Thanks For Visiting

By Airbnb Superhosts Annette Grant & Sarah Karakaian

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Get actionable advice and the essential fundamentals of running a profitable 5-star Airbnb side-hustle or full on business. Annette’s extensive background in business operations and Sarah’s experience in high-end hospitality management and interior design make them a powerhouse duo that will deliver high impact content. With almost a decade of combined hosting experience they will not only share their own stories welcoming thousands of guests from around the world but also those of other Superhosts to deliver you a wide array of stories, insights, and profitable and creative ideas to make your listing rise to the top. Whether you’re experienced, new, or nervous to start your own Airbnb this podcast promises to be informative, fun, and from the heart.

Episode Date
180. Save Money and Avoid Hassles with Smart Locks (AMA)
19:42
Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Brandy asks a few questions: Do you have a favorite outdoor lock that operates on WiFi, Bluetooth, or Z-Wave? What lock do you recommend for indoors, if you wanted to section off part of the home? Is there any reason why you wouldn’t use the same lock both indoors and outdoors? Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Resources: https://amzn.to/3bMdo9X (Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen) https://amzn.to/3Poid7i (Schlage BE365) https://amzn.to/3bPxXCf (Schlage FE695) https://amzn.to/3QE1TAm (Wall-mounted Lockbox) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/165-double-your-bookings-with-this-str-listing-strategy (Listen to Episode 165) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 15, 2022
179. Managing Luxury Listings Is All About the Details
49:49
Scott Graden is a passionate Real Estate and Hospitality expert with over 25 years of experience in Development and Sales and Marketing of for sale and for rent real estate. His visionary company, GoodNight Stay, has been setting the standard for the new breed of build to rent short term rentals that are seen in today's market. - Over $3B in real estate sales - Over $1B in assets managed  - Over $500M in rents collected  - Over 1M guests hosted GoodNight Stay is all about the details, which keeps them thriving through the ups and downs of economic recessions and changes in the real estate market. Scott’s prior experience in the Chicago real estate market set him up for success and allowed him to pivot into short-term rentals, servicing couples, families, and corporate retreats. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: https://goodnightstay.com/ (GoodnightStay.com) https://www.instagram.com/goodnightstay/ (@GoodnightStay on Instagram)  https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottgraden/ (Scott Graden on LinkedIn) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/bellacrestabrokenbow/?hl=en (@bellacrestabrokenbow) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Hostfully https://hostfully.com?utm_source=tfv*utm_campaign=tfv_podcast*utm_content=julyaugust2022 (Sign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 11, 2022
178. The Top 3 Things That Impact Your STR’s Neighborhood (AMA)
18:51
Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Susi from https://www.instagram.com/welldressedhome/ (@WellDressedHome) asks: I missed you at RESA con and came looking to see where I could purchase the course that you do (referring to the Stage To Rent Academy, vs. Hosting Business Mastery) Jessica asks: My husband and I recently bought one acre of mountain view property in east Tennessee that we plan to build three separate cabins on, but there’s only one acre of property, so the amenities such as the fire pit, gril,l and hot tub will have to be a shared space among guests. Would you suggest renting the cabins out separately with shared amenities, or renting all three cabins out to larger groups only? Marianne asks: I'm getting started on my second Airbnb property and would love to hear your tips for vetting guests and prevent large parties and major damages to a property. So far we've been pretty lucky, but I want to make sure that going into this next property, we are set up for success. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Resources: http://www.thanksforvisiting.me/stage-to-rent-academy (Stage To Rent Academy)  http://www.hostmasterclass.com/ (Hosting Business Mastery) https://2022.resaconvention.com/ (RESA Con) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/165-double-your-bookings-with-this-str-listing-strategy (Episode 165: Double Your Bookings with This STR Listing Strategy) https://noiseaware.com/ (NoiseAware): TFV peeps can use code TFVNA20 for 20% off Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 08, 2022
177. Small Changes That Have BIG Impact for Your Guests
44:23
Deborah Labi is a retired property manager with her fingers in many pies, sharing her experience via her consultancy, a podcast, a soon-to-launch second podcast, and co-director of The Book Direct Show. She likes to keep as busy as her brain; an OCC – or obsessive compulsive creative – she’s an ideas fountain.  Through The Guest Inn-Spector, Deborah has keyed in on the small details that have a large impact on your guests. She believes property owners should stay in their own rentals in order to experience them as a guest would, and envision the guest’s journey from check-in to check-out. But at the very least, have a friend or family member stay and offer their feedback (or, hire Deborah!). Essential things to audit and optimize in your rental, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Kh1enqC3l2O_sJO613WcpGec2lRzf7p/view?usp=sharing (courtesy of The Guest Inn-Spector): https://www.drift.com/ (Live chat availability) while guests are browsing your booking site Ease of booking - how many steps does it take a guest to pay and confirm the booking? Check-in email sequence - don’t spam, but also don’t ghost If your listing incorporates third parties (e.g. smart lock notifications), ensure these are branded through your listing to avoid guest confusion Arrival instructions - this may be your guest’s first time in a city (or country!) so avoid giving them too much work in order to get their key and check in First impressions after entering your space (think: WiFi access, coat hangers, etc.) General property design - simple, functional things that make guests feel like they’re in a home, not a hotel - for example, where do guests hang their towels after a shower? Check-out instructions - guests are now focusing on their travel plans and flight confirmations, so consider not adding too much extra work for them Send a review request to your guest on their last day of the stay, while they’re still in your space - don’t wait until after they check out To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Kh1enqC3l2O_sJO613WcpGec2lRzf7p/view?usp=sharing (Top 5 Amenities You Should Provide at Your Short Term Rental) http://theguestinnspector.com/ (The Guest Inn-Spector)  http://techsplained.podcastpage.io/ (The Techsplained Podcast)  http://bookdirect.show/ (The Book Direct Show)  https://www.drift.com/ (Drift Live Chat) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/guesthouse71/ (@guesthouse71) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Hostfully https://hostfully.com?utm_source=tfv*utm_campaign=tfv_podcast*utm_content=julyaugust2022 (Sign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 04, 2022
