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August 24, 2017
5 Ways to Make More Money From Your Vacation Rental

5 Ways to Make More Money from Your Vacation Rental

The most important factors to successfully renting out your vacation home and maximizing the revenue it generates. ...Read more
March 15, 2016

Benefits of Using an Owner Service Provider

When thinking about how best to manage your property, you are likely to need to select an owner service provider to assist you. An owner service provider may provide a few focused services to owners, or they may provide a wide range enabling an owner a single point of contact for most of their needs....Read more
February 15, 2016

Components of a High-Performing Vacation Rental Listing

A challenge many vacation rental owners and property managers face is how to get their listing to stand out from the crowd, since there are more than one million vacation rental listings on both the HomeAway family of websites and Airbnb. Successfully differentiating your property will lead to more inquires, bookings, and revenue....Read more
February 4, 2016

Nine Questions You Should Ask Every Vacation Rental Property Manager

We’ve created a list of nine questions owners should ask their property manager – see what they have to say and decide if your property manager provides the best service at the lowest cost!...Read more
November 3, 2015

Industry Leaders Talk Vacation Rentals

tnooz: Airbnb, HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Booking, and Rented talk vacation rentals
The mainstreaming of vacation rentals, regional consolidation, regulation and technology-driven operational efficiency were themes at the closing session of the annual Vacation Rental Managers Association conference. Panelists from TripAdvisor (which owns FlipKey), Airbnb, HomeAway and spoke on the theme of “The Next 30 Years.”...Read more
October 18, 2018

Should I Hire a Vacation Rental Property Manager?

Owning a vacation rental property is an exciting adventure to embark on, and as with any new opportunity, there are probably a plethora of questions about […]...Read more
October 16, 2018

How to Manage Your Vacation Rental Home Remotely

In today’s digital age, it’s entirely possible to manage your vacation rental home remotely. As a homeowner, it is entirely possible to live in a different […]...Read more
October 12, 2018

4 Questions to Help You Pick the Perfect Holiday Vacation Rental

With Thanksgiving around the corner, Christmas not far behind, and the New Year coming up sooner than some of us would like to think, it’s time […]...Read more
October 11, 2018

How to Effectively Screen Guests at Your Vacation Rental

Note: This article was originally published on August 9, 2017, and it was updated on October 11, 2018. While nearly all guests who want to stay […]...Read more
October 4, 2018

5 Must-Visit Vacation Rentals For Fall 2018

With trees shedding their leaves and people packing away their summer clothes, it’s clear that fall is upon us. A third of Americans say fall is […]...Read more
October 2, 2018

6 Reasons Why Property Managers Are Worth The Cost

Owning a vacation rental property takes a lot of time, energy, and trial and error. Property management may seem simple at first, but it requires a […]...Read more
September 28, 2018

How Do I Get My Vacation Rental Listing Ready For The Holidays?

Now that fall is officially underway, and travelers are deciding when and where they should book their Thanksgiving and Christmas travel (Thanksgiving travel should be booked […]...Read more
September 26, 2018

8 Tips for Buying a Lakefront Vacation Rental

Moreland Properties is a full-service real estate brokerage in Austin, Texas. With local roots and global connections, Moreland Properties is the luxury market leader and specializes […]...Read more
September 20, 2018

8 Tips to Make The Vacation Rental Homeownership Dream, Reality

Do you dream of one day owning your own vacation rental property? Or even better owning multiple vacation rentals? If owning property is one of your […]...Read more
September 19, 2018

9 Budget-Friendly Moves to Boost Your Vacation Rental Home Profits

It’s easy to feel that every penny you earn on your vacation rental home goes right back into the property. Your urge to put money right […]...Read more
September 11, 2018

How to Market Your Beach Home During Off-Season

As summer comes to an end, you might be worried about keeping your beach vacation rental fully booked – don’t be! For so many travelers, heading […]...Read more
September 6, 2018

6 Steps to Build An Emergency Fund For Your Vacation Rental Home

Congratulations on saving enough money to buy a vacation rental property! You’re following in the path of many other owners who’ve used their vacation rental properties […]...Read more
August 30, 2018

Why You Should Abide By Local STR Regulations

As short-term rentals have increased in prevalence in communities, laws and regulations regarding STRs have done the same. And the trend towards legislating vacation rentals won’t […]...Read more
August 28, 2018

How to Transition Your Beach Rental From Summer to Fall

While vacation rentals on the beach are thought of as summer travel destinations, they’re still a top destination for fall travelers looking to plan a trip. […]...Read more
August 23, 2018

2018 Labor Day Travel Trends

Labor Day weekend marks the last big vacation before the kids return to school, the end of summer fun, and the leaves start to change. This […]...Read more
August 22, 2018

When Do Travelers Start Planning Their Ski Vacations?

