VRBOs New Fees And How They Affect You

Dated: 06/20/2017

Views: 81

VRBO and recent changes to their model - How it affects you!


Before you book your next trip to beautiful 30A, consider this.  VRBO was purchased by Expedia along with Homeway and vacationrentals.com.  With this purchase, they are incorporating some of Expedia‚Äôs philosophy on fees.  They eliminated the tiered pricing owners could purchase.  Their tiered pricing gave owners the opportunity to rank higher on the search done by renters.  Now all owners are changed the same rate with an algorithm determining what properties show first.


The way VRBO is making its money now directly impacts the vacationer.  VRBO will charge anywhere from 5 1/2% - 9% booking fee to people using their website to book their rental.  The fee will be maxed out at $399.  Vacationers need to understand no part of this fee is determined by the owner - all of the money is going to VRBO.  At the time of booking, there is a service fee plus a VAT (Value Add Tax) assessed.  The VAT is only charged in areas where applicable.


When you are ready to plan your vacation to 30A, South Walton, Miramar Beach, Destin, etc., book directly with he rental management company and save yourself a few hundred dollars.

https://goo.gl/Y65cmT


Blog author image

Stacey Petrucci

After years of vacationing along the Emerald Coast and falling in love with this beautiful area, I was fortunate enough to fulfill my dream to relocate here from Dallas Texas and live on the worlds mo....

Latest Blog Posts

409 Lakeview Dr Santa Rosa Beach Fl 32459

COASTAL DUNE LAKE FRONT. GULF VIEW. LARGE LOT. 0.852 acre of Florida paradise available for purchase on the east side of a rare coastal dune lake, with views of white sands and gulf waters just

Read More

JAGUARUNDI

Driving along 30A after dark is always challenging. Because of lighting restrictions the area is usually pitch-black, leaving one grateful that the deer grazing just inches off the roadway actually

Read More

Moving To The Beach Is Todays Reality For So Many

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One local area is booming. So much so, the U.S. Census Bureau has put it on the list for the Fastest Growing Counties in the Nation.Walton County seems to

Read More

House Prices Are Simply A Matter Of Supply Demand

Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of ‚Ä

Read More