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Five Easy Ways to Simplify Vacation Rental Upkeep

Vacation Rental Management
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Vacation rental management is no day at the beach. There is much work to be done to keep rental properties in good shape throughout prime rental season and beyond. What can be done to lessen the load? Here are five ways to simplify property upkeep and smooth the process. 1) Perform regular housekeeping duties for […]

The Faces of Kigo: Meet Tania Jochmann

Vacation Rental Management

Kigo employees share two common passions: travelling, and providing outstanding solutions for our customers. We created the Faces of Kigo series to showcase the unique individuals at the core of our business. Meet Tania Jochmann, a Support Expert agent based in Barcelona, Spain. A native of Brazil, Tania has lived and travelled all around the world. Her love […]

The Faces of Kigo: Meet Daniel Hidalgo Bartolomé

Vacation Rental Management

We created the Faces of Kigo series to showcase the unique individuals at the core of our business. Meet Daniel Hidalgo Bartolomé, a software analyst based in Barcelona, Spain. When he isn’t hard at work helping Kigo clients integrate cutting-edge technology, Daniel is an avid traveller and enjoys exploring new destinations. In this article, Daniel will […]

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

Vacation Rental Management

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? Balancing guest-facing responsibilities with managing operations can your day-to-day routine chaotic. Until now, operations have been a very manual, time-consuming process—but new solutions can give […]

The Perfect Vacation Rental Guest Welcome Package

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As online booking has become the norm for vacation rental management, the needs and expectations of guests have changed. Guests have more stay choices than ever before, and the bar has been set high for their experience. Your ability to wow them right away will influence the number of repeat bookings and referrals you receive, and in this article […]

VRBO Shares How to Protect Your Business from Vacation Rental Scams

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A news report from ABC11 in North Carolina describes the case of the Kobsik family. Annually, the Kobsiks join extended family at a vacation rental. This year, the family of 20 found what they believed was a perfect Ocean Isle beach rental through a popular vacation rental listing company. As is the family’s normal custom, […]

Vacation Rental Management Lessons Learned from Star Trek

Vacation Rental Management

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

Vacation Rental Management
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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, […]