Top 3 Questions to Ask Your Broker about Short-Term Vacation Rental Insurance [Updated 2022]

Did you purchase a new home intending to use it primarily on Airbnb and occasionally for personal use? As a new short-term rental host, you may believe that your homeowner’s insurance is sufficient since you’ll be living there part-time.  This is a common misconception as many hosts, even veteran hosts, don’t realize that modifying the use of your vacation rental beyond strictly personal use requires some major modifications to [...]

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 [...]

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, what are the Covid relief options for short term rental owners and managers? As members of the [...]

Everything You Need to Do Before Becoming an Vacation Rental Host

With more and more people booking their spring and summer getaways, they’re turning to vacation 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 your [...]

By |2022-02-21T10:46:33-07:00March 16th, 2020|Home Sharing Insurance, Short-Term Rental Insights|

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 |2022-12-27T09:10:39-07:00November 5th, 2019|Short-Term Rental Regulations, Home Sharing Insurance|

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 |2022-02-17T10:46:39-07:00October 25th, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance|

Short-Term Renting is a Good Money-Making Strategy

If you're already in the short-term rental market or thinking about joining, certainly one of the main draws is the extra income. 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 money will start rolling [...]

By |2022-02-17T10:43:48-07:00September 9th, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance|

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. Another such item is a coffee maker – 64% of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee daily, and that number is [...]

By |2021-06-17T11:58:09-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance, Property Managers|

Do You Know Who Is Staying in Your Vacation Rental?

If you’ve been listing your home on Airbnb or Vrbo for any length of time, you’ve surely run into inquiries on your property that look completely bogus. Or maybe you just get the sense that something isn’t entirely on the up-and-up. Perhaps they are asking you for your contact information because they want to circumvent the booking process, or, perhaps the language just seems like its boilerplate, or it [...]

By |2022-05-19T09:28:21-06:00July 8th, 2019|Home Sharing Insurance|

Keep in Touch with Your Short-Term Rental Guests – and Keep Them Coming Back

You’ve had guests stay in your vacation rental property and they had a great experience. Now, it’s a year later and those same guests are thinking of coming back to your area on their next vacation. Will your short-term rental be their first choice for lodging on their trip? Or, if their friends or family are coming to stay in your city, will your guests recommend your property? Why [...]

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