Rent My Vacation Home®, HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb are Compared in this Billion Dollar Industry for 2012

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Compared are the giants of the vacation home rental industry: Rent My Vacation Home® dot com, HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb. The categories are number of web sites, location of offices, and size of network, money back warranty, built in software and cost for Homeowners to join.

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Rent My Vacation Home, HomeAway, VRBO, Airbnb are Compared in this Billion Dollar Industry

The following report compares Rent My Vacation Home dot com, HomeAway, VRBO and Airbnb. The report is based on web site information listed for the perspective companies.

The first comparison was number of total web sites:

1. Rent My Vacation Home dot com has 83 web sites in the USA with 0 overseas.
2. HomeAway has 1 web site in the U.S.A. and 15 overseas.
3. VRBO had 1 web site in the U.S.A. with 0 overseas.
4. Airbnb has 1 U.S.A web site and 1 site overseas (The Company site says affiliates but no information was found).

The second comparison was offices and location:

1. Rent My Vacation Home dot com in the United States with 83 offices.This is Americas largest Vacation Home network.
2. HomeAway has 1 office in the U.S.A. and 15 overseas.
3. VRBO has 1 office in the U.S.A.
4. Airbnb has 1 office in the U.S.A. and 1 overseas (The site says affiliates but no address).

The third comparison was largest network in the United States for Vacation Home rentals:

1.    Rent My Vacation Home dot com has 83 sites in the United States with 83 offices.
2.    HomeAway has 1 office in the U.S.A. and 15 overseas.
3.    VRBO has 1 office in the U.S.A. and 0 overseas.
4.     Airbnb has 1 office in the U.S.A. and 1 overseas. (The site says affiliates but no address).

Forth comparison was money back guarantee if the Homeowner has no rentals:

1.    Three way tie as all vendors offered money back, 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 for a full money back refund for up to 365 days. If the vacationer makes a reservation the money spent on the reservation is returned in cases of fraud and this is at no charge to the vacationer or Homeowner for the policy.
2.     Airbnb is commission only so this did not apply.
3.    HomeAway has a policy with many terms to qualify please see the web site for more information.
4.    VRBO has a policy with many terms to qualify please see the web site for more information.

The fifth Comparison was called "Built in Credit Card software and Insurance:

1. Rent My Vacation Home dot com uses an insurance and credit card system built into the listing and is optional for the vacationer to use.
2. Airbnb has a similar system but charges the vacationers 6-12 % to use the system and Homeowners 3%.
3. HomeAway uses an email system for reservations.
4. VRBO uses an email system.

The sixth comparison was pictures from Homeowners posted on the site:

1.    All vendors include 12 pictures or over when Homeowners list the house for rent.

The seventh comparison was cost for Homeowners to list their homes:

1. Rent My Vacation Home dot com $199.00 a year no levels and homeowners are listed on 83 sites and Offices.
2. HomeAway $336.00 a Year plus Levels as to how high you’re listing shows in rank.
3. VRBO $349.00 a year plus pay for levels as to how high your listing shows in rank.
4. Airbnb 3% of all sales to the Homeowner and a charge to the vacationer of 6-12 %.

Homeowners:

Depending on where the Homeowners House is located and how many overseas customers they receive per year as to which company is the best for them. Cost is a factor as well when joining and Homeowners may want to join all four depending on the revenue the home generates.Rent My Vacation Home dot com is the largest network of vacation homes in the U.S.A.

Vacationers:

Depending on how familiar the vacationer is with the area and if traveling overseas as to which site to use. All of the companies mentioned here are easy to find on all search engines. HomeAway and VRBO are owned by the same company with HomeAway offering Homes overseas.Rent My Vacation Home offers free scam Insurance included for the Vacationer so if the listing is fraudulent the vacationers money is returned by Rent My Vacation Home dot com.    

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