With temperatures still well over the 80s –and 100s in some states – it might feel a little bizarre to start talking about ski season but […]...Read more
August 17, 2018

How Purchasing Rental Properties Can Help You Reach Financial Independence

If you are like most Americans you dream about the day when you can retire. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could retire in 5, 10, […]...Read more
August 14, 2018

How to Welcome Guests to Your Vacation Rental

In today’s vacation rental home market, guests have no shortage of options of places to stay across the nation. Because of that, doing the bare minimum […]...Read more
August 10, 2018

5 Vacation Rental Real Estate Myths: Busted

Most big decisions are made with a little bit of help from Google, Bing, or another search engine of your choice – deciding to purchase a […]...Read more
August 3, 2018

6 Things Every Vacation Rental Homeowner Should Know

When family matters called Robin Stevens from her Phoenix, Arizona home to the East Coast for months at a stretch, she decided to rent out her […]...Read more
August 1, 2018

Don’t Make These 5 Vacation Rental Mistakes

Making the decision to manage and operate a vacation rental can feel very overwhelming at first – especially if you’re not working with a property manager […]...Read more
July 25, 2018

How To Sell Your Vacation Rental Without Losing Income

Selling a vacation rental home can be tricky – there’s a fine line between continuing to maximize your revenue and creating opportunities for someone to come […]...Read more
July 20, 2018

Property Management 101: Vacation Rental Insurance

Congratulations! You’ve done everything you can to make your property the perfect vacation rental for a lucky guest. The furniture is perfectly placed, the atmosphere is […]...Read more
July 18, 2018

How To Market Your Ski Home For Summer Bookings

  Beach vacation home renting is in peak season right now, and you might be feeling your mountain rental isn’t getting enough bookings or the love […]...Read more
July 12, 2018

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Bookings For Your Vacation Rental

Spreading the word about your vacation rental home is one of the easiest ways to increase the number of bookings your property receives each year. With […]...Read more
July 11, 2018

4th of July By The Numbers

Now that everyone is settled back into their day-to-days after their 4th of July vacations, we took a look at TurnKey’s reservations over the holiday week. […]...Read more
June 29, 2018

Cost v. Value: Should I Hire a Property Manager For My Vacation Rental?

We’ll start with the short answer – yes. Now, for the long answer – partnering with a good professional vacation rental property manager, like TurnKey Vacation Rentals, […]...Read more
June 26, 2018

How To Protect Guests From Slips, Trips, And Other Accidents at Your Vacation Rental

Take a minute and think about all you provide to make sure guests enjoy your vacation rental home. Clean, working, and updated fixtures and appliances – […]...Read more
June 22, 2018

Tips For Buying a Vacation Rental Home in a Ski Market

With over 53 million travelers hitting the slopes this past ski season, owning a vacation rental home in a popular ski market can prove very lucrative. […]...Read more
June 19, 2018

Why You Should Invest in Rental Maintenance to Avoid Rental Repairs

When it comes to vacation rentals, upkeep can make or break a guest’s experience. Visitors expect everything to be in working order, and when they’re not, […]...Read more
June 15, 2018

Navigating Friends and Family Using Your Vacation Rental

If you want to let your friends and family use your second home, read these 4 suggestions to protect yourself and your rental. ...Read more
June 13, 2018

Property Management 101: Pricing and Availability

When purchasing a vacation rental home, there’s a sweet spot between making the home a great business investment and making the home a place to make […]...Read more
June 8, 2018

What Makes a Beach Vacation Rental Successful?

TurnKey Vacation Rentals manages over 3,500 vacation homes in over 55 markets, including several beach towns. We looked at our top-performing beach homes, and here’s what […]...Read more
June 7, 2018

How to Jointly Purchase a Vacation Rental With Friends or Family

Purchasing a second home is a milestone that most adults don’t accomplish. For some, the dream of owning a second home to use as a vacation […]...Read more
June 4, 2018

Outdoor Extras Boost Your Vacation Home’s Appeal

As you prepare the inside of your vacation rental home for the summer season, don’t forget to get the outside of your home ready too.  There […]...Read more
June 1, 2018

4 Easy Tech Upgrades For Your Vacation Rental

While many travelers go on vacation to take a break from reality – to log out of Facebook for a few days, turn off work emails, […]...Read more
May 29, 2018

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Named A-List Winner By Austin Chamber of Commerce

