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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 16, 2017

TurnKey’s Response to Hurricane Irma

Florida Coast homeowners coordinate with TurnKey staff to monitor damage following Hurricane Irma....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 28, 2017

TurnKey Vacation Rentals Offers Guest Full Refunds Due to Hurricane Harvey Catastrophe

Guests on Texas Coast will receive a full refund from TurnKey due to catastrophic nature of recent storm. ...Read more
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
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
ID Verification Prevents Fraud

How to Effectively Screen Your Rental’s Guests

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
July 7, 2017
Down East Magazine's Best Vacation Rental in Maine

Down East Magazine Recognizes TurnKey Property as 2017 Best Maine Vacation Rental

TurnKey vacation rental was selected as 2017 Best Vacation Rental in Down East magazine’s annual Best of Maine issue....Read more
June 30, 2017
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What the New HomeAway Shift Means for Short Term Rental Hosts

How HomeAway (and Airbnb) Pivot to Be More Guest Focused By Requiring Online Bookings, 24-Hour Response, House Rule Agreement, and Offering $1 million ...Read more
June 22, 2017

Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc. Chosen as 2017 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

Nation’s Third-Largest US Vacation Rental Management Company to Add New Markets and Build Upon Technology Platform ...Read more
June 15, 2017

New “Mega Hosts” Help Level Up Airbnb’s Brand and Traveler Experience

Airbnb is responding to traveler demands by increasingly partnering with large property managers and "mega hosts....Read more
May 25, 2017
Palm Springs Ordinances

Palm Springs Ordinance Changes and How TurnKey is Cooperating

Ordinance changes that will impact your Palm Springs Rental ...Read more
May 24, 2017
Liability insurance, damange waivers, and security deposits

Short Term Vacation Rental Liability Insurance is Not Enough for Homeowners

Learn how short term vacation rental owners can balance homeowners insurance, liability insurance, damage waivers, security deposits and much, much more. ...Read more
May 18, 2017

Short-term Rentals and Regulations in Texas

Texas needs short-term rentals to meet tourism demand. Yet harmful regulations mean many homeowners invested in their vacation rentals under one set of city rules, and are now possibly facing eventual elimination of their business under a separate set of rules. ...Read more
May 18, 2017

Nashville’s Metro Council Willing to Negotiate with Short Term Rental Community

An onerous regulation, BL2017-608,  phasing out non-owner occupied short-term rental permits in residential areas in three years, unanimously passed 2nd reading by the Nashville Metro Council […]...Read more
May 15, 2017

HomeAway Changes Review Criteria and Limits Phone Support Options

Changes to HomeAway Review Criteria and Phone Support Options ...Read more
May 15, 2017

HomeAway Call Center Number Now Exclusively on All Listings

HomeAway Replaced All Listing Phone Numbers with HomeAway Call Center Number ...Read more
May 15, 2017

HomeAway Adopts Expedia’s “Verified Reviews” Methodology

Only guests that made a booking on HomeAway can leave a review. ...Read more
May 12, 2017

TurnKey Staff Nominated for National Travel Tourism’s Rising Star Award with Visit Sarasota County (VSC)

Congratuatlions to all nominees for Sarasota's US. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week has brought back some ...Read more
May 11, 2017
Short term Vacation Rentals v hotel monopoly

Millennials Help Short Term Vacation Rentals Disrupt the Travel Industry

According to a recent survey, millennials, a $1.4 trillion travel market, are favoring short-term vacation rentals over hotels. ...Read more
May 3, 2017

Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental?

There’s not an easy one-size-fits-all remedy, as we discovered when we talked to real estate and home rental experts. But we’ve collected some of their best arguments for and against allowing pets in your rental to help you make an informed decision....Read more
April 26, 2017

Short Term Rentals Do Not Affect Affordability Significantly

Housing affordability is largely caused by cities and municipalities not planning in advance for urban growth. Ease the complicated regulations, onerous permitting process, and hefty fees that face developers interested in increasing housing stock....Read more
April 26, 2017

Fort Lauderdale lowered STR fees

Fort Lauderdale is lowering fees to encourage more rental owners to legally operate. ...Read more
April 21, 2017

Florida judge’s ruling protects Miami STRs

Judge Butchko said the City of Miami was preempted by Florida law from banning short-term rentals. ...Read more
April 12, 2017

South Lake Tahoe Survey Shows Positive Effect of Vacation Rentals on Local Economy

75 percent of guests said they would not travel to South Lake Tahoe if private accommodations were not available. Spending by vacation rental guests generated an estimated $65-80 million each year in the South Lake Tahoe economy. ...Read more
April 4, 2017

