Tim dreams of seeing the world beyond. But first, she wants to explore and experience the beauty of diverse cultures in her home country. It’s more fun in the Philippines!

How to write catchy captions for your propertys photos


You have already learned about writing a property description that gets bookings here. Now let’s move on to how to write catchy captions for your property’s photos. “A picture is worth a thousand words” but it’s definitely not everything for a vacation rental listing. That’s why in addition to your ... Read More
October 10, 2016Tim
How to write a property description that gets bookings


There is no doubt great photos and detailed yet concise descriptions are key to getting your vacation rental booked. We have covered creating quality photos here and here, so let’s now dive into writing your listing's property description including some DOs and DON’Ts. Step 1. Make a list. ... Read More
September 12, 2016Tim
7 Ways to engage with us on social media


Let’s talk about online socialization. Socializing is valuable in growing any business. For online rental companies like us and property owners like you, socializing on the internet is vital. You can thrive amidst competition when you become good at it. Your business may eventually die if ... Read More
August 15, 2016Tim
Get your vacation rental booked with positive reviews – 2


One cannot overemphasize the importance of getting real, positive reviews to get your vacation rental booked. Yes. It has to be REAL, not just a friendly review from a friend, a so-so reviewer who had a discounted rental price or worst of all, a dummy renter. Reviews can make or break a ... Read More
July 18, 2016Tim
Checklist for cleaning and prepping your vacation rental


Guests have successfully booked your vacation home meaning you did a great job on your property listing with Owner Direct. Congratulations! Now what? What should you do next to make sure you don’t fail the expectations of your guests? The answer: Go clean up and get your ... Read More
June 20, 2016Tim


Who doesn’t want extra love? No one. Don’t be afraid to show a little more love to your guests. Give them love to keep them coming back. We came up with 5 ways to welcome your guests with a wow that will help in keeping your property rental occupied all ... Read More
February 1, 2016Tim


There’s a new hype going among photo enthusiasts – photo stitching! Photo stitching is an evolution of the traditional photo collage we are all familiar with. When done correctly, photo stitching enables you to create a seamless segmented panorama from multiple overlapped photos, taken from similar perspective. Collage, on the other ... Read More
January 4, 2016Tim


You decided to list your property to earn money. You have high hopes but months have passed and your vacation rental listing barely receives inquiries. You ask, “What could be the problem?” First of all, it’s great that you are asking this question. It is the beginning of critical thinking. It ... Read More
December 7, 2015Tim


We cannot overemphasize the importance of adding great photos to your property listing with Owner Direct. Hence, the previous related articles here and here. And if you still need more convincing, then this post is especially for you. Photos are a great online marketing tool. Marketing trends these days direct us to use less words with ... Read More
November 9, 2015Tim


Nothing makes you want to go outside more than the sun shining through your windows. And for some, it is nature’s way of calling you for an exhilarating adventure outside your comfort zone. And so we bring you 6 adrenaline-rush things to do this summer 2015 in Canada. Because ... Read More
August 17, 2015Tim
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