April 11, 2020
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How to Write a Recession-Proof Vacation Rental Business Plan

Running a vacation rental has been around for years. Airbnb may have taken up the urban market – and is now in deep water with the […]
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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6 Hospitality Email Marketing Strategies For The 2020 Host

Today we're going to talk about 6 hospitality email marketing strategies to use to dramatically increase your bookings. It's an important part of vacation rental marketing, […]
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
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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 […]
May 8, 2020

Airbnb Lays Off 25% Of Their Staff (Ep. 333)

Every week Airbnb has a new major headline. In today's podcast, we discuss the news that Airbnb laid off 25% of its staff (1,900 employees). In […]
May 5, 2020
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How To Use Email Marketing To Drive Bookings (EP. 332)

Today we're talking to Mark Simpson from Boostly again about how to use email marketing to drive bookings. Mark first tells us about why email isn't […]
May 1, 2020
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Airbnb Finally Pays Hosts Their Cancellation Fees (EP. 330)

Yesterday we woke up to multiple messages from hosts who are finally receiving their money from Airbnb after being left hanging for too long. There are […]
April 28, 2020
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Direct Bookings Through Powerful and Actionable Marketing Techniques (EP. 330)

Today I'm talking to Mark Simpson from Boostly, a platform for building direct booking websites. I decided to make today's episode fun and play the devil's […]
April 24, 2020
AIRBNB TO REFUNG GUESTS JUNE BOOKINGS

Airbnb May Allow Guests to Cancel June Bookings (EP. 329)

I'm getting a bit used to quarantine now. I had some hope that I'd be able to hop on my bike and go for a ride. […]
April 21, 2020
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What iGMS Customers Are Doing To Weather The Crisis (EP. 328)

Today we talk to Inna Schevchenko, the CMO of iGMS, which is a vacation rental property management software. iGMS recently launched a survey to figure out […]
April 17, 2020
Airbnb Temporary Cancellation Policy

Airbnb Introduces Temporary Cancellation Policy (EP 327)

I'm finally back home to Barcelona after a few months in San Diego. It's weird to be alone all the time, but I'm using this downtime […]
March 12, 2020
How the Coronavirus Impacts Airbnb Hosts

How the Coronavirus Impacts Airbnb Hosts series (EP 317 to 326)

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 […]