Rental websites: Go to, or to see how homeowners list their rentals. It's also a good way to find out how competitive a market is. Look not only at the number of listings, but especially the number of bookings on the reservation calendars.

Guides to renting your property: Look for Christine Karpinski's book "How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner" or Alfred and Emily Glossbrenner's site,

Free information for experienced homeowners: Go to http://