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Today in Vacay: The Vacation Rental Winterization Edition

We created the Today in Vacay series to keep readers up-to-date on the rapidly changing trends and updates impacting the vacation rental management space.

For many vacation rental management companies worldwide, winter is a busy season. Some vacationers are looking for warm, balmy days to sun-and-fun it, while others seek the perfect snowy getaway. Whatever kind of experience a winter vacation property offers, there are important rules to follow to maintain optimal bookings.

Here are a couple of helpful hints to master vacation rental winterization and make your winter wonderland a dream destination.

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Who can tell you the right steps to take so you’re business ready for the winter? A Colorado native, that’s who. Nicole Guidi of Book by Owner vacation rental management in Dillon, Colorado literally wrote the book on winter vacation property management…the eBook, to be exact. The Complete Guide to Managing your Vacation Rental Property is free online and covers important matters like what your guests need to know, how to manage property access, minimize upkeep and maintenance, and prepare and budget for annual repairs. Solid advice, and the price is right. For year-round vacation rental management tips, turn to Kigo. Because managing your properties optimally is always in season.

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Local events for rental property guests

Wherever your property is, there’s some event worth attending. For example, foodies love to go where the wine and haute cuisine are the talk of the town. And there are plenty of towns that make food the main event, from Ft. Lauderdale to Brooklyn to Minnetonka to Glasgow, Scotland to, well, practically everywhere. You can find out when and where the food festival nearest you is happening by checking out Local Wine Events. The information is neatly organized by month and is chock full of worldwide locations where foodies flock to. Your property might be right nearby.

Vacation rental winterization is for everyone

We’ve seen just how extreme the weather can be in 2017. There’s no way to tell, but winter 2017-2018 could be rough, too, no matter where your property is. So, it makes sense to “winterize” your property now. That means different actions for beachfront properties versus ski resorts versus city getaways. But some things are the same. Like cleaning your gutters, or giving your power generator a full check-up. has some excellent, practical tips for winterization that you can benefit from, wherever you are. They’re free, too…so you can’t lose. You can’t lose with proper operations management all winter long, either. To beat the chill in winter profits, Kigo is a great destination to head to.

Stay tuned for more vacation rental news updates from Today in Vacay!

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