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How to Make Your Airbnb Stand Out To Get More Bookings

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March 22, 2022

7 Profitable Ways To Grow Your Direct Booking Website

Author: Keiran Griffiths | CMO Lifty Life Vacation Rentals Many short term rental operators are looking to improve their online visibility, rely less on the large […]
March 20, 2022

Wheelhouse v. Beyond Pricing v. Pricelabs: Comparing Popular Airbnb Pricing Tools

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March 20, 2022

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March 20, 2022

Investing in Short Term Rentals : Lessons From a Legend

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March 20, 2022

9 Lessons To Help You Grow Your Airbnb Business in 2021

Add Beyond's Dynamic Pricing Tool as a way to grow Airbnb Business 2020 was a roller coaster ride for short-term rental hosts.  So, what did Airbnb hosts […]
February 5, 2022

Pet-Friendly Airbnb Marketing Tips

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August 19, 2021

Ultimate Guide to Providing Broadband Internet in Your Airbnb Property

Airbnb has been a revolution for the hospitality industry. With regular homeowners able to list properties for temporary lets, the platform has been a boom with modern […]
August 4, 2021

From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager

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February 3, 2021

Work in Paradise: Airbnb Trends Towards Remote Workers in 2021

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January 27, 2021

How To Setup Your Digital Airbnb Guidebook In 2021

Guests have more questions now than ever.  If you've traveled recently, you've probably had a few questions yourself. You're wondering if the Google hours at the […]

As Airbnb entrepreneurs who help people start and scale their own short-term rental companies, you may be surprised to hear that, right now, we don’t necessarily think you should start a STR business.

We think you should buy one.

Yes, there is value in creating your own Airbnb hosting business. And if you’re brand new to the industry, that’s a good place to start.

But if you’re an experienced host with access to funding, you can create wealth by taking over someone else’s business and increasing its value. What does that process look like?

On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Eric and I sit down to discuss the opportunities we see in buying an existing Airbnb business rather than starting one from scratch.

We explain the process we used to take over an STR company in California, describing how to raise money from investors and what they’re looking for in a business or property.

Listen in for insight on where to find vacation rental businesses to buy and learn how YOU can acquire and increase the profits of existing Airbnbs!

Topics Covered

Why we’re taking over an existing Airbnb business

  • Save money on operations to increase profits
  • Improve guest experience, property value

Eric’s insight on raising money through investors

  • All based on NETWORK
  • Invest in PEOPLE and IDEAS

What investors are looking for in a brand or property

  • Rule of 7 (7% return doubles $ every 10 years)
  • Strong relationship makes risk manageable

Eric’s advice to someone who doesn’t have a network

  • Focus on one social platform, e.g.: LinkedIn
  • Surround self with people in industry
  • Be patient in process

Opportunity we see in the STR market right now

  • Use management model to generate cashflow
  • Scale quickly and bring investors into pipeline
  • Buy older STR businesses in secondary markets

How to find existing vacation rental businesses

  • Choose market carefully
  • Become part of community (network)
  • Share your vision, ask for properties


Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel






Hicksville Trailer Palace

Overnight Success

Review Get Paid for Your Pad on Apple Podcasts

Legends X Short-Term Rental Accelerator

STR Legends Mastermind



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October 22, 2021

Don’t Start an Airbnb Business, Buy One (Ep417)

  As Airbnb entrepreneurs who help people start and scale their own short-term rental companies, you may be surprised to hear that, right now, we don’t necessarily […]
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