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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]