Compare Rent My Vacation Home, HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb in 2012

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The study is of the billion dollar vacation home industry done by several university students at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. How Rent My Vacation Home dot com (RMVH), HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb compare in price, terms, number of sites and location.

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The Best overall rating went to Rent My Vacation Home Dot Com

Compare Rent My Vacation Home dot com, HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb. The chart is a study of the billion dollar vacation rental industry in January of 2012.

In the first column we compared number of sites and that went to Rent My Vacation Home dot com at 83 web sites.

The second column was offices and location, the winner is Rent My Vacation Home dot com in the United States with 83 offices, but HomeAway came in first internationally at 15 offices.

The third column was largest network in the United States for vacation home rentals and this went to Rent My Vacation Home dot com at 83 sites, all the rest had 1 site in the USA .

The forth column was Money Back Guarantee and that was a three way tie as all vendors offered this, however Rent My Vacation Home dot com has a no-hassle guarantee that lasts for 1 year. All the homeowner has to do for a refund is send an email to Rent My Vacation Home dot com. Airbnb is commission only so this did not apply.

The fifth column was called "Built in credit card and Insurance," the winner was Rent My Vacation Home dot com who uses an insurance and credit card system built into the listing. Airbnb has a similar system but charge vacationers 6-12 percent to use the system .HomeAway and VRBO use an email system.

The sixth column was pictures, which all vendors include 12 or over when homeowners list the homes. But one of the things homeowners deal with is levels. This was introduced by HomeAway and VRBO which is owned by the same company. A level is a price the homeowner pays to list his home at the top of the page. Rent My Vacation Home dot com does not have levels and it does not apply to Airbnb.

The last subject was cost across the top of the chart and they ranked as follows Rent My Vacation Home dot com is $99.00 year and homeowners are on 83 web sites and offices. Next is HomeAway at 336.00 followed by VRBO at 349.00 and Air BnB at 3% of all sales and a charge to the vacationer of 6-12%.

The Best overall rating went to Rent My Vacation Home dot com The other vendors placement would depend on the location and type of rental.

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