We Stand For Equal Pay

TurnKey Vacation Rentals stands for equal pay....Read more
April 4, 2017

How to Furnish Your Ski Rental

Vacationers hitting the slopes are generally looking for a nature-inspired escape with breathtaking views. Furthermore, they’ll want a place to warm up and relax after a […]...Read more
March 29, 2017

TurnKey CEO TJ Clark call with Sparemin

Sparemin interviews TurnKey CEO TJ Clark about the state of the vacation rental industry, recent TurnKey funding, and the future of private accommodation. ...Read more
March 28, 2017

Florida Legislation Protecting STRs Passes Crucial Stage

S.B. 188 which require local governments to treat short term rentals the same as any form of housing earns approval of the Committee on Regulated Industries in the Florida Senate....Read more
March 21, 2017

How To Keep Vacation Rental Properties Neighborly

TurnKey uses proprietary hardware, software, and processes along with highly trained local staff to prevent and quickly resolve issues that arise during high profile events to prevent incidents like those chronicled by the Austin American Statesman....Read more
March 10, 2017

Legislation Halting Growth of Short-term Rentals in Nashville Postponed

The Tennessean: Bills to slow down or block Airbnb rentals in Nashville to be delayed
Metro Council members are delaying consideration of legislation that seeks to slow down the business of short-term renting in Nashville as they make one last attempt for a consensus that would — seemingly against odds — appease neighborhood activists, home-sharing companies and state lawmakers....Read more
March 9, 2017

Turnkey Secures $21 Million in Venture Capital Funding for Expansion

Nation’s Third-Largest US Vacation Rental Management Company to Add New Markets and Build Upon Technology Platform ...Read more
March 8, 2017

Palm Springs Is Hot. The Old Guard Is Hot Under the Collar.

The New York Times: Palm Springs Is Hot. The Old Guard Is Hot Under the Collar.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Hundreds of Pucci- and pastel-wearing partygoers mingled on Feb. 16 among palm trees and model Alfa Romeo convertibles at the Bank, a renovated 1955 savings and loan in the downtown of this desert city. Looming over them were clips of Sean Connery as James Bond, in films like “Diamonds Are Forever,” projected onto a wall above the main bar....Read more
March 3, 2017

Behind-the-Scene Home Improvement Projects for Your Vacation Rental

Taking steps to improve your second home can help it remain valuable and in good condition. Follow these guidelines to improve your vacation rental in subtle, essential ways. ...Read more
February 27, 2017

Texas proposal would keep cities from restricting short-term home rentals

The Texas Tribune: Texas proposal would keep cities from restricting short-term home rentals
A legislative proposal that would limit local government control of short-term home rentals in Texas has reawakened a fight over regulations that has already played out in cities across the state....Read more
February 20, 2017

Property Management Demystified: Guaranteed Rent

Many guarantees are simply fluff with no real guarantee involved - they are a guarantee that is great when everyone is making money, but that goes away when you really need it....Read more
February 17, 2017

How to Upgrade Your Second Home to Maximize ROI

Taking steps to enhance your second home can lead to a long list of benefits. In addition to increasing the value of the place, guests will likely appreciate the touches and leave great reviews. ...Read more
February 16, 2017

Airbnb buys Montreal-based Luxury Retreats to bolster high-end vacation offerings

The Globe and Mail: Airbnb buys Montreal-based Luxury Retreats to bolster high-end vacation offerings
Airbnb Inc. has struck a deal to buy Montreal-based Luxury Retreats International Inc. in a move that will help it bolster its high-end vacation rentals while delivering a shot in the arm to Canada’s technology sector....Read more
February 16, 2017

Property Management Demystified: Fixed Rent

Wondering whether or not you should sign up for a fixed rent agreement? Read our explanation of what it entails so you can avoid the pitfalls....Read more
February 15, 2017
Rental Property Management

Our Accounting Team Provides Vendors and Homeowners On-Time Payments and Tax Documents

Get To Know TurnKey - Accounting Team Our accounting team at TurnKey streamlines that process by providing ready to file documents for homeowners. ...Read more
February 9, 2017

TurnKey Core Values

At TurnKey, we have 5 core values that our company and employees live by that fall under the umbrella of “always do the right thing.” Our core values are everywhere in our company, and every month we recognize a number of employees who exemplify these values. ...Read more
February 3, 2017
Rental Business Expense Solutions

How to Keep Track of Your Rental Business Expenses

Tax season is a great time to evaluate your processes for tracking your rental business expenses and figure out ways to streamline and improve them for next year. ...Read more
January 30, 2017
Tax Deductions for Vacation Rental

How to Maximize Your Savings with these Second Home Tax Deductions

We spoke with several tax experts who specialize in vacation rentals to uncover some of the biggest saving strategies, starting with the basics and also including some lesser known write-offs that can save you money. ...Read more
January 26, 2017

