raettig is the Local Operations Manager for Vacasa in Santa Cruz, California. She’s been with the company for about six months and has quickly become a valuable member of our operations team. Meet Rebecca! What do you like most about working at Vacasa? I love the feeling of making a difference in our guests’ vacation experience. How would you describe Vacasa in one word? Dynamic. What...

Spring Cleaning Your Vacation Rental

Spring is a season of growth and change — out with the old and in with the new! With longer days and warmer weather ahead, many homeowners take the opportunity to spruce things up around the house with a thorough spring cleaning. For vacation rental owners, it’s usually a transition time between your peak season and off-season. Depending on location, your home is likely either just wrapping u...

Lessons from the VRMA European Conference

The Vacasa team recently had the opportunity to attend VRMA’s annual European Conference in Amsterdam, an event which gathers international vacation rental management professionals to discuss industry trends and share best practices. This year’s conference had over 300 attendees representing 18 different countries.   Across the different sessions, we heard from industry experts on a range o...

Vacasa in the News | April 4, 2017

Here’s some of the latest Vacasa media coverage from around the web. We were featured in Forbes talking about a remote workforce, in a Matterport case study showcasing the results of our 3D video tours, and in two local news outlets talking about the vacation rental market.

The Importance of Vacation Rental Guest Reviews

More and more frequently, consumers are looking to reviews from others to help inform their purchasing decisions. Think about it: You’ve probably skimmed the customer reviews on Amazon when deciding between two brands, or checked Yelp for guidance in choosing a local restaurant. It’s the same with vacation rentals. People look to guest reviews to support their decision-making. They want to kn...