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Airbnb Tips and Advice for Hosting and Listing Your Properties to Get More Bookings

As fellow short-term rental owners, we’ve compiled a list of the tips that we wish we had had when we were first entering the industry, or even when we already had a foot in the door, but were looking to improve and grow our businesses!

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Dec 19, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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Why You Should Use Airbnb Management Software and Which Is Right For You? A Comprehensive Guide

On its face, it can seem like Airbnb is a comprehensive tool for short-term rental owners. It offers dynamic pricing, its own booking engine, and a clean interface through which to communicate with clients. However, if you are truly looking to maximize your rental revenue, you’ll want to work with more than just Airbnb–and the first step you’ll want to take is in the direction of Airbnb management software.

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Dec 18, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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How to Start a Vacation Rental Business: The Complete Guide

The concept of vacation rentals is not new, but the booking experience for both guests and hosts has changed dramatically in the last decade. Renting a private property offers an attractive alternative option to traditional hotel accommodations, and often comes with more amenities, more privacy, and more flexibility.

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Dec 18, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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The Importance of Implementing a Vacation Rental Accounting Software

It’s not the shiniest part of being an entrepreneur, but it is one of the most important: keeping straight books. Implementing the correct vacation rental accounting software will save you countless headaches.

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Dec 17, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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How to Sync Your Booking Calendars Between Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com

If you work in the short-term rental business, then you know it’s essential to keep your Airbnb calendar as up-to-date as possible. Learning how to keep your calendars in sync will save you countless headaches in the long run.

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Dec 16, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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Sync Your Vacation Rentals Across Multiple Booking Platforms with Futurestay's Channel Management Feature

Curious about what a good channel manager can do for your business? Sync your vacation rentals across multiple booking platforms with Futurestay's channel management feature.

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Dec 15, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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The Complete Airbnb Pricing Strategy Guide

How much should you charge for a night at your Airbnb rental? This is a question that you should be asking yourself at the beginning of your short-term rental journey and then ask again as you continue to navigate through the process of soliciting, booking, and managing short-term tenants.

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Dec 14, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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Dynamic Pricing For Airbnb, VRBO, & Booking.com | The Ultimate Guide to Pricing Your Vacation Rentals

Dynamic pricing is one of Futurestay’s most revenue-generating features for our clients. If you are unfamiliar with dynamic pricing, the short version is that it allows you to adjust rental rates to maximize revenue, boost occupancy, or in the best-case scenario do both. In fact, our clients report up to a 40% increase in revenue thanks to this tool.

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Dec 13, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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The Ultimate Guide to Financing Your First Short-Term Rental

Who wouldn’t want to make more money faster? If you’re looking to achieve financial freedom sooner, rather than later, becoming a short-term rental owner offers the promising first step toward freedom from your day job.

Posted on 
May 3, 2022
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Kaitlin Pothireddy
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5 compliance requirements to keep in mind when starting a short-term rental business

Although listing a property on Airbnb or Vrbo is as easy as uploading a few photos, providing a few details and linking a bank account, there is much more involved to renting responsibly.

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Mar 3, 2022
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6 Short-Term Rental Amenities That Guests Have Come To Expect

Reputation is everything, and it should be no surprise by now that potential guests are going to be looking up reviews and ratings of your short-term rental. If you’re looking to set yourself apart from the pack, you can’t cut corners on guest experience or amenities.

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Mar 2, 2022
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The most overlooked costs in a short-term rental property and how to plan for them

With real estate values continuing to climb, the short-term rental industry is an industry with a particularly high cost of entry. Although the initial investment in property can be steep, the returns can be even higher.

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Feb 28, 2022
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Welcome gift ideas to make your Valentine's Day booking fall in love with your short-term rental

Welcome gifts are a powerful tool for property managers to use to grow their rental business. When a guest walks into your rental and finds a gift or personalized note waiting for them, it kicks off their stay on a high note and increases the chance that the guest will leave a positive review and return to your property for future stays.

