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VRMA Review Spring 2016 Issue Now Available Online

No need to wait for your hard copy to arrive in the mailbox. Members can access the digital edition of the VRMA Review today!

 

Ceramic Tile Flooring: "Wow" Factor on a Budget

Christina Fluegge of lifestyle blog greige design outlines a the fast and budget-friendly way to up the ante on a rental property's aesthetic.
 

Vacation Houses for Free?

Alan R. Hammond, past VRMA treasurer and founder/managing director of Holiday Vacation Rental, discusses why popular TV shows like HGTV's "Vacation House for Free" can skew the reality of owning and operating a vacation rental property.
 

Vacation Rental Technology: Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It

Technology is a necessity today; however, technology partnerships can be a love-hate relationship. Michelle Marquis from NAVIS outlines some important things to keep in mind when exploring your technology partnership options.
 

3 Easy Marketing Tricks to Attract More Vacationers to Your Rental Properties

Looking for a few easy tips and tricks to apply to your marketing efforts today that will ultimately help attract more vacationers to your rental properties? Alyson Waumett of Captevrix gives three crucial tips for making sure vacationers are finding you.
 

18 Tips for Washing Linens

Cleaning and turning over properties after rentals is a cumbersome enough process, but when stain removal is added, it can get even trickier. InnStyle's Susan Sternthal gives 18 important tips to remember when you are treating stains on your properties' linens.
 

Why Does the Hospitality Rental Industry Need Online Influencers?

As the word suggests it, “influencers” have enough power on people to influence their behaviour and affect their purchasing choices. With the rise of the internet and social media, information has become the key for rental professionals to attract and convince their guests. 
 

PCI Compliance: Essential for Protection

Customer credit card data is a hot topic in the hospitality industry right now; hacking is rising at unprecedented levels, leaving your property rental management company and your customers at risk. Kelly Odor looks into how you can take steps to protection for you and your customers. 
 

Advocates vs. Opponents: A New Approach to Vacation Rental Regulations

Gerard Lester, director of strategic partnerships at Vacasa, writes about the importance of vacation rental managers becoming involved in the communities where they have properties and taking a seat at the table in discussions about advocacy and regulations.
 

Debunking the Myths About Vacation Rentals

From concerns about price, reliability and sales to solitude and luxuries, the myths about vacation rentals are wide ranging and often just not true. Stay Alfred Vacation Rentals has compiled  and debunked — this list of the seven biggest myths about vacation rentals.