176. Building Nostalgia Into Your Unique STR Property (AMA)
15:47
Welcome to another Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Jennifer from https://www.instagram.com/pepinforestretreat/ (@PepinForestRetreat) asks: Building unique properties that aren't typically “houses” is my passion, but we've found that funding and building codes and other restrictions can be really difficult to get for something that isn't a traditional building. Do you have any experience with (or any podcast guests that have talked about) building something out of the norm? (Thanks to Mike from http://instagram.com/wanderchatt (@wanderchatt) & http://instagram.com/findyourrepurpose (@findyourrepurpose) for the guest answer!) Helen from https://www.instagram.com/BrookledgeNY/ (@BrookledgeNY) asks: I own an old girls camp, and one of the things that's unique about the property is the cabins don't come with bathrooms because the campers used to use shared bathhouses; how can I make this a unique feature on my listing instead of an inconvenience? Also, what should I include as a welcome gift or unique amenity in the cabin, as we’re trying to tap into the nostalgia of summer camp for our guests? Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Resources: https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/153-creating-a-time-traveling-summer-camp-destination-with-tereasa-surratt (Episode 153 with Camp Wandawega) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/the-box-hop-a-container-airbnb (Episode 18 with The Box Hop) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/88-transformative-travel-how-to-create-meaningful-airbnb-experiences-like-bolt-farm-treehouse-with-tori-bolt-seth-bolt (Episode 88 with Bolt Farm Treehouse). Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 01, 2022
175. Grow Your Inventory: Unlocking Riches in the Niches with D. Brooke Pfautz
56:48
D. Brooke Pfautz (Fouts) is one of the industry's foremost experts in growing vacation rental inventory. He literally wrote the book on inventory growth – and it’s already a three-category Amazon bestseller. Brooke got his start in the industry in 2007 when he co-founded Vantage Resort Realty in Ocean City, MD and took an idea on a napkin to more than 500 properties in just five years. After a successful exit, he went on to grow inventory for other major vacation rental brands as a Chief Business Development Officer in multiple destinations. Most recently, as an executive at a leading vacation rental software company, he saw first-hand through MasterMind groups that he launched and facilitated what worked and what didn’t for the 20 largest and most successful companies in the country. Today, Brooke leads Vintory, the first and only CRM & Sales and Marketing Automation Platform designed exclusively for Vacation Rental Managers to grow their inventory. At Vintory, a team of over 60 growth experts are laser focused on one thing: helping Vacation Rental Managers hit or exceed their inventory growth goals. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: Brooke’s Book, ‘https://www.amazon.com/500-Properties-Five-Years-Short-Term-ebook/dp/B09WRYKX6S (0 To 500 Properties In 5 Years)’ https://twitter.com/VintoryHQ (Follow Brooke on Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/d-brooke-pfautz-1a4a4a1/ (Brooke Pfautz on LinkedIn) https://vintory.com/ (Vintory, the first and only platform designed exclusively to help Vacation Rental Managers grow their inventory) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/adohi_cabin (@adohi_cabin) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Hostfully https://hostfully.com?utm_source=tfv*utm_campaign=tfv_podcast*utm_content=julyaugust2022 (Sign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!)
Jul 28, 2022
174. How To Optimize A Three-In-One Property Listing (AMA)
18:12
Welcome to our very first Ask Me Anything (Ask Us Anything?) episode! Each week we’ll answer your questions on STR, real estate, OTAs, and everything in between. Paige asks: With a pending recession, does it still make sense to invest in short term rentals, if I'm financially able to. Troy asks: What data do you recommend using or filtering through when looking at short term rental data (for example, https://www.airdna.co/ (AirDNA)), and also, what quantitative components and criteria are most useful when you're acquiring a new property? Matt asks: I have just purchased a home which I believe is a three for one: the entire house is a four bedroom, one of those bedrooms could be considered a mother-in-law suite, and it's got a beautiful outdoor backyard area. What is the best way to list this, and to explain to guests that this is a shared property and that each listing is separate? Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. To hear your voice on the show and send a question to Sarah & Annette, visit http://speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA (Speakpipe.com/ThanksforvisitingAMA) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 25, 2022
173. Expanding Your Rental Portfolio for Long-Term Wealth
42:44
