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Follow the RueBaRue blog for inspiration and helpful tips for your vacation rental business.
A step-by-step guide for vacation rental hosts on why and how to send check-out messages that boost guest reviews, with a downloadable template!
See how to reduce your guest calls and messages by up to 70% AND improve your revenue and occupancy with these tips and tech solutions.
Improve guest relations for your vacation rental business with RueBaRue’s tips on streamlining comms, giving insights, and exceeding expectations.
Reduce guest messages, boost bookings, and save time with RueBaRue’s cheat-sheet on how to cost-effectively automate your vacation rental business.
Use this guide to see why you need a vacation rental management agreement for your property management business, what to include, and use our template!
Automated Airbnb check-in instructions are designed to give a more enjoyable experience, for both you & guests. Here’s how to automate your check-in.
Learn how to grow your property management company with our short-term vacation rental tips, tricks, and tools.
A clean rental means happy guests. Download our 99-point vacation rental cleaning checklist to save time and ensure review-worthy cleanliness.
Raise the bar on guest satisfaction with vacation rental concierge services. Here are 21 hotel-grade services (with a bonus chart!) to wow your guests.
100 essential amenities to make your vacation rental a 'workcation’ dream. Get repeat bookings, longer stays, and positive reviews.
Want to learn about how you can grow your vacation rental email list and increase your direct bookings? Read our article to see our expert advice.
With the new partnership between Hostaway vacation rental software and RueBaRue guest communication platform, here’s a taste of how Hostaway partners can use RueBaRue to save time, please guests and streamline their vacation rental home business operations.
Google reviews are a powerful marketing tool that can enhance your company’s online reputation, direct potential guests to your business and help you get more reviews. Our latest blog shows 5 ways to create a Google Business listing that gets noticed – and that helps you make the most of Google reviews for your vacation rental home business.
Acquaint yourself with the latest vacation rental technology—both software and hardware—that makes vacation rentals a breeze for managers and guests!
Learn how digital guestbooks become a game-changing asset that can help you save time, delight your guests and set your vacation rental business apart from the pack.
Good property management is all about keeping owners and guests happy. You can do so by optimizing your vacation rental maintenance with these tips.
Grow your property portfolio with these marketing ideas for vacation rental property managers — they have fantastic ROI and are simple to implement.
No matter where you guests come from, they have one thing in common. They like to communicate by text messaging — and that includes when they’re on vacation. Here are 5 ways that text messaging can change your vacation rental business.
Get guests’ vacations off to the best start with faster, friendlier messaging—here are the best tools and tips for better Airbnb messaging.
Discover everything you need to know about digital guidebooks (including how they help boost revenue and improve reviews!) in our ultimate guide.
Don’t leave yourself open to disturbances, vandalism, or fraud. Use these tips for effective guest screening to protect your Airbnb property!
A solid vacation rental pricing strategy is key to maximizing your rental property revenue. Here, we show you 5 killer ways to help you do just that.
Glad to Have You hospitality app isn’t being updated. Find out what this means for your business and what’s the best guest communication app for you.
A practical guide and 3-step plan for vacation property managers on how to boost property owner retention for maximum revenue and growth.
Nowadays, everyone's got their eye on work-from-home rentals. Follow these 7 tips to make your vacation rental WFH-friendly!
Text messaging is the travel industry's hottest trend and with good reason. It's the proverbial silver bullet that speeds up communication between guests and management teams, eliminates lengthy phone calls, helps teams proactively address problems and requires no added equipment or installation. Here are seven ways to make smart communication work for your business.
We take a look at whether a digital concierge can really live up to all of your guest communication needs.
Guestbooks are a basic feature of vacation rental homes, like thermostats and WiFi. But go digital, and guestbooks become a game-changing asset. Here are eight ways to create a digital guestbook that is a bonafide asset for you and your guests.
Why text messaging for vacation rental property managers is so beneficial, and how to set it up step-by-step.
RueBaRue is thrilled to receive the 2021 VRMB Keystone Award for Best Vacation Rental Property Management Software for Guidebook and Guest Apps. Four years ago we created our digital Destination Guide, and with that we launched RueBaRue. It’s been quite a journey. Here's a look at our journey on we got here.
Curious to know how vacation rental email templates and message automation tools can be used for optimal guest communication? Read more to find out!
A guide to building an effective vacation rental email marketing plan including writing and scheduling tips, and how to encourage guests to rebook.
Thank you notes for vacation rental guests are great post-stay details that drive reviews and bookings, and help you improve on the guest experience.
Digital vacation rental welcome books are on the rise! Find out everything you need to know about creating a guide and improving guest experience.
Learn how to write a check-out list for vacation rentals in just a few minutes with our handy template!
How vacation rental property managers can limit and manage late check-outs, and how to turn them from a negative to a revenue-boosting positive.
These are 7 guest communication tools for vacation rentals that will help you save time, increase positive reviews, and build brand loyalty.
An Airbnb guidebook is not your only guest communication option. Check out the best Airbnb guidebook alternative that your guests will love.
With RueBaRue’s recent partnership with Track Vacation Rental Software, this seems the perfect time to unpack how Track customers use RueBaRue, the automated guest communication platform designed to help with time-consuming tasks property managers face from the moment guests book a home until they depart.
Discover the top Duve alternatives for 2022 and learn why RueBaRue is the best option for vacation rental managers.
Contactless travel is here for the long run. Check out this useful guide to learn how to manage vacation rentals remotely with just six simple steps.
Discover why the RueBaRue is a perfect alternative for HelloHere and what makes it stand out as a superior guest communication software solution.
Local area guides are a must for any successful vacation rental business. Read more to find out how to boost your guest experience with this resource!
