Anna Ellison

Anna Ellison

With over six years of content marketing experience, Anna is a writer on the AvantStay team. Throughout her career, she’s given brands a voice and told stories across diverse industries including broadband, fintech, hospitality, mobile apps, and real estate.

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Beat the Low Season Slump: 9 Tips To Improve Occupancy

June 10, 2024

Avoid the low season slump with these nine vacation rental marketing tips to improve your occupancy year-round.

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Guide to Choosing the Best Vacation Rental Management Company

June 09, 2024

So, you’re in search of a vacation rental manager? We’ve compiled all the questions you should ask when searching for a vacation rental management company.

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Where To List Your Vacation Rental To Drive More Bookings

June 09, 2024

Promoting your home on multiple vacation rental listing sites will increase your visibility and bookings. Check out our picks for the top online travel agencies.

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5 Short-Term Rental Market Myths Debunked

June 08, 2024

The truth behind trending misconceptions in the short-term rental market and why now is the time to finally jump on that vacation rental investment.

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The Ultimate Guide for Vacation Rental Taxes

June 08, 2024

Say goodbye to tax season stress—our guide will make filing your vacation rental taxes a breeze.

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6 Simple Vacation Rental Photography Tips To Increase Bookings

June 08, 2024

Vacation rental photography is a crucial part of creating a listing that potential guests will want to click. These tips will elevate your vacation rental marketing.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Smart and Secure Homes

June 08, 2024

Discover how AvantStay’s cutting-edge smart technology keeps your vacation rental safe and secure.

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Vacation Rental Owner Becomes Airbnb Superhost

June 08, 2024

Challenge: Help a seasoned short-term rental owner receive more five-star reviews, become an Airbnb Superhost, and drive more bookings year-round. Background Robert purchased his Park City vacation property in 2019 and had been successfully managing it as a short-term rental. Despite bookings being steady, Robert couldn’t figure out how to encourage guests to leave reviews …

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Top Amenities To Make Your Vacation Rental Stand Out

June 08, 2024

One of the easiest ways to make your vacation rental stand out is by providing top-of-the-line vacation rental amenities. Check out our top picks to boost your occupancy rate.

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Out of Office: How To Manage Your Vacation Rental From Anywhere

June 08, 2024

Whether you’re on the opposite coast or down the street, here are our top tips for how to manage vacation rentals from anywhere you choose.

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How To Create the Ultimate Vacation Rental Welcome Book

June 08, 2024

A simple but impactful way to impress your guests is by providing a vacation rental guest book. Learn how to create the ultimate welcome book for guests.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Flexible Management Programs

June 08, 2024

AvantStay offers flexible vacation rental management programs that work for you and your financial goals. Keep reading to discover which plan is best for you and your short-term rental.

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Best Vacation Rental Amenities To Boost Your ROI: Vineyard Edition

June 08, 2024

Increase the value of your vacation rental investment with these top amenities for vineyard vacation rentals.

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2024 Short-Term Rental Trends: Optimize Your Home for Success

June 08, 2024

Discover our top findings on vacation rental trends, guest preferences, and how you can optimize your home for success.

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Here Comes the Sun: How To Attract More Snowbirds

June 07, 2024

Snowbirds are on the move. Here’s how you can reach more seasonal travelers and drive more bookings to your snowbird rentals.

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5 Signs of a Great Vacation Rental Property Manager

June 07, 2024

A great vacation rental property manager will go above and beyond to care for your home and maximize your income. Here’s how to choose a good property management company.

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Increase Bookings From Pet Owners: How To Run a Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental

June 07, 2024

On the fence about pet-friendly vacation rentals? Check out the perks, how to protect your home, and how to drive more bookings from pet owners.

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Design the Perfect Remote Workspace for Your Short-Term Rental Guests

June 07, 2024

Attract more flex workers to your short-term rental with a remote workspace. Check out our tips for creating the perfect workspace for your guests.

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Second Home vs. Investment Property: What’s the Difference

June 07, 2024

While “second home” and “investment property” are sometimes used interchangeably, these types of properties aren’t the same. Keep reading to discover the five key differences.

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How To Finance an Investment Property

June 07, 2024

Looking to tap into the lucrative asset class of real estate? We’ll cover all the basics on how to finance an investment property, loan types, and more.

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The Complete Vacation Rental Cleaning Checklist

June 07, 2024

A clean vacation rental is more important today than ever before. Check out our vacation rental cleaning checklist that’s guaranteed to impress your guests and drive 5-star reviews.

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Retired Couple Increases Short-Term Rental Occupancy Rate From 40% to 74%

June 07, 2024

AvantStay gives newly-retired couple worry-free, guaranteed income and more time to enjoy new phase of life.

