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Air Concierge Blog

January 12, 2015

What Homeowners Need to Know About Winter Vacation Rentals

The winter in Southern California is usually quite forgiving and nothing like other parts of the country. Daytime temperatures can range from mid 70s to low 60s, and at night we might dip down to the 50s and, once in a blue moon, the 40s. While it's not snowstorms and sheets of ice it does bring critical information to consider when renting out your home in the winter. We will share with you...

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December 30, 2014

Celebrating Airstream's 85th Anniversary

If you've been following along, you know we are pretty big Airstream fanatics around here. So much so that Air Concierge's founder purchased his first Airstream just this past fall. His story about how Air Concierge and Airstream collided was shared by Sunset Magazine.  

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December 15, 2014

3 Steps to protect your belongings Before letting a stranger into your vacation home

The best thing about having your home listed as a vacation rental is also the worst thing – there's an actual stranger coming to stay in your home. Does it really matter if they are paying you hundreds or even thousands of dollars for that privilege when it comes to the well being of your most treasured asset? Yes and no. We've already talked about verifying your vacation rental guests (and...

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November 13, 2014

How to Choose Between Renting Your Home Long-Term or For Vacation Rentals

When money is on the line, it’s amazing how decisions either become crazy simple or wildly difficult. Choosing whether or not to rent out your home is a big decision in itself, but when you add another layer to the decision-making (renting it out for vacationers only or going for long-term renting with a month-to-month lease) is a whole other animal.

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November 03, 2014

Where Do Homeowners Go When They Rent Out Their Homes?

We have a ton of homeowner clients that normally live in the home they rent out to vacationers. We were curious - where do they go in the short term when their home gets booked? Do they couchsurf with friends, opt for a ritzy hotel “staycation”, or do they have other properties at their disposal?

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October 13, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Transient Occupancy Tax in California

What is Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT)?

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October 01, 2014

4 Ways To Increase Your Vacation Rental Bookings During The Off Season

If you've just had your first successful summer rental season and are wondering what happened to all that rental activity (inquiries and bookings) then welcome to Shoulder Season.  Shoulder season month(s) are those that preclude high season periods (summer, holidays, etc.).  Months like part of September, October, November, January, and May can sometimes run slow. We've compiled a short list...

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September 24, 2014

The Fragmented Future of Vacation Rentals

The vacation rental industry has exploded in a very short amount of time. Just a few years ago, "vacation rental by owner" was a term only heard of by a specific demographic, and the idea of renting out someone's home instead of staying in a trusty hotel was icky, not to mention risky. Now, Airbnb is a household name and many people with a spare room or second home have considered renting it...

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September 17, 2014

Desserts vs. Flowers: Which Do Vacation Rental Guests Prefer?

One of the ways a vacation rental concierge service like ours provides value for our clients is that we go above and beyond for their guests, doing things the owner would probably love to do, but might not have the time or the foresight to actually do so. Our most popular guest-pleaser is by far the welcome package; nothing says "welcome to our home" better than some chocolates, fresh flowers,...

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September 09, 2014

How Air Concierge Can Save You $3,000 Every Year

It's true.

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