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Feb 11, 2022
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Futurestay introduces Business Essentials to help property managers build, grow and optimize

Futurestay is proud to introduce Business Essentials, a suite of services that are proven to offer real value to independent short-term rental managers.

Posted on 
Aug 12, 2021
  by
S. Philip Kennard
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4 Ways to Spend Your Free Time on Hospitality

Futurestay was built with the purpose of removing the manual, administrative tasks of running a rental business.

Posted on 
Apr 9, 2018
  by
Kristen Martinelli
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The Future of Vacation Rental Management is Here

The most satisfying part of anyone’s work is when they have a positive effect on another person’s life.

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Mar 16, 2018
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S. Philip Kennard
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How Vacation Rental Owners Should Handle a Negative Review

Reviews provide information about your rental property and sometimes reflect your hospitality.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Price Your Vacation Rental Property

As you get your vacation rental business started, you have to determine your pricing. It is important that you do your research.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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Why You Should Hire Professional Painters for Your Vacation Rental Property

Painting allows for a clean, updated look without spending a lot of money.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Pick a Location for a Vacation Rental Property

With the increase in vacation rental popularity, it is important to research the area you plan to buy in. Your vacation rental property’s location has a variety of financial impacts.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How Vacation Rentals Save You Money

When planning a vacation or business trip, traveling has many expenses. From food to lodging, airfare or car rentals, the amount of money travelers spend is growing.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How Vacation Rental Owners Are Like Tech Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the industry, they share common traits that differentiate them from the average person.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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The Best Resources for Vacation Rental Owners

These products, tips, and services make vacation rental owners management easier and successful.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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What Costs to Avoid as a Vacation Rental Owner

If you already have a property, there are savings in services and budgets to consider.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Create a Winter Interior Checklist for Your Vacation Rental Property

Creating an interior checklist for winter will depend on the type of vacation rental you own.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Get a Vacation Rental Business Started

Below are the steps and suggestions for getting your vacation rental on the market.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Turnover Your Vacation Rental Property

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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What Items You Should Provide for Your Vacation Rental Kitchen

A TripAdvisor study found that 83% of travelers thought a kitchen was the most important travel accommodation. Especially because of the savings vacation rental kitchens provide.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Create a Vacation Rental Exterior Checklist for Winter

This article will discuss how to make an exterior checklist and prepare your home for winter.

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Feb 23, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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The Benefits of Hiring a Third-Party Cleaning Service

If you’ve ever considered booking a vacation rental property, cleanliness is at the top of the criteria list.

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Feb 22, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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Winter Preparation for Vacation Rental Owners

For unprepared vacation rental owners, winter’s snowy conditions complicate their lives.

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Feb 22, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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Why Vacation Rentals Scare the Hotel Industry

The origins of hotels have been the popular accommodations for travelers for many years. Hotels extend as far back as the ancient Greek and Roman times.

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Feb 22, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Add Value to Your Vacation Rental Property

Both interior and exterior updates increase your property’s value.

Posted on 
Feb 22, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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How to Manage Your Property Like A Small Business

How to approach new vacation rental purchases, new hires, and time.

Posted on 
Feb 16, 2017
  by
Jeffrey Fermin
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How Vacation Rental Owners Can Avoid Negative Reviews

Our first article discussed how to handle a negative review. Here are some tips to avoid getting a negative review in the first place.

Posted on 
Feb 2, 2017
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Kristen Martinelli
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Reservations and Calendars Are Now Even Easier to Read

When we ask rental entrepreneurs for ways to make Futurestay better at managing properties, we receive brilliant ideas. We always strive to build features that impact your business the most.

Posted on 
Jan 23, 2017
  by
S. Philip Kennard
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Vacation Rental Checklist for Hiring a Third-Party Cleaning Service

You already learned about the benefits of hiring a third-party cleaning service. but how actually get started?

Posted on 
Jan 23, 2017
  by
Kristen Martinelli
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