Helpful Articles For Do It Yourself (DIY) Vacation Rental Owners

Get helpful advice from fellow do it yourself vacation rental owners on starting, organizing, promoting, and managing your vacation rentals.

An Introduction to Online Reservation Systems for Do It Yourself Vacation Rental Owners
We have spent a lot of time working with individual vacation rental owners and finding solutions to common problems they face taking and organizing guest reservations.

In this article I'll introduce you to online reservation systems and explain why they're a valuable tool for managing your vacation home.

The Guide to Accepting Credit Cards for Do It Yourself Vacation Rental Owners
This is the first part of a five part series providing helpful information to vacation rental owners about accepting credit cards. In this part we'll examine how important it is that vacation rental owners allow their guests to pay for reservations by credit card.

How to Attract New and Repeat Bookings with Coupons
One of the keys to making your vacation home as profitable as possible is by promoting it through the use of coupons. Coupons are a great way to offer specials that attract new guests, encourage repeat bookings, and fill your property during slow seasons. In this two-part article, we'll look at the different types of coupons and their purposes, and find clever and insightful ways to effectively promote your vacation rental property using them.

4 Steps to Gaining Guest Confidence and More Bookings
With all the fraud on the Internet and in the vacation rental market, it has become increasingly important for vacation owners to instill credibility and security in the eyes of the public. By following a few simple guidelines outlined in this article you can guarantee that guests will view your vacation home legitimately, and have confidence in booking with you.

How to Create Effective Vacation Rental Listings
This article will teach you how to create an appealing and informative rental listing so you can get the best response possible out of your paid listing advertisements!

Using Booking Fees to Make Your Vacation Rental More Profitable
Should you charge a booking fee for your vacation rental property? If so, how much should it be? Is $10 too low and $40 too high? In this article we'll take a look at the benefits of charging a booking fee and help you determine the best amount to charge.

The Guide to Accepting Credit Cards for Vacation Rental Owners - Part 1
This is the first part of a five part series providing helpful information to vacation rental owners about accepting credit cards. In this part we'll examine how important it is that vacation rental owners allow their guests to pay for reservations by credit card.

The Guide to Accepting Credit Cards for Vacation Rental Owners - Part 2
This is the second part of a five part series providing helpful information to vacation rental owners about accepting credit cards. In this part we'll examine the benefits of accepting credit cards for your vacation home.

The Guide to Accepting Credit Cards for Vacation Rental Owners - Part 3
This is the third part of a five part series providing helpful information to vacation rental owners about accepting credit cards. In this part we'll explain common credit card terminology and outline the requirements for accepting credit cards.

The Guide to Accepting Credit Cards for Vacation Rental Owners - Part 4
This is the fourth part of a five part series providing helpful information to vacation rental owners about accepting credit cards. In this part we'll examine the costs involved in accepting credit cards, and the caveats uninformed owners can be faced with and how to avoid them.

The Guide to Accepting Credit Cards for Vacation Rental Owners - Part 5
This is the last of a five part series providing helpful information to vacation rental owners about accepting credit cards. In this part, we'll look at our own credit card solutions at Reservier, and how show you how we've made accepting credit cards fair, ethical, and easy for rental owners. We'll also introduce Vacation Rental Desk™ explain how credit cards are accepted and charged with it.



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