What Expenses Can Vacation Rental Owners Deduct?

As a vacation rental owner, finding and deducting the expenses that are related to the operation of your vacation rental business can offer significant tax savings. Unfortunately, there are many vacation rental hosts who fail to take advantage of all the deductions they are eligible for. 

Balancing Strategic Opportunism to Maximize Your Company's Growth

When it comes to major business decisions, Vacasa seeks a balance between opportunism -- here's an amazing opportunity, grab it before it's gone! -- and a more long-term strategic approach based on predetermined goals. Learning how to balance the different aspects of a company is essential to achieving sustainable growth.

How Galveston is Doing Vacation Rental Regulations Right

Vacasa takes a look at how Galveston, Texas is handling regulations and advocacy by acting as collaborators, rather than opponents.

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.

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.

Tips for Tackling 2016

VRMA member Rodney Archer knows from personal experience all the different roles that a new business owner must take on when starting or running a small rental management company. In this article, Rodney gives some tips and tricks to managing, delegating and assessing your business in 2016.

Top 4 Vacation Industry Predictions for 2016

The vacation industry has some predictable trends -- like longer destination travel in the summer and busy seasons during the holidays -- but some things are a bit harder to determine, such as where the industry as a whole is headed. Tom Villante, CEO of Yapstone, identifies four main predictions for the next year of the vacation industry.

Expedia’s Acquisition of HomeAway Fast-Tracks Vacation Rental Industry Growth and Leads to Convergence

Learn what Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway means for the travel, vacation rental, and hospitality industries.

A Day in the Life of a Vacation Rental Manager: "Billy the Kid" Scam

Vacation rental management can keep you on your toes. Here is one manager's account of a scam that affected her company-- and how you can prevent this from happening to your properties.