Top 3 Questions to Ask Your Broker about Short-Term Vacation Rental Insurance

Let’s say you’ve purchased a new home intending to use it primarily on Airbnb and occasionally for personal use. Just starting out, you may think your regular homeowner’s insurance is sufficient since you’ll be living there part-time. This is a common mistake as many hosts, even veteran hosts, do not realize that modifying the use of your property beyond strictly personal use requires some major modifications to your insurance. [...]

By |2020-08-03T13:34:21-06:00June 26th, 2020|General, Home Sharing|

How to Properly Insure your Short-Term Rental – an interview on short-term rental insurance with Darren Pettyjohn

We are happy to present an overview of a recent interview between Darren Pettyjohn, Co-Owner of Proper Insurance, and the hosts at Thanks for Visiting. It is a great discussion regarding short-term rental insurance and the details hosts need to consider when starting their business.  Every host is excited to start up their business and welcome their first guests. Having dedicated time and money to making their property ‘just [...]

By |2020-04-22T10:15:51-06:00April 15th, 2020|General, Home Sharing|

COVID-19 Relief Options for Short-term Rental Hosts and Property Managers

These are the most difficult times many of us have experienced in the vacation rental world. While none of us could have imagined a time such as now, we must remain optimistic and work together to bridge this gap so we may continue the unprecedented growth of the short-term rental industry.  So, right now, what are your options?  As members of the vacation rental community, we have received many [...]

By |2020-08-11T11:29:58-06:00April 10th, 2020|General, Home Sharing, Property Managers|

Everything you need to do before becoming an Airbnb host

With more and more people booking their spring and summer getaways, they’re turning to Airbnb for rentals over traditional hotels. If you live or have a home in a touristy city or a small vacation destination, you may have already considered becoming a host or even already signed up. Either way, before welcoming guests with open arms, you need to critically consider the unique opportunities and risks of operating [...]

By |2020-03-18T08:11:59-06:00March 16th, 2020|Home Sharing|

How to prepare for your short-term rental Superbowl guests – top claims continued

Last week we dove into the details of 'sewer back-up' claims and had such a great response we decided to take a look at another of our most popular claims from 2019 - and given that the Super Bowl is this weekend, this one couldn’t be more appropriate.  Many of you are already booked for televisions biggest weekend, and while major events can be an easy opportunity to fill [...]

By |2020-03-04T17:04:13-07:00January 31st, 2020|General, Home Sharing|

4 Steps to Becoming a Professional Short-Term Rental Host

With each new listing added online, the Short Term Rental industry grows increasingly competitive. To set yourself apart from the amateur operators, you need to understand which opportunities to jump on and which to avoid. This can be a huge challenge, especially when you’re just starting out. To offer some guidance, we have put together four tips on how to become a professional Short Term Rental host. Let’s make [...]

By |2020-03-05T10:33:53-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Home Sharing|

Despite Regulations, Miami Beach is #1 for Most Short Term Rentals Per Capita

The Miami Beach Times recently released results to a survey completed by AirDNA and IPX 1031 regarding the top cities for Short Term Rentals. “Florida is home to seven of the top ten cities with the most Airbnbs per capita. Kissimmee, FL comes in at No. 2 with Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios next door, Daytona Beach comes in at No. 4, while Miami, Fort Lauderdale, [...]

By |2020-06-30T11:11:52-06:00November 5th, 2019|Home Sharing, Regulations|

It’s ok to say no: turning down potential short-term renters

Surely, you’ve had at least one. If you list your property for short-term rental on sites such as Airbnb, VRBO or HomeAway, you’ve likely come across a request that just seems a little bit off. Spam inquiries are usually easy to spot, especially after you’ve seen one. They all have similar red flags: odd or famous names, the email doesn’t match with the name, multiple mistakes and grammatical errors. [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:08:05-06:00October 25th, 2019|Home Sharing|

Short-term renting is a good money-making strategy

If you are already in the short-term rental business, or thinking about it, certainly one of the main draws was to make income off your property. A recent poll of 1000 people by real estate company Clever found that 84% of respondents think listing a home on sites such as Airbnb is a good way to make money. However, it’s not as simple as “list the home, and the [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:08:42-06:00September 9th, 2019|Home Sharing|

Coffee makers can help your guests feel at home

Part of providing an excellent guest experience when renting your home to vacationers are the simple hospitality items that you’d find in a normal hotel room. For instance, fresh linens, small toiletry items, a small supply of paper products, etc. are common items vacation renters expect to find in their dwelling. Another such item is a coffee maker – 64% of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee daily, and [...]

By |2020-03-18T16:11:08-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Home Sharing, Property Managers|
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