“I initially contacted Jay to request help creating a custom website for our regional group of vacation rental homeowners. I wanted a website that could serve several purposes. First, our group needed a way to communicate about issues unique to us as VR homeowners in our region. We have a Facebook group, but we wanted to be able to include people in our discussions who do not use Facebook. Second, we wanted this website to be a listing site to directly promote the properties of our members.
I was immediately impressed by Jay’s friendliness and accessibility. Before I was even a client, he was very generous with his time and insight into VR marketing. He spent hours on the phone with me, sharing his wisdom and experience. We embarked on an ambitious project, which ultimately involved the creation of two separate websites – one a community discussion platform for our group and the other a regional listing website.
Jay assembled a team of managers and developers for our project using Basecamp software. Through Basecamp, Marisol informed me of the Villa Marketers process and provided a line of communication so that everyone, including Jay, would be informed of the project status. DJ was our main developer; he was always friendly, professional and responsive to my many requests and revisions. The end result is that we have a highly customized website for our group that we are now ready to launch.
Now that we are at the finish line, what strikes me the most about Jay is that he is a man of his word. He has remained positive, accessible and helpful throughout the development of our websites. Ours was a lengthy and complex project, and he delivered on his promises. Whether you are looking for help with your property website or are seeking a highly customized website, I highly recommend Jay and his team at Villa Marketers.
Thank you Jay, Marisol, DJ and everyone who helped with our project!”Holly Erickson-KingStay In Arnold - Listing Site & Discussion Forum
“I am very happy with Villa Marketers logo services! I am not artistic in the least and really didn't know what I wanted for a logo. They asked some questions to get started in a general direction and then they listened to my likes and dislikes as the project went along. The further we got into the project the more my tastes came out, they then were able to refine the logo to my preferences. I could never have come up with a logo on my own, they were able to put on paper what I couldn't even verbalize, that is talent and patience!Wendy H.Owner of DayStar Lodge
Thank you to all the staff at Villa Marketers for listening, hearing, and then implementing a vision for my business logo.”
“We have so appreciated working with Jay. After having searched through various marketing companies, we couldn’t be happier having landed with Villa Marketers and Jay William. Jay is innovative and willing to take time and listen to our various needs. He truly is interested in helping to make our experience with villa marketers profitable and as easy as possible. He gives great advice and relevant information in the vacation rental business. Most importantly, Villa Marketers now gives us the opportunity to move away from the ever-changing HomeAway and Airbnb sites who limit our access to our guests and require more and more fees. I highly recommend Villa Marketers and look forward to having great success with our new website and BreakAway. Many thanks to Jay and his team!!
Jason and Celeste Lovelace/ Vacation Homes Bozeman.com”Jason & Celest LovelaceBozeman Montana Rental Owners
“Villa Marketers team did a great job constructing my vacation rental website. They employ Basecamp software to facilitate convenient and prompt daily updates with the customer regarding progress on the project. Jay’s team members specialize in various aspects of building the website; and each one treated me with utmost respect and consideration regarding questions and/or concerns.
Jay is also very knowledgeable about the vacation rental industry, having written extensively on various current issues which he makes available to his clients. I can recommend Villa Marketers without reservation.””Tom FloccoOwner In Key West Florida
“I approached Villa Marketers after unsuccessfully attempting to get my WordPress website off the ground on my own. I felt quite "educated" as to what I wanted and as a result knew I would be a demanding client. Villa Marketers and their team were great to work with from the very beginning, through my many revisions, and the inevitable trouble shooting that takes place after the website is live. They also worked around my schedule which was critical given that I have a real daytime job. The ability to use a shared project management software (Basecamp) made it super easy to keep all of one notes and thoughts in one place and keep all members of the team informed as to the progress. Their main programmer DJ was patient and worked very hard to incorporate my instructions, my revisions and educate me when I wanted to learn about the "back end" of the website. I highly recommend Villa Marketers and am very happy with my vacation rental website!”Ria MalinakBethany Beach Sand Vacations
“"I wasn't sure what to expect when scheduling a 1-hour phone consultation with Jay, but I knew I needed help with my HomeAway listings and I was desperate. I had no idea that so much straight-forward information could be provided in a 1-hour phone call! Jay was able to break down the basics and give me detailed items to focus on in order to improve the quality and ranking of my listings. Because of him my listings are exponentially better, plus I have a better understanding on what to focus on moving forward in order to maintain them. I am very grateful for Jay's services, and I can rest easy knowing where I can find help when I need it again in the future."”Lauren SealeCosta Rica Rental Agency
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“Villa Marketers™ is an industry leading vacation rental marketing service backed by William’s 15+ years experience in sales, online marketing, website design, SEO, writing services and business management”
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“We have noticed a significant increase in our profitability with your help in booking new guests Just a quick thank you on the current marketing Villa Marketers is doing for our Windsor Hills property this past year. We have noticed a significant increase in our profitability with your help in booking new guests. Keep up the good work and thanks again.”Kenan GuarinoVacation Home Owner
“Villa Marketers has helped us for years with the marketing of our vacation rental. They helped us build a website for our vacation rental and through it we’ve secured thousands in bookings using their marketing services. I am very happy with the service the have provided since June 2009. I would recommend them to anyone who owns a vacation rental and needs to get their place booked.”Ray & Eileen Gadue
“We bought a short term Orlando rental a few years ago, our first, and we were doing OK. Due to the ever changing market we decided to go ahead and get our own website. After researching multiple plug in type of web design sites, it was clear, they didn’t work out for me. Thank goodness! we found Villa Marketers. Absolutely beautiful site, great communication, support, blogs, and teaching all at a quite reasonable price. I would highly recommend them for web design… continuing updates and informative short term rental blogs. Five of five stars.”James SmithVacation Rental Owner
“Jay William, the CEO of Villa Marketers is 'one of this industry’s pioneers who is passionate about helping owners and managers create hugely successful businesses.'”Heather BayerCottage Blogger
“I want you to know how completely impressed I have been with the quality of the work and your team of experts. I have been singing the praises of you company to anyone that I can. In fact last night, I had a bunch of friends over and I was taking them through all the work done for my site and showing off the content. You have a great company here and I love all your advice and help! Keep up the great work… You have a big fan with me!!!”Jim McknightPocono Vacation Rental Owner
“I had been following Jay’s blog on Villa Marketers.com for some time and I had been impressed with his approach and expertise. I decided to give him and his team a try. Jay did an extensive Keyword Analysis, designed a new website for me, and optimized it for Search Engine Visibility. He and his team have been very responsive and have done a great job. My website looks great and its performance on Google has already significantly increased.
Previously 98% of my rentals had come from the top vacation rental listing sites. I was desperate to decrease my dependence on these sites since I am now paying about $1450 (times 6 cabins) to advertise with them. That’s $8700 per year! I decided I would rather invest my money into my own website rather than to continue to pay that much strictly for advertising. I hope someday soon to be able to stop advertising on listing sites as a result of Villa Marketers help!”Darla BrowerProperty Owner in Branson
“Having originally sourced my first website from another company, I quickly realised I’d bought the wrong product so set off in search of another company. I came across Villa Marketers, called Jay and had a long chat about my requirements and decided to give it another go with them. FromLouise WatsonShoreline Turkey
start to finish the process was easy, and I felt they listened to my needs. I now have a website that I am happy with and can finally use. Thank you to everyone involved.”
