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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I recently sold a beautiful cabin in the woods. The Buyer intends to use it as a VRBO.  This cabin shows off beautifully in the tour and the photos. I made a blog post about it here.

2885 Black Lode Trail, Prescott, Arizona

I believe this cabin would be a great VRBO.  There is another cabin in Potato Patch about 4 lots away that seems to stay booked pretty well. I read the reviews on the one 4 lots away. He got some really good reviews.

Potato Patch is an area of old gold mining claims. Legend says there were nuggets as big as potatoes there. The elevations at Potato Patch are around 7,000 ft.

Dec 19, 2016 04:54 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Postive both from renting them and having VRBO rentals.

Dec 19, 2016 05:17 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My broker uses this company and appears to be happy with it. 

Dec 19, 2016 06:45 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No personal experience with it but people I know who have used VRBO have for the most part been happy. I don't know anyone personally who is using it to rent out property.

Dec 19, 2016 05:17 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I rented a really nice condo in Florida through them!  It was easy and had an awesome time.

Dec 19, 2016 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't used it but have heard both good and bad experiences from others.

Dec 19, 2016 04:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I used to manage 70 vacation rentals and had about a dozen of them advertised on VRBO. I also used VRBO to find a great vacation rental on the Oregon coast last year. It's a good service.

Dec 22, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry, like AirBnB it's not my style.

Dec 20, 2016 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I use vrbo to advertise my vacation rental but the reservations are taken through a local management company. Vrbo has been bringing in almost half of our weeks booked but they just got bought by xpeeeedia so i expect their usefulness to diminish as xpeed tries to recoup their investment.

Dec 20, 2016 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Just bought another water front property to rent and blogging about it, video, the razzle dazzle stand alone works fine and dandy. But will follow the thread cause you never know... I stalk it for FSBO's tired of renting, the fatigue and hassles if not managed right and are fed up to here, want to sell sell sell. Be rid of the sticks and bricks.

Dec 20, 2016 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No and no! So can't comment any further.

Dec 20, 2016 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have only heard about VRBO through reading about it on ActiveRain so not likely to recommend it.  

Dec 20, 2016 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

have not

Dec 20, 2016 04:25 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have not

Dec 20, 2016 04:13 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm not familiar with this service. Most of short rentals go here via westsiderental or airbnb. 

Dec 19, 2016 11:38 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

One good experience, and one in need of a good cleaning...

Dec 19, 2016 09:19 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Fred have never heard of this one.....will check it out.

Dec 19, 2016 08:32 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No I would not rent our place,, and not so sure I would do VRBO/  I prefer a neutral party in the mix. A

Dec 19, 2016 06:58 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I never used them but know many who have, all positive experiences.

Dec 19, 2016 06:46 PM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Fred Griffin I have not used VRBO yet. It appear to be a reasonable resource.

Dec 19, 2016 06:30 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not

Dec 20, 2016 08:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never heard of them; however, thanks for asking the question.

Dec 20, 2016 09:30 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I went to NY and stayed in a VRBO listing that was arranged by a friend.  It was the basement level of a west side apartment building, which wasn't terrible except for no light.  The basement location was a surprise.

Dec 20, 2016 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I have used VBRO and AirBnB with good results to rent others' properties.

Dec 20, 2016 08:05 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No I have not, I use a rental agency - I have clients that have used it.

The drawback is you still need to have your support mechanisms in place if you are doing it yourself (cleaning crew, repair, walk through trustees etc) - which is why I use an agency that has the support already in place

Dec 20, 2016 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never heard of it, but will check it out! Thanks!

Dec 20, 2016 05:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Just saw this the other day with AirB&B. Don't care & I'm staying on the beaten path after what my client went thru recently.

Dec 20, 2016 05:10 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Dec 20, 2016 04:39 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

No personal experience with VRBO, nor for my clients but, have used AirBnB for clients moving to the area and/or pending Closings and had great experience with them.

Dec 19, 2016 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have never used them.

Dec 19, 2016 07:11 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

This is the first that I have heard of it.

Dec 19, 2016 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I am not familiar with VRBO.

Dec 19, 2016 05:22 PM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor

Yep, we've had some great success with our most recent Oceanside, CA beach VRBO and we're looking for more. Ours is the one in the middle and I just found it on the link you provided in your question. First time I ever saw the listing. 

It's only a couple of blocks from the beach and myriad downtown eateries and attractions. Oceanside is the gateway to San Diego and is fast becoming one of the most popular and easily accessible vacation and tourist destinations in the County.

Dec 31, 2016 04:42 PM