A review of Hostfully Guidebooks, plus a comprehensive explanation of why RueBaRue may be a better choice for vacation rental property managers.
Making your guest’s stay special starts the moment they arrive. Here are 10 unique welcome basket ideas for your vacation rental.
Read this TouchStay review to find out what guest communication tool is the right fit for your vacation rental business!
A comprehensive guide for property managers to why a vacation rental welcome letter is so important, how to write it, and a customizable template.
Our free house manual template is the perfect resource for property managers that want to avoid repetitive tasks and improve their guest experience.
A guide for vacation rental managers on why extending guest stays can drive revenue, and how to do it with RueBaRue’s Extend Guest Stays feature.
Check out this complete YourWelcome tablet review to learn more about its features and whether it’s the right fit for your vacation rental business!
Want to know how to get more direct bookings for your vacation rentals? Here are 7 ways to boost bookings and profits and pay less OTA commissions.
Contactless check-in is here to stay! Learn about the benefits of popular hospitality technology and how you can implement it for the best results.
A comprehensive list of 12 easy ways that vacation rental property hosts can maximize vacation rental income and occupancy during the off-season.
Wondering how to maximize vacation rental income as a property manager? Check out these 8 tips to boost your business in a matter of days!
The must-have vacation rental tools for property managers; from automating operations, pricing, and insurance; to cleaning, and guest communication.
How to increase vacation rental reviews to get more bookings and boost revenue; and how to make it a key part of your business strategy now.
How to create and sending House Rules for your short-term rental so guests will actually read and respect them - plus a handy copy-and-paste template.
An in-depth comparison of the features, onboarding and pricing of vacation rental guidebook and communication tools Hostfully vs Touchstay vs RueBaRue.
An empty vacation rental home is a money loser, even on gap nights between bookings. But there’s an art to turning extended guest stays into moneymakers. Here are five ways extended stays can help enhance your business — and help you make money.
There’s nothing like free publicity for a vacation rental home business. That’s just one reason why social media is a natural marketing tool for vacation rental managers who want to build their business and boost their brand.
Customized destination guides are a thoughtful way to set your company apart from the pack and create an emotional connection with guests that can result in return visits and stellar reviews.
Upsell checks multiple boxes for vacation rental home companies. It brings in money without raising prices. It satisfies guests by making it easy to find the services they want and serving up trip-enhancing amenities they may not even have been aware of.
Your guests haven't left home yet, but their trip has already begun. They're making plans, and they've got questions. What kind of coffeemaker does the house have? Are beach towels provided? How's the internet? Giving your guests the right information before they ask eases their anxiety and saves you time — enough that you can reduce pre-arrival calls and emails by over 50%.
Does it sometimes seem like OTAs are constantly cooking up new limitations on how you communicate with your guests? Access to guest email addresses is the latest feature on the chopping block at a prominent OTA — and that's a problem for vacation rental home managers eager to harvest direct bookings from guests who previously reserved their property through an OTA.
It's no surprise that demand for vacation rental homes has skyrocketed as the country starts to reopen. But with no cure for Covid-19 on the horizon, it's important to let guests know what you're doing to keep your vacation rental properties clean and safe.
Like so much in life, timing is everything when it comes to sending information to guests about their vacation rental property, whether it's WiFi codes and rules for maintaining the house or a guide to things to see and do in the area. But it's essential that they receive the information that they need at the right time to minimize unnecessary questions and avert anxiety.
Most guests are excited to write a review after a stay. The result is a treasure trove of data that, properly mined, can provide invaluable information for vacation rental property managers.
For all its virtues, text messaging by itself is a limited art form. Yes, texting is fast, efficient and happens conveniently on a phone. But working solo, texting can't do much more than provide quick answers to guest questions.
No longer a novelty, text messaging is all-but-officially the fastest and most efficient way for guests and management teams to communicate. But every message needs a speedy reply, whether it's a request for late check in or reporting a leaky sink.
As your guests depart, they head home rich in something that's vital to your business — freshly minted impressions of the area, their rental homes and your management team. Small wonder the hospitality industry has embraced guest satisfaction surveys, from hotels to vacation rental properties.
No matter where your guests come from, chances are good they've got one thing in common. They like to communicate on their mobile devices. And that includes when they're on vacation.
Yes, your job is to help your guests find their ideal vacation rental property. But they're coming for a vacation.
Blogging is a great way to stay in touch with your guests and cultivate potential renters who chance upon your website.
A stay at a vacation rental house is always a holiday for your guests. But when a vacation holiday overlaps with The Holidays, it's time for things to get festive.
Personalization isn't new in the travel industry. César Ritz, the renowned 19th-century French hotelier, invented the concept, taking note of guests' wishes and desires, from how they liked for breakfast to who wanted a carafe of water on the bedside table.
There's nothing like free publicity for your vacation rental business. Used smartly and strategically, that's exactly what Instagram offers. As social media's premiere photo-sharing service, Instagram is tailor-made for the travel industry.
They travel the world, work remotely in coffee shops, public libraries and co-working spaces and owe their peripatetic lifestyle to smart phones, computers and reliable WiFi. They're digital nomads, international citizens of the internet age, and they're a ripe market for savvy vacation rental managers.
There's lots of reasons travelers opt for a vacation rental home. Location, price and being able to house multiple generations under one roof are high on the list. But a big reason visitors choose a rental property is they want a genuine taste of local life. As a vacation rental manager, you know a well-appointed house is just a part of the guest experience.
With our new partnership with OwnerRez, specialists in multifaceted vacation rental software, this is the perfect time to unpack how property managers and owners who partner with OwnerRez can use RueBaRue.
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