When you're marketing your month-to-month vacation rental property, consider these six tips to keep your reservations calendar full.

Top Tips for Marketing Your Monthly Rental

Vacant properties cost money for every day they aren't rented. When you're marketing your short-term or month-to-month vacation rental property, consider these six tips to keep your reservations calendar full.

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  • Invest in professional photos. Rather than snapping some photos on your smartphone, hire a local real estate photographer to take photos that sell. Spending a couple hundred dollars on well-composed photos can be the difference in a potential renter choosing your monthly rental rather than the same floorplan down the street.
  • Embrace video. If a photo is worth 1,000 words, imagine what a video is worth! Videos of amenities, the rental itself and even the surrounding area can satisfy curious renters.
  • Be descriptive. Write a description that sizzles, but keep it simple. Bullets are also effective in listing amenities or nearby attractions and events.
  • Respond to inquiries immediately. When marketing your monthly rental by owner, it's imperative to respond to inquiries in a timely manner. Potential renters will quickly move on if you take a several days or even 24 hours to respond.
  • Price it right. Compare your monthly rental rates to others in your area with similar amenities. Are you priced competitively or are you pricing yourself out of the market?

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    Market your month-to-month vacation rental on numerous niche vacation rental websites for maximum impact. MonthlyRentalsByOwner.com is the first place begin. As a rent-by-owner site in the Clearle brand of vacation rental websites, owners and property manager have the unique advantage of easily marketing their rental property on five or more different rent-by-owner websites simultaneously. Through one easy-to-use web portal, owners can update and manage their property without going to numerous sites. All Clearle rent-by-owner listings are managed in one CMS. These niche-specific rental sites include PetFriendlyRentalsByOwner.com, BoatFriendly.com, LongTermRentalsByOwner.com and MonthlyRentalsByOwner.com.