January 17, 2013–Travel site Argophilia’s article 3 Tips to Explore Travel Rentals Before Paying gives travelers advice for booking a vacation rental. To summarize:
1. Look at TripAdvisor reviews
2. Investigate the rental using Google Earth
3. Take your time and make sure the property is exactly what you want within your budget.
To Argophilia: let’s add #4…Book with a professional property manager. Besides knowledge of the area, credibility and booking security, a professional vacation rental management company will make sure the guest is taken care of if something is wrong with the property.
There is a growing need for vacation rental managers to work together to educate potential guests about the long list of advantages of choosing to book a vacation rental using a professional management company instead of booking through an individual owner.