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Troy Assaly Whistler Homeowner News

Troy Assaly, Whistler Homeowner News

Troy Assaly has been curating insightful news and tidbits for Whistler vacation rental owners from a variety of sources since the mid-90's. 

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  • Whistler property management suggestions & tips
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Recent Home Owner News for Whistler

Avoid Whistler Vacation Rental Booking Fees

HomeAway.com & VRBO.com Sites Start Charging Guest Booking Fees

February 11, 2016

How Whistler Vacation Rental Owners Can Avoid Fees. Listing site independence is the talk of vacation home owner forums… and for good reason. See my video below… You have likely heard about fees ~ both commissions & guest booking fees ~ but I’d expect that most of you Whistler rental owners are pretty vague on the […]

ResortAc.com Whistler Vacation Rental Marketing Tip on Photos

ResortAc.com Tip: Update Your Photos

February 4, 2016

Increase Your Rental Requests & Reservations. Whistler Vacation Rental Marketing Tip. This is a really simple tip, common sense, but hardly anyone ever does it. Over the years, most of the owners who advertise with us want to increase the number of reservations they get. The easiest way to get more leads and more reservations […]

Whistler Craigslist Scams

2016 Whistler Craigslist Scams

January 19, 2016

Whistler Vacation Rental Scams. Never wire transfer rent deposits or payments for vacation rentals. Be wary of Whistler deals that sound too good to be true. Here’s a sample of one Whistler scam that was exposed yesterday… Luckily, the renter had a feeling the deal was just too good to be real. Even though he […]

Homeaway Advertising AirBnB Sharing

Whistler Homeaway Advertising Video

January 18, 2016

Homeaway Launches New Anti-Sharing Ad Campaign. Taking a stab at AirBnB: Sharing vacations with strangers? That’s just crazy talk. Bold move for one of the biggest brands in online vacation rentals. Homeaway is promoting ‘book the whole house’ and pitting the concept against ‘sharing’. Graphic and, I’d predict, quite effective at getting their point across. […]

Whistler Real Estate Video Tour

Whistler Real Estate 5 Minute Video Tour

January 15, 2016

Quick Video Shows Latest Whistler Listings. Dean Linnell drives us around and does candid tour of Whistler’s multi-million $$ homes. What a treat to see what’s listed and hot in Whistler in 5 minutes. If you are into Whistler real estate in any way, shape, or form, click the video below to get up to speed. […]

Whistler Vacation Rental by Owner Tips 2016

Vacation Rental Guru Tips :: Get Your Own Website

January 14, 2016

Rental by Owner Precautions for 2016. Vacation rental marketing on the web is always evolving. Change is happening faster than ever now. As the big listing sites grow, protect yourself with these tips… 1   Get Your Own Website… Gain independence from those listing sites. All advertising efforts should link back to your own site. As a bonus, you will […]

Whistler Real Estate 2015

Whistler Real Estate Update 2015

January 8, 2016

Strong Real Estate Sales in 2015. Record low inventory of properties for sale. Quick Whistler real estate update from Dean Linnell… safe to say that 2015 was a very good year for real estate in Whistler & Pemberton. Activity was up 14.4% in terms of number of transactions, average value of transactions was up 10.5%, […]

Whistler November Room Nights Record 2015

Whistler Room Nights Record Set in November 2015

December 31, 2015

Early Season Snow & Strong US Dollar Drive Reservations. Whistler Blackcomb off to a great start on 50th anniversary season. Room nights in Whistler continue to set shoulder-season records with November 2015 now the busiest November on record. The numbers were helped along this year with the 11-day Cornucopia food and wine festival, as well […]

Happy Holidays 2015 from ResortAc.com

Happy Holidays Video from ResortAc.com

December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Troy… Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family from Troy and the family at ResortAc.com Network. I appreciate your continued support, past and future, and hope you have a prosperous 2016. Cheers to more fresh powder skiing and happy times with the kids. Have a […]

Guest Booking Fees on TripAdvisor HomeAway AirBnB

TripAdvisor to Charge Guest Booking Fees

December 10, 2015

AirBnB, HomeAway, and Now TripAdvisor Charging Traveler’s Fees. Charging travelers a variable fee of 5 percent to 15 percent. Whistler vacation rental owners who read my newsletter won’t be too shocked by this weeks announcement about guest booking fees. We’ve been talking about fees and commissions quite a bit lately, especially after Expedia’s purchase of […]

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