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Should I give my friends a discount to stay at my vacation rental?

My friends and family ask to stay at my rental. Should I give them a discount?

Asked By: Mike

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Giving friends and family a discount is a very standard practice, but it depends on your relationship, your level of professionalism and how in-demand your vacation home is. Common ways around a flat-out discount, which may lose you money during a peak season, include offering free added days to a regular weekend rental, allowing the discount but on days you choose, or bartering use of your home in exchange for something they can offer in return. In any case, be sure to lay down ground rules first, to make sure they realize that just because they're friends or family doesn't exempt them from liability.