August 31, 2020

The New Traveler Persona: How to Stay Relevant to Your Target Market in 2020

The past few months mark an inflection point for the short-term rental industry. The world has changed, and so have traveler behaviors and expectations. There’s a […]
May 11, 2020
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11 Ways to Increase Bookings On Your Vacation Rental Website

There are a few things you can do to your direct booking website that help increase bookings quickly. With some of these vacation rental marketing strategies, […]
May 4, 2020
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Vacation Rental Scams: How Vulnerable Hosts Can Protect Themselves

Vacation rental operators have always been at risk, but it seemed less scary before. We had Airbnb to verify guests and protect us. There wasn't a global crisis […]
April 30, 2020
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2020 Vacation Rental Marketing Guide For Proactive Hosts

This year is a great one to completely change your vacation rental business plan. You didn't really have the choice, of course, but we've learned a few […]
April 27, 2020
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How to Use Pinterest to Drive Traffic To Your Direct Booking Website

Many hosts use Airbnb as the proverbial one basket to keep all their eggs.Not only are there many other channels to promote your listing on, but […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Short-Term Rental Host Operates 100+ Units Working 2 Hours a Week

This crisis is going to force short-term rental operators to professionalize.Airbnb side-hustle operators are going to struggle. They may decide to get serious with their vacation […]
April 23, 2020
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How This Couple Used Instagram To Get 85-90% Booked in Off Season

With over 7 million listings worldwide, Airbnb is a competitive space. Some hosts like to leave all the marketing work to the OTA, but others like […]
April 22, 2020
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2020 Hospitality Trends: What Opportunities Are There In the Face of COVID-19?

Whatever hospitality trends for 2020 were predicted at the start of the year no longer stand.While the short-term rental industry was expected to grow exponentially - […]
April 20, 2020
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I Talked to 45 STR Experts About Business Solutions to COVID-19 and This Is What I Learned

With so much changing in such a short time, Airbnb hosts are scrambling to adapt to a new reality. One where coronavirus has completely halted global […]
April 17, 2020
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Airbnb Profile Examples: How to Write an Airbnb Bio During the Crisis

The Airbnb profile description is a much-overlooked aspect of an Airbnb listing. The reason is probably that people don't like writing about themselves. However, it can […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Titles That Will Help Increase Bookings During Coronavirus

One of the first strategies many hosts have gone to increase occupancy during the crisis has been to change their titles and description. For one, they […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Cancellation Policy: Clear Explanation of How it Works

Breaking News April 2020: Airbnb to Introduce Temporary Cancellation Policy Airbnb recently announced that they will introduce a temporary cancelation policy – some hosts will be […]
October 5, 2020
Crushing the STR game in Nashville

Crushing the STR Game in Nashville (Ep. 354)

In the same way that ‘smooth seas don’t make great sailors,’ a strong economy doesn’t produce great entrepreneurs. And for short-term rental (STR) business owners using […]
August 17, 2020
How to pivot to a new STR business model

How to Pivot to a New STR Business Model (Ep. 348)

Did COVID-19 put a halt to your short-term rental (STR) business? If so, you may need to restructure your Airbnb portfolio and pivot to a new […]
July 27, 2020
From 0 to 100 airbnb listings in one year

From 0 to 100 in One Year (Ep. 345)

So, you want to scale a short-term rental (STR) property management company. But how do you find new clients? And how do you manage tens or […]
July 20, 2020
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The Importance of Community (Ep. 344)

When you have a question about your short-term rental (STR) business, where do you go? Do you run a Google search and then spend several hours […]
July 13, 2020

Thriving Through the Pandemic in Newfoundland (Ep. 343)

Are you struggling to move out of fear and into action? Yes, the short-term rental (STR) industry took a hit in March when the Coronavirus forced […]
June 29, 2020

How to Set Up an Accessibility Friendly Airbnb (Ep. 341)

Search Airbnb for listings in your area that are accessibility friendly. What did you find? Many markets have very few short-term rental (STR) units that accommodate […]
April 16, 2020
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Airbnb Titles That Will Help Increase Bookings During Coronavirus

One of the first strategies many hosts have gone to increase occupancy during the crisis has been to change their titles and description. For one, they […]
January 10, 2020
How to Invest & Crush It in Competitive STR Markets

How to Invest & Crush It in Competitive STR Markets (EP 310)

Airbnb Superhost Rebecca Cramer lives by the philosophy that it’s better to regret something that you’ve tried than to regret something that you didn’t try at […]
November 30, 2019
How to theme your Airbnb

How to Theme Your Space (EP 305)

Between HomeAway and Airbnb, there are 3,155 cabins in Pigeon Forge, a popular Tennessee tourist destination near Dollywood. To book up, you have to STAND OUT. […]
November 8, 2019
How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Listing

How to Use Instagram to Promote Your Listing (EP 302)

As the short-term rental (STR) space gets more and more competitive, hosts are looking to promote their listings beyond Airbnb. Joshua Hittinger leverages Instagram to generate […]
October 10, 2019

How to Rent Out Houseboats on Airbnb (EP 298)

Creating a unique experience for your guests leads to five-star reviews and returning clients. And if you live near the water, you can take advantage of […]
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 […]