Vacation Rental Blog

News and tips for property managers

How to improve your business by understanding your vacation property occupancy

How does your property occupancy compare to your competitors? What’s a good occupancy rate for your property? 100%? 20%? Does it depend on location? Time of year? Is a couple of guests staying for a month better than a large party of guests staying only a couple of...

Behind the scenes: How Direct Booking became a reality

Blood, sweat, tears and bookings! The bread and butter of Your.Rentals’ Property Management Software (PMS) has always been the Channel Manager. The number one reason Property Managers sign up is to publish their vacation rental properties on multiple...

Stop, Collaborate & Listen: How to manage your Vacation Rental business more effectively

Vacation rental management isn’t easy. Even with a budget of millions, and hundreds of employees, there always seems to be something that requires an extra pair of hands. It’s even harder at the other end of the scale, as smaller property management firms...

Direct Bookings: Everything vacation rental managers need to know

Find out how to save money and increase your bookings by going Direct Vacation rentals used to function almost exclusively through Direct Bookings. Guests would make their reservation directly with the property owner or manager, having discovered them...

Flex appeal: Why a flexible cancellation policy could boost your vacation rental business

Flexible, strict, super-strict - which cancellation policy is best for you (and your guests)? As a vacation rental manager, you live, eat, sleep and breathe bookings. “Number of Bookings” is almost certainly one of the KPIs for your business, and probably...

5 Facilities every vacation rental MUST have (and 2 to avoid!)

The best vacation rental property managers have psychic powers. They understand exactly what their potential guests want from their property (even when the guests might not know it themselves!). They predict what their audience will want to see, and...

How to create the perfect vacation rental listing: 5 Simple Tips!

A great vacation rental listing tells a story. It’s more than just an advert - it lets potential guests imagine themselves in your property. A good listing not only lets guests know immediately if a property meets their requirements, it persuades them that...

10 things nobody tells you about renting out your holiday property

Once you have decided to rent out your holiday property then you might think it all ends with that decision. You’ve found a property in a perfect location and you’re ready to start receiving guests and watching that money roll in! In reality, there’s a lot...

Is it worth buying a property for vacation rentals?

Browsing the internet at any given time, it’s easy to see lots of advice that there are plenty of reasons NOT to buy a property to use as a vacation rental home. But, buying in the right place, at the right time can be a very wise move indeed. Is it worth...

How to set your seasonal pricing in 5 easy steps

The best vacation rental property managers have psychic powers. They understand exactly what their potential guests want from their property (even when the guests might not know it themselves!). They predict what their audience will want to see, and...