Avery Carl is the author of ShortTerm Rental, Long Term Wealth: Your Guide To Analyzing, Buying, and Managing Vacation Properties, and the host of "The Short Term Show" podcast. Avery went from a 37k salary to a real estate investment portfolio of 100 doors in 5 years through strategically investing in short-term and vacation rentals. This strategy allowed her to grow her portfolio much more quickly than starting off with traditional long-term rentals. The Short TermShop has helped over 4,500 families create generational wealth through real estate investing. To learn more, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me)  Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Short-Term-Rental-Long-Term-Wealth-Properties/dp/1947200445 (Avery’s Book, ‘Short-Term Rental, Long-Term Wealth’) https://www.instagram.com/theshorttermshop/?hl=en (@TheShortTermShop on Instagram) https://keepingitrealpod.com/podcast-episode/why-short-term-rentals-are-taking-over-avery-carl/ (Keeping It Real Podcast) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC17mi738WbdXCVg8BuNZdZQ (The Short Term Shop on YouTube) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/bayview_bigfoot/ (@bayview_bigfoot) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Hostfully https://hostfully.com?utm_source=tfv*utm_campaign=tfv_podcast*utm_content=julyaugust2022 (Sign up today at Hostfully.com and use coupon code THANKSFORVISITING to get 2 Free Guidebooks!) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
Jul 21, 2022
172. Discover the Power To Pivot Your Business
41:00
Meredith Cowley is a passionate Social Worker turned Short Term Rental Entrepreneur. Following the birth of her son, then a diagnosis of breast cancer, Meredith re-evaluated her priorities and found a business that aligned with these. Meredith strives to keep a healthy balance between family life and a flourishing hospitality and real estate gig. Sometimes she gets it right, but it's always a work in progress. The important part is making decisions - even in business - that are centered around what’s best for your family, instead of the other way around. For Meredith this may look like keeping a 20-hour work week and delegating on-site work to her team, or balancing the business after her partners stepped away, or pivoting from areas like arbitrage to property management as her business continues to evolve. Based in sunny Australia, she has grown a boutique STR business where she helps guests and property owners create memories. She is also a contributing author in the international best selling book Hospitable Hosts. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: https://www.custombnb.com.au/ (Custom BnB) https://www.facebook.com/groups/cashflowpositive (Cash Flow Positive Facebook Group) https://www.amazon.com/Hospitable-Hosts-Inspiring-Memorable-Motivate/dp/B09ZLGJK9F (Hospitable Hosts Book) https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithcowley/?trk=public_profile_browsemap&originalSubdomain=au (Meredith on LinkedIn) Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/casa.cochecton/ (@casa.cochecton) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
Jul 14, 2022
171. When Will the STR Bubble Burst? with Alex & Annie
47:13
With more than 35 years of combined experience in vacation rentals, Alex Husner and Annie Holcombe have teamed up to connect the dots between inspiration and opportunity, seeking to find the one story, idea, strategy or decision that led to their guests' big A-HA moment.  As legacy operators of vacation rentals, Alex and Annie believe in direct bookings, and rental owners who are currently only using OTAs like Airbnb or Vrbo can benefit from creating their own direct booking platform. In fact, they’re bullish on diversifying their properties to ensure they’re listed on multiple platforms and are flexible for different types of guests. We also discuss the real estate and rental bubble and when it might burst, consolidation amongst rental properties, and what legacy vacation rentals can learn from newer short-term rentals (and vice versa). To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: http://alexandanniepodcast.com/ (AlexAndAnniePodcast.com) Listen to Alex & Annie on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alex-annie-the-real-women-of-vacation-rentals/id1593234030?mt=2&ls=1 (Apple Podcasts) https://www.flip.to/ (Flip.to)  Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thechalaframe/ (@thechalaframe) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 07, 2022
170. Maximize Your Listing By Taking Action Now
48:42
Rose and her husband Brian own Your Family's Place. Their properties specialize in hosting multigenerational families and groups traveling together. Featuring large sized properties on expansive private acreage, guests experience vacations that are "open and go" with onsite amenities designed with children and family in mind. She’s a true owner-operator for her rentals, handling turnovers herself (with the family’s help), managing her business with an organizational chart, and making up for gaps in listings by booking photo shoots on her properties. Rose says, “You’re either on vacation or you’re having a trip,” and she helps all of her guests to have a true vacation with all of the amenities at Your Family’s Place. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: http://yourfamilysplace.com/ (YourFamilysPlace.com) Instagram: http://instagram.com/YourFamilysPlace_ (@YourFamilysPlace_) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/working-with-influencers-to-showcase-your-str-listing/id1451872835?i=1000549969602 (The importance of SEO and influencers on Episode 149 with Elise Armitage) https://www.ownerreservations.com/ (OwnerRez PMS) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/cali.villas/ (@cali.villas) Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
Jun 30, 2022
169. Make Your STR Pop With Design, Decor & Staging
27:32
Good design is an example of “ONE thing” that will help your listing stand out. Implementing professional staging and unique decor in your short-term rental can lead directly to more bookings and higher revenue. Gone are the days of just throwing a rental together and hoping for listings. The industry is getting more competitive as boutique hotels and experience stays are gaining popularity. Focusing your short-term rental around good design principles is a near guarantee for success in the competitive STR landscape. Tips for design in your STR: Use wallpaper (temporary or not) to create a bold accent wall Don’t skimp on the often-overlooked elements like light fixtures and live plants Save money on artwork by getting printables on Etsy and printing & framing it yourself Create timeless backdrops like subway tile and white walls which give you freedom to adapt your listing over time without turning it into a construction project Are you an aspiring designer, or know someone who is? Reach out to us on https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ (Instagram)! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me Resources: See us in Las Vegas for https://www.realestatestagingassociation.com/ (RESACON: Real Estate Staging Association), July 21-23 https://designfiles.co/?rfsn=2136431.5687ae (Design Files: interior design business software) Visit http://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/everwoodsgroup/ (@EverwoodsGroup) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 23, 2022
