April 6, 2020
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How Birdnest Group Increased Occupancy By 40% During The Crisis

This won’t be another post just talking about how Airbnb coronavirus cancellations are destroying our livelihoods. Today, we’re looking at the strategies one host is using […]
March 30, 2020
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Hosts: How to Deal with Airbnb Coronavirus Anxiety

​With over 630,000 reported cases, COVID-19 has people scared. The resulting mass hysteria has had a profound impact on the short-term rental industry. Airbnb coronavirus cancellations […]
March 27, 2020

How to Prevent Squatters When Switching To Medium-Term Rentals

Quick Navigation What is a squatter?What is adverse possession?How do squatters establish tenancy?How to prevent your guest from obtaining tenant’s rightsWhat are squatter rights?Airbnb guest won’t […]
March 25, 2020
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Help Protect Your STR Business During COVID-19 With These Tips

Last updated: March 25, 2020. This post is time-sensitive and will keep getting updated as the situation evolves. In a very short time, the world has […]
March 24, 2020
Wheelhouse v. Beyond Pricing v. Pricelabs

Wheelhouse v. Beyond Pricing v. Pricelabs: Comparing Popular Airbnb Pricing Tools

As an Airbnb host, you know how important it is to set the right price for your short-term rental.But, there’s a lot of work that goes […]
March 10, 2020
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Wheelhouse v. Beyond Pricing Comparison for Airbnb Pricing

How do you set the best price for your Airbnb? Should you do it yourself or should you invest in an Airbnb pricing tool?When it comes […]
March 3, 2020
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Vacation Rental Industry Glossary: A Complete List of Terms

Quick Navigation #ACDEFGHIKLMNOPQRSTVWXY #1031 exchange: A transaction under United States law where an asset (e.g. real estate property) is sold and then the proceeds of the sale […]
March 3, 2020
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How to Deal with Natural Disasters as an Airbnb Host

As an Airbnb host, you’re probably prepared for when things go wrong. If your property’s electricity goes out, you have an electrician on call to help […]
February 26, 2020
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How to Set Up an Airbnb Lockbox the Right Way

Do you host remotely? Do you struggle with arranging in-person check-ins with your busy schedule? What do you do if a guest arrives and you can’t […]
February 17, 2020
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How to Earn Extra Cash from Airbnb While Traveling

Do you travel often? Are you looking to make some extra cash when you're out of town? For a lot of homeowners, their properties sit empty […]
February 17, 2020
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Examples of How to Create an Airbnb Profile Description

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 […]
February 14, 2020
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The 6 Most Important Lessons From The World’s Best Operators

From Puerto Rico to Cartagena, I've met some of the world's top short-term rental operators at STR Legends. These operators run 7-figure businesses with anywhere from […]
March 12, 2020
How the Coronavirus Impacts Airbnb Hosts

How the Coronavirus Impacts Airbnb Hosts series (EP 317 to 321)

The Coronavirus has a severe impact on Airbnb hosts and the STR industry. I'm publishing a special podcast every Monday on this topic. In this post […]
February 28, 2020
How Core Values Impact Your STR Business

How Core Values Impact Your STR Business (EP 316)

What is the SOUL of your short-term rental (STR) business? What do you believe in? And how do you want to impact other’s lives? Whether you […]
February 21, 2020
Finance Your STR Investment with Host Financial

Finance Your STR Investment with Host Financial (EP 315)

Do you have dreams of investing in a short-term rental (STR) property but don’t know your financing options? Opportunities beyond the traditional bank loan DO exist […]
January 31, 2020
Takeaways from STR Legends Cartagena

Takeaways from STR Legends Cartagena (EP 313)

“2020 is going to be the year of the professional host, regardless if you’re running one unit or if you’re somebody that’s trying to hit a […]
January 23, 2020

Branding for Short Term Rental Hosts (EP 312)

Standing out in crowded STR markets can be difficult. With new rental properties cropping up in desirable locations every day, developing a brand for your STR […]
January 17, 2020
What to do when a natural disaster hits your STR business

What to Do When a Natural Disaster Hits Your STR Rental Business (EP 311)

It’s never fun to think about worst case scenarios. But for Airbnb hosts, it’s important to have an idea of what you might do should the […]
January 10, 2020
How to Invest & Crush It in Competitive STR Markets

How to Invest & Crush It in Competitive STR Markets (EP 310)

Airbnb Superhost Rebecca Cramer lives by the philosophy that it’s better to regret something that you’ve tried than to regret something that you didn’t try at […]
December 26, 2019

How to Create an Incredible First Impression as a Host Through Your Airbnb Listing (EP 309)

What’s the most important part of a short-term rental (STR) listing? Most hosts focus on the space itself, making it a point to have beautiful photographs […]
December 21, 2019
Simon Lehmann Shares His Predictions for the STR Industry in 2020 and Beyond

Simon Lehmann Shares His Predictions for the STR Industry in 2020 and Beyond (EP 308)

Though home-sharing and hospitality is nothing new—we’ve been sharing our spaces since Prehistoric times—the industry has evolved a great deal in the last decade. And the […]
December 12, 2019

The Airbnb Way (EP 307)

More than 500 million people have stayed in an Airbnb since its inception in 2008. And a mind-boggling 350 people check into an Airbnb every minute. […]
December 4, 2019

The “Airbnb Mother-in-Law” Strategy Explained (EP 306)

You’ve probably heard of the mother-in-law apartment, a small suite on the same lot as a single-family home, where an in-law (or other family member) can […]