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3 Crucial Considerations When Finalizing the Sale of Your Vacation Rental Management Business (Part 3)

This is the final post in a three-part series of articles about things to consider when selling your vacation rental business. Part one covers what to consider before selling. Part two covers preparing the deal.  While it’s difficult to envision the endpoint when you’re in the middle of crucial negotiations, planning your future is an important part of any sales deal. Once you’ve ...

4 Crucial Considerations During the Sale of Your Vacation Rental Business (Part 2)

This is part two in a series of articles about things to consider when selling your vacation rental business. Part one covers what to consider before selling. Now, the most important part of the sales process: the deal! By having the following items prepared, you will save yourself and your future business partner a lot of time and hassle. Plus, the better prepared you are upfront, the sooner you...

3 Crucial Considerations Before Selling Your Vacation Rental Business (Part 1)

In order to better inform you, the seller, on this process, we will be posting a three-part series of considerations before, during, and after the sale of your business. One thing all former vacation rental company owners agree on is that they wish they had known more about the sales process before selling their business. Whether it’s the timing of the sale, legal costs, or tax considerations, ...

Vacasa Is Now a HomeAway Premier Partner

Over the last few years, HomeAway—one of the most popular booking sites for vacation rentals—has been refining its ranking algorithm to reward instantly bookable and optimized listings. Recently, the website introduced a new way to make its best listings stand apart: the HomeAway Premier Partner Program. The program recognizes homeowners and vacation rental management companies that offer gue...

A Seller’s Cheat Sheet: Terms to Know When Selling Your Business

Our dedicated partnership team at Vacasa has worked with more than 60 vacation rental management company owners who have chosen to sell their business. We’ve spent countless hours navigating the sales process alongside owners, and know firsthand how complicated it can be to make such a life-changing decision. We’ve worked hard to make the sales process as simple as possible—including the fo...

Why Vacation Rental Management Owners Are Choosing to Sell

Managing staff, marketing your company, and keeping guests and homeowners happy—you know the ins and outs of the vacation rental business better than anyone. But sometimes, it can seem impossible to keep up with it all and still meet your personal and professional goals. Selling your business may be the solution you’ve been looking for. As of late 2017, we have successfully partnered with...

How to Get Your Vacation Rental Ready for Winter

October is a time of transitions. As the leaves shed their green coats in favor of yellows, oranges, and reds, we find ourselves grabbing our own coats or perhaps a warm pumpkin spice latte. In the world of vacation rentals, guests are trading their sunscreen and flip flops for rain boots or skis. When that crispness in the air arrives, it’s time to switch gears in your home as well—it’...

Sonoma County Vacation Rentals Ordinance: Is Your Home Ready?

Sonoma County is instituting new regulations on vacation rentals. Is your property affected? We can help you figure it out! What’s changing? Effective January 1, 2018 any home permitted as a Sonoma County vacation rental must be managed by a certified property manager who is located within 30 miles of the rental. The person or business serving as the property manager or 24-hour contact (that in...

Employee Spotlight: Malcolm Benton

Malcolm Benton is Vacasa’s Local Operations Manager for Solitude, Utah. He joined our team in 2016 when the company he was working for was purchased by Vacasa. In his role, Malcolm supports homeowners and guests and oversees a team of housekeepers. He has quickly become a go-to resource in making sure things are always running smoothly, and his managers recognize what a valuable member of the t...

Vacasa is Now Offering Annual Deep Cleans for All Homeowners

We’ve all been there. You drop something on the floor and it rolls under the stove, and as you reach to retrieve it, you discover a forest of cobwebs and crumbs. It’s not exactly something you want your guests to find while on vacation. We feel the same way. To avoid moments like this, as part of our comprehensive management fee, we offer homeowners annual deep cleans in addition to our stand...