168. Increase Your STR Wealth with These Takeaways
31:25
We recorded this episode right after getting off the plane from Nashville, where we attended https://strwealthconference.com/ (STR Wealth Conference). It was so amazing seeing our friends, colleagues, and listeners face to face. On this episode we’re sharing some of our big insights from the conference, and some key takeaways that our members also shared from their conference experience. Setting your listing apart from the competition might not require an expensive refab; decor and interior design can help your listing pop and lead to more revenue. STRs are not passive income! Even if you create the minimal workload, you still have to check in on your assets, your team, and have some oversight on your property. Electric car charging stations are becoming more and more standard for rentals. You only need one per property (if you have multiple rentals on the same property); and, this is a lucrative addition as you can make extra money from travelers who may be looking for charging spots while on the road. Take advantage of local tentpole events: everything from small conferences all the way to the Superbowl create prime dates for bookings. Consider taking your listing off of OTAs for those dates and leverage your direct bookings instead. Hire a tax professional that specializes in short-term rentals, or at least one that’s experienced in real estate Sergio, https://www.instagram.com/junglehouse.airbnb/ (@JungleHouse.Airbnb) He has lots of live plants in his property, and to keep up with it, he has a service (aside from turnover team!) that comes in to care for the plants every other week, even while guests are staying. They’re made aware of this when booking, and often don’t mind because the plants themselves are a selling point for the property. Stacy, https://www.instagram.com/lacroixcovington/ (@LaCroixCovington) Make your first impression with a guest within the first 10 minutes of them arriving. If they have any hiccups during their stay, they’ll typically be more forgiving if they had a great check-in experience. Mark, https://boostly.co.uk/thanksforthewebsite (Boostly) Ask yourself this question – do you work for yourself, or do you work for Airbnb? If you don’t have a direct booking strategy, get one, and start keeping 100% of your rental earnings. Miranda, https://www.instagram.com/homegrownstays/ (@HomeGrownStays) If you do one thing after leaving this conference, it should be trying out https://rankbreeze.com/thanksforvisiting (Rankbreeze), which helps you A/B test and optimize your listing for rankings in Airbnb. Mike, https://www.instagram.com/wanderchatt/ (@WanderChatt ) Network and align yourself with the right people; you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with Lori, https://www.instagram.com/goldendeerescapes/ (@GoldenDeerEscapes) Remind yourself why you’re putting in all this hard work with the power of visualization. Picture your perfect day and reverse engineer how your STR will help you achieve it. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/woodyoustay/ (@WoodYouStay) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 16, 2022
167. 3 Ways You’re Leaving Money on the Table in Your STR
23:27
This episode may be a bit controversial, but we’re here for it. There is extra work and extra costs associated with any short-term rental, and we believe this is work you should be charging for. After all, you’re not a hotel; if you’re running an STR, you don’t have the same flexibility as hotels do, and when extra requests lead to more work or put a strain on your team (or yourself), you should include fees to compensate for this. So, here are 3 ways you may be leaving money on the table with your STR: 1. Early check-in and late check-out fees Whether you’re a solo operator with a small team or running a business with multiple properties and a larger team, early check-ins and late check-outs can interrupt your normal flow of business with your rental. If your property is ready and there’s no previous booking, absolutely accommodate your guest and let them in early. But–when you have back to back bookings and need to coordinate with your cleaning team to make early check-in (or late check-out) a possibility, you should charge for it. This comes down to your most valuable asset: your TIME. And not just your own time, but your team’s time as well, as this puts pressure on them to flip the same home in half the time. Be sure to present it in a professional manner and mention that you incentivize your turnover team, especially in situations like this. A common practice for fees is to charge by the hour, for every hour before/after the original allotted time. 2. Pet fees Even well-behaved dogs and hypoallergenic pups will leave behind a bit of a mess, and takes a bit of extra cleaning to ensure your pet friendly environment doesn’t impact other guests who may not have pets. Compare your pet fee to the rate of a typical kennel or dog service at home, which are usually priced per pet, per day. For longer rentals, we suggest a monthly cap to keep the fee in check. And don’t forget to speak with your turnover team to best plan for pet cleaning, and what they might suggest charging for the extra work. 3. Shipping fees for forgotten items It’s a nice courtesy, but paying for shipping and packaging is still going to cost you, and can eat up your time as well. Even with clear check-out instructions for your guests, some things may get left behind, and it’s reasonable to charge a small fee to get these items back to your guest. We start with a flat $50 fee for shipping which then covers our team’s time, boxes and packaging, and the shipping costs with UPS, FedEx, or similar. If shipping was cheap and there’s money leftover from the fee, we send it right back to the guest. But, we aren’t fronting the money for sending the items back. Heart is at the center of every short-term rental, but NOT at the expense of bad business practices. The expenses associated with all of these extras add up over time. Remember: this isn’t gouging, this is you providing extra services for your guests. Including these fees in your STR will start to provide more liquidity to invest back in your properties, in your turnover team, and in your business. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: thanksforvisiting.me Resources: Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/the_evergreencottage (@the_evergreencottage) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
Jun 09, 2022
