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Old 05-14-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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I am thinking about listing my bay house on a site like VRBO or one of the others.

I would like to know what if any experiences good and bad that you have had.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:33 PM   #2
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Depending on how hard you market the property it can become a full time job. I know people who have booked over 100 visitors a year
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:34 PM   #3
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Very very popular here. Air Bnb, Home Away, VRBO and etc
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #4
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I use Evolve. They will take professional photos of your house and post them on all the vacation rental sites. All I do is keep the place clean (hired a cleaning crew) and watch the bank account grow.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:43 PM   #5
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I really just want to make enough to cover the taxes...

Its a bay house in Galveston. I do really use it when most people will want to use it.

I figure it could be a win. but not sure of the details...
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:45 PM   #6
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My lakehouse is booked almost every weekend of the year. Just have to plan ahead and make a home owner booking for you when you want to go there.
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:47 PM   #7
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Call me if you want more info. Sending you a PM

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Old 05-14-2019, 05:21 PM   #8
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I am just now filling out my vrbo details on our lakehouse at Possum Kingdom. Having pictures taken next Monday and then going live. I have met a few people in area and they are booked as much as they want.
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:25 PM   #9
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I'm shocked how much the Airbnb's are booked in my area and there's really nothing special here other than lots of big horse farms and fairly close to Lake Texoma and Ray Roberts but not right on it. I think some are being bought and going straight to Airbnb
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:29 PM   #10
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we use VRBO on almost every vacation we take all over the country. Always pleased with the results - I think it is a great way to rent your home
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Old 05-14-2019, 05:40 PM   #11
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The House next to ours on Whitney is VRBO is is occupied every weekend unless the owner or his family are there. It's a neat little cabin but I was surprised that it's pretty much always rented.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:12 PM   #12
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Iíve never rented anything out through VRBO, but I do rent a house every summer through them in Orange Beach. Always an easy process, and Iíd say 90% of the condos in our building are rented through there. ]
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:42 PM   #13
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I am just now filling out my vrbo details on our lakehouse at Possum Kingdom. Having pictures taken next Monday and then going live. I have met a few people in area and they are booked as much as they want.
We are headed there in June. Looking forward to getting back on that lake. Have 11 in our family and getting 3 hotel rooms gets old.

Do you have or rent a boat? I have rented one before with the house and it is the cheapest way to enjoy a lake house and boat!

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Old 05-14-2019, 07:29 PM   #14
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We are headed there in June. Looking forward to getting back on that lake. Have 11 in our family and getting 3 hotel rooms gets old.

Do you have or rent a boat? I have rented one before with the house and it is the cheapest way to enjoy a lake house and boat!

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Pm sent. My house sleeps 14 in beds, game room, and walk 25 feet out to lake.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:45 PM   #15
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I have a buddy with a place in Freeport on vrbo. He stays booked when be wants it on plant workers alone.


One thing he did say to watch for one was one guy would rent and then sublease to others. Original renter was making money

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:17 AM   #16
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Not to hijack the thread but can someone elaborate on the fee breakdowns for VBRO? What percent are you paying for their service? Cleaning fee? Etc. At the end of it all what percent would you say your profiting on an average weekend?
I’m interested in buying a short term rental / vacation home preferably in the Padre Island area, just don’t understand why there is 100s for sale if it’s as easy as people make it out to be.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:22 AM   #17
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Just fyi the tax man will be looking you up to increase your value to charge business and personal property taxes.

This is happening up on the Frio River area.

Good luck.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:39 AM   #18
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Not to hijack the thread but can someone elaborate on the fee breakdowns for VBRO? What percent are you paying for their service? Cleaning fee? Etc. At the end of it all what percent would you say your profiting on an average weekend?
Iím interested in buying a short term rental / vacation home preferably in the Padre Island area, just donít understand why there is 100s for sale if itís as easy as people make it out to be.
90% goes to me through Evolve. They put my listing on VRBO and all the others also.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:49 AM   #19
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Here is a link to my place. They take the pics, develop the page, deal with the renters and payment and post your home on all the major rental sites. Easy

https://evolvevacationrental.com/201901?sleeps=1
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:53 AM   #20
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I really just want to make enough to cover the taxes...

Its a bay house in Galveston. I do really use it when most people will want to use it.

I figure it could be a win. but not sure of the details...
Is your place on the West End and right on the bay? I'd be interested to rent if so. I'm always down there.

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Old 05-15-2019, 02:16 PM   #21
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Here is a link to my place. They take the pics, develop the page, deal with the renters and payment and post your home on all the major rental sites. Easy

https://evolvevacationrental.com/201901?sleeps=1
That place is spittin' distance from by S in Law. Nice place!
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:31 PM   #22
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You try posting it up here in the classifieds?
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