2020 was a roller coaster ride for short-term rental hosts. Yes, the COVID crisis presented some very big challenges. But for those of us who stuck it out, the year presented some very big opportunities as well. So, what did STR hosts learn in 2020? And how can we apply those lessons to succeed in 2021?
Steven Che Suarez is the Cohost of Live Let Thrive, a podcast about Airbnb and the sharing economy, and the Cofounder and CEO of Argest Rentals, a full-service short-term rental management company. Steven and his partner, Federico, have 15 years of experience in the travel industry. They have flown a combined 1M miles, traveled to more than 60 countries and experienced a wide range of accommodations from youth hostels to high-end hotels. The Argest team knows what travelers expect, and they are dedicated to making the guest experience a unique and memorable one.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Steven joins me to recap the STR landscape in 2020, explaining how the past year turned out to be a blessing for hosts who persisted through the initial COVID shutdown. We discuss how the Airbnb IPO may influence short-term rental advocacy moving forward, and Steven shares the most important lesson he learned in the last 12 months. Listen in for insight into Steven’s goals for Argest Rentals in the new year and learn how YOU can take advantage of the opportunities for STR hosts coming in 2021.
How Steven got started with short-term rentals
The blessings in disguise for STRs in 2020
How the Airbnb IPO might influence STR advocacy
The #1 thing Steven learned in 2020
Steven’s aspirations for Argest in 2021
Steven’s advice for aspiring STR operators