Do you see other short-term rental hosts as competitors or potential collaborators? It may seem counterintuitive, but connecting with other STR entrepreneurs for support can lead to opportunities for partnerships and additional income streams. And it’s that kind of abundance mentality that helped today’s guest scale from 8 to 50 units in less than a year.
Aaron Kirkham is the Founder of Kirkham Kastles, a short-term rental management company based in Park City, Utah. He operates 50 properties in Washington, Idaho and Utah, leveraging a background in marketing and hospitality to scale his STR business despite a global pandemic. Aaron is also the creator of several STR service companies, including Rubbish Rollers and Vacation Rentals Cleaning.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Aaron joins me to explain how he grew from 8 to 50 units in 2020, discussing why travelers are drawn to the area and what new challenges he is facing as he scales. He shares his unique approach to solving problems in his business, describing how he collaborates with fellow STR operators and what companies he has started to support other hosts. Listen in for Aaron’s insight on managing your time as a ‘hectic host’ and get his top tips for managing units in other states.
How Aaron grew from 8 to 50 units in less than a year
Why travelers are attracted to Utah, Idaho and Washington
What Aaron does to connect with other STR operators
Aaron’s approach to solving problems in his business
What companies Aaron has started to support other hosts
Aaron’s insight on how to handle snow removal as a STR host
The new challenges Aaron is facing as he scales his business
Aaron’s advice on managing your time as a ‘hectic host’
How Aaron manages units in three different states
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