Whistler Homeowners News & Blog
Useful information & tips for Whistler vacation home owners on how to maximize exposure & reservations for your vacation rentals.
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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Recent Home Owner News for Whistler
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 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 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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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%, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Two Year Legal Deadline on November 2013 Fires . Multiple lawsuits now filed in B.C. Supreme Court including RMOW. The first fire at the Tyndall Stone Lodge was on November 22, 2013. The next morning a hotspot ignited in the attic and there was extensive damage. Many stakeholders in Whistler Resort felt the effects of this […]