May 11, 2020
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11 Ways to Increase Bookings On Your Vacation Rental Website

There are a few things you can do to your direct booking website that help increase bookings quickly. With some of these vacation rental marketing strategies, […]
May 4, 2020
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Vacation Rental Scams: How Vulnerable Hosts Can Protect Themselves

Vacation rental operators have always been at risk, but it seemed less scary before. We had Airbnb to verify guests and protect us. There wasn't a global crisis […]
April 30, 2020
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2020 Vacation Rental Marketing Guide For Proactive Hosts

This year is a great one to completely change your vacation rental business plan. You didn't really have the choice, of course, but we've learned a few […]
April 27, 2020
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How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic To Your Direct Booking Website

Many hosts use Airbnb as the proverbial one basket to keep all their eggs.Not only are there many other channels to promote your listing on, but […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Short-Term Rental Host Operates 100+ Units Working 2 Hours a Week

This crisis is going to force short-term rental operators to professionalize.Airbnb side-hustle operators are going to struggle. They may decide to get serious with their vacation […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Couple Used Instagram To Get 85-90% Booked in Off Season

With over 7 million listings worldwide, Airbnb is a competitive space. Some hosts like to leave all the marketing work to the OTA, but others like […]
April 22, 2020
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2020 Hospitality Trends: What Opportunities Are There In the Face of COVID-19?

Whatever hospitality trends for 2020 were predicted at the start of the year no longer stand.While the short-term rental industry was expected to grow exponentially - […]
April 20, 2020
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I Talked to 45 STR Experts About Business Solutions to COVID-19 and This Is What I Learned

With so much changing in such a short time, Airbnb hosts are scrambling to adapt to a new reality. One where coronavirus has completely halted global […]
April 17, 2020
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Airbnb Profile Examples: How to Write an Airbnb Bio During the Crisis

The Airbnb profile description is a much-overlooked aspect of an Airbnb listing. The reason is probably that people don't like writing about themselves. However, it can […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Titles That Will Help Increase Bookings During Coronavirus

One of the first strategies many hosts have gone to increase occupancy during the crisis has been to change their titles and description. For one, they […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Cancellation Policy: Clear Explanation of How it Works

Breaking News April 2020: Airbnb to Introduce Temporary Cancellation Policy Airbnb recently announced that they will introduce a temporary cancelation policy – some hosts will be […]
April 13, 2020
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The Short-Term Rental Operator’s Guide to Renting to Travel Nurses

Just last year, the short-term rental industry was one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Anybody could become an entrepreneur, and you could build […]
August 3, 2020
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How to Work ON Instead of IN Your STR Business (Ep. 346)

Why are you in the short-term rental (STR) business? A lot of us start with a goal to replace our income and eventually quit our 9-to-5. […]
July 27, 2020
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From 0 to 100 in One Year (Ep. 345)

So, you want to scale a short-term rental (STR) property management company. But how do you find new clients? And how do you manage tens or […]
July 20, 2020
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The Importance of Community (Ep. 344)

When you have a question about your short-term rental (STR) business, where do you go? Do you run a Google search and then spend several hours […]
July 13, 2020

Thriving Through the Pandemic in Newfoundland (Ep. 343)

Are you struggling to move out of fear and into action? Yes, the short-term rental (STR) industry took a hit in March when the Coronavirus forced […]
July 6, 2020

From 0 To 165 Units in Two Years (Ep. 342)

If you survived the last 3 months, you can survive anything. The pandemic hit short-term rental (STR) units hard and it hit property management companies even […]
June 29, 2020

How to Set Up an Accessibility Friendly Airbnb (Ep. 341)

Search Airbnb for listings in your area that are accessibility friendly. What did you find? Many markets have very few short-term rental (STR) units that accommodate […]
June 22, 2020

How to Get 100% Five-Star Review on Airbnb (Ep. 340)

Nobody’s perfect. But Martin Chilangles comes pretty close. If you check out his Airbnb listing, you’ll notice that he’s never received anything other than a five-star […]
June 15, 2020

How to Invest and Run Multiple STR Units in Different Markets (Ep. 339)

Is it too much trouble to manage multiple short-term rentals (STRs) in different markets? If you have the opportunity to invest in Airbnb properties, but you […]
June 8, 2020

How to Pick Your Tech Stack for Your Short-Term Rental (Ep. 337)

There is no such thing as the perfect property management system (PMS). So, if you’ve been waiting for a unicorn that will solve all of your […]
June 1, 2020

How to Take Great Airbnb Photos with a Smartphone (Ep. 336)

Many short-term rental hosts are using the Coronavirus shutdown to show our listings some love, taking advantage of the unexpected break to upgrade our Airbnbs. And […]
May 25, 2020
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The One Thing – Exciting GPFYP Announcement (Ep. 335)

🎉The day has finally come. Eric and I have been working on this for years. As some of you know, we're passionate about educating short-term rental […]
May 13, 2020

How To List On Kopa, The Airbnb For Mid-term Rentals (Ep. 334)

Today we're talking to Jack Forbes, the CEO and Co-Founder of Kopa. Between OTAs offering 1-to-30 day rentals and long-term rentals, Jack saw a need for […]