Are Vacation Rentals Good Business for Agents?

After sharing TripAdvisor's 10 best vacation rentals in the U.S., as well as internationally, we asked agents on our Facebook page about their experience in the market. Here's what they had to say.

Deb Hutton was the first to chime in, saying:

I LOVE promoting vacation rentals - almost anywhere! This seems to be such an untouched market in our area, and clients are thrilled that such an option is presented to them.

Susan Shumski Atwood appears to be into the idea, but on a certain condition as she writes:

If they pay us, yes people love that option!

Meanwhile Leslie Thomason Vitela seeks to leverage the opportunity but could use some help finding the right source, stating:

I would love to do this, I just don't know how to charge commission on them. Most rental owners don't and won't work through agents, because they do the promoting on their own. If I than add a fee, than that would anger the clients if they find out they could have got it cheaper on their own.

What's your opinion? Are vacation rentals a good business for agents? Please vote in our poll to the right.

Do you know of some potential suppliers that offer commission and are willing to share their names with fellow agents? We want to hear from you. Write us on our Facebook page. Send us a tweet at our Twitter page. Join the discussion thread at AgentNation. Post a comment below. We'll share your feedback with the community.

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