166. Tips for Managing Expected (and Unexpected) Maintenance
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Maintenance is always a hot button issue in the STR world. Let’s face it, properties are living, breathing organisms. They are constantly changing and in need of our love and attention. Unfortunately, we can’t always predict when that love and attention is needed, forcing us to schedule service, at times, during a guest’s stay. Today’s episode is all about managing the super important communication around this particular quirk of STR life. We touch on trash pickup and drop off protocols, lawn care appointments, on-site technician visits, pool and spa repairs, and refund scenarios before running down a full list of other equipment and assets which you can schedule preventative maintenance for – all in hopes of avoiding disruptions to your bookings. The key here is communication. We recommend being open with these kinds of details on your listing page and in the rental agreement itself – even pushing alert messages to on-site guests when a service appointment is coming up, just to be extra sure everyone is informed and comfortable in your space. Special thanks to Breezeway, the expert STR hub where we pulled information for today’s episode. To find out more about their amazing property management tools, book a demo at: https://www.breezeway.io/TFV (https://www.breezeway.io/TFV). Resources: https://www.breezeway.io/TFV (Book a demo with Breezeway) Visit https://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (https://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thegreenchickadee/?hl=en (@thegreenchickadee) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
Jun 02, 2022
165. Double Your Bookings with This STR Listing Strategy
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How can you ethically list your large rental twice to make the most of a bigger property? In Sarah’s example, we split a fourplex in two by installing quality door locks on the two upstairs bedrooms, and listing the property twice: one listing with 4 bedrooms for 8 guests, and the other with 2 bedrooms for 4 guests. With this setup, you can still make the most of your property based on the time of year and local events, by prioritizing the larger listing and making the smaller version unavailable. Then, open up the small listing on select dates or for last-minute bookings. To get the most out of this type of multiple listing (also called a parent-child listing): Offer a lower cleaning fee on the smaller listing version Avoid automatically-locking door locks Be sure there aren’t major amenities behind the locked door(s), like a WiFi router or fire extinguisher Link your calendar for both listings in Airbnb so that when it gets booked, it automatically blocks off dates for the alternate listing* Flex your pricing based on booking traffic to get the most out of both listings and avoid orphan nights Set expectations so that guests booking the smaller version of the listing are aware of the restricted area But, don’t forget to upsell the larger listing for guests that book and who may be interested in the extra space Remember: we’re not advising that you list your same home twice. Platforms like Airbnb use property addresses to help cut down on duplicate listings and prevent spam. Be sure that your two listings are unique and have different check-in instructions to avoid issues with Airbnb. *Note: things change, and Airbnb may change the calendar sync functionality in the future Resources: Our preferred Schlage lock for this setup: https://amzn.to/39zKIPR (https://amzn.to/39zKIPR) Visit https://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (https://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://instagram.com/twistedleafcabin (https://instagram.com/twistedleafcabin) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
May 26, 2022
164. Getting Scrappy to Start Investing in Real Estate with Dr. Erin Hudson
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Dr. Erin Hudson went from being in private practice to moving into single-family investment properties, short-term rentals, and then jumped into the multifamily space and is making big waves! She is one of five founding partners of Quattro Capital, which is an equity real estate firm that buys apartments ranging from 30 units to 250 units. Erin is also a licensed financial professional and helps others create their own family bank to fund their real estate transactions. She is on a mission to help women kick fear to the curb and step out in courage. We discuss how she got started in the early stages of investing, finding the grit and determination needed to be successful no matter the cost, and getting resourceful with what you have in order to get started. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.thequattroway.com/ (thequattroway.com) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-erin-hudson-550904a/ (linkedin.com/in/dr-erin-hudson-550904a) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erin.c.hudson (facebook.com/erin.c.hudson) Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/theblankfarmhouse/ (@theblankfarmhouse) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
May 19, 2022
163. Travel Hacking & Conscious Credit Card Use with Kara Greene
50:52
We’re all about giving a holistic approach to your short-term rental: looking at the whole picture, from safety, marketing, real estate, and more. And while we’ve touched on all of the things you need to buy for your properties, we haven’t discussed how you can best capitalize on the purchases you make to get the most out of them. Kara Greene is an influencer on Instagram with over 47 thousand followers. She shares tips and stories from her own personal finance successes over the last 27 years, including being debt free (yes, even her mortgage), saving up for both of her children’s college educations, and redeeming over $87k in travel points over the last ten years. She shares with us some of the simple ways to get started with travel hacking, how to avoid information overwhelm, and approaching credit cards without taking risks. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.auntkara.com/ (auntkara.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aunt.kara/ (@aunt.kara) Getting Started with Points and Miles Free Webinar (Replay): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ONX-GKTLI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ONX-GKTLI) Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/stoneycreekhideaway/ (@stoneycreekhideaway) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.) Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!)
May 12, 2022
162. Less is More in Luxury Real Estate with Rachel Gainsbrugh
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Rachel Gainsbrugh went from being a healthcare professional by day to real estate investor by night in the luxury and corporate short-term rental space to taking on real estate full time. Now, she’s passionate about teaching busy professionals how to create a life they won’t want to vacation from – all by investing in luxury vacation rental and ownership investment in the most profitable markets out there. We talk about what luxury means, how to create that luxury experience your guests are looking for, and how to get started purchasing and renting out luxury properties of your own. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.shorttermgems.com/ (shorttermgems.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/short.term.gems (@short.term.gems) Get a list of the top 75 most profitable cities in the US at http://75gems.com/ (75gems.com) Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/_theneoncactusretreat_/ (@_theneoncactusretreat_) Mentioned in this episode: Breezeway https://thanksforvisiting.captivate.fm/breezeway-jul-22 (TFV listeners receive free implementation when you decide to make Breezeway a part of your hosting business operational strategy!) Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 05, 2022
161. Simplify Ordering & Save on Furnishing Your STR with Minoan
50:20
Shopping for your property never gets old. It’s not just about doing it as quickly or cheaply as possible—it’s about putting a piece of yourself and your style into your short-term rental. But while the shopping experience might be fun, there are plenty of parts that aren’t—from seeing the price tag at the end of it all, to juggling tracking and deliveries across multiple brands, and more. Marc is a self-proclaimed boutique geek and is passionate about the future of retail. After spending nearly 6 years working at Jet.com (acquired by Walmart), he quickly realized that the best product experiences don't happen on screens or shelves—they happen in real moments of use “in the wild.”  Marc founded Minoan to help hosts create, and capitalize on, rich moments in their homes, save money on everything they need to buy, and spend a fraction of the time on the unsexy things that come along with ordering. Minoan turns your properties into shoppable experiences where guests can order the items they love from your stay, and you make some extra income in the process. We discuss how using Minoan can turn the process of furnishing your rental into a win-win-win for everyone involved. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: thanksforvisiting.me Resources: https://www.minoanexperience.com/ (minoanexperience.com) Click here to apply to Minoan: https://www.minoanexperience.com/join-us (minoanexperience.com/join-us) Instagram: http://instagram.com/minoanexperience (@minoanexperience) Example Minoan shoppable property: https://grun-meadow.minoanexperience.com/ (https://grun-meadow.minoanexperience.com) Example Minoan shoppable property: https://villakuro.minoanexperience.com/single-space/spaces (https://villakuro.minoanexperience.com/single-space/spaces) Graph: https://thehustle.co/04142022-airbnb-vs-hotel-chains/ (Airbnb vs. Hotel Chains) Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/rosehillcottagerappahannock/ (@rosehillcottagerappahannock) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 28, 2022
160. Making the Short-Term Rental World More Accessible with Lorraine Woodward
52:13
In this episode, we break down the endless opportunities available by making your property as accessible as possible. Lorraine Woodward is founder and CEO of Becoming RentABLE, a new listing platform where she and her team are aiming to change the way the short-term industry looks and redefine what it means to have a truly accessible STR. We talk about what makes a property accessible (or not), how much money the industry is missing out on due to inaccessibility, and what it means to people to have access to amazing vacation rentals like yours.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and your mind will be blown. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: http://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me). Resources: http://www.becomingrentable.com (BecomingRentABLE.com) Visit thanksforvisiting.me/workshop to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/welcomesloughfloatinghome/ (@welcomesloughfloatinghome) Thanks for Visiting is produced and published by http://crate.media (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 20, 2022
159. Back to Basics: Fire Alarm 101 with Justin Ford
41:35
It’s been far too long since Justin Ford has been on the show, but don’t worry, he’s going to make up for it. He’s been steeped in the short-term rental industry since his last appearance, and he’s going to share with us all of the trends and themes he’s noticed when it comes to safety. One issue in particular that he keeps seeing is that people still don’t have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their homes, and there’s no excuse for that. In this episode, he shares why fire alarms and CO detectors are so important and what you need to know about them to keep your guests safe. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://ring.com/products/alarm-smoke-co-listener (Ring Alarm Smoke & CO Listener) https://www.justinford.expert/ (justinford.expert) https://www.breezeway.io/ (breezeway.io) https://www.breezeway.io/safety-app (breezeway.io/safety-app) https://www.thanksforvisitingpodcast.com/episode/120 (120. Make Deck Safety a Priority with Justin Ford - Thanks For Visiting) https://www.thanksforvisitingpodcast.com/episode/110-7-tips-to-ensure-pool-spa-safety-with-justin-ford (110. 7 Tips to Ensure Pool & Spa Safety with Justin Ford - Thanks For Visiting) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/63-cleaning-is-now-safety-with-safety-captain-justin-ford (Cleaning is Now Safety) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/56-dryer-safety-in-your-short-term-rental-with-justin-ford (56 | Dryer Safety in Your Short Term Rental | with Justin Ford) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/lucky_bend_lookout/ (@lucky_bend_lookout) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 14, 2022
158. Building Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns with Emily Miethner
47:53
Emily Miethner, like many of you, is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on social media, community building, and digital marketing. She’s an award-winning speaker and adjunct professor with over 12 years of experience delivering engaging talks both online and off. Not only does she specialize in social media, but she’s decoded how it works with short-term rentals as well. In 2021, she opened her first rental property, Kin House, and launched a Catskills / Hudson Valley brand, https://getawayupstate.com/ (Getaway Upstate). She’s also the co-founder of Travel Cat, a global seven-figure e-commerce brand. We talk about how to get started with digital marketing, the best platforms to be on, the campaigns Emily used to see results, and turning one-time guests into repeat customers. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://getawayupstate.com/ (getawayupstate.com) Join the http://getawayupstate.com/join (Getaway Upstate mailing list) for inspiration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getawayupstate/ (@getawayupstate) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/carolinawildwood/ (@carolinawildwood) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media/ (Crate Media). Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 07, 2022
157. Learn How Your STR Can Make Dreams Come True with Kisa Heyer
28:06
