We are extremely excited to share a new podcast series, How To Save Your Vacation Rental Business, a 10-part educational series about better leadership hosted by industry advocacy leader Dana Lubner of Effortless Rentals Group in Denver, Colorado.This podcast will be very different from our normal Unlocked podcast. After interviewing some of the most progressive advocacy leaders in the space,

This is an example of VRMB’s Monday Morning Motivations, that gets delivered straight to your inbox each Monday. Sign up on our homepage to receive yours free of charge! Even the most ordinary of neighborhoods can be extraordinary by utilizing three kinds of experiences. In Lindsborg, Kansas, a town affectionately known as “Little Sweden” I

A “Thank You” page is the page on your website that users see when they send an inquiry, sign up to receive updates, or successfully complete a booking.  This moment is such a huge opportunity to WOW users with your Limited Editionness and provide them with a special Thank You. This is also a moment of

This post is about newsletters: the single best way to stay in touch with former guests, generate new referrals, and keep your business brain sharpened and focused.  I am something of a newsletter nerd. I sign up to receive newsletters (and assess them), I’ve spent every week for the last 5 years sending out VRMB’s

This post by Nancy McAleer of AMI Home Rental is designed to help independent owners and managers attract guests looking for more complete vacation packages while simultaneously increasing our bottom lines.One of the benefits of owning a vacation rental is that I can look at the entire business cycle and make quick, solid decisions about maximizing

To take advantage of listing sites “billboard effect” you need a strong reputation online so that when travelers search the name of your vacation rental business … you exist (duh). Most travelers are suspicious when booking your vacation rental for the first time because it can be a total crapshoot. So appearing in the search

In hospitality, our desire to improve is heavily rooted in people. If our people are happy, so are we! If our people are hurting, we hurt too.

In anticipation of our next Keystone Awards, we have examined 1000+ completions of our Property Management Software Selector Tool and enlisted the data science services of Wes Melton of Nokori to help find patterns and visualize trends.

This article was originally written on May 31, 2016. We wanted to bring it back into the spotlight (around 4 years later) in 2020 to see how far the vacation rental industry come. Whether you’ve heard of VRBO, stayed at an Airbnb, or rented a home through HomeAway, you are likely familiar with the idea: