Renting a Lake Home – Heather Bayer – Ep4

Some topics we cover:

  • What are some things a home owner needs to consider to determine if their house is rentable?

  • Once a home owner, or condo owner, determines they want to rent, what happens next? How & where do they start the process?

  • How do you determine how much to rent your place for?

  • Can you tell us a few places where someone might find a rental property?

  • As a renter – what are some things I should expect at a good rental property?

My favorite quote from the show:

“I’m a Vacation Rental Geek”

Here are links to the things we discussed in the show:

You can find Heather at these locations:

Twitter: @CottageGuru



If you’re looking for a fun community that is all about the lake life, head over to the This will automatically redirect you to the new Facebook group I created called LakeCrowd. Currently we have 1400 members and growing. We have different themes for each day to help you share your pictures and videos. Days like Monday Music and Memories, Tuesday Tumbles, Wednesday Wake and so on. Join the group and share pictures of your boat or lakes! I’m always interested in learning about the other lakes in our country. It will also give you the chance to meet other people in your area so you can plan hangouts this summer!
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Final Thoughts

Establish memories with your kids – listen to the show to hear a memory from my past with my parents.

About Shey Harms

Shey has enjoyed the lake life since she was very young. Her parents always had a place at the lake for as long as she can remember. Now, she belongs to a waterski club in Kansas and drives their family boat in the ski shows teaching her family some of the traditions she learned as a child.

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