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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...

Vacasa Fees – Breaking Down Our Property Management Fees

Vacasa was founded on the belief that innovation, optimization, and reliability can revolutionize the vacation rental industry. Today, our teams of local experts create tailored experiences for homeowners and guests around the world. We help enable these experiences with leading-edge technology and vacation rental management services. In this breakdown, you’ll learn about everything from what Va...

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...

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....

Creating a Property Management Agreement for Vacation Rentals

Are you with a property management company looking to draft an owner agreement? Well look no further – here are some easy tips to to keep in mind along the way. We strongly advocate consulting an attorney, and we remind you that this isn’t legal advice. However, if you need a place to start, below are some things to consider. Note: Always make sure that you and your key employees understan...