“My wife and I bought our new vacation home in The Shire @ West Haven in April 2009. I decided that I wanted to rent it to short term vacationers in the general Orlando / Disney area. I did a web search and found Villa Marketers. After speaking with Jay several times I decided on a service package and now have a beautiful website, e-flyer, virtual tour with narration & music, video tour, business cards, photos to mention a few. I get several referrals and inquiries daily with a good conversation to rental rate. Jay, and his Villa Marketers team, is very professional and accommodating in their dealings and it has been a pleasure having them as my business partner. If you’re looking to do some villa reservations yourself to gain higher control of your bookings, choose Villa Marketers as your business partner too”Robert WhiteDavenport Vacation Rental Owner
“Jay, in having chosen to focus on Vacation Rental Marketing, brings not only traditional marketing knowledge to the plate but also industry specific techniques. His narrow focus creates efficiencies that translate into value.”Ray GuntherProperty Manager
“I purchased my condo in Orlando Florida late 2008. I wasn’t sure how or who would be renting it out for us as I’m from Iceland. My realtor made the connection with Villa Marketers for us. I was a little uncertain of how this would all work. But I must say the staff impressed me and has done an excellent job with everything. I was surprised at the rental concept and the service I received all the way through. I had a question they had answer, or at least tried to find one. I ran into a few problems on my own but they came and helped me out every time. With their help I’m now into the swing of things. I have only been with Villa Marketers for a short time and they have helped me capture over $9000.00 worth of rentals already. The great thing is that it’s all mine, I paid no commissions for the bookings they brought me. The VM team really has done a lot for us from websites, marketing etc.. We are very happy and thank you for all your hard work. I have already recommended your company to others. Thanks again”Theodor PalssonVista Cay Property Owner
“Jay…Awesome work! Big professional pictures, responsive design, elegant positioning: This is what works… We all make more money when the user experience is easy and fun!”Kirby WinfieldCEO of DWELLABLE
“Jay proved from day one the way forward in marketing a holiday villa in the Orlando area. I have always found him friendly and reliable in his work for me. As I look to increase my potfolio in this sector I have no doubt Jay will be assissting me getting the maximum exposure with his wealth of knowledge and ability.”Martyn OliverMultiple Property Owner
“Working with Jay has proven to be one of the best business decisions we have ever made. I found him to be extremely creative, positive and result oriented. He has created, maintain and market our website over the last nine years. I am extremely satisfied with the results we have been able to achieve working with him….Thanks Jay!!”Joe LoperenaVR Busniess Owner
“We contracted with Jay to shoot professional pictures of our vacation rental villas as part of a redesign of our website.
The results reflected by Google Analytics are nothing less than outstanding for the first six months of 2014. Our two year old business is having its best year ever!”Tom McCauleyOwns Two Vacation Rentals
“Jay was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We are very happy with the outcome of our new website. We were let down by someone else and are so glad that happened, otherwise we would not have found Jay and got the fantastic website we have!
Jay is always on hand to help out with any questions we have. Great job, great service. Thanks so much Jay and your team!”Kim MasonProfessional Property Management
“Jay and his team found our domain name and did a great job of designing our web site. No hard sell, just great service and a shared goal of promoting our home to generate more business. Still a way to go to fully exploit the quality of the domain name but I know Jay is the man to work with me to maximize its potential.”Roddy NeillVacation Rental Owner
“Jay is one of THE leaders in the vacation property management industry. He provides expert guidance and advice to his clients and unlike other agencies, actually understands what’s currently important from a search engine standpoint. I was very impressed with Jay and what he provides to his customers, and look forward to working with him again in the future.”Janet BartoliExecutive at Accenture Interactive
“The website looks great and it’s really exciting to see it “LIVE”! Thanks again for the great work. You’ve created a great foundation to work with.”Davi ParkerBrazil Vacation Rental Owner
“I have goose bumps, the video is so good! I am so excited!!! Thank you so very much, it is the bomb!