TurnKey Vacation Rentals, a technology-driven, full-service property management company for premier vacation rental homes, was presented with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce’s A-List Award in […]...Read more
May 25, 2018

A Day in The Life: Field Operations

Part of what makes TurnKey such a success vacation rental property management company is our ability to have local, highly-specialized teams in all of the markets […]...Read more
May 22, 2018

How to Successfully Partner With a Property Manager

It takes a lot of work to get your vacation home ready to rent. So, what can you do to make sure your property is a […]...Read more
May 18, 2018

Make Your Vacation Rental Pet-Friendly

When travelers are planning vacations, one of the big decisions they’ll have to make while they’re planning is whether or not they’re bringing their furry friend […]...Read more
May 16, 2018

A Homeowner’s Checklist For Managing A Vacation Rental

Managing your own vacation rental is a lot of work. From handling reservations, to coordinating vendors, and everything in between, it’s easy to lose track of […]...Read more
May 11, 2018

8 Professional Tips For Cleaning Your Vacation Rental

If you’re tempted to skimp when scrubbing your vacation rental remember this – majority of vacationers rank cleanliness as the most important factor they consider when […]...Read more
May 9, 2018

Report: How to Market Your Beach Vacation Rental to Attract Summer Travelers

Beach vacations are so universally sought after, vacation rentals near or on the beach practically book themselves. Or, do they? While proximity to the beach is […]...Read more
May 4, 2018

Maximize Your ROI On Your Rental Remodel

It’s fun to think about the next phase of your home and how your guests will enjoy it – maybe you’re having visions of them sauntering […]...Read more
May 1, 2018

3 Ways to Make Your Vacation Rental Family-Friendly

Vacation is a time of year most families look forward to – 88% of families take at least one vacation each year. With vacation rentals becoming […]...Read more
April 27, 2018

4 Reasons to List Your Vacation Rental on Airbnb & HomeAway

At first glance, seeing the subscription fees to list your vacation rental on sites like HomeAway and Airbnb may seem steep – but the investment is […]...Read more
April 25, 2018

Responding to STR Regulation Changes in Your Community

Rules and regulations surrounding short-term rentals vary widely across the U.S. – legislation can be nuanced down to the neighborhood or even cross streets. Some areas […]...Read more
April 20, 2018

A Day in The Life: Sales Development Representative

A one-of-a-kind product or service has the ability to change a person’s life for the better, forever. One of the biggest barriers to finding and using […]...Read more
April 17, 2018

Are You a DIY Disaster Waiting to Happen?

If Pinterest makes it look possible, then home improvement shows make DIY look downright easy. Repaint the outside of your home? Replace the hallway chandelier? Add […]...Read more
April 13, 2018

Reset Retirement Expectations with Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental host: is this the new retirement job description? Until a few years ago, managing a residential investment property involved installing a tenant for a […]...Read more
April 11, 2018

Optimize Your Vacation Rental Listing to Maximize Bookings

Creating a listing for your vacation rental on Airbnb or HomeAway is easy, but creating a successful, creative, and enticing listing is a bit more difficult. […]...Read more
April 9, 2018

How to Be a Respectful Host When Guests Stay at Your Rental

Your house is your own, and you can come and go as you please, right? Well, not really if you agree to rent it out to […]...Read more
April 6, 2018

How to Advocate For STRs in Your Community

From Palm Springs to Nashville, the debate over the legality and permissibility of short-term rentals is heating up. Some local governments are looking to bring regulations […]...Read more
April 3, 2018

Study Shows Travelers Prefer Vacation Rentals Over Hotels

The launch of in 1996 signified a new era for vacation rentals. Gone were the days of finding rentals by scouring newspaper classifieds for local […]...Read more
March 27, 2018

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Surpasses 150,000 Home Cleanings Enabled Through FieldSync Technology

TurnKey’s industry-first technology platform for remote, end-to-end facilitation of housekeeping jobs, FieldSync, has now fully enabled more than 150,000 home cleanings. From automated vendor scheduling, to […]...Read more
March 25, 2018

Reviews Revealed: Guest Comments Can Make or Break Your Listing

In this age of information sharing, reviews are no longer in the hands of a few select professionals. Anyone can connect with a worldwide audience about […]...Read more
March 23, 2018

A Day In The Life: Account Manager

When a homeowner decides to use TurnKey Vacation Rentals as their property manager, they’re not just joining our program or purchasing a service – they’re entering […]...Read more
March 22, 2018

How Far in Advance Do People Book Their Summer Travel?

