April 18, 2019
Bang Saray studio condo investment

Why I bought a studio condo in Bang Saray, Thailand

In 2012 I started my Airbnb journey by renting out my apartment in Amsterdam. It changed my life. It provided me with enough income to travel […]
December 18, 2018
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Why I bought a property on Carabao island in The Philippines

In 2012 I started my Airbnb journey by renting out my apartment in Amsterdam. It changed my life. It provided me with enough income to travel […]
November 1, 2017
Airbnb liability insurance

Airbnb Liability Insurance: What Every Host Should Know

Most hosts do not have Airbnb liability insurance. It's one of those things that get overlooked. Truth be told, I've never had it either. It's boring, […]
February 9, 2017
Airbnb Investing Cali Colombia

Why I Bought a Penthouse in Cali, Colombia, to Rent on Airbnb

After I arrived in Cali, the third largest city in Colombia with almost 2.5 million inhabitants, it only took me a few days to realize the […]
December 3, 2016
Payfully get paid in advance

Payfully: Get Paid Today For Your Future Airbnb Reservations

***APRIL 2018 UPDATE: Payfully no longer caters to vacation rental and Airbnb hosts*** Payfully is a new app that enables Airbnb hosts receive their money in […]
September 21, 2016
Airbnb-Nightmares

Avoid Airbnb Nightmares – The 5 Surprising Things Airbnb Hosts Forget Doing

Data and feedback help product designers improve their customer's’ experience. The same goes for how you can shape your experience as a host and your guests’ […]
August 17, 2016
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Airbnb Alternatives: Tools for Airbnb Hosts to Fill Vacancies

This is a guest contribution by Glenn Carter, founder of The Casual Capitalist. Glenn always advises hosts to use Airbnb alternatives and not be dependent on […]
May 26, 2016
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Don’t just go there, live there!

In response to Airbnb’s recent Live There campaign, John Bower explains how to build a local travel guide to share with your guests. Over the past […]
July 10, 2015
HonorTab

How HonorTab Lets You Provide Premium Services to Your Guests

Edit 2020: This content has been labeled out of date. Unfortunately, Honortab stopped providing their service.  There is an awkward gap in AirBnB hosting, where hosts want […]
June 23, 2015
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Can a Computer Determine the Best ‘Comps’ for Airbnb Listings?

As of today, there is a new software tool that claims the answer is ‘yes’. A ‘comp’, or ‘comparable listing’ is an Airbnb listing which shares […]
June 4, 2015
The Future of Airbnb

The Future of Airbnb: 56 Industry Experts Reveal Their Outlook

It's always hard to predict the future of an industry, especially if the industry is fairly new, like home-sharing. New platforms can grow to multiple billion […]
May 17, 2015
Airbnb Top 10 cities

Top Ten Airbnb Cities: Only Two in the US

Airbnb was founded almost seven years ago in San Francisco. After a slow start, the company has grown to over 1 million listings in 190 countries. […]
October 3, 2019
How a Microbiologist Created Financial Freedom Through Managing STR Units in Houston

How a Microbiologist Created Financial Freedom Through Managing STR Units in Houston (EP 297)

“Honestly, it was a gamble … but I knew, if I put in the same amount of time that I did at my job, I knew […]
September 26, 2019
How to launch and scale a str business

Blueprint to Launch & Scale an STR Business (Ep 296)

What do top short-term rental (STR) operators from around the world have in common? This past summer, Eric Moeller and I hosted the STR Legends Live […]
September 19, 2019

The Short-Term Rental Ecosystem (Ep 295)

Vacation rentals have been around for a long time. But the advent of Airbnb put the industry on our radar in a new way, inspiring significant […]
September 13, 2019

How to Streamline Your Airbnb Guest Communications (Ep 294)

A lot of short-term rental hosts underestimate the power of effective guest communication. How well you convey the information your guests need has a big influence […]
September 6, 2019

Airbnb Hosting Fatigue Prevention & Remedies (Ep 293)

Are you annoyed with your Airbnb guests or overwhelmed with the responsibility of managing your listing? If you’ve been a short-term rental host for a while […]
August 22, 2019

How to Maintain Outstanding Hospitality While Scaling to 80+ Units (Ep 292)

“I vowed to change the company’s vision … from putting roofs over people’s heads to creating memories and stirring emotions.” It is easy to build relationships […]
August 15, 2019

Guest Screening for Growing STR Managers (Ep 291)

If you have a small number of Airbnb listings, screening guests (and rejecting the bad ones) is not a problem once you know what to look […]
August 8, 2019

How to Keep the Bad Airbnb Guests Out by Screening Effectively (Ep 290)

If you’ve had a bad experience with a guest on Airbnb, chances are you did not screen that guest effectively. But if you know what to […]
August 1, 2019

July Airbnb News Update (Ep 289)

Accommodations account for 40% of the global travel industry, bringing in a jaw-dropping $675B in 2018. And according to a recent report by Cleveland Research Company, […]
July 25, 2019

How to Rent Your Car on Getaround (Ep 288)

Looking for ways to supplement your STR income? Chances are, most of your Airbnb guests are renting a car locally to explore the area while they […]
July 18, 2019
Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb

Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb (Ep 287)

What’s the biggest obstacle hosts and property managers face in growing a short-term rental business? For most, the frustration comes from the sheer volume of communication […]
July 11, 2019
Acquiring Properties Through Creative STR Strategies

Acquiring Properties Through Creative STR Strategies (Ep 286)

Traditional real estate investing requires saving for a down payment and securing a bank loan before you purchase an asset. And this process limits how often […]