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"Oak Terrace Preserve's Walkable Neighborhoods" on Flickr by North Charleston (CC BY-SA 2.0)Referrals are a common way for businesses to grow, and rent-by-owners (RBOs) aren’t any different; you likely already know that word-of-mouth marketing from happy guests can be one of your most powerful assets.

But what about referrals from other businesses — and other vacation rental owners in particular. Is it weird to get referrals from your competitors, or is it a potential source for new bookings that you’ve overlooked?

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Chamber of Commerce for Vacation RentalsYour local chamber of commerce — also called a board of trade or economic development council in some areas — is a business organization that specializes in advocating with different levels of government about business issues. They’re also a great place to network with other local business people, and they often get involved in supporting local businesses and the community through events and other initiatives.

As a vacation home owner, you have a variety of memberships, subscriptions and services to consider every year. Should your local chamber of commerce be one of them? Continue Reading…