While most travelers are just settling back into their daily routines at school and work after their spring break trips, many are already starting to look […]...Read more
March 16, 2018

Best Vacation Rental Investment – Condo or House?

You’ve made the decision to buy a second home to use as a vacation rental. Congratulations! The next question you have to ask yourself is important […]...Read more
March 14, 2018

6 Best Cities to Own Vacation Rentals

With the vacation rental market expected to grow 6% annually from now until 2022, now is the perfect time to get into owning a vacation rental […]...Read more
March 12, 2018

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Raises $31 Million in Series D Financing

Today, TurnKey is excited to announce we secured an additional $31 million of funding. This Series D financing enables us to invest in new vacation rental […]...Read more
March 9, 2018

South by Southwest Vacation Rental Stays & Stats

Today marks the first day of South by Southwest in Austin, which means tens of thousands of festival-goers are making their way into city limits. For […]...Read more
March 7, 2018

Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite (Or Infest Your Home)

Bed bugs. These two words make homeowners and guests alike cringe. As the second most common household pest in the U.S., these bugs can wreak havoc […]...Read more
March 1, 2018

6 Tips For Buying A Beach Vacation Rental

Buying a home is just as exciting the second time around, and nine million homeowners agree. People decide to own a second home for a variety of […]...Read more
February 28, 2018

4 Must-Have Amenities For Your Vacation Rental

When guests are traveling to stay at your vacation rental, they want to feel at home when they walk through your front door. In fact, one […]...Read more
February 24, 2018
(L to R) General Managers Amanda Ferguson, Jason Schlosser, Shelly Braden, Whitney Elenbaas

A Day In The Life: General Manager

(L to R) General Managers Amanda Ferguson, Jason Schlosser, Shelly Braden, Whitney Elenbaas While our headquarters is located in Austin, Texas, we have team members all […]...Read more
February 22, 2018

Where Are People Searching & Staying For Spring Break?

As the winter holidays come to a close, travelers take their cue to start planning their next big trip – spring break. Neatly tucked between winter […]...Read more
February 19, 2018

Make Your Voice Heard in Tennessee’s STR Debate

With the rise of listing sites like Airbnb and HomeAway, debates over short-term rental regulations have been heating up across the country. And state lawmakers, like […]...Read more
February 13, 2018

4 Things to Know Before Listing Your Home

The short-term rental space is ever changing. From rulings at the state level to local policies, making sure the property you’re renting out is in compliance […]...Read more
February 8, 2018

No Snow During Your Ski Trip? No Problem

Your vacation rental is reserved, flights to your favorite ski town are booked, and your bags are packed. But there’s one thing missing. Snow. With ski […]...Read more
February 5, 2018

6 Tax Tips for Vacation Rental Homeowners

Owning a vacation rental home can be richly rewarding. It also, however, can be taxing. If you’re renting out a vacation home for profit, the tax […]...Read more
February 2, 2018

What You Need to Know About Seattle’s STR Regulations

On December 11th, 2017, the Seattle City Council voted 7-0 to limit the number of short-term rentals a property owner could own and list on sites […]...Read more
January 29, 2018

#PlanForVacation in 2018: Check Out These 10 Hot Travel Destinations

One of the biggest trends in vacation in the U.S. is… that people don’t. In 2017, Project Time Off found over half of Americans didn’t use […]...Read more
January 25, 2018
Tax Deductable Advice for Vacation Rentals

What You Need to Know About Tax Deductible Improvements

Making an improvement to your vacation rental home can offer a win-win: your home gets spiffed up and you get an extra tax break. ...Read more
January 23, 2018

Property Management 101: Understanding the Cost

Managing and marketing a vacation rental requires a lot of time and effort – HomeAway found that the average vacation rental owner spends more than 34 hours/month […]...Read more
January 12, 2018

South Texas Coast is Open For Business

In August 2017, the South Texas Coast was hit by the worst storm the United States had seen in over 12 years. After Hurricane Harvey hit, […]...Read more
December 20, 2017

Entrepreneur Magazine Names TurnKey Vacation Rentals One of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America

TurnKey Vacation Rentals ranked #36 out of 360 companies nationwide for our impact, innovation, growth, and leadership....Read more
December 6, 2017
Create a Great Vacation Rental Listing

How to Create a High-Converting Vacation Rental Listing

Read the five components of creating a high-performing vacation rental listing....Read more
December 5, 2017

Choosing Between TurnKey Vacation Rentals and Vacasa?

