S01 E18 - Security Deposits for Vacation Rentals 101: How to collect a refundable security deposit on Airbnb & VRBO

Vacation Home Help: Master Airbnb & Vacation Rentals by John Candelario and Tim Casey
Protect yourself against damages from Airbnb guests. John and Tim explain 'what to know' about security deposits on the major platforms Airbnb and VRBO.Does Airbnb and VRBO actually collect security deposit money from guests?What is an authorization hold? How to collect a refundable security deposit off platformSee an example of an email  ...  See more
Jun 15 2022

Speaker 1 (00:01):
Welcome to the Vacation Home Help podcast. The only podcast dedicated to helping vacation rental owners self-manage their properties. Your host delivers short and sweet episodes with actionable advice, tips, and strategies to level up your hosting skills. Whether you are a complete beginner or been in the vacation home rental business for a while, you are in the right place to get the tools you need to succeed. Here are your hosts, John Candelario and Tim Casey.

Tim (00:34):
Here, John. One area that I still have a lot of questions about is security deposits. I know that with VRBO, I don't think you can ask VRBO to collect a deposit for you. I think they're doing a reserve. Airbnb, I don't think they'll do either one. I'm not exactly sure as an owner, how to think about

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