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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 Rental Scam Montebello on Craigslist

Whistler Rentals Scams Continue on Craigslist

November 19, 2015

Global News Vacation Rental Scam Warning Video. Fake Montebello Listings on Craigslist 2015. Whistler RCMP confirm this is happening frequently and there’s not much that can be done. If you’ve been involved with Whistler vacation rentals for any amount of time, you may wonder how so many guests can be scammed. After all, everyone knows […]

Expedia Buys Homeaway

Homeaway.com Acquired by Expedia :: More Commissions on the Way

November 5, 2015

Whistler Vacation Rental Owners & Managers Update. If you advertise on HomeAway.com, there are changes headed your way. Listing sort order, rotation, guest booking fees, and more… $3.9 billion is what Expedia is paying for HomeAway.com. Mind boggling. This makes me feel like a really small fish in a really big pond! If you’ve been […]

Vacation Rental Video Tips

Vacation Rental Video Tips from Breckenridge Colorado

October 25, 2015

Get the Most Important Video Tips & Techniques. 8 Minute training video for vacation rental owners. These are really good tips with video examples that can be applied by owners and professionals alike. Dave Dugdale spills the beans with awesome video concepts and how to pull them off easily. He’s done a great job here […]

Whistler Tech Scene Booming

Whistler Tech Scene Driving Business

October 24, 2015

Tech Start-ups on the Rise in Sea to Sky. Active lifestyle and digital careers work well in Whistler Resort. Being a high-tech guy, I’ve noticed Whistler’s Tech Scene in the news more and more lately… Plenty of high technology businesses are attracting smart, young talent with the lure of a mountain lifestyle. Here are a few […]

Homeaway Aquires Dwellable

HomeAway Acquires Dwellable for Team and App

October 9, 2015

Open Letter from Dwellable. Received this in my inbox on October 8, 2015… Dear Dwellable partners, We’re excited to announce today that Dwellable is now a part of the HomeAway family! We will be joining forces to create memorable, engaging experiences for travelers on their mobile devices. As part of the transition, the Dwellable service will be […]

5 Vacation Rental Listing Description Hacks Feature

5 Hacks for Revitalizing Your Vacation Rental Listings

October 8, 2015

Infographic: Copywriting Hacks for Owners & Managers. Get inspired to write from scratch (or refine) your vacation rental listing description. It’s fall in Whistler… the leaves are turning, the Turkey Sale is coming, over-seas guests are booking rental deals, and buying lift tickets. It’s time to get your vacation rental listings updated for the 2015-16 winter season […]

Whistler Employee Housing Shortage

Whistler Short Term Rental Regulations

October 1, 2015

Housing Shortage in Whistler and the Sharing Economy. Illegal short-term rentals, Airbnb, and a shortage of employee housing. My years of observing Whistler’s rental market have me scratching my head in wonder. Back in the early 90’s when I moved to Whistler, there was an employee housing crunch. An OK 1 bedroom basement suite was $850 […]

Whistler Lift Ticket Deals

Cheapest Whistler Lift Tickets for 2015-16 Season

September 26, 2015

Whistler Discount Lift Tickets 2015-2016. Best Deal for Vacation Rental Owners & Guests. Most ResortAc.com clients know where to buy Whistler Blackcomb discounted tickets, but… Every year Whistler home owners contact me to ask where to get the best lift ticket deals to go with their VRBO rentals. Where to buy cheap online lift passes … 2015-2016 Whistler Blackcomb Lift Ticket Deals. […]

Vacation Rental Welcome Book Tips

Whistler Vacation Rental Welcome Book Tips

September 17, 2015

Fix Your Welcome Book. Avoid late night phone calls & unhappy guests. One of the most important (but overlooked) items in your Whistler rental home, the welcome book. So, you’ve got everything at your Whistler rental home perfected… linens, towels, kitchen gadgets, TV, PVR, iPod dock, private parking, hot tub, etc. What more could a […]

Garibaldi at Squamish GAS Resort Proposal

Garibaldi at Squamish Resort Proposal Near Whistler :: GAS

September 11, 2015

BC Provincial Report Says GAS Numbers Overstated. Cuts projected skier visits, skating visits & summer visits in half. WhistlerBlackcomb fans, critics & management are watching closely as Garibaldi proponents push for BC Environmental approval. Here are the highlights from Pique Newsmagazine story… Garibaldi at Squamish (GAS) has its numbers all wrong when it comes to how […]

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