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 live while maintaining their own privacy and independence. But what if you want to list an in-law property on Airbnb? Is it wise to list two units on the same lot as short-term rentals (STR)? Or is there a better way?
Kyle Stanley is an avid real estate investor and experienced STR host. He is also the host of the Fearless Flipping Podcast, a show dedicated to helping listeners learn to flip houses and earn passive income with real estate. After buying a property with a secondary unit onsite, Kyle created the mother-in-law model to earn money on Airbnb and provide a unique opportunity for his long-term tenants.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Kyle joins me to explain how he came up with the mother-in-law model, discussing how it can be a win-win-win for long-term tenants, Airbnb guests and property owners alike. He describes how to find willing onsite managers for mother-in-law units and the challenges of relying on an individual rather than a business. Listen in for Kyle’s insight around the current real estate market and learn whether the mother-in-law strategy makes sense for your STR business!
How Kyle got into the STR space
How Kyle expanded his STR business
How Kyle came upon the mother-in-law model
The advantages of Kyle’s mother-in-law strategy
Finding a tenant who is willing to serve as onsite manager
How guests respond to having an onsite manager
The challenges of using the mother-in-law strategy
Kyle’s tips for replicating the mother-in-law model
Kyle’s insight around the current real estate market
How to approach a property manager about Airbnb
Kyle’s best advice for GPFYP listeners