Biggi

Biggi Weischedel works in Marketing … for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, iTravex as well as teaching marketing and online marketing to university students. Never one to sit down for very long, she enjoys traveling the world, skiing, hiking, trail running, open water swimming, triathlon training and coffees. Her travel pictures can be found on www.biggster.com.

business-woman-at-desk

23

Mar2015
Make sure your insurance coverage is current and appropriate So you have purchased your dream vacation home. You are ready to rent it out to share what the area has to offer with other people. Now is the time to think about adequate insurance coverage for your new home. Just like ... Read More
pyramid

16

Mar2015

Cool resources for travels

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by Biggi / March 16, 2015 / Travel
Check out these cool resources! In addition to the travel guides we provide on ownerdirect.com for many different destinations, there are of course many other resources you can research to get an idea about your travel destination. This can be culture related, map related or food related, among others. ... Read More
goldenbungalow

09

Mar2015
One of the most frustrating things for a guest to find out is that the information listed in the property description or the availability calendar is inaccurate or outdated. When researching, guests rely on accurate data and details, to continue the inquiry process. This can refer to the availability, the ... Read More
driveinsnow

02

Mar2015
Links to live cams and current driving conditions Before you leave for your vacation (either driving to your destination or driving to the airport), it is always wise to check driving conditions, especially in the winter time. We have collected a few resources for you! Canada... Read More
welcome

23

Feb2015

Welcome binder

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by Biggi / February 23, 2015 / Owners
A valued addition: The welcome binder! When your guests arrive at your unit, they will most likely have done some research on the area or town, or maybe they are even repeat visitors. However, from my own experience I know that there are always questions to be answered ... and I ... Read More
senior-couple-computer

09

Feb2015

Short notice bookings

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by Biggi / February 9, 2015 / Owners
Short notice bookings - are you prepared? Short notice bookings can happen Some owners assume that there won't be any last minute bookings. They might not have their unit "ready to go" for a guest or even forget to check their notices. Fact is that matches and bookings can happen at any time. Guests ... Read More
ask

26

Jan2015
How is Owner Direct different? Owners sometimes ask what the difference is between Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and a property manager (or central reservations or a resort association). The explanations below list the benefits of Owner Direct ... Read More
Couple with laptop.

12

Jan2015
We find the prospective guests. We generate the traffic. What should you do? Are you sure you offer the best value? Our job is to find the prospective guests and provide the finest service ...  and your job is to offer the best value for your type of property ... Read More
Time

29

Dec2014

What time is it in … ?

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by Biggi / December 29, 2014 / Owners, Travel Tips
It's hard enough to keep track of time at home! Now enter different time zones and even countries into the equation, and the confusion is complete! For property owners dealing with customers worldwide, we created this guide to help figuring out the best times to call ... Save this for ... Read More
house

15

Dec2014

Link it to rent it!

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by Biggi / December 15, 2014 / Owners
What links to your Owner Direct property page can do for you ... So you have a beautiful vacation home that you would like to rent out (or rent out more often). By signing up with Owner Direct, you made the first step by creating a free listing that gives ... Read More





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