What Do Your Guests Really Think Of You?

What Do Your Guests Really Think Of You?

How do you know if you don’t ask? In my experience on recent self-catering holidays in the UK, France and Italy, owners usually don’t bother to do this. Talk about missing a trick. Why wouldn’t you want to know your guest’s opinion.  What...
How To Be As A Holiday Home Owner

How To Be As A Holiday Home Owner

How you are, how you behave, think and act, impacts on your holiday rental business.  Because as an independent owner you are your business! Here are my top five ways to be when you’re wearing your holiday home owners hat: Be you From the content of your blogs,...
5 Ways To Enhance The Guest Owner Relationship

5 Ways To Enhance The Guest Owner Relationship

The oh-so-important holiday let guest owner relationship It’s something that as independent owners we have the opportunity to do well in our holiday rental business. Like all relationships it needs time and attention to build and nurture to bring results....
10 Instagram Facts You Need To Know

10 Instagram Facts You Need To Know

Instagram For Holiday Home Owners If you’re new or you’re thinking about starting to use Instagram to market your holiday home, I recommend you read these quick facts first. They’ll help you to use this platform more effectively;  I guarantee it....
I could get more holiday home bookings but …

I could get more holiday home bookings but …

… there are certain things I won’t compromise on: the price the control of my business my terms and conditions Three guiding principles, that sometimes I do wobble on (I’m only human) but always come back to. They’ve served me well so far in my...
Time To Walk The Holiday Home Talk

Time To Walk The Holiday Home Talk

What holiday home talk? If you followed my Stir Up Your Social Media week, last week on Facebook then you’ll know the talk I mean.  Each day I posted tips, challenges and advice on getting social media working for you. This coming month, I am walking the talk....
Why pay for something when you can do it yourself?

Why pay for something when you can do it yourself?

Doing anything yourself involves your time.  You need to value your time. It’s a resource as we know only too well, is not infinite. In all aspects of running your holiday home business, you have a decision to make, about the value you put on your time. And how...
Why You Need To Declutter Your Holiday Home

Why You Need To Declutter Your Holiday Home

Because you don’t want to lose bookings as a result do you? When I say the word clutter, what do you think of? The stuff you’ve shoved into your spare room, your over-flowing wardrobe or that shelf that you keep adding family photos to? All of which need a...
May’s Behind The Scenes Peek

May’s Behind The Scenes Peek

Time to put my holiday home owner’s hat on and to share with you what I’m focussing on during May. These areas will be my key focus: Availability Looking at my availability going forward – something I encourage you to do at the start of each month....
3 Myths About Building A Holiday Home Website

3 Myths About Building A Holiday Home Website

If you’re wanting to be listing site free then building a holiday home website will be top of your to-do list. It’s arguably the most important tool in your go-it-alone marketing toolbox. Your website is your chance to showcase your holiday rental to your...
5 Mantras That Really Work

5 Mantras That Really Work

What mantras or guiding principles do you work to in your holiday home business? Have you even though about this? Too often we’re busy working in our business, rather than on our business. Next time you get a quiet 10 mins (I know a big ask) I encourage you to sit...
April Behind The Scenes Peek

April Behind The Scenes Peek

It’s that time of the month again where I share with you what I’m working on in my holiday home business in the coming weeks.   Staying Visible! I’ve just got the proofs back from a recent photo shoot.  You can now see them all over my new website!...