Weneedavacation.com scams home owners and vacation goers.
Joan Talmadge is the owner of a small vacation web-sight. We are property owners using her site to advertise our rental home. Joan's review process has become an avenue for tenants who damage rental property to manipulate security deposit returns. She did not even publish our entire review when we commented on a complaint from a tenant that seriously damaged our property.
So why would she post any reviews at all if she intends to edit them? We had 2 complaints for the fiscal year of 2012 both dealing with tenants who breached lease agreement and damaged property. In Joan's own terms and conditions, she states that she does not post reviews concerning breach of lease agreement and security deposit issues...but she clearly brakes her own rules.
Most of my business associates have moved their advertising needs to HomeAway. We will be doing the same shortly. Joan's business generated $17,000.00 fiscally. HomeAways generates $735,000.00. I guess at this point I do not even have to question why.
Monetary Loss: $7000.