I wanted to also share that I am so excited to have my own website and I know that it is going to help me secure more reservations and decrease the time that it takes me to book up for next year.”Irene HoffmanAsheville Vacation Rental Owner
“Jay is a vacation rental marketing guru and a seasoned sales strategist who’s partnered with some of the biggest names in the vacation rental business to help empower owners and managers.”Alan EganVacation Rental Entreprenuer
“Your management company is not doing all it can to rent your property out? You’ve tried to market your property on your own, but just not getting the feedback you were hoping for? Well, there is a solution to your problem! I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Jay William a couple of years ago when he helped me get my vacation property in Kissimmee refurbished. He has joined Villa Marketers, and had talked me into using their expertise in marketing my property. I was a bit hesitant at first, but am so glad I took Jay’s advice. Villa Marketers has created a personal website of my property, together with its own virtual tour. My property is listed on numerous major vacation websites and search engines. They’ve created an e-Flyer and business cards of my property so that I can distribute them to prospective clients. They’ve set up an online booking calendar so that I can easily record bookings and view available dates. Since joining Villa Marketers, I now get several rental inquiries a day. I am very thankful to Jay and his VM team for the great efforts they have done in marketing my place. I highly recommend this firm to all property owners.”Albert ChiVacation Rental Owner
“We met Jay and his team, who had been recommended to us by a friend, in February 2008 when we purchased our holiday home in Vista Cay Orlando. As we live in Ireland and both work long hours we were concerned that we may have problems trying to get rentals. This was not the case as we have learned over the past few months. Villa Marketers have worked extremely hard for us, our own website all advertising etc. We get several inquiries daily and are delighted to have such a great company working for us. I would have no hesitation recommending this company to any one.”Laura ClaireOrlando Vacation Villa Owner
“OUTSTANDING! The support, guidance and website are all outstanding. After some failed attempts with other designers, I found Villamarketers and with your guidance and can do approach was able to establish a professional website and launch my vacation rental business. It was a wonderful experience to work with a group of talented individuals who really do understand this business. The guidance and professionalism has been second to none. I look forward to continuing the relationship with a number of the other tools and support you offer as I take my business to new levels of success.”Dave Bruce
“We were very pleased with the personal service offered by Villa Marketers. Your staff really went out of their way to ensure we got exactly what we needed, offering friendly and helpful advice – something which was really appreciated, given our busy schedule. The finished website is great! But the real value is bookings. So far this year we have had 63% occupancy and we have already booked a total of 48% of the days for the whole year and it is still May! This is fantastic and we are now able to increase our prices to reduce demand. Our investment has paid for itself in a few months.”Stuart and Sophia
“We recently purchased a holiday condo in Cane Island, Florida, but weren’t sure how to go about renting it out. We tried advertising it ourselves but with the current market we didn’t have much luck. Before we started to lose money, a friend recommended that we speak to Jay and his team about getting bookings, so we decided to give it a try. We were a bit skeptical at first, but then Jay started to get us results within weeks we were getting about eight inquiries a day, and the bookings followed. We are so happy we decided to listen to Jay’s advise, Villa Marketers is a wonderful company and I would recommend their services to anyone.”Dave
“What a GREAT web-site you have developed for us. We are expecting fantastic results from the professional efforts put into this. Okay, let’s start signing them up. Once again our compliments to you and a BIG THANK YOU!”Jim & Chris
“My wife and I are from Chicago and we bought a house in Emerald Isle, Kissimmee Florida last year. We planned to rent it out as a vacation home to earn some extra income. Even though the area was beautiful and the house was very close to all the attractions, we weren’t very successful in finding renters, and the house was just sitting there empty. We tried advertising it ourselves, but that took too much time out of our day with us both having full time jobs and kids. We came across Villa Marketers and emailed them, and over the past few months they have helped us get more than 14 bookings! Jay and his team gave us our personal website where we listed the house online, and they provided us with e-flyers and business cards, and we are now earning a steady rental income. If you’ve got a vacation rental home that you would like to turn into a solid means of extra income, definitely contact Jay and his team, they can do wonders for you!”Martin McGivens
“I bought a condo in Orlando Florida at Windsor Hills just last year, and had it decorated and furnished, but because I reside in London, England, I was not sure who would rent it out for me. Since I work most of the time I was also worried about the time it takes finding renters. I connected with Villa Marketers in January and they have worked very hard for me and they have helped me create my own website, and have taken care of the advertising as well. When I have a problem Jay and his team are there to assist me. As a result, I have received many bookings for the vacation rental condo in the past months, with more on the way. I am extremely pleased with the work that Villa Marketers has done!”Terrance Wilkinson
