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Vacation Rental Management Lessons Learned from Star Trek

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This September marked the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the science fiction entertainment franchise that captured the imagination of a generation and, according to some, altered the course of tech innovation forever. On this golden anniversary of the original series, it seems a good time to take a look at what vacation rental managers can […]

Vacation Rental Management: Safe Hosting Tips

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Safe Hosting: Tips for Keeping Vacation Homes – and Renters – Safe Contributed by Alec Feldman, owner of Western Safe & Vault Co. For homeowners who decide to rent out their residences in sharing-economy programs like Airbnb, there are good aspects, and there are reasons to be apprehensive. Although it’s great to have your unused […]

How the Olympics Impacted Vacation Rental Management

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Vacation Rental Management Stories: High Life Rio The Vacation Rental Management Stories is an ongoing series of interviews, tips and tricks from vacation rental property management companies just like yours. Kigo thanks Mr. Felipe Bastos of High Life Rio for taking time during the Olympics to answer the following questions. Please enjoy and share! The Rio 2016 Olympics […]

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon of Vacation Rental Management

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What is “crouching tiger, hidden dragon”, and what lessons from ancient Chinese wisdom can be applied to vacation rental management? The popular movie title, “crouching tiger, hidden dragon” is a literal translation of a Chinese idiom meaning a place or situation full of unseen masters. The phrase comes from an ancient Chinese poem by Yu Xin, […]

Ensuring Guest Safety with Vacation Rent Payment

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Kigo vacation rental software includes fully responsive website booking that allows this young lady to book and securely pay for her travel reservation using a mobile devices or Smartphone

You would never put the safety and comfort of your guests in jeopardy. You ensure that maintenance is done for all your properties in a timely manner You encourage guests to behave in a safety-conscious way You do everything possible to ensure that your property owners’ assets are covered However, you must also ensure that […]

Meet Pete – One Day With a Vacation Rental Manager

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Meet Pete – One Day With a Vacation Rental Manager

Vacation rental management is not for the faint of heart. On any given day, the average property manager is a marketer, a customer service representative, the head of a repair and cleaning crew, and the administrator of an office staff. Vacation rental managers rarely get through their first cup of coffee before they are inundated […]

Peter Drucker, Growth, and Vacation Rental Management

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“The business enterprise has two – and only two – basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs.” Peter Drucker Peter Drucker and Vacation Rental Management Peter Drucker was arguably one of the most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of business management and growth ever. How […]

How to Find 20 Extra Hours per Week with Operations Management Software

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As a vacation rental property manager, what would you do with an extra 20 hours per week? Would you spend more time with guests, marketing for new ones, or maybe start a remodeling project? We know that in addition to guest-facing duties you must manage day-to-day operations too, which up until now may have been a very manual, time-consuming […]

Expert Interview Series: How to Grow Your Vacation Rental Management Business with Expert Kim Bergstrom

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Kim Bergstrom Kigo Vacation Rental Management Expert

Kim Bergstrom, owner and proprietor of The Houses On Manzanita Beach, grew up commuting to the beach on weekends, holidays and vacations after her father bought a dream vacation house in the small coastal town of Manzanita, Oregon. The independent, creative spirit of our beach community became part of who she is. When Kim’s father retired in […]

The Perfect Vacation Rental Management Guest Welcome Package

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Do all of your holiday apartments have a properly detailed guest welcome package? As online booking has become the norm for vacation rental management, the idea of the guest book has evolved. Have your guest welcome packets evolved as well? The Evolution of the Vacation Rental Guest Welcome Package Gone are the days for vacation rental […]