For short-term rental hosts in urban markets, the last few months have not been easy. So, how do you stay sane in such a stressful time? Mack Owen credits the network he has built through the STR Legends community (and a willingness to pivot) for his ongoing success in the vacation rental business.
Mack is the Founder and CEO of Day One Stays, an Airbnb management and luxury corporate housing company out of Seattle, Washington, that offers furnished apartments for 30-day stays. Mack got his start in 2013, and since then, he has developed an expertise in the master leasing model and scaled up to a portfolio of 100 units. In response to the pandemic, Mack is developing a real estate investing and property management company in a nearby secondary market.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Mack joins me to explain how he built a STR empire in Seattle, describing what he did to pivot when the city introduced regulations and how he might do things differently if he could start over again. He reflects on how the STR Legends community helped him get through the Coronavirus crisis, sharing how the friendships he established at live events have proven invaluable in the last few months. Listen in to understand why now might be a good time for the master lease model and learn about the new business Mack is building in response to current circumstances!
How Mack built a STR empire in Seattle
What Mack would do differently if he could start over
Why now might be a good time for the master lease model
How Mack got through the stressful Coronavirus crisis
Mack’s experience at the STR Legends live events
Mack’s vision for his new STR management company