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
Airbnb Cancellation Policy

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 […]
April 13, 2020
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The Short-Term Rental Operator’s Guide to Renting to Travel Nurses

Just last year, the short-term rental industry was one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Anybody could become an entrepreneur, and you could build […]
April 16, 2020
airbnb titles

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 […]
September 26, 2019
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Blueprint to Launch & Scale an STR Business (Ep 296)

What do top short-term rental (STR) operators from around the world have in common? This past summer, Eric Moeller and I hosted the STR Legends Live […]
August 22, 2019

How to Maintain Outstanding Hospitality While Scaling to 80+ Units (Ep 292)

“I vowed to change the company’s vision … from putting roofs over people’s heads to creating memories and stirring emotions.” It is easy to build relationships […]
August 8, 2019
The Airbnb Story

The Airbnb Founder Story: From Selling Cereals To A $25B Company

The Airbnb founder story is one of the most inspiring stories of the 21st century. Against all odds, with no investors and thousands of dollars of […]
July 11, 2019
Acquiring Properties Through Creative STR Strategies

Acquiring Properties Through Creative STR Strategies (Ep 286)

Traditional real estate investing requires saving for a down payment and securing a bank loan before you purchase an asset. And this process limits how often […]
July 4, 2019
STR Legends Live Puerto Rico 2019

Takeaways from STR Legends Live (Ep 285)

STR Legends Live hosted 25 top operators from all over the world. Attendees represented 10 countries on 5 continents, with a grand total of more than […]
June 19, 2019
How to Create a Social Impact with Your Airbnb

How to Create a Social Impact with Your Airbnb (Ep 283)

87% of consumers prefer to work with businesses that align with their values. So, how can we create a social impact as Airbnb hosts? How do […]