short-term rental

How to Pick a Short-Term Rental Property Manager [Updated 2022]

With travel traffic still in high gear, now is a great time to make a game plan for the future of your short-term rental business. As the industry continues to recover, a great way to grow your business and increase bookings is to hire a professional property manager. As they promote your property and handle guest relations, that leaves you with the pleasure of designing your home as a [...]

By |2022-02-16T14:07:58-07:00June 5th, 2020|Property Managers, Short-Term Rental Insights|

The Most Overlooked Aspect of Maintaining a Rental Property [Updated 2021]

By Justin Ford Safety continues to be a growing concern in the short-term vacation rental industry. With exponential growth over the last 20 years, and more professional managers and hosts entering the market, the more you adhere to safety standards in your short-term rental the less opportunity for negligence on your part. What can you do to ensure your vacation rental is safe for guests? Luckily, amending your rental [...]

By |2022-02-17T09:16:40-07:00May 27th, 2020|Short-Term Rental Insights|

Short-Term Rental Industry Highlights with Darren Pettyjohn – an interview on The Invited Guest

The Team at Proper Insurance is happy to present an overview of a recent interview between Darren Pettyjohn, Co-Owner of Proper Insurance and host Scott on “The Invited Guest” by Private Porch. Scott and Darren discuss why hosts should verify their short-term rental insurance, the response to COVID-19 from property management companies and customers, and staying positive - the short-term rental industry will recover from this unique time. Listen [...]

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 [...]

5 Need-To-Know Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

After years of hard work, it’s no wonder you’d like to take a well-deserved break. Those who are fortunate enough to reap the benefits of years in the workforce often do so by acquiring a vacation home. The idea of a vacation home in your favorite place on a sunny beach sounds dreamy, but it’s important to be both realistic and prepared when it comes to this investment. You [...]

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|

Best Smart Home Devices to Improve Your Vacation Rental [Updated 2022]

As technology continues to soar, vacation rental hosts have started to notice how beneficial smart devices are for their business and their guests.  So, keep your property a cut above the rest and one of the favorites, always be open for improvements that can enhance host and guest experience such as installing smart devices. Below are some ways that you can leverage technology to improve your short-term rental business and your guest’s experience:  Locking [...]

By |2022-02-17T09:15:16-07:00February 4th, 2020|Short-Term Rental Insights|

How to Prepare for Your Short-Term Rental Superbowl Guests

Many of you are probably all booked out for television’s biggest weekend, Superbowl Weekend!  While major events like this can be an easy opportunity to fill your vacation rental, you may want to proceed with caution as these aren’t your typical guests.  Whether it’s a local youth group or old college buddies, many guests are renting a place to kick back, invite their friends, and watch from the comfort [...]

By |2022-02-08T09:35:51-07:00January 31st, 2020|Short-Term Rental Insights|

Which claim are you most likely to encounter as a host in 2020?

As the year ramps up, we’re all excited to see what 2020 has in store. You’ve survived another holiday rental season, but with spring just around the corner, you may be wondering how you can keep your property better protected this year.  When it comes to short-term rentals, there’s no shortage of incidents you could encounter as a host, but knowing which problems you’re most likely to see can [...]

By |2022-02-17T10:51:04-07:00January 20th, 2020|Short Term Rental Insurance, Short-Term Rental Insights|
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