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.

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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
Items for ski rentals

01

Dec2014
Ski season is coming! And with that, lots of snow-hungry couples, families and groups of friends, keen to enjoy the pristine white! Have you ever wondered what the top items for ski vacation rentals are? The things that set you apart from other cabins and condos in the same resort? We have done the research ... Read More
Big White Fun

27

Nov2014

Not a skier? No problem!

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by Biggi / November 27, 2014 / Sport Travel
Not a skier? No problem! Sure, many of us love skiing. But there are so many other fun activities for people to do during a winter vacation, even when you are not a skier and regardless ... Read More
Use Facebook to promote your vacation rental

03

Nov2014
A great resource for marketing your vacation home! There are many great ways to promote your vacation rental. Besides listing it on Owner Direct.com for the highest and most targeted traffic, you might have a property manager who offers some marketing of your rental, or you might also rely on Word ... Read More
Decorating – The right way

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Oct2014

Decorating – The right way

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by Biggi / October 20, 2014 / Owners
Sure, it can be hard to decorate your own house. But at least you only have to worry about your own and maybe your family's tastes, needs and preferences. Because a vacation rental is expected to appeal to a large number and variety of guests, it is therefore even harder ... Read More
Doors

06

Oct2014

Keyless Entry Solutions

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by Biggi / October 6, 2014 / Owners
You might have already changed the locks on your vacation property to keyless entry pads, enjoying all the benefits for yourself and your renters that this convenient solution provides. If not, this is definitely something to consider. This post will discuss pros and cons, and some points to consider.... Read More
Most critical: Reviews from your guests!

22

Sep2014
I am stating this as a personal opinion but I really do believe that reviews and testimonials are the most important details you can provide about your vacation rental (besides the basic information on where, what, how big and how much). If you are anything like me, after finding a ... Read More





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