Vacation Property Listings News and Trends
Keeping informed on the vacation rental home industryWhether it's a beach cottage in California or an upscale townhome in Maine, there's always interest in vacation home rentals. Just as birds head south for the winter, so do large numbers of migrating humans--"snow birds"--seek to escape to a warmer destination if only for a little while.
Technology has led to an increase in global competition in the vacation homes market, with vacationers accessing millions of listings. The travelers who benefit the most are those that have all of the information at their fingertips and are able able to quickly and easily compare competitors' prices.
To deal with the increased competition, you'll want to stay ahead of the game by keeping up on vacation property listings news and trends. Consider the following trends:
1. Some cottage rental managers started what are called "unbundled services," which keep their prices competitive but don't include housekeeping and other services ordinarily folded into packages.
2. Because of the slow real estate sales market, the number of Florida vacation homes available for rental has increased. And with that increase in inventory, rental prices have dropped to remain competitive.
3. Trends also indicate shorter rental times. A certain Hawaii vacation rental may be booked for a week instead of months at a time.
Access news about vacation property listings through the web
Read more about trends in vacation rental properties through blogsAlthough blogs are more opinion-based in nature, there are many related to the vacation property rental trade that can relay news and trends. Find a good one written by a professional or backed by a solid organization.
See what vacationers have to say by logging on to beach vacation rental forumsIssues and concerns from travelers take a front seat on vacation property web forums that can indicate trends in the industry. Many forums also give property managers a chance to network and ask questions among themselves.
- When it comes to rentals of a luxury vacation home, trends indicate that success is all about location. Some advisers recommend markets in Florida such as Cape Coral, Daytona, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. But using the right marketing techniques in any location can increase the chance of success in vacation rentals.
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