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Vacation rental websites like FlipKey and HolidayLettings are probably the most popular way to secure guests for your Orlando vacation rental home. But they are not the only medium available. Facebook is a terrific tool to attract new rental guests, as well as to turn existing guests into repeat visitors and generate referral business.

One reason for Facebook’s popularity is its global reach. The social networking site has over 1.79 billion monthly active users worldwide! Since Orlando attracts visitors from around the globe, it’s in your best interest to make use of this marketing tool.

The first thing you will need to do is create a Facebook page for your vacation rental. If you don’t have one yet, you can set one up here. (include link) Unlike

Orlando is a popular area for vacation home rentals since millions of tourists come here every year to visit attractions like Walt Disney World® and Universal Studios Florida®. If you plan to purchase a home to use as a vacation rental, you need to know how to price that property to attract guests. Price it too high, and you’ll lose business to the competition in the area. Price it too low and you may not be able to make a profit. Plus, you risk attracting people who may abuse your property as a cheap rental.

Here are some tips on how to set the best rates for your Orlando vacation home. 

1. Know your expenses – Before you can determine what price to charge, you need to know your fixed expenses for the property, such as insurance, taxes,

Renting your Orlando vacation home is a popular way to generate income, especially if you don’t plan to use the property for your own personal use too often. Listing your home on rental websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and FlipKey are a popular way to help you generate interest for your home. 

If your home is located near Disney World, you will face quite a bit of competition from other properties in the area. Since you only have about 30 seconds to grab someone’s attention, using great photos of your home will help your listing attract interest. Here are a few simple tips to get the most out of your vacation home listing’s photographs. 

1. Hire a professional – The best way to ensure high quality, high resolution photos is to hire a

Many people purchase vacation homes in Orlando for investment purposes. This is particularly the case with homes that are located near the theme parks. There is a big demand from holiday travelers for affordable accommodations. Renting your home to vacationers is a popular way to supplement your income.   

You can hire a property manager or vacation rental agency to find rental guests for your home. Or you can save the extra cost and do it yourself.  There are a number of vacation rental websites that will allow you to rent your home directly to guests. This will help save the expense of hiring someone else to do the job for you.  Some of the most popular vacation rental websites include Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and FlipKey. 

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