A guide to selecting the best vacation rental property management company. Selecting the right vacation rental property manager is a big decision. Although there are many […]...Read more
November 30, 2017
How to Furnish Beach Rental Properties

Picking the Perfect Decor For Your Beach Rental

If you’re in the process of getting a beach rental ready for visitors, or are considering updating the one you have, setting the right tone can have a big impact. ...Read more
November 29, 2017
disaster recovery

How to Repair Your Vacation Home After a Natural Disaster

Do you know what to do with your short-term rental after natural disaster strikes? ...Read more
November 14, 2017
TurnKey Vacation Rentals 2017 Winter Ski Report

TurnKey Vacation Rentals’ Winter Ski Report for 2017

Have a ski rental? Looking for fresh powder? No matter the case, check out our comprehensive report of over 260 ski resorts in the United States!...Read more
November 8, 2017
TurnKey Vacation Rentals Joins HomeAway Premier Partner Program

TurnKey Joins the Ranks of HomeAway’s Premier Partner Program

TurnKey earns early acceptance into HomeAway’s new Premier Partner Program due to exceptional guest experience. Learn more about the partnership here....Read more
November 3, 2017

TurnKey Vacation Rentals is Proud to Be a HomeAway Premier Partner

Only 10% of HomeAway property managers accepted and TurnKey Vacation Rentals is proud to be one of the first! ...Read more
October 31, 2017
Short-term vs. long-term vacation rental ownership

Benefits and Challenges of Short-Term vs. Long-Term Vacation Rental Properties

According to Wells Fargo, vacation rentals are currently a $100B+ industry globally, expected to grow to $157B by 2020, during which time the segment should grow […]...Read more
October 26, 2017
Secure Your Vacation Rental Home, protect your investement

Keeping Your Vacation Rental Home Safe When You’re Not Around

If you own a vacation rental home, it’s likely one of your most valuable assets. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is jeopardize that […]...Read more
October 17, 2017
money vacation rentals

How Much Money Can You Make From a Vacation Rental?

Short-term vacation rentals in sought-after markets now outpace long-term rentals for potential cash flow....Read more
October 4, 2017

Retirees are Cashing in on the Rising Popularity of Vacation Rentals

The latest trend in retirement finances shows vacation rentals providing retirees with a wonderful source of passive income. ...Read more
September 28, 2017
Factors to consider when buying a vacation rental

8 Factors to Consider When Buying a Vacation Rental

Give thought to these factors when you’re looking at buying a vacation rental home. ...Read more
September 19, 2017
Fall 2017 Travel Report Blog Post

Fall Vacation Rental Travel Trends for 2017

Find out where the top Fall travel destinations are in 2017 according to TurnKey Vacation Rentals. ...Read more
September 15, 2017

TurnKey Honored with 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality

TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Inc. has been honored with a 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality-Overall in the Vacation Rentals/Villas/Time Share category. ...Read more
September 12, 2017
HomeAway Summit 2017

Key Takeaways for Rental Homeowners from HomeAway Summit 2017

HomeAway Summit in Nashville offered a chance to meet fellow vacation rental industry professionals and learn about recent changes to the platform. ...Read more
August 15, 2017
Labor Day Travel Trends

Labor Day Travel Trends

Find out where the top Labor Day destinations are in 2017, according to TurnKey Vacation Rentals. ...Read more
August 10, 2017
TurnKey Opens 11 New OfficesAcross United States1

TurnKey Opens 11 New Offices

Third-largest national vacation rental management company continues growth, offers industry-low rates for management services ...Read more
August 9, 2017

How to Effectively Screen Guests at Your Vacation Rental

As vacation rentals become more popular, guest screening becomes more important. ID verification is a scalable, surefire method to ensure your home is secure. ...Read more
August 3, 2017
Changing Landscape of Vacation Rentals (1)

How Vacation Rentals Can Meet New Guest Demands with Technology

Property managers are meeting new guests demands with an authentic and seamless experience....Read more
July 26, 2017
marketing-only v full-service

Vacation Rental Management Demystified: Marketing Only vs. Full-Service Property Management

Traditional vacation rental property managers don’t do enough. Learn the real meaning of “full-service.” ...Read more
July 21, 2017
Top 10 TurnKey Vacation Rentals

Top TurnKey Vacation Rentals in 2017 (So Far)

We’ve combed through our curated portfolio of homes to find the highest earning and most popular homes managed by TurnKey. ...Read more
July 13, 2017
homeaway penalized hosts

HomeAway’s 24-hour Inquiry Response is Impacting Vacation Rental Homeowners

HomeAway’s changes could mean hidden listings, less vacation rental inquiries, bookings, and more. Learn what you can do. ...Read more