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Are Your Short-Term-Rental Guests Afraid Of Hidden Cameras?

A computer hacker’s recent viral TikTok shows users how to look for hidden cameras in Airbnbs and hotel rooms. And it has reignited news coverage and guest concerns about secret spying in vacation rentals. Here’s how to reassure guests and protect their privacy while protecting your property the right way.

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Short-Term-Rental Regulations Roundup – Sept. 1

@Natasha Garber

A judge finds a Tennessee STR ban unconstitutional and a Rhode Island legislator withdraws a proposed “three-strikes” rule for STR ordinance violators. Find more on these and other top STR permitting news stories in our Sept. 1 regulations roundup.

U.S. Short-Term-Rental Bookings Still Soaring Despite Delta

@Natasha Garber

Labor Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving…even summer 2022: All are showing sky-high reservation volumes and nightly rates. Here’s a fuller outlook on what to expect in vacation-rental business for the coming holiday season, and how best to protect your profits.

NoiseAware And Autohost Partner To Prevent Vacation-Rental Party Houses

@Natasha Garber

NoiseAware has partnered with guest-screening and verification platform Autohost to help wipe out VR party houses and excessive noise events. Find out more about how we’re working together, and what it means for your properties’ protection and profits.

The Importance of Guest Vetting – Best Practices For Avoiding Bad Guests

@Madison

While vacation-rental “party house” situations are rare, they do happen, and can be devastating to owners and guests alike. More common are typical noise problems like raised voices and too-loud music, leading to neighbor complaints and citations. You can avoid most of these issues by thoroughly screening guests prior to booking. Here’s how.

7 Ways to Grow Your Vacation Rental Business from the Pros

@Madison

In 2019, the U.S. vacation rental market showed revenue of more than $17 billion. Industry experts predict that by 2023, revenue could grow to early $19.5 billion. Shouldn’t a good chunk of that revenue be rolling your way? Today we’re sharing the revenue-boosting tips and tricks we’ve learned from staying in some of the best vacation rentals around the world, to help you take your VR business to the next level!

Why Smart Homeowner Acquisition Is The Key To Success For Vacation Rental Managers in 2021

@Natasha Garber

Vacation-rental demand is growing rapidly. But VR property management consolidation is putting heavy pressure on already tight property inventories. So what’s a growth-minded VRPM to do? Read on to find out!

7 Reasons Why You Need A Noise Monitoring Device For Your Airbnb Property

@Natasha Garber

You may already know that privacy-safe noise measurement helps prevent neighbor noise complaints. Here are 7 more reasons why noise detection is a must-have (along with smoke detectors and thermostats) for short-term vacation rentals.

4 Desert Cities With Strict New Short-Term Vacation Rental Rules

@Natasha Garber

Along with vacation-rental growth in the Coachella Valley’s desert cities has come increased neighbor opposition, and a spate of new city council votes, ordinances and permit restrictions. These are the four Coachella Valley desert cities that have the strictest new short-term vacation rental regulations.

4 “Surprise” Costs That Cut Into Vacation-Rental Profits

@Natasha Garber

With vacation-rental occupancy rates and booked ADR both on the rise in the second half of 2021, the STR revenue outlook is strong, and growing stronger. But threats to profitability still loom. Here we focus on the most problematic “surprise” short-term-rental costs and offer our expert tips to minimize these STR expenses and maximize STR profits.

6 Ways to Help Your Vacation Rental Benefit From Summer Travelers

@Natasha Garber

The summer 2021 travel recovery is officially underway, and short-term rentals are in record demand. But strong demand is just part of the revenue picture. To truly reap the rewards of the summer travel boom, vacation rentals should take these steps to protect property, profits and future viability.

How To Prevent Airbnb Neighbor Noise Complaints

@Natasha Garber

Airbnb neighbor noise complaints can lead to fines, negative guest reviews, even revocation of STR permits. Follow these simple but powerful proactive steps to avoid complaints, minimize problems and maximize profits.

