WeNeedaVacation.com provides an innovative means of matching Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket vacationers and homeowners efficiently and inexpensively. Our goal - to support the vacation rental homeowner to create awesome beach vacations. Starting with just 100 listings on Cape Cod in 1997, WeNeedaVacation.com now lists more than 3,500 property listings.
Managing and marketing your vacation rental in 2020
There are some things that never change when it comes to your vacation rental, however, managing and marketing it is isn't one of them. What you did last year to drive traffic to your property listing my not work again this year. And by not adapting some simple, new managing tactics, you might find that those guests aren’t writing the glowing guest reviews or returning to your home the following summer. The lodging tax definitely put an added wrinkle into the plans for many.
In this episode, Elizabeth Weedon and Tyler Pyburn explain why it’s so important for your managing and marketing strategies to evolve.
1 Season into the Lodging Tax
It has been an interesting season as it relates to the lodging tax. Here is an update on how things went and how it could be changing in the future.
The State of Vacation Rentals
The vacation rental industry on the Cape and Islands have seen some interesting trends as of late. Jim Reese of WeNeedaVacation.com breaks them down.
Green Rentals on the Cape and Islands
Here at WeNeedaVacation.com, we have always thought of Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard as a refuge. That's why we encourage others to Get Back here whenever they can. In recent years, we have felt the urge more and more not only to "get back," but to give back, so that these cherished places can be experienced not only by the present generation, but by countless generations to come.
To that end, we've initiated a green program here at WeNeedaVacation.com where homeowners and vacationers concerned about the future of the Cape and Islands can take some achievable steps to lessen their impacts. Those steps include stocking homes with eco-friendly cleaning products and providing water filters and reusable grocery totes. To empower vacationers to find such homes, we are now including these amenities in our property listings.
Change with the times or get left behind
It's easy to think that if something worked last year, its going to work again. But as we've seen time and time again, the vacation rental market changes about as much as the tides do on the Cape and Islands. However, one thing is for sure, there is more competition than ever and you have to continue to evolve as an owner.
Protecting your vacation rental from scams
It seems as if every other day there is a new story of either a homeowner or vacationer being scammed somehow. While there's no perfect solution, here are a few things you can do to help keep you home, listing, and money safe!