Entries by CertiStay

Short-term Rentals for the Chinese Market

Q&A with China expert, Donald Kim, VP of Business Development at Cozystay Unless your vacation rental’s calendar is full every day of the year, you will be looking to increase bookings. There are a myriad of platforms out there to list your rental – such as the big ones like Airbnb, VRBO or Homeaway or […]

5 Podcasts for the Savvy Short-term Rental Host

Listen Your Way to Hosting Success with these Recommended Podcasts There is a lot to learn about hosting guests in your short-term rental or vacation home. Even though you might be an experienced host, things change in the industry and you need to be up-to-date with what is happening. There are many resources out there – […]

How to Keep Your Outdoor Spaces Safe

Safe Outdoor Spaces and Minimizing the Risk of Liability Claims Providing some outdoor space can really add value to your vacation rental offering. However, they can also add some risk in terms of guests hurting themselves and for which you can be held liable. We have discussed liability insurance already on the blog. Read it […]

5 Ways to Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out

Get Your Vacation Rental Noticed on Listing Sites As a short-term rental host, you are probably facing some competition. There are exceptions, of course. Maybe you are in a very special location or catering for a specific niche with a highly unique listing. However, the average location rental is a small mackerel in the big […]

Interview with Yvonne Chan, Chief Insurance Officer for CertiStay

Understanding Liability Insurance for Your Short-term Rental As the Chief Insurance Officer of CertiStay, Yvonne Chan is the go-to expert to answer any questions regarding vacation homes and insurance. Yvonne holds impressive qualifications such as Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP), Canadian Risk Management (CRM) and Canadian Association of Insurance Brokers (CAIB) designations. She has been working […]

CertiStay at 2018 VRMA International Conference

Join Us for the Biggest Event of the Vacation Rental Industry in Las Vegas in October The must-attend event of the year for all vacation rental managers, the 2018 VRMA International Conference, takes place from 27th to 30th of October 2018. It is held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & […]

Social Media for Short-term Rentals – Part II

Using Instagram and Pinterest to Promote Your Vacation Rental It is no news that digital marketing is becoming more and more important for the hospitality industry. Especially social media takes up a huge part of it and mastering feels more complex each day. So which social media channels should you use to promote your short-term […]

Social Media for Short-term Rentals – Part I

Using Facebook and Twitter to Promote Your Vacation Rental “You’ve got to use all social media for short-term rentals. The more the better, right?” In a perfect world this would be true. With unlimited resources, a full-time social media manager and a lot of cash to spend on paid advertising there is certainly no limit. […]

Local Safety Regulations for Short-term Rentals

How to Find out about Laws and Regulations in Your Area Navigating local regulations regarding short-term rentals’ safety and security can be a confusing minefield. With laws constantly changing on a national, regional and most frequently city level, hosts have to put in increased efforts to keep up with the latest requirements. Most of the […]