Who To Turn To...

By Brad Tuttle, Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Consult guidebooks and the local convention and visitors bureaus to see who rents out properties. Here are the basic options:

Management companies handle everything, from listings and reservations to maintenance, check-ins, and housekeeping.

Rental agencies deal with rental transactions, while upkeep is handled by someone else—though some agencies do both.

Hotels and B&Bs might own apartments that they rent out or might be the middlemen for owners of nearby properties. Rentals often have minimum-stay requirements.

You should peruse listings closely for facts and details, but also know how to read between the lines. Watch how we do it on this fake website.
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