Tips & Tricks

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Automatic Pricing for Vacation Rentals [2016 Update]

Last April 2015 we wrote an article on how some clever start-ups were helping you to optimise your rates the automatic way. The article sparked quite a few comments on LinkedIn: “No single property is the same, they cannot be compared!” “Easter is unpredictable. How do you price that?”. Forward a year later and it seems our industry is now more open to adopt dynamic pricing, even if not 1 solution is perfect. Without a doubt it is one of the big topics of 2016. So we had another look at the yield management softwares that are making the news.

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The Recipe for a Successful Vacation Rental Event

You know you’ve had a good idea when you start very small and it instantly snowballs into something everyone talks about. This is the story of the Vrtech: a tiny vacation rental industry meetup that started in November 2015 with only a handful of industry professionals attending and in just over 4 months became a major event with 110 vacation rental industry leaders, influencers, bloggers and innovators. Are you looking to organise your own event, workshop or webinar? The founder of the Vrtech (also our CMO!) has some tips.

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Vacation Rentals: Key Market Trends [infographic]

The vacation rental market is booming. With the growing attraction for vacation rentals, the rapid growth of the online marketplace, and the evolving supply of vacation rentals, our market size is said to reach $169.7 Billion in 2019. What are the key market trends defining this growth? Here’s an infographic explaining them.

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How to create the perfect vacation rental page on Pinterest

One of the most popular social network of today, Pinterest especially attracts those interested in travel. Done well, a Pinterest page can drive considerable amount of traffic to your website. How? We have tips and a list of the 20 most effective Pinterest board headlines.

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Property Manager’s Contract

Whether you’re a property owner looking to entrust the managing of your rental to a professional or a property manager looking to improve the way you sign up vacation rental owners, the insights Andrew McConnell from rented.com has on the subject of contracts will be invaluable to you.

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The vacation rental events you can’t afford to miss in 2016

At Rentals United we love events! Every time we come back with new ideas, new contacts and a real boost in energy… no, nothing beats meeting people face-to-face! So here’s a list of the most important conferences for Vacation Rental Professionals. Some are just travel orientated but every time we go we meet familiar people from the industry. Find out which ones interest you most and… we see you there!

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5 Reasons people choose NOT to stay in a Vacation Rental [Infographic]

Why do people choose NOT to stay in a Vacation Rental? A recent study came out listing the top 5 reasons. We’ve laid these out in a beautiful infographic with ideas on how you can convince travellers otherwise.

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How to make instagram work for your Vacation Rentals

This is the story of how a vacation rental owner grew the biggest instagram following on his island. When Thibault Masson started his vacation rental business in St Barts 1 year ago, he knew a thing or two about Twitter and Facebook. But when he got into Instagram, bookings started really coming in and in 1 year he grew his portfolio from 2 villas to 4 villas. Here are his tips on making Instragam work for you in your region.

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10 things we learned about vacation rentals this year

The vacation rental industry is maturing… are you maturing with it? After a year of living and breathing vacation rentals, here are our findings about the state of the industry today. We include immediate action points for you to stay up on the main trends.

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Running a vacation rental business: most shared articles of 2015

2015 has been packed with events, new trending topics, new tech, new apps… and a great year for the Rentals United Blog. At the beginning of 2015 we revamped it and have ben packing it with information about running a vacation rental business ever since! Today we had a look back & it was emotional… 🙂 So which vacation rental tips and hacks were most appreciated buy our readers? There’s a bit of everything: stats, infographics, interviews and a video… You’ll laugh at some and reflect on others. Thank you for being our faithful subscriber & bring on 2016! We’re ready!!