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Occupancy Rate for Vacation Rentals: What Is It and How Do You Calculate It?

Occupancy rate is a key performance indicator (KPI) for the hotel and vacation rental property industries. Property managers use this indicator to measure the health and performance of their businesses.  Calculating your occupancy rate for a given period of time is as simple as dividing the number of units available by the number of units occupied. However, there’s a little…

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Keeping Safe with Smoke and CO Alarms in Short-Term Rentals

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When choosing a short-term rental (STR), people tend to look carefully at location, amenities and price. But don’t forget personal safety, and we’re talking about more than a lock on the door.  Think of the safety devices you’ve installed at your own house—like smoke and carbon dioxide (CO) alarms. While they are required in many states for regular rental properties,…

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4 Tips and Tricks to Save on Your HVAC Expenses This Winter

The post-Halloween candy feast is over, and, not only might your girth have increased, but the cost of heating your home is about to increase, too. With winter coming on, you’ll want to save on HVAC expenses, especially over the holidays.  Take advantage of these tips to dramatically reduce your heating costs as the temperature plummets. Whether you have a…

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What You Should Be Paying Attention to When Choosing Smart Property Technology for Vacation and Rental Properties

Whether you’re a small-time vacation home manager or a 1,000-unit rental property company, choosing the right smart home technology can make your life—or your daily business operations—infinitely easier. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider all the smart property tech you invest in before making a commitment. Here are several questions to ask when shopping for a property automation home…

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How Can Unattended Showings Reduce Leasing Expenses

Self-Showings Made Easy From instant streaming of online entertainment and same-day delivery of products, to on-demand transportation and instant customer service, today’s modern consumer is more driven by convenience than brand. They want it now. They want it easy. Research from SalesForce revealed that, by 2020, 45% of consumers will switch brands if a company doesn’t anticipate their needs. Property…

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