Zillow Finds STRs Don’t Have Large Impact on Housing Affordability

Zillow, the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, recently dug into the topic on their Zillow Home Price Expectations (ZHPE) Survey and concluded that STRs do not have a large impact on housing affordability by depleting the supply of long-term rental homes and increasing rent prices. ...Read more
January 25, 2017
Tax Write-Offs for Vacation Rentals

5 Tax Write-Offs That Make Your Vacation Rental More Profitable

Even if you already have a healthy income stream from your short-term rental, there’s still room to improve your profitability by taking full advantage of relevant tax write-offs....Read more
January 19, 2017

5 Ways To Make Your Rental Property Stand Out Online

When selling your rental property to prospective clients online, remember this: without great descriptions, photos, and some personal touches, no one will remember you. ...Read more
January 10, 2017

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vacation Rental

While everyone is updating their priorities for the new year for their health, the career, their mental happiness; it’s the perfect time to make some resolutions for your vacation rental. ...Read more
January 6, 2017

The big reason why Airbnb terrifies the hotel industry

Yahoo Finance: The big reason why Airbnb terrifies the hotel industry
Airbnb may face significant legal headwinds in some cities over its repurposing of apartments as short-term rooms-for-hire, standing accused of hurting local economies and contributing to rising housing unaffordability. But the tech company’s status as a dangerous player that could dominate the hospitality industry is as strong as ever, according to a new report....Read more
January 4, 2017

T.J. Clark on the Norris Group’s Real Estate Radio

Listen to T.J. Clark on the Norris Group's podcast. Aaron Norris and T.J. Clark discuss the benefits of owning and staying in a vacation rental as well as the regulatory pitfalls. Tune in to hear their engaging conversation....Read more
December 28, 2016

How To Make Your Rental Business Traveler Friendly

The challenge for the property owner then is, how do you make your property business-travel friendly? Offer what corporate hotel chains cannot. ...Read more
December 21, 2016

Turnkey Partners with Ski Utah to Promote More than 125 Vacation Rentals in Park City

With ski season around the corner, TurnKey Vacation Rentals has teamed up with Ski Utah to showcase the number and variety of vacation homes available for rent in Park City. ...Read more
December 21, 2016

How to Make Your Home Guest Ready

Follow these strategies to make your vacation rental an ideal spot for travelers to hang their coats and fully enjoy their visit. ...Read more
December 8, 2016

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

Skift: Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together
On December 7, Airbnb debuted a new 31-page report that summarizes the company’s four-pronged approach to working with municipalities to develop commonsense regulations of short-term rentals....Read more
December 6, 2016

5 Key Takeaways from Phocuswright

At TurnKey, we are capitalizing on the latest trends lined out in the Phocuswright study with our innovative business practices, and homeowners should too. Here are 5 key takeaways from the study that homeowners should know. ...Read more
December 2, 2016

When to Buy Your First Vacation Home

John Banczak, executive chairman of TurnKey Vacation Rentals, says a good rule of thumb is for every $100,000 you spend to buy a vacation home, you should aim to make $12,000 to $14,000 of rental income per year. ...Read more
December 1, 2016

Top Jobs In Demand Employers Want to Fill

If you are wondering what kind of experience compliments such a position, Francesca Watson-McFeely of TurnKey Vacation Rentals explains that her “‘real estate and marketing background helps [her] create a great guest experience and successfully price, market and manage vacation rentals.’" ...Read more
November 29, 2016

Steer Clear of Craigslist for your Vacation Home Rental Needs

The rampant problems with scams on Craigslist, including vacation rental scams, have been well publicized, and Craigslist is certainly aware of these issues. Craigslist should take steps to stop vacation rental scams and keep renters and homeowners from becoming victims of the next Craigslist scammer. ...Read more
November 21, 2016

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Skift: Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape
In its State of Business Travel 2016 report, Concur reported that, amongst its business travelers, home sharing is quickly gaining popularity, with 56% growth between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016. And Airbnb reported in July that its sales to business travelers increased threefold over the past year....Read more
November 8, 2016

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
November 4, 2016

Is Airbnb a Threat to the Hotel Industry?

US News and World Report: Is Airbnb a Threat to the Hotel Industry?
"Travelers with families used to skip going to cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Chicago because of the high cost of one or more hotel room. Now, they will because they can find a vacation rental home with enough space and home amenities at affordable prices," Banczak of Turnkey Vacation Rentals says....Read more
November 3, 2016

Five Vacation Rental Markets That Are on the Rise

Nashville, Park City, San Diego, Port Aransas, Lake Tahoe are 5 vacation rental markets that are attracting visitors and savvy homebuyers alike....Read more