Category Archives for Give It A Go

 

My First Airbnb

When I travel I always like to stay in vacation rentals, but until recently I hadn't even so much as created an account on Airbnb, much less actually stayed in an Airbnb home. I needed to end that streak.And

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“The Identity Curve” of Vacation Rental Branding Workshop: My 3 Huge Takeaways

Note: This workshop has already taken place. The recording as well as the handout can be found inside the Inner Circle here.  JOIN INNER CIRCLE This was far and away the best workshop

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Don’t Forget Your Guest!

This post by Nancy McAleer of Anna Maria Island Home Rental is part of a VRMB guest post series designed to cover innovative subjects and give greater texture to the world of listing site independence.

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I Just Individually Consulted 500 Vacation Rental Owners And Here Are Some Surprising Discoveries

Because the vacation rental industry is so new and its potential so huge, I tend to spend my research hours doing activities that might otherwise be considered an inefficient or crazy use of one's

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Take These Precautionary Measures For Your Vacation Rental Listing In 2016

My mom always taught me it was good to have backup plans. So to get your listing site non-dependence initiatives in 2016 off to a good start, I wanted to share with you three tactics that members of our

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My 3 Words For 2016

Many years ago, a mentor turned me on to a New Year's exercise that changed the way I write resolutions. The idea is to choose three (and only three) words that define your goals for the coming

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All The Stuff I Screwed Up At My Vacation Rentals

When I first moved down to Central America, it was because I wanted to avoid the rat race of corporate America. Most of my friends were entering jobs in DC and New York and while I knew that wasn’t

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VIDEO COURSE: The 8 Things I’d Do Differently [Summary]

Last week, I woke up at 6 AM and went for a run like usual. But the podcast I was listening to on this particular morning (by a guy named Pat Flynn) really had my attention. Pat was interviewing an incredibly

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Inside The Mind Of VR Guests Workshop: The 3 Things I Learned

In any industry, research and transparent data are important to learn and evolve. But in our industry, we face two problems: 1) We’re so new that very little data exists 2) The data that does exist

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What Does “Being Professional” Mean In The Vacation Rental Industry? Warning: Definitions May Vary.

I can’t tell you how many negative guest reviews I read that feature the word “unprofessional.” The only problem is, professionalism can mean a lot of things to a lot of vacation rental

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Listing Site Dependence Workshop: The 3 Things I Learned

If you are an owner or manager who is thinking about exploring new ways to generate bookings for your vacation rental, this post is for you. This past Wednesday, I braved the waters outside my comfort

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The Accidental Vacation Rentalist: A Dying Breed?

Have you ever wondered why so many owners or managers accidentally fell into the vacation rental business without any kind of plan or formal training? In stark contrast to medicine or law or the world

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