Here are a few quick bits of advice: 1) Create a business plan demarcation your goals and objectives. When incoming into any new effort it's vital to have clear idea of where you set and where you're headed. Before you start renting your home, start objectives and create a plan for achieving those objectives. 2) Don't undervalue your vacation home. Look at the other rentals in your area for a test on how much you can charge for a stay in your home. Make sure that your property is competitively priced. You don't want to overcharge and miss out on possible renters, but you don't want to undercharge and lose income either. 3) Display cases your vacation rental's best side with great photos. When a guest stumbles upon your listing, you have 30 seconds or less to grab their attention. Will they rent your vacation home or move onto the next ad? It's a simple: The better photos you have, the more interested a renter becomes, and the more expected they will request about your home. 4) get prepared. It'll make your life much easier in the long run. Keep complete records of all communications and bookings on a database and maintain a good filing system on your computer. 5) Get the most from your paid listings. Put up 12 quality photos, write descriptions that really sell your vacation home, and use the rental rates, review systems, services tables. You're not going to get as many inquiries and bookings if youâ€™re listing are incomplete or fast thrown together.