Great Property Management – Even on Christmas Day

It’s Christmas Day and your vacation rental is filled with a large, happy family celebrating the holiday together. After numerous conversations, cooking a vast meal, and plenty of coffee and holiday drinks, some guests decide to try out a new gift – a cappuccino machine. Upon plugging in the machine and turning it on, the […]

Meet Mike Cushing and the New BBO Arizona Office

Book by Owner has been your on the ground team for resort property maintenance since 2003. They seek to help you create great guest experiences while saving you money and protecting your investment by providing a host of on-site services for your vacation rental property. As the demand for vacation rentals continues to grow, BBO […]

Preparing Your Rental Home for Holiday Cooking

Holiday cooking is a major part of most family traditions and, all too often, the extended family has outgrown a normal sized home. Consequently, holiday renters are often seeking a large place for family gatherings that include a large meal. How you prepare for guests and their holiday cooking is important. It can mean the […]

What to Look for in a Holiday Vacation Rental

Singer Andy Williams captured the essence of this season in his 1963 hit It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The holidays are when families get together, meals are shared, and memories are made. If you and your loved ones have “parties for hosting” you will want to select the perfect holiday vacation rental. […]

Top 5 Things to Prepare Your Vacation Rental Property for the Season

Seasonal changes are great opportunities for updates, upgrades, and regular maintenance on your vacation rental property. After all, effective property management means maintaining a top-level property that attracts and satisfies clients all through the year. But what exactly is needed to adequately prepare rental property for the season? Here’s a handy checklist of items that […]

5 Tips for Staging a Rental Property

Your rental property benefits no one when sitting empty. Renting your property quickly and in advance requires certain important factors, and among the most vital is staging. Property staging involves making a positive and powerful first impression. Ideally, you want to show prospective tenants a clean, attractive, desirable home that is better than other local […]

Smart Home Technology: Worth the Investment?

Smart home technology is convenient and undeniably cool – but is it worth the investment? While for some, futuristic homes conjure images of George Jetson, for others integrating smart technology into the home just makes sense in light of current trends. For owners of rental and/or resort properties, smart home technology offers some unique benefits. […]