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HOW TO CREATE A GREAT SHORT-TERM RENTAL LISTING

February 17, 2018 Janis Fisher Chan

HOW TO CREATE A GREAT SHORT-TERM RENTAL LISTING

Guest Outfitters is committed to sharing valuable insights and lessons learned from travel & industry experts that help grow your business. In this post, our guest blogger, travel expert and author, Janis Fisher Chan from TravelOnTheHouse.com shares her advice and tips to craft and write the perfect description for your Airbnb, VRBO, or short-term vacation rental to make your listing stand out from your competitors - and, win the guest reservation.


The Modern Rules of Vacation Rental Hosting

January 29, 2018 Sandra Shillington

The Modern Rules of Vacation Rental Hosting

Guest Outfitters is thrilled to be able to share some expert advise from author and vacation rental owner & host, Sandra Shillington with her most recent blog post, "The Modern Rules of Vacation Rental Hosting." Here, Sandra shares current traveler trends and how to make your rental stand out from others in your market. We look forward to hearing your thoughts, comments and ideas on this informative post. 

Additionally, Sandra has published several books for vacation owners and hosts. We wanted to take the time to highlight the book "Airbnb Toolbox, Work Smarter" for its valuable business tips to increase your productivity, making efficient investment decisions and most importantly to increase your earning potential. Every vacation rental owner and host should definitely take the time to read this book to smartly grow your business.  By clicking the book's cover above, another window will open to learn more about the books contents or to easily order from Amazon.com today.

Now, click on "READ MORE," to read Sandra's insights to The Modern Rules of Vacation Rental Hosting.


10 Tips for Making Your Guests Feel Welcome

August 18, 2017 Janis Fisher Chan

10 Tips for Making Your Guests Feel Welcome

Janis Fisher Chan is a writer and passionate traveler who recently launched TravelontheHouse.com to provide information, tips, and advice about home exchange and short-term rentals. You can reach her at janis@travelonthehouse.com.

We are happy to be able to share our guest blogger's experience and expertise with you at GuestOutfitters.com and look forward to hearing your comments.


The Perfect Stocked Pantry

April 27, 2017 Candace Quinn

The Perfect Stocked Pantry

As a chef and blogger, I get asked often to share just what I would want in a home-away-from-home pantry.  While part of the excitement for me is to visit the grocery aisles and delis of the local destinations where I travel, it is nice to never have to buy the basics…as long as what is in the pantry has been stored properly, has not reached its expiration date, and appears clean.  Minimums: Salt Pepper Sugar Flour Corn starch Baking soda (two boxes in case the refrigerator needs one)  Everyday essentials: First night’s coffee, even if it is instant A...


How to Prevent Problem Rentals

April 21, 2017 Candace Quinn

How to Prevent Problem Rentals

The last thing you want now that you have your rental space ready for guests, with nice linens, nice furnishings, and all those extra touches, is a guest that takes advantage of you by throwing a party or parties, or housing an extra 2-10 guests.  No one wants the guest that your neighbors talk about for months after their stay, that not only cost you extra dollars for damages and clean up, but also cost you the good will of your trusting neighbors.  We get asked frequently “how do you avoid or prevent such things?” Here are some great tips...