Getting Started in the Vacation Rental Industry

Sizzle SELLS!

Vacationers in the Smoky Mountains have a lot of options when it comes to overnight accommodations. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are packed with thousands of:

  • condos
  • timeshares
  • cabins and chalets
  • resort-style hotel rooms
  • motel and hotel rooms

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Top 10 Reasons to Partner with Cabins For You

  1. In the business since 2001
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Not many property managers here can say that. The vacation rental industry in the Smokies has changed a lot over the past 18 years, and so have our guests! Today they want more

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Owner Liability

Lessening the Risk of Liability Lawsuits

Unfortunately, we live in a litigious society. Ads for lawyers bombard TV and radio for everything from auto accidents to medical malpractice, but one of the fastest growing areas of personal litigation is hospitality. Owning a short-term vacation rental property can be fun and rewarding; however, as with any business, many things - including taxes, maintenance,

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7 Ways CFY Advertises your property

When considering a vacation rental management company, it’s important to know the ins and outs of their advertising methods to ensure your properties get the attention they deserve. Plus, proper and well-executed marketing strategies should produce a significant revenue increase, which means more cash in your pocket. After all, what’s the point in handing over your properties to a management company if there’s no profit in it for you?

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Stand Out Amenities for Your Vacation Rental Property

With popularity growing fast in the vacation rental industry, properties are starting to look and feel quite similar…almost eerily so. When guests type in their must-haves and preferred accommodations, their pool of options is far too large. At Cabins for YOU, we don’t want our guests to play eeny, meeny, miny, moe to make a decision. Instead, we opt for dynamic advertising that helps give each property a personality.

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Regular Updates for Your Vacation Property

How wonderful would it be if vacation rental properties never needed upgrades? The linens and pillows would remain soft and fluffy, the mattresses would never sink or discolor, the kitchen appliances would stay pristine, and the living furniture would stay plump and comfy. Well…that really would be nice, but it’s unfortunately, not reality. And while there are preventative measures to help protect your property inside and out, it’s important to

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Estate Planning Considerations

A vacation rental property is a substantial asset for anyone’s estate. And like all assets, care must be taken when planning when the owner(s) passes away or becomes incapacitated due to illness or other medical conditions.

NOTE: If you do own a vacation rental property and are concerned about the disposition of your property in the event you become deceased or incapacitated, PLEASE seek out advice from a locally licensed

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Should You Have a Pet Friendly Vacation Property?

So you’ve been thinking about turning your vacation rental property into one that’s pet friendly? Well, we’re here to help! As a prominent management company in the vacation rental business, Cabins for YOU knows this decision is a big one. Whether to allow or prohibit pets from staying at a rental property is a discussion often had with our partnered owners. From our experience, we encourage you to deep

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Vacation Rental Property Improvement Project

Do you need a contract for your next home improvement remodeling project? The short answer is, yes. With the exception of emergencies, when the scope of the work is clearly defined and you’re in a hurry, insist on a contract for any work done on your home.

How many horror stories have you heard (or experienced yourself) of projects not meeting an owner’s expectations because of the presence of a

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How CFY Maximizes Guest Loyalty

What is guest loyalty? Simply put — it’s what you get when you create an environment that strongly appeals to guests and keeps them coming back for more. In other words, the way you conduct business with your vacation rentals determines the guest experience, which can either ensure or destroy guest loyalty. At Cabins for YOU, we are determined to cultivate as many repeat guests as possible by earning

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High Quality Photography for Vacation Rentals

If a picture says a 1,000 words, surely your current marketing photographs say a lot about your vacation rental. Do they spark imagination and inspire click-throughs…or are they a little lacking in luster? Almost everything online demands photos these days, especially where purchases are concerned. Really, when was the last time you bought an item online without first seeing it? Exactly! Guests looking for vacation rentals feel the same and

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10 Ways to Increase Earnings on Vacation Rentals

Thinking of ways to maximize profit from your vacation rental? We at Cabins for YOU want that for you too! It’s important to understand that increasing your vacation rental earnings starts with understanding two basic ideas. First — more bookings secured means more money in your pocket — and high demand for your property drives increased rates and financial gain. So, what’s the second step? Simple: get more reservations

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How to Protect YOUR Vacation Rental from Mold

Mold…even the word is off-putting. It grows quickly, spreads easily, and can cause respiratory issues. If you’ve ever dealt with a mold issue in your home, you know how stressful and costly it can be to remove it. Now what if this same issue happens in your vacation rental? Yeah, mold can be a pretty hard blow to your business as it is a serious threat to the

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CFY Advantage Plan

CFY Advantage Plan



Quality care for your vacation rental means fewer issues and happier guests, leading to more bookings and increased revenue. Owned and operated by family, Cabins for YOU — a leader in vacation rental management — understands the struggle and challenges of managing, maintaining, cleaning, and promoting vacation properties. It’s a demanding job that costs time, effort, and money to make a substantial profit.

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How Bedroom Count Influences Booking Windows for YOUR Vacation Rentals

Why is their vacation rental already booked for summer and mine isn’t yet? What’s the secret behind my
6-bedroom property booking faster than my 2-bedroom rental? When will my guests start booking for
the holidays? How long should I wait to raise or lower my rates?

Learning more about guests’ booking habits specific to your rentals will provide the answers you seek.
As a vacation rental owner, understanding the

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