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Tips for Photographing Your Vacation Rental

Photos go a long way in drawing guests to your vacation rental, giving them an idea of what to expect, and helping them visualize their vacation in your home. High-quality photos can help your home stand out from others, and are often the deciding factor for guests choosing between two similar rentals. “Anyone can snap a quick photo of their home and call it a day. But attention to detail, pati...

Could Linens & Towels Be Costing Your Vacation Rental 5-Star Reviews?

Owning a vacation rental is rewarding and profitable enterprise. We know—we help thousands of owners all around the country make the most of their rental homes. That being said, there are a few things you may not anticipate about running a busy home that, in hindsight, should be obvious. With more people coming in and out, things may get worn out more often. Linens and towels easily see the most...

How to Make Your Vacation Rental More Pet Friendly

Allowing dogs in your vacation rental is proven to increase bookings and profits. Whether you’ve been allowing pets for a while or are just now considering it, we’ve come up with some tips and tricks for making your home as pet-friendly as possible! Supply some goodies. Go the extra mile to fully commit to your guests and their pets. Stocking your home with a stash of dog food, bowls, a few t...

The Benefits of Owning a Pet-Friendly Vacation Home

Just like the vacation rental industry, the pet-friendly travel sector is growing rapidly. Consider this: about 44% of American households include a dog. According to travel industry research reported by Skift, more than half of these families will only stay in dog-friendly lodging. And, they regularly cut vacations short—or skip them altogether—because traveling with pets is a challenge. Your...

Market Spotlight: Who’s visiting Central Oregon?

Central Oregon is a booming vacation rental market. And things are only getting better—travel spending in the region has increased 6% from 2015 alone. There’s never been a better time to own a vacation rental in Central Oregon. But how can you make the most of it? Let’s take a look at where guests are coming from, where they’re going, and the best ways to build data-driven marketi...

How to Manage Your Calendar With Instant Bookings Enabled

More and more vacation rental listing sites are encouraging owners to enable instant booking to attract more guests.  With Homeaway’s latest Best Match requirements, it’s one of the quickest ways to push your home up the rankings in search results. Over at Airbnb, it’s a similar story. Trying to simultaneously coordinate your availability on different sites is a time-consuming and stress-...

How to Improve Your Home’s Ranking on HomeAway

In 2016, HomeAway and VRBO shifted from a multi-tiered subscription model to a standard subscription for all homes. This change affected the order in which homes appear in search results. Instead of being able to pay for higher visibility on these sites, home ranking is set by the Best Match algorithm, which considers traveler preferences as well as what kind of booking experience a listing offer...

How to Write a Compelling Home Description for Your Vacation Rental

A picture is worth a thousand words—but when it comes to your vacation rental listing, don’t overlook the importance of a well-written description of your home. Beautiful, high-quality photos are crucial for making a first impression on crowded listing sites, but providing an informative overview is just as important in reaching the right guests for your vacation home. Professional SEO co...

Setting a Policy for your Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental

Many guests choose vacation rentals over hotels so they can enjoy the comforts of home while away from home – including bringing their furry friends along for the trip. Certain vacation destinations attract pet owners more than others (think beaches, dog-friendly hiking trails, and many family-friendly spots), so allowing pets helps to keep your home on level playing field with other homes in th...

The Revenue-Driving Role of Guest Reservation Agents

This post comes from Kit Steen-Verhoeven, Vacasa’s Director of Sales, and was originally posted on the VRMA blog. In the vacation rental industry, guest bookings drive the bottom line and are an essential part of running a successful business. As the Director of Sales at Vacasa, it’s my job to oversee our team of 25 reservationists and ensure our inbound sales process is contributing to o...