I’ve been on VRBO for two decades and Air for about 6 years, as a host. Mostly my own homes but as you might remember, I manage one for a family for the last five years. They told me last week that they are going to put that home on the golf course up for sale. They expect it will take maybe 60 days to sell. I think otherwise due to their projected price point, but its not my decision.
The saddest part of all of this, besides the loss of income, is that they have stated that any renters in November or December will simply be out of luck and they will cancel their reservations (if the house sells in their expected timeframe). I exclaimed that was simply NOT RIGHT and their retort was “who cares. We won’t be having another rental again so we don’t care about our reputation”.
I have a week renter coming up from Southern CA for Thanksgiving. Then three renters that fill up all but 9 days in December.
I’m discouraged by the owners’ position. I know, its their home and I’m just an “agent”, but I do enjoy the job and handling all these guests and the great and not so great relationships that they bring by renting this home.