HomeAway Complaint - HomeAway is abusing their monopoly
HomeAway has purchased all of the significant online listing sites for owner managed vacation rentals. As soon as they completed this process they both increased their charges dramatically (like doubled) AND started adding a plethora of fees and extra charges which, if you don't pay, insures that your property languishes at the bottom of their list. The value of their service has decreased as this has occurred as measured in revenue generation to the property owner.
To top it off, VRBO for example, actually advertises competing properties when a client is trying to inquire about your property!!!
At this time the only solution I can think of is to move to using your own website and advertising to avoid the HomeAway monopoly. I urge property owners to start refusing to list with any HomeAway site until they start to change