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 […]
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 […]
June 22, 2020

How to Get 100% Five-Star Review on Airbnb (Ep. 340)

Nobody’s perfect. But Martin Chilangles comes pretty close. If you check out his Airbnb listing, you’ll notice that he’s never received anything other than a five-star […]
December 26, 2019

How to Create an Incredible First Impression as a Host Through Your Airbnb Listing (EP 309)

What’s the most important part of a short-term rental (STR) listing? Most hosts focus on the space itself, making it a point to have beautiful photographs […]
December 12, 2019

The Airbnb Way (EP 307)

More than 500 million people have stayed in an Airbnb since its inception in 2008. And a mind-boggling 350 people check into an Airbnb every minute. […]
July 18, 2019
Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb

Grow Your Short-Term Rental Business with Smartbnb (Ep 287)

What’s the biggest obstacle hosts and property managers face in growing a short-term rental business? For most, the frustration comes from the sheer volume of communication […]
January 22, 2018

EP221: Manage Your Airbnb Listings on Your Mobile Phone with Your Porter App

Most people choose professional short-term rental hosting for the freedom—to work when and where you please, on your own terms. But that freedom is limited somewhat […]
December 29, 2017

EP216: This Week in the World of Airbnb

There is no shortage of Airbnb horror stories in the news. Accounts of hidden cameras, racial discrimination, and guests who’ve been scammed through the home-sharing platform […]
December 11, 2017

EP212: The Power of Under-Promising and Over-Delivering

As Airbnb hosts, we have a natural inclination to show our property in the best possible light in order to secure more bookings. But what happens […]
December 8, 2017

EP211: This Week in the World of Airbnb

Has Airbnb lost its charm? All startups experience growing pains. That’s just part of the process. But as Airbnb expands its influence to become a major […]
July 21, 2017

EP172: This Week in the World of Airbnb

As ShareBetter ramps up its aggressive smear campaign against Airbnb, the platform is fighting back. This week Airbnb filed a formal complaint against the coalition, alleging […]
July 10, 2017

EP169: How to Close the Gap For Your Airbnb Guests

The safe approach to designing your space for Airbnb involves a very clean, sterile look complete with your basic IKEA furniture. But today’s guest prefers to […]
May 1, 2017

EP149: Airbnb Hosting Tips From The Laptop Landlord

Whether you’re just getting started as an Airbnb host, or you’re looking to upgrade your status and pick up a few more five-star reviews, the Laptop […]
October 28, 2014
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The Importance of the Clean Airbnb Space

As Airbnb hosts it's important to remember the standards of service in the hospitality industry. The biggest and most important standard in cleanliness. I can't stress […]