“We purchased our brand new villa on Windsor Hills at the end of 2009. It was important to us to do our own bookings and not just rely on our management company, so we hired Villa Marketers to help us achieve those extra bookings. Thanks to them we now have a fantastic website, business cards and e-flyers and we receive inquires everyday! Within our first week we had our first booking. I was very nervous to start with but now with Jay’s advice and guidance I’m feeling confident. I’m convinced now we will gain those extra bookings we were hoping for. I recommend Jay and his team and I’ve have done so already to friends who are thinking of buying there first home in Orlando. Thanks again for all your hard work!”Emma Healy
“I own a vacation home near Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. I had some trouble in getting rentals for my vacation home. I had tried building a website myself but I wasn’t getting any inquiries after the villas website was up. After a couple of months I became desperate without any results from the website we built. I needed some results quick as I had not been able to make the payments for the villa. I contacted Villa Marketers at villamarketers.com they were able to get me on track. They actually were able to get me a rental through their home owner network withing 4 days of obtaining their help. Whatever your situation is with your vacation rental, give them a show I’m sure they can help you as they did for us.”Julia Gatlin
“Ok I must admit that I was very wary of how Villa Marketers would do with my rentals and how they would keep my holiday home in California, near Disney Land booked with guests. After all I have tried several different companies who all told me the same thing, that they would book my home. The problem was either I wasn’t getting enough rentals, the price I received was too low, the expenses and commissions were too high or I had no control over my holiday home. None of these situations sat well with me, so I was very skeptical about how there program was going to be different. However at this point I didn’t have very many options so I took a gamble with them, I wasn’t the easiest person to convince however, their words were not empty promises and I was able to get my vacation home back in the black and finally was able to get a little peace about my holiday home, so much I decided to buy a second home and Villa Marketers is now marketing both of my properties. I would recommend the firm to anyone needing to get out of the red and in the black.”Michael Jimenez
“The help I received from the Villa Marketers was A1. I own 2 properties in Humacao Puerto Rico. One is a 3 bedroom townhouse and the other is a 4 bedroom pool home. I was able to successfully book 2 weeks out of 30 on my own. Needless to say I wasn’t doing so well, so I had to try something new. Although I was unsure of how to market my vacation homes, I knew I had to take some action. I started searching the internet for marketing companies that could help me with my rentals for my villa. I found a couple but none specialized in marketing vacation homes. I ran across Villa Marketers and was immediately captured by the thoughts of actually getting competent help to become successful in my investments. Well within 1 month and a half of signing on with them between both homes we received 7900.00 in bookings and 4500 in pending payments. Not bad guys, we appreciate everything your doing for us. Thanks Villa Marketers!”Humberto
“I want to offer some assistance to vacation home owners that may find themselves in the same situation I was in. I knew that I needed rentals for my rental home in Mexico. The thing was I didn’t know how to do it without spending money and wasting my time on advertising that didn’t work. I had tried a couple of websites that I paid good money to for the listing of my rental on their site, but I only got a few inquiries and one booking for 3 days. I needed to find some help. I looked around on the web and found some reviews on VillaMarketers.com, which gave me some hope. I had called there, if you call ask for Jay. He was very helpful and they taught me how to do this internet thing. I wanted to write this in case this finds you in the same position I was in. Before you go wasting money on other places, try Villa Marketers, tell him Mitchel referred you.”Mitch S.
“Jay is extremely knowledgeable and technical. I had two hours of consulting with him and could learn a lot of things I can implement in my vacation rental! He knows all sorts of things related to all the different aspects of a VR.
It was definitely a great investment! I will definitely work with him soon!”Alexandre LimaBeHome Vacation Rentals
“We recently purchased a holiday condo in Cane Island, Florida, but weren’t sure how to go about renting it out. We tried advertising it ourselves but with the current market we didn’t have much luck. Before we started to lose money, a friend recommended that we speak to Jay and his team about getting bookings, so we decided to give it a try. We were a bit skeptical at first, but then Jay started to get us results within weeks we were getting about eight inquiries a day, and the bookings followed. We are so happy we decided to listen to Jay’s advise, Villa Marketers is a wonderful company and I would recommend their services to anyone.”James & Lisa Williams
“My husband and I recently purchased our first town home in Vista Cay and we were concerned with how we were going to market our home. We didn’t want to rely just on our property management for bookings. Jay and his staff at Villa Marketers handled everything for us. They provided us with marketing tools like e-flyers, business cards, and our own personal website and thanks to their efforts we have gotten several bookings. I am so glad we chose Villa Marketers to market our town home, and I would highly recommended them to anyone with a vacation rental.”Marquia Vargas Bayonne