Do you realize how important you are to your guests, to your community, to your family – and to people you don’t even know? Kisa Heyer, CEO of The Dream Foundation, joins us to talk about the organization's special relationship with Airbnb hosts across the country, the very important role business owners and hosts can play in making dreams come true, and how you can take part in the magic. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.dreamfoundation.org (dreamfoundation.org) Twitter: https://twitter.com/dreamfound (@dreamfound) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dreamfoundation (facebook.com/Dreamfoundation) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dream_foundation/ (@dream_foundation) Reach out to Dream Foundation’s VP of Programs Barbara Schoch if you’re interested in supporting future dreams: barbara@dreamfoundation.org Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thetrendytudor/ (@thetrendytudor) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 31, 2022
156. Scaling Your Business with Investor Capital with Jeff Brown
51:32
Jeff Brown is here to teach us how to dream big and scale our businesses with investor capital. He’s the co-founder of Loma Homes, a vacation rental brand that specializes in unique themed experiences. He talks about what you need to do to get started looking for investors, the way that will affect your approach to finding properties, his “20% rule” for ensuring revenue, and how to build a portfolio of properties that can be sold at a massive profit. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://loma-homes.com/ (loma-homes.com) Email: jeff@loma-homes.com Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/aframelakeozark (@aframelakeozark) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 24, 2022
155. Taking Your Short-Term Rental from Job to Business with Kylan Pimley
46:17
One thing nobody tells you when you start your hosting journey is that you’re going to have to get really, really good at revenue management. Well, scratch that, because we’re going to tell you now – with a little help from a member of our Hosting Business Mastery group, Kylan Pimley! We talk about the moment she realized that this needed to be managed like a business, when they began making the shift from treating it like a job to a company, and how managing short-term rentals requires looking at things through a different lens than a landlord. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://linktr.ee/gogorgegetaways (linktr.ee/gogorgegetaways) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/mihomeaway/ (@mihomeaway) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 17, 2022
154. Keeping Your STR Business Legally Protected with Scott Brown
45:10
Look, we get it – legal talk isn’t usually the most exciting thing in the world, but Scott Brown, an attorney out of Columbus, Ohio who specializes in intellectual property law for startups and entrepreneurs, keeps things interesting.  He’s been working with us to make sure our business is legally covered and he’s familiar with the greater real estate industry as well. We discuss what you need to know, and more importantly, do, to keep your STR business legally secure. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.anthonylawllc.com/ (anthonylawllc.com) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/coastalcedarsanctuary/ (@coastalcedarsanctuary) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 10, 2022
153. Creating a Time-Traveling Summer Camp Destination with Tereasa Surratt
50:34
Finding ways to stand out in the rental industry is key. What better way to stand out than running a massive summer camp out of a historical 1920s speakeasy? Tereasa Surratt is a creative director in Chicago who rescued a century-old 25-acre summer camp that she then renovated with her husband.  She shares how they balance running the, now, 60-person capacity Airbnb summer camp while juggling day jobs in marketing, the benefits of putting passion ahead of profit, and the virtuous cycle of shining a spotlight on your competitors. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.wandawega.com/ (wandawega.com) https://www.facebook.com/airbnb/videos/how-to-host-with-camp-wandawega/2418514174837809/ (How to Host with Camp Wandawega) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/faroutcottage/ (@faroutcottage) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 03, 2022
152. Pets & Your Rental Property: What You Need to Know with Heather Kazmark
52:29
One topic we hear again and again when it comes to short-term rentals: What do we do about pets? Today’s guest is an expert when it comes to incorporating pets into rental properties.  Heather Kazmark is a co-host that works alongside her family at Kradel's Kabins and loves animals and nature. In this episode, listeners will hear all about how to decide whether to list your property as pet-friendly or not, what dog owners appreciate most at these rentals, and what your obligations are to the ADA and FHA in this context. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://kradelskabins.com/ (kradelskabins.com) Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kradelskabins (@kradelskabins) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/staywithsebrell/ (@staywithsebrell) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 24, 2022
151. How to Build a Foolproof Inspection Checklist
33:22
We are big fans of checklists here at Thanks For Visiting. What better way to ensure that the basics always get handled consistently? In this episode, we share an inspector checklist detailing everything you need to do after the cleaning team does their work.  Trust, but verify. That’s what we always say! Cleaning teams don’t have it easy. When they come into a property, their job is to turn things from upside down to rightside up. Occasionally, that might mean missing the forest for the trees, understandably! There are also maintenance tasks that we want to be more preventative about rather than reactive.  Even if you’re doing the cleaning yourself, it’s important to put on your inspector hat. We know, it’s exhausting to try and remember everything you need to check, but that’s exactly where checklists come in handy! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/getawayupstate/ (@getawayupstate) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 17, 2022
150. Breaking Down Our Sales Blitz Strategy
27:54
Nearly every travel destination is going to experience off seasons at certain times of the year (if you don’t, let us just say — lucky you!). During lean times, it’s essential that you take booking into your own hands, rather than relying on OTAs to bring new guests in. You want to be connecting with the community and becoming a part of it. We call our method of bringing in guests directly our Sales Blitz method, and we’re going to teach it to you today. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://stayawhilehostingco.com/business (https://stayawhilehostingco.com/business) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thewinonahouse/ (@thewinonahouse) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 10, 2022
149. Working With Influencers To Showcase Your STR Listing with Elise Armitage
50:34
