VRMA Advocacy Toolkit
Use the resources below to make sure you are up-to-date and informed on the latest news surrounding short-term rental regulations. Click on the headers below to learn more!
There are several ways to connect with VRMA and the broader short-term rental community to fight short-term rental regulations. The following are resources to stay up to day and connect with others. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest advocacy alerts and information, and click on the buttons below to find a state or local alliance near you.
- Anaheim Rental Alliance
- Humboldt Vacation Friendly
- Monterey County Vacation Rental Alliance
- Share San Diego
- Short Term Rental Alliance
- Save The Rentals - Santa Barbara
- Affordable Boulder Alliance
- Denver Short Term Rental Alliance
- Tybee Island Association of Rental Agents
- Maui Vacation Rental Association
- Chicago Short-Term Rental Alliance
- Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity
- North Carolina Alliance for Neighborhood Prosperity
- Oregon Vacation Rental Alliance
- Nashville Vacation Rental Alliance
- Nashville Area Short-Term Rental Alliance
- Short-term Rental Owners Association of Galveston
- Galveston Association of Rental Managers
- Austin Rental Alliance
- San Antonio Rental Alliance
- Westlake Hill Short-Term Rental Alliance
- Seattle Short-Term Rental Alliance
- Walworth County Good Neighbor Association
Starting an alliance of fellow managers, property owners, and businesses will help you when a regulatory fight starts. These tools and resources are to help you organize and engage others in protecting short-term rentals.
- Guide: Begin to Organize: Provided by the Short-Term Rental Advocacy Center.
- Video: Organizing into an Alliance: Matt Kiessling of the Travel Technology Association discusses how to organize into an alliance to protect short-term rentals in your community.
- Video: Engaging Stakeholders: Matt Kiessling of the Travel Technology Association discusses how your alliance can engage other stakeholders. The interview begins with general ideas for expanding and getting more involvement in your group.
- Video: Engaging Members in an Alliance: Robert St. Genis of the Los Angeles Short-Term Rental Alliance (LA-STRA) discusses how to engage your membership.
- Video: Advocacy Fundraising: Robert St. Genis of the Los Angeles Short-Term Rental Alliance (LA-STRA) discusses the importance of fundraising for a short-term rental alliance and tips on tools and techniques.
- Toolkit: Top Marketing Strategies to Advance the Vacation Rental Industry: Julia Whipple, Director of Marketing at Blue Tent, shares marketing and social media tips to help you organize an alliance and get your message out.
Once you have organized your alliance you will need to engage policy makers. This engagement can take place before a regulatory issue occurs. Keeping policy makers informed about your business and industry is crucial in ensuring that you are a stakeholder in any regulation discussion. These tools and resources will help you engage policy makers and inform others about short-term rentals.
- VRMA Voice: Vacation Rental Messaging Guide: A messaging guide to assist you in promoting the professional vacation rental manager and responding to policymakers and opponents concerns regarding short-term rentals.
- Video: Connecting with Policy Makers: Matt Kiessling of the Travel Technology Association discusses how your alliance should connect with policy makers.
- Video: Speaking to Policy Makers: Robert St. Genis of the Los Angeles Short-Term Rental Alliance (LA-STRA) discusses tips on what information to present at a city council meeting and how to organize your alliance members for that meeting.
- Video: 2016 RoomScore: Andrew Moylan, the Executive Director of the R Street Institute discusses R Street’s 2016 RoomScore study and how you can use it to fight onerous regulations.
- Video: Working with the Press: Learn how to interact with the press as a short-term rental alliance in this interview with Robert St. Genis of the Los Angeles Short-Term Rental Alliance (LA-STRA).
- Economic impact studies are great tools that help inform policy makers of the importance of vacation rentals. Here are samples of studies that have been done throughout the U.S. These studies may not be specifically about your community, but you can find a community that is similar in size that still demonstrates its impact.