126: Luxury Escapes? Vacation rental 101


In this episode KT discusses:

  • Booking a home vs. a hotel for your vacation
  • Pros and cons of services like Airbnb, Vrbo, FlipKey, etc.
  • KT’s vacation home rental horror story

 

Key Takeaways:

  • One company owns two of the largest vacation rental companies
  • Do your research before renting
  • Last-minute rentals might get a deal, if you ask for it.

 

Quote:

“Booking houses is (these companies) gig. Customer service, not so much.” – KT

 

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About the author, Kathleen

Kathleen Thomas, who often goes by KT, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and understands the need for women to take control of their financial lives.

A Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Thomas earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science from Salem College.

Prior to founding NewDay Solutions, an independent Registered Advisor Firm, Thomas spent 20 years as a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services. Many of her earliest clients continue to work with her.

Thomas is an avid long-distance runner and triathlon participant. She has completed the Boston Marathon seven times and the Ironman Distance Triathlon three times. She has volunteered as coach and mentor for Girls on the Run New Hampshire and Team in Training.

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas now lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire, with her husband, John. They have one daughter.

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