Elise Armitage had the good job and a fancy title at a big brand. Her future was laid out in clear steps, but something was missing. It took taking a month from her day job at Google to convince her to dive head first into her side hustle, What The Fab, a start-up fashion and beauty blog that’s grown into a full-on travel and lifestyle brand. She walks us through the steps she took on her way to leaving her day job (Hint: six months of extensive planning) before we tackle a subject that’s growing more complex by the day: STRs and social media influencers. What’s appropriate? What’s fair? Who pays whom? All that good stuff. Elise’s story mirrors that of so many hosts, swapping out her blog for STR properties. We obsess and nurture them in our spare time, nights, weekends, and daydreams. But when is the right time to go all in? We hope this conversation helps open your eyes to what might be possible if you did the work and invested yourself, full-time, in a keystone listing, a group of properties, a brand, or any other passion project. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://whatthefab.com/sedona-airbnbs.html (Best Sedona Airbnbs for an Incredible Sedona, AZ Vacation) What The Fab: https://whatthefab.com/ (website) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wtfab/?hl=en (@wtfab) Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisearmitage/ (Elise Armitage) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/lakeviewlanding/?hl=en (@lakeviewlanding) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 03, 2022
148. Behind the Scenes on Our First Real Estate Deal
30:50
Not long ago, we announced that the two of us were partnering for our first joint real estate deal. Picking up on that conversation, we wanted to let you know how everything is going so far, what progress has been made, how we structured the deal, and what level of investment we each brought to the table. We’re excited to continue updating you on these important developments and provide an inside look at first-time real estate owners figuring it all out as they go. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/island_in_this_dream/ (@island_in_this_dream) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 27, 2022
147. Back to the Basics: Refocusing on Guest Experience
30:00
Following up on last week’s episode covering the basic steps you can take as a host to make sure you have all the simple things dialed in, we look at ways to step back and reconsider your guest experience. The customer is always right, after all. We’ve stayed at at least twenty hotels and short-term rentals over the past year and we always come away with new takeaways each time. Today, we share those insights with you. Most of them are simple, immediately actionable, and affordable to implement. Let’s not overthink it! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://amzn.to/3JZDpyK (BOTHSTAR Keypad Door Knob) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/pines.edge/ (@pines.edge) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 20, 2022
146. Back to the Basics: 7 Things to Review in the New Year
25:53
Even if you’ve been renting and managing for years, we all need to go back to the basics from time to time. What better time than a new year? In this episode, we share seven things you can do, that you probably haven’t been thinking about, to make sure you’re starting off the year on solid footing, literally and figuratively. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/lasterrazaspr/ (@lasterrazaspr) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 13, 2022
145. Real Estate Investing & the Power of Communities with Stacey St. John
44:33
Stacey St. John is a boss babe who was bitten by the STR bug and never looked back. While working for a global consulting firm, she fell into the real estate game by accident. After a few short months of renting out that “accidental” investment, Stacey quickly realized that she had an appreciating asset on her hands, all while someone else paid her mortgage, grew her bank account, and earned her tax benefits. Now, she is passionate about helping other women turn their real estate goals into successful businesses without having to sacrifice their family, free time, or sanity. We talk about building communities and partnerships with people you know and trust, sharing information, and how we can build up the short-term rental community as a whole. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/911671659592801 (Female Short-Term Rental Investors) http://www.thanksforvisiting.me/summit2022 (thanksforvisiting.me/summit2022) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/sanbis_retreats/?hl=en (@sanbis_retreats) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 06, 2022
144. Our Best Episodes of 2021
35:20
We’ve reached the end of the year! 2021 felt like we were finding our way again, but we have high hopes for 2022. As a way of looking back over how far we’ve come during the past 365 days, we want to run down the top 10 episodes from the year to give us a better idea of what you want to hear more of and share what you should go back and listen to if you missed it the first time around.  These are the 10 episodes that received the most traffic in 2021: 10. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/1-your-first-investments-starting-an-airbnb-101 (1. Your First Investments in Starting an Airbnb 101) 9. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/121-hiring-a-team-that-works-with-you-with-taylor-arbaugh (121. Hiring a Team That Works with You with Taylor Arbaugh) 8. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/123-our-mistakes-making-property-offers-how-to-avoid-them (123. Our Mistakes Making Property Offers and How to Avoid Them) 7. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/100-hospitality-tips-from-an-airbnb-legend-with-chip-conley (100. Hospitality Tips from an Airbnb Legend with Chip Conley) 6. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/122-going-all-in-on-short-term-rentals-with-a-frame-ranch-owner-callie-witcher (122. Going All In on Short-Term Rentals with A-Frame Ranch Owner Callie Withce) 5. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/118-the-hidden-expense-of-your-airbnb (118. Hidden Expenses of Your Airbnb) 4. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/124-buying-land-property-using-creative-financing-options-with-mike-hicks (124. Buying Land & Property Using Creative Financing Options with Mike Hicks) 3. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/117-start-boosting-your-direct-bookings-today-with-mark-simpson (117. Start Boosting your direct Bookings Today with Mark Simpson) 2. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/130-elevating-your-str-with-high-vibe-design-with-moira-sedgwick (130. Elevating Your STR with High Vibe Design with Moria Sedgwick) 1. https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/blog/99-leveraging-passive-income-for-financial-time-freedom-with-amanda-williams (99. Leveraging Passive Income for Financial & Time Freedom with Amanda Williams) To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thepoffs/ (@thepoffs) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 30, 2021
143. Operating an Overseas Vacation Rental Business with Lisa Byrne
01:07:28
Managing vacation properties is hard work. Anticipating the needs of guests, taking care of things as issues arise, planning proactive and preventative work, there’s a lot to think about – even more so when you’re operating business from afar.  In this episode, we hear from a successful industry pro living in North America and operating in Europe to learn how she keeps everything in order. Lisa Byrne is the General Manager of VacationPerfect.com which has been hosting travelers overseas for over twenty years. We talk about operating a business in another country, getting customers from OTAs to your personal website, and creating real connections with guests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.vacationperfect.com/ (vacationperfect.com ) https://www.parisperfect.com/ (parisperfect.com) https://www.italyperfect.com/ (italyperfect.com) https://www.londonperfect.com/ (londonperfect.com) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/whoyourewith/ (@whoyourewith) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 23, 2021
142. Vacation Rental Women’s Summit Recap
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Rental Women’s Summit. It was