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Vacation Rental Success: Insider secrets to profitably own, market, and manage vacation rental property (From Start to Profit) (Volume 1) Paperback – May 4, 2013


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Product Details

  • Series: From Start to Profit
  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Mango Media, Incorporated; 1 edition (May 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976647923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976647928
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This volume is packed with advice from some of the smartest people in our industry. Joel is a seasoned guide who is ready and willing to show you the way."
- Brian Sharples, CEO and Co-founder of HomeAway

"Joel's book gets right to the heart of what every new owner wants to know - what are the most effective and efficient strategies for successfully owning and managing a vacation rental, and how can I implement them quickly? Vacation Rental Success is practical, straightforward, and filled with easy-to- follow advice focused on taking action."
- John Banczak, former HomeAway Vice President and Co-founder of TurnKey Vacation Rentals

"Vacation Rental Success is a no-nonsense look at the category for newbies and even for the most seasoned home renter. Joel's knowledge as a consumer, owner and community activist--and his thirst for life as a world traveler-- come together in a highly engaging read."
- Lisa Pearson, Chief Marketing Officer Bazaarvoice

"Vacation Rental Success is a Gold Mine! It's full of sage advice and trade secrets for owners to avoid costly mistakes. Easy to read and easy to understand - readers will reap the benefits of Joel's profitable instructions."
- Bob Easter, Author of Home Buying Power

"Joel's easy, conversation style belies the deep insights and years of experience condensed into this practical and actionable guide. As a frequent customer of vacation rentals, I had never considered turning my property into one - until now! This is a must read for anyone interested in the vacation rental business."
- Jehmu Greene, Fox Business News

More About the Author

Internationally recognized speaker, writer, and filmmaker Joel Rasmussen is the President and founder of the Austin Rental Alliance, the largest non-profit vacation rental owners association in North America. A frequent speaker for HomeAway, Mr. Rasmussen is the author of the Vacation Rental Success series. He has been interviewed or featured in New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Fox Business News, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A-Mazon on August 19, 2013
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I found VACATION RENTAL SUCCESS (Vol 1) to be overly simplistic. Perhaps I should have skipped this "first" edition and gone straight to Volume II: Advanced Concepts that is plugged at the end of the book. Most of the advise is common sense mixed with a few practical tips that you can get for free on Homeaway, VRBO (that he references) or on the internet. The author claims to have secrets to profits. Here's some examples: "provide clean comfortable surroundings and friendly, professional service -- highlight great views, its an ideal selling point -- stay within your budget" If you need this type of advice then perhaps a vacation rental or any business venture is not for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By filippo3 on June 16, 2013
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I've had vacation rental properties for 14 years and still learned quite a few things from this book that I'd never thought about. Sure was worth the tiny investment, plus it was an unpretentious, easy and fun book to read. Highly recommend for anyone in or thinking about getting into the vacation rental business.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Ely on September 1, 2013
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This is the third book I've read about vacation rentals, and so far the best. Parts were simplistic, but there were plenty of gems to make it worthwhile, especially since it was an easy read. I particularly liked that he was up front about the listing sites and services he uses and recommends, so it didn't feel like a giant advertisement, like some other books, but someone sharing his substantial experience based on years of hard work. I will definitely be getting volume 2.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By baw53 on June 5, 2014
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for this reader venturing into first time rental of property. There were lots of suggestions and I think it has been a helpful resource
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cindy F. on August 18, 2013
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This book helped me with all the basics of starting a home vacation rental business. Informative and an easy read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By talldrinknyc on August 18, 2013
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This is a great book for anyone exploring the vacation rental business. Helpful tips about everything from marketing to supplies to financial considerations provide a concise roadmap for launching, operating, or fine-tuning this kind of property venture. Looking forward to the next volume.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Shane Carter on November 26, 2013
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gave me all the fundamentals to get started and reduced the number of errors I probably would've made; following the guidance in this book, I had three reservations before I was even ready to open the doors!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Taiji on December 25, 2013
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My wife and I own several multi-family properties. We picked up new knowledge specific to vacation rentals that we did not know, as we are considering purchasing rentals in ski areas. A book full of good practical advise.
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