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A very important part of your cottage rental business is determining your tenant process. This is where the physical guest experience begins and it is important that it begins the right way. It can be very hands on, with you greeting guests personally,…
Tennant Process
Tennant Process
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The idea that you may actually need a marketing plan to promote your vacation rental may at first seem more complicated than necessary, but it can make a very big difference in the number of bookings you receive.   You may be fortunate to have friends and…
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It would be great if you could just rely on common sense and didn’t need to set rules for your cottage.  The reality is however, that everyone will have a different interpretation of what is and isn’t allowed.  It is important to spell out what your…
Cottage Rules
Cottage Rules
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In a previous post we talked about how to set your rental price.  Now we need to figure out how to actually get paid.  Thankfully the growth of small niche and at home businesses has created a number of easy to use tools and options that are perfect for…
How to Get Paid
How to Get Paid
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How much to charge for your cottage rental involves a number of elements that you will want to take into consideration.  It may be tempting to charge a high rent so that you can reap the level of profits that you feel your property deserves, but that may…
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Liability exposure is something that needs to be taken seriously when you are in the business of renting your property to others.  In many ways this is an extension of the Property Condition concerns that were discussed in a previous article.  Once you…
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Making sure your property is ready to rent matters, and can make the difference between a happy repeat customer and a frustrated unhappy one.  The condition of your property can be very easily overlooked in favour of decorating and esthetics, which are of…
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Being mentally prepared to rent your cottage can mean a lot of different things depending on your situation.  Is yours a family cottage full of history and memories, or is it strictly a management property?  The important thing is that you are mentally…
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Whether for additional income or as the start of a fledgling business allowing others to use your property is a big step. It may sound simple but when you decide you want to rent your cottage there are a number of considerations to keep in mind. To help…
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This is the first in a Reflections series that features retirement-age Canadians. We ask them how their plans for this stage of their lives have played out. Married since 1969, John and Pauline Shore have never shied away from debt. But they borrowed only…
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