How To Protect Your Austin Short-Term Vacation Rental During Festival Season

@Natasha Garber

As post-lockdown “revenge travel” heats up, and live Austin festivals are once again on the city’s schedule, short-term-rental bookings are booming. How do Austin short-term vacation rental hosts and managers reap festival-visitor revenue benefits while protecting against noise ordinance violations, permit penalties and property damage?

6 Things To Know About The New Nevada Short-Term-Rental Bill

@Natasha Garber

Nevada’s patchwork of short-term rental regulations is a headache for vacation rental hosts, and a lost tax-revenue opportunity for the state. That may change with Assembly Bill 363. Here’s what’s in the newly proposed measure, and why it matters.

What Is Privacy-Safe Noise Monitoring For Short-Term Vacation Rentals?

@Natasha Garber

By monitoring volume levels without identifying or recording sounds, privacy-safe noise detection helps protect the property owner’s investment and the guest’s right to complete privacy. But how does it work? And what are the ultimate benefits for rental hosts, guests, and neighbors living near short-term-rental homes?

What Does Denver’s New Short-Term-Rental Regulation Mean For Airbnb?

@Natasha Garber

Denver is the latest city to impose fines on short-term-rental platforms like Airbnb for listing unlicensed properties. Airbnb appears to be removing non-compliant short-term rentals in the city, and is taking these steps to prevent noise complaints and “party house” situations as the summer holidays heat up.

What Is That Sensor On The Wall? 6 Things You Need To Know About Noise Detection | NoiseAware

@Natasha Garber

So you’ve rented an Airbnb or VRBO and you’re wondering what that little box on the wall is doing there. That small but amazingly smart sensor is a NoiseAware privacy-safe noise-detection device, and it’s designed for an important purpose: to detect excessive noise and gently caution you and your group to take it down a notch before you get in trouble.

4 Ways To Increase Your Income From A Short-Term Vacation Rental | NoiseAware

@Natasha Garber

In his April 2021 CNBC interview, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky predicted, “To meet the demand over the coming years, we’re going to need millions more hosts.” That’s millions more owners and managers, offering houses, apartments, condos and private rooms to leisure and business travelers seeking the flexibility, convenience and privacy of a short-term rental or […]

New Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Ordinances – How To Comply | NoiseAware

@Natasha Garber

With its stunning Sierra Nevada setting, Lake Tahoe is one of the country’s top adventure and leisure travel destinations. And now the region is taking action to more closely monitor travelers and the short-term rentals where they stay and play.

4 Reasons To Own A Short-Term Rental In Atlanta | NoiseAware

@Natasha Garber

Atlanta’s new short-term rental licensing requirements help define and protect properties and property owners. And these 4 factors make The Big Peach a prime spot to own STR property as travel restrictions are lifted.

3 Guest Booking Tips For Post-Lockdown Travel Protection

@Natasha Garber

After one year of isolation, cancelled parties, unspent travel budgets, and postponed getaways, the travel industry is preparing for what is expected to be a massive surge of revenge vacationers, looking to make up for lost time. Take these measures to protect your rentals before, during, and after the coming market surge.

Hollywood Fla. Requires Noise Detection Devices For Short-Term Rentals

@Natasha Garber

As of April 1, 2021, certification of a noise detection device is required for Hollywood, Fla., vacation rentals, as the city joins a growing trend. Here’s what that means for you as a Hollywood short-term rental property owner or manager.

NoiseAware Raised $8 Million Series A Funding to Expand Rental Property Protection Service

@Natasha Garber

NoiseAware announced it has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by S3 Ventures and Thayer Ventures (NASDAQ: TVACU). The investment positions the company, which has monitored over one million stays, to accelerate product innovation and market expansion.

How To Buy And Make Money From A Florida Vacation Rental Property

@Natasha Garber

Do you own a Florida vacation rental property, or are you thinking about investing in one? Here are 8 essential things you need to know as you navigate Florida short-term rental licensing and operating regulations.

Noise Monitoring Solutions from New Partners Vrbo and NoiseAware

@Madison

Vrbo® has partnered with NoiseAware, the leader in modern noise monitoring, to provide vacation home owners and property managers with access to exclusive pricing and services for NoiseAware noise monitoring solutions.

Protect Your Property From Noise Complaints With NoiseAware — Everything You Need To Know About Our Product

@Madison

Not sure how Noise Monitoring works to protect against noise complaints? Recently, we brought together our noise experts, Stewart and Paul, to host another live webinar. The two of them walked you through a live demo of NoiseAware as well as answered all your questions. They did a great job, so shoutout to them!  For […]

Vacation Rental Advocacy Playbook Released by Top Industry Influencers

@Madison

rocky 02/20/2020 Have you heard the great news?! This is going to be a big step for the STR industry!  20 of the most influential veteran entrepreneurs, advocates, policy experts, and community leaders have united to democratize drive for fair regulations by creating the Vacation Rental Advocacy Playbook! “We win together,” said Philip Minardi, head of Public Affairs […]

7 Things I wish I’d known Before Becoming a Short Term Rental Host

@Madison

rocky 03/09/2020 Guest Post by Smart Property Owner At a young age, I was introduced to the residential real estate market by my parents. While I didn’t realize (or appreciate) it at the time, they were introducing me to an entirely new world and helping to shape my future opportunities. I never imagined being a short term […]

Top Staycation Locations

@Madison

madison 03/18/2020 People around the world are feeling the effects of COVID-19, and many have begun practicing social distancing as well as quarantining. Isolation may seem simple, but after 72 hours of being trapped at home with family, many are beginning to look for an escape. Short-term rentals offer the perfect vacation experience while allowing guests […]

How Airbnb Hosts Can Prepare For A Travel Recovery – Top 5 Must Do’s

@Madison

madison 07/22/2020 The hospitality industry has been one of the worst-hit by the COVD-19 pandemic. Unable to adopt the same work from home measures that have kept other industries operational over the past few months, there’s been no option but to shut shop completely. With some light at the end of the tunnel, hospitality establishments must […]

Vacation Rental Conferences 2020

@Madison

rocky 01/08/2020 New Year! New Goals!! New Conferences!!! Short-Term Rental/ Vacation Renal Conferences are a great way to connect with other companies, find out about innovative products, and meet like-minded people. They also offer some excellent opportunities to showcase your business, learn about industry trends, and challenges you may have by educating yourself alongside other industry […]

How Park Place Properties Uses Technology to Stay Rental-Ready

@Madison

madison 08/07/2020 Post by Bryan Wong Lim, Director of Sales at Park Place Properties: Park Place Properties is a property management company managing over 150+ units. As a fast-growing company, it isn’t easy, as we grow, we seek out innovative technologies to better assist us in delivering both reliable and accountable services in the short-term rental industry. For […]

The Advantages of Managing Mid-Term over Short-Term Rental Properties

@Madison

madison 08/13/2020 With the onset of a global pandemic, travel has decreased, and real estate owners are looking for alternatives to short-term stays. While year-long leases are one alternative, mid-term housing offers a number of advantages over shorter stays. What’s the difference between mid-term and short-term housing? As you might have guessed, the difference between these […]

The Top Three Softwares for a Profitable Rental Property

@Madison

Technology and innovation have always played an important role in the way rental property managers carry out their daily business activities. From better communication to improving services, the vacation rental industry relies on technological tools to stay rental ready. Although we are starting to see some worldwide signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, its […]

NoiseAware Offers Peace-of-Mind to Short-Term Rental Owners This Holiday Season

@Madison

DALLAS, Dec. 17, 2020 — NoiseAware, the leader in modern noise monitoring, advises short-term rental owners to be prepared for potential large gatherings in their properties for holiday celebrations. Quarantine fatigue has brought upon more large gatherings in short-term rentals. NoiseAware observed a near doubling of noise events in the summer of 2020 versus 2019, […]