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Short-Term Rental Investor Gets More Time and Money To Grow Property Portfolio

June 07, 2024

Challenge: Give real estate investor peace of mind and maximize revenue so she can focus on growing her portfolio. Background Mariah owns several short-term rental properties in Temecula and Sonoma. While she loves getting her properties up and running, her true passion is searching for investment properties to use as short-term rentals. Last year, Mariah …

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How To Make Money on a Vacation Rental Property

June 07, 2024

Thinking of starting a vacation rental business? These seven tips will teach you how to make money on a vacation rental property and maximize your ROI.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Award-Winning Interior Design

June 07, 2024

Increase your home’s equity, drive more positive reviews, and maximize your revenue with AvantStay’s award-winning vacation rental interior design services.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Elevated Guest Experiences

June 07, 2024

Discover how AvantStay’s elevated hospitality experience leads to better reviews, increased bookings, and more vacation rental income!

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AvantStay Unlocked: Maximized Revenue

June 07, 2024

Discover how AvantStay’s revenue management strategy and exclusive revenue drivers can maximize your vacation rental income.

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New Vacation Rental Owners Hit 65% Occupancy in One Month

June 07, 2024

Learn how AvantStay helped new vacation rental owners prepare their recently purchased condo for ski season in under one month.

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Best Vacation Rental Amenities To Boost Your ROI: Mountain Edition

June 07, 2024

Increase the value of your vacation rental investment with these top amenities for mountain cabin rentals.

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Ready For a Change? 6 Things To Know When Switching Property Management Companies

June 07, 2024

Interested in how to switch property management companies? These tips will help you find a better vacation rental manager that meets your needs and financial goals.

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6 Vacation Rental Cabin Interior Design Tips That Will Land You 5-Star Ratings

June 06, 2024

Attract more guests, earn higher ratings, and increase your revenue with these vacation rental cabin interior design tricks.

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Vacation Rental Tips: How to Maximize Your Revenue in 2024 [Webinar Recap]

June 06, 2024

The short-term rental market is changing rapidly. Check out our expert tips to stay ahead of the competition and maximize your revenue.

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How To Set Vacation Rental House Rules

June 06, 2024

Vacation rental house rules influence how guests treat your property. Find out what rules you should use to keep your short-term rental in pristine condition.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Powerful Vacation Rental Marketing and Distribution

June 06, 2024

Learn how AvantStay’s powerful vacation rental marketing and distribution capabilities can help you connect with more guests and earn more revenue.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Vacation Rental Management To Give You Peace of Mind

June 06, 2024

Learn how AvantStay’s full-service vacation rental management programs give you peace of mind and maximize your home’s returns.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Best-in-Class Care

June 06, 2024

When you partner with AvantStay, you’ll receive best-in-class care, guaranteed. Learn how we go above and beyond for you, your vacation rental, and our guests.

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Best Vacation Rental Amenities To Boost Your ROI: Desert Edition

June 06, 2024

Increase the value of your vacation rental investment with these top amenities for desert vacation rentals.

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The Ultimate Vacation Rental Inventory Checklist

June 06, 2024

Check out our vacation rental inventory checklist complete with all the supplies you need to wow your guests and provide them with an incredible experience.

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10 Expert Tips for How To Invest in Short-Term Rentals

June 05, 2024

With the right strategy, a short-term rental investment property can be a fruitful business venture. Check out our 10 tips for investing in short-term vacation rentals.

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AvantStay Unlocked: Tech-Enabled Vacation Rental Management

June 05, 2024

AvantStay’s vacation rental management is powered by a vertically integrated software platform built for hospitality—boosting transparency and putting homeowners in control.

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How To Start an Airbnb: The Ultimate Guide [How To Maximize Your Revenue in 2024]

June 05, 2024

Ready to take on the role of a vacation rental host? Our guide will teach you how to start an Airbnb business and maximize your revenue.

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3 Hot Tips: How To Become a Superhost on Airbnb

June 05, 2024

If you’re interested in learning how to become a Superhost on Airbnb, we’ve got you covered. Check out AvantStay’s three simple tips.

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Top 12 Gifts for Vacation Rental Homeowners

May 16, 2024

Vacation rental amenities can turn a great guest experience into an unforgettable one. Check out these top 12 gifts that will elevate any short-term vacation rental.

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Smoky Mountain Vacation Rental Outperforms Market Competition

May 12, 2024

Learn how one Smoky Mountain vacation rental consistently outperforms the competition by leveraging AvantStay’s management services.

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5 Tips for Managing Multiple Short-Term Rental Properties

May 12, 2024

Managing short-term rentals takes a lot of work. These five tips will help you manage multiple properties so you can maximize your return on investment.

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What Does a Vacation Rental Property Manager Do?

May 08, 2024

Maintaining a vacation home is a lot of work. A property manager will take care of all operational aspects of your short-term rental and help you earn more revenue.

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Guest Review Roundup: April 2023

May 10, 2023

Via our first-class guest experience and premium vacation rental homes, we see more 5-star ratings than the competition. Check out our favorite guest reviews from the month.

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