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How to Be the Best Vacation Rental Host

Great word-of-mouth and raving reviews are always the best marketing a rental owner can have – and the cheapest. Even great digital marketing can’t beat a personal recommendation. How do you get guests to rave about their stay?  By being the perfect host and delivering a 5-star experience to keep them coming back year after year! Here are some tips to do that: Scope out the competition – then be better. Learn from your competitions’ strengths and weaknesses. Research your competitors’ reviews for certain amenities people seem to enjoy and offer it for your rental, when possible. Also, take notice of common complaints, so you can avoid them. Depending on how thoroughly you want to investigate, consider sending a “secret...

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Cleaning Tips for Your Vacation Rental

Don’t procrastinate! In highly sought-after vacation areas, cleaning companies in your area can be booked up fast. If you’re in a bind, you may be left with a less-than-stellar company, or one that you have no familiarity with. Research cleaning services long before the in-demand season hits to get first pick of the best cleaning companies available.  There’s an abundance of review sites, so make sure to read the reviews for each potential company and pick the perfect one for your property.   Communicate, communicate, communicate. Your expectations and the cleaning company’s standards may not line up. Do a walk-through with the company to show exactly the items/areas that you would like cleaned between each rental, and create a written...

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