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

Airbnb hosts pay attention...there's a brand new online event coming up called From Hectic Host to Millionaire Manager. This FREE event will take place on Thursday August […]
February 3, 2021

Work in Paradise: Airbnb Trends Towards Remote Workers in 2021

It's no secret that remote work has increased dramatically this year. This has caused one of the biggest Airbnb trends of the year – catering to […]
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 […]
January 20, 2021

9 Lessons To Help You Grow Your Airbnb Business in 2021

2020 was a roller coaster ride for short-term rental hosts. So, what did Airbnb hosts that stuck it out learn in 2020? And how can we […]
January 6, 2021

Prevent House Parties at Your Airbnb: Tips for 2021

With all the social restrictions in place right now, people are itching for ways to let go.   If you’re an Airbnb host, a house full […]
December 30, 2020

How to Make Your Airbnb Pet Friendly and Increase Revenue up to 25%

Have you considered making your Airbnb pet friendly? Many people are traveling closer to home with new restrictions. This means they are bringing the whole family, […]
December 22, 2020

Airbnb Demand Drivers Every Host Should Know in 2021

Keep the same price on your short-term rental every day? Knowing these 3 Airbnb Demand Drivers could increase your revenue by 40% or more. Seriously.  Back […]
December 16, 2020

Cohosting on Airbnb: Lessons From a Legend

A lot of people ask me about how to get started cohosting on Airbnb.   So, on this week’s episode of Get Paid For Your Pad, […]
December 10, 2020

Investing in Short Term Rentals : Lessons From a Legend

I’ve been getting a ton of questions from you guys about investing in short term rentals,  and how to start growing your business.  So,  this month […]
November 15, 2020

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 […]
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 new […]

Yes, we learn a lot from personal experience. But smart short-term rental hosts also learn from each other.

We take advantage of our peers’ and predecessors’ experiences, implementing best practices from the very beginning.

Koryn Okey is the Vice President of Client Experience at Breezeway, the leading property operations and services platform for short-term rentals. Prior to joining Breezeway in 2017, Koryn spent seven years as Director of International Accounts at FlipKey. 

On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Koryn joins me to explain how the FlipKey model differed from that of Airbnb and explore what gives Airbnb the brand recognition it enjoys today.

Koryn offers advice on optimizing your property listings, and we discuss when hosts should start using a tool like Breezeway to manage their STR portfolio.

Listen in for insight on investing in tech early on in your Airbnb business and master Koryn’s top three habits of highly successful STR hosts!

Topics Covered

What differentiated the FlipKey model from Airbnb

  • Host paid per lead vs. percentage of booking
  • Get guest contact info, communicate directly

Koryn’s advice on building a listing for your STR

  • Ask friends for honest feedback
  • Compare to other listings in market

How Koryn thinks about choosing a lead photo

  • Consider why guests coming to your market
  • Pick image to stand out from competitors

What made Airbnb more successful than FlipKey

  • Focus on urban markets, young travelers
  • Mind for design = user-friendly site

How Breezeway technology serves STR hosts

  • Operations and guest services platform
  • Ensure space clean, functional and safe

When hosts should consider tools like Breezeway

  • Any time manage listing(s) remotely
  • Essential once responsible for 5 properties

The benefit of implementing tech right away

  • Leverage best practices from beginning
  • Efficiency gains, avoid mistakes

Koryn’s top 3 habits of highly successful hosts

  1. Invest in technology early on
  2. Build community (learn from others)
  3. Know what’s happening in industry

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September 27, 2021

Learning lessons from 13 years experience in the STR industry (Ep411)

  Yes, we learn a lot from personal experience. But smart short-term rental hosts also learn from each other. We take advantage of our peers’ and predecessors’ experiences, […]