March 27, 2020

How to Prevent Squatters When Switching To Medium-Term Rentals

Quick Navigation What is a squatter?What is adverse possession?How do squatters establish tenancy?How to prevent your guest from obtaining tenant’s rightsWhat are squatter rights?Airbnb guest won’t […]
March 25, 2020
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Help Protect Your STR Business During COVID-19 With These Tips

Last updated: March 25, 2020. This post is time-sensitive and will keep getting updated as the situation evolves. In a very short time, the world has […]
March 24, 2020
Wheelhouse v. Beyond Pricing v. Pricelabs

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

As an Airbnb host, you know how important it is to set the right price for your short-term rental.But, there’s a lot of work that goes […]
March 10, 2020
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Wheelhouse v. Beyond Pricing Comparison for Airbnb Pricing

How do you set the best price for your Airbnb? Should you do it yourself or should you invest in an Airbnb pricing tool?When it comes […]
March 3, 2020
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Vacation Rental Industry Glossary: A Complete List of Terms

Quick Navigation #ACDEFGHIKLMNOPQRSTVWXY #1031 exchange: A transaction under United States law where an asset (e.g. real estate property) is sold and then the proceeds of the sale […]
March 3, 2020
how to deal with natural disasters as an airbnb host

How to Deal with Natural Disasters as an Airbnb Host

As an Airbnb host, you’re probably prepared for when things go wrong. If your property’s electricity goes out, you have an electrician on call to help […]
February 26, 2020
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How to Set Up an Airbnb Lockbox the Right Way

Do you host remotely? Do you struggle with arranging in-person check-ins with your busy schedule? What do you do if a guest arrives and you can’t […]
February 17, 2020
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How to Earn Extra Cash from Airbnb While Traveling

Do you travel often? Are you looking to make some extra cash when you're out of town? For a lot of homeowners, their properties sit empty […]
February 17, 2020
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Examples of How to Create an Airbnb Profile Description

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 […]
February 14, 2020
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The 6 Most Important Lessons From The World’s Best Operators

From Puerto Rico to Cartagena, I've met some of the world's top short-term rental operators at STR Legends. These operators run 7-figure businesses with anywhere from […]
February 7, 2020
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Everything You Need To Write Effective Airbnb Photo Captions

Airbnb photo captions are often overlooked by Airbnb hosts. But they shouldn't be. They're your listing's prime real estate, because the first thing your future potential guests […]
February 4, 2020

How to Turn Your Apartment into an Airbnb and Earn Extra Cash

Whether you own or rent an apartment, there's a question I get asked often: can you Airbnb an apartment? For many apartment owners, Airbnb can be […]
March 12, 2020
How the Coronavirus Impacts Airbnb Hosts

How the Coronavirus Impacts Airbnb Hosts series (EP 317 to 321)

The Coronavirus has a severe impact on Airbnb hosts and the STR industry. I'm publishing a special podcast every Monday on this topic. In this post […]
February 28, 2020
How Core Values Impact Your STR Business

How Core Values Impact Your STR Business (EP 316)

What is the SOUL of your short-term rental (STR) business? What do you believe in? And how do you want to impact other’s lives? Whether you […]
November 21, 2019

Investing in an STR Business in Mexico (EP 304)

Wish you could create space in your life to explore new things? To spend more time on creative interests or pursue the hobbies you love? Shawn […]
October 24, 2019
The One Million Dollar Host

The Million Dollar Host (EP 300)

In under three years, Julie George went from listing her one-bedroom apartment on Airbnb to running a successful property management company that turned over $5.5M. So, […]
October 23, 2019
how to start an airbnb

How to Start an Airbnb Business and Absolutely Crush It

If you have a second home, or an extra room, or even just a computer, you can start and scale an Airbnb business. But maybe you’re […]
October 4, 2019
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The Best Way to Set Up Your Airbnb Business Plan

Running an Airbnb isn't only a side income. Many people have bigger ambitions with the platform and plan to build and scale a short-term rental business. […]
September 26, 2019
How to launch and scale a str business

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 […]
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 […]