Party Squasher Pro Delivers Occupancy Measurement Service Designed for Short-Term Rental Property Managers

Written on November 17, 2020

A few years ago a colleague speculated that short term vacation rental property management companies would grow, consolidate, and ‘professionalize’. Sure enough, according to the VRMA today there are more than ten thousand professional management companies with more than one hundred properties under management. As property management companies have grown, the need for tools and […]

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Airbnb Continues Party Crackdown with new Halloween Restrictions

Written on October 27, 2020

In the ongoing battle of the pandemic to reduce the number of parties in short term rentals the next salvo has been fired. Airbnb has taken the unprecedented step of blocking one night bookings on October 30th and 31st in order to lower the potential for parties on Halloween. The implications and potential restrictions for […]

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Tips and Tricks Every Remote Host Should Know

Written on September 29, 2020

Thanks to the emergence of various applications such as Airbnb, even busy property owners who are always on the go can now be landlords. However, being one comes with certain challenges. As Dana Sparks of SFGate explains, the common issues that hosts face — such as payment failures, lease violations and property maintenance — are further amplified […]

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The Death of Our Industry?

Written on June 15, 2020

Existential threats are unpredictable, but our response doesn’t have to be. The dinosaurs probably never saw the meteor coming (and if they did they had no way to respond). Napster saw their meteor (legal and regulatory restrictions) and did nothing as it smashed them into a footnote in musical history. Netflix saw their meteor (online […]

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Staying Safe in a COVID World

Written on March 10, 2020

We have all watched China, then Italy and Spain facedown the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 has devastated families and communities, and will continue to impact the travel business for the foreseeable future.  We are unsure of so many things, but here at Party Squasher we join in the global refrain that ‘we are in this together’ […]

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Our Hosting Tips For the Holiday Season

Written on November 7, 2019

The silly season is fast approaching and you know what that means. Yep, that’s right, more people taking vacation, more bookings for you, and higher expectations all around. So we’ve come up with a small list to help get our hosts into holiday-mode and maximize on the craziest time of here: the holiday season. Whether […]

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Did You Know: Party Squasher Texts You When Your WiFi Is Down

Written on September 25, 2019

Party Squasher knows when there are too many people in your home by counting the number of mobile devices in the vicinity—but you already knew this. What you might not know is that this little black box can also tell when your WiFi is down or your power is out. No more uncomfortable back-and-forth with […]

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To Instant Book or Not to Instant Book? That Is the Question.

Written on November 14, 2017

To Instant Book or Not to Instant Book? That Is the Question. The pressure to turn on Instant Book on Airbnb is higher than ever. Hosts often feel that in order to appeal more to guests—and therefore secure more bookings—they need to simplify the process of booking their property. They should be making it easier […]

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Parties Cause More Issues for Airbnb and Property Tenants

Written on November 8, 2017

Airbnb is staring at one of the largest lawsuits to hit their table yet. Aimco (Apartment Investment & Management Co.) – one of the largest residential landlords in the world – is blaming Airbnb for enabling tenants to illicitly sublet their apartments; and now, they’re asking a court to make them stop. This is a […]

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