Vacation Rental Book/CD Package: Reader Reviews!
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“Thank you for the time, energy, and effort you have put into helping people, like me, break into the vacation-rental business with a bit of a ‘security blanket.’ Your book, articles, and insights have literally helped me not only make $$$ with my Daytona Beach vacation rentals, but save $$$, headaches, and time as well.... Your list of leading vacation-rental advertising sites was right on point.”
—Kenny Doucette, Owner/Proprietor of VacationRentalHotspots.com
"If I were going to buy just one book, it would be the Glossbrenners' book. It's expensive, but worth every single penny."
—"Near Disney" Property Owner, Elmhurst, IL
"I found this great resource to help my buyer clients of vacation-rental property. It shows them how they can rent out their vacation property themselves and save lots of money. Alfred & Emily Glossbrenner have put together this great resource.... I'm strongly considering this as a closing gift for my buyer clients who are purchasing a vacation-rental home or condo in the Park City Utah or Deer Valley area."
—Julie Olsen, Realtor, Park City, UT
"I ordered this book about two years ago and cannot believe the success that I have had in increasing rentals for my Ft. Myers Beach condo. I had previously relied on our rental agent to provide renters and was receiving between 15-20 weeks of rentals per year—more than her average client was getting but less than I thought was possible. Last year we ended up with 40 weeks of rentals and we are ahead of that pace so far this year. We can only say 'thank you' for your [book/CD package]... It is AMAZING!
—Jack M., St. John, IN
"Having read every book in this category...I have to say that the Glossbrenners' is the best guide for a vacation rental owner, especially someone just starting out. Alfred and Emily take you through all of the minute details of setting up the rental, from the right type of furnishings to the beach towels, pet policies...how to choose the sites to advertise on...setting up listings on the four largest U.S. listing sites...creating your first rental agreement....
"We bought our first rental property a little over a year ago and were fully booked for the season within six weeks of going online, based on suggestions we implemented from the Glossbrenners' book. We purchased two more properties this year and once again were fully booked. This occupancy rate is significantly higher than average for our area. I credit this book with our initial and continuing success. Thank you, Alfred and Emily!"
"Great book. Worth every penny. My listings are going through the roof! I have owned long-term rentals for some time, but this was my first venture with a vacation rental. After implementing a number of suggestions from the book, my bookings are now 30% above where they were a year ago. A very, very worthwhile purchase!"
—Rick Scali, Destin, FL, EasyStreet-Rentals.com
"I purchased the Glossbrenners' book on vacation rentals, followed their advice, and in my first season of renting on my own I've booked practically every night for January, February, and March on two rental properties.. The book and advice have paid off tenfold, not to mention [the] free-month listings on the Internet sites. And the free computer programs and booking forms, etc. Thanks Alfred & Emily!"
—Gary W., Yahoo! Vacation Rentals Group
"Alfred and Emily have put together one of the first comprehensive primers on how to turn your vacation home into a money-making short-term rental. Whether you are just buying, already own, or hope to, you can get a big head start with the insight this handy workbook provides. Good checklists, tips, and techniques. Owning a vacation rental home is a great way to have your cake and eat it too. Use the home whenever you can get there, rent it out when you can't. The members of the Vacation Rental Owners Association (VROA) recommend this book."
—William May, Director, VROA
"Amazing! I began implementing the strategies in this book soon after we purchased our beach home in Folly Beach, South Carolina. By the time we were on the second Web site, I was receiving several phone calls a day to rent 'Lamm's End,' our Folly Beach home. The bottom line is that we are nearly rented for the entire summer after just two weeks on the Web.. Summer has just begun and we are already getting requests for fall rentals!"
—James Lamm, Folly Beach, SC
"This book is a must-have for anyone looking to rent their vacation property. Alfred and Emily cover everything that you need to know-from Internet sites to list with, numerous marketing strategies, property management checklist, and a host of other important topics. It will definitely boost your rental income and truly make your vacation property work for you!"
—Laurie Kendig, Plano, TX
"Finally, a book just for vacation rental owners! I looked everywhere for something that would help me figure out how to advertise and manage my Maui condo as a vacation rental... Then I found this book. The authors show you step by step what you need to do to put your property on the Internet, and to make sure that it gets noticed! They also give you several really good forms and checklists on CD that you can use as models for creating your own rental agreement, confirmation form, etc. What a timesaver."
—Amazon Reviewer, San Francisco, CA
"I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Alfred and Emily for the excellent job they have done in putting together this book and CD on 'How To Make Your Vacation Property Work For You!' It seems they have left no stone unturned in their effort to provide as much step by step information on how to do the best possible job in marketing and renting a property. We are brand new to this business. Our acquisition of these materials has come at exactly the right time. From marketing and managing your property to developing comprehensive forms and checklists, it is all there in clear and concise language. This book is a 'Must Have' for anyone who is thinking about getting into the vacation rental business or who is already in the business."
—Lincoln Fulton, Twin Mountain, NH
"I have just spent a pleasant hour perusing [your vacation rental guide]. I am very impressed. It is a first-rate piece of work that should be extremely useful to anyone who wants to maximize profit by doing an end run around the rental agencies that suck up such a large percentage of the gross rental charges. It is a model of clarity and comprehensiveness that I doubt will be matched by any similar publication. A thoroughly professional job."
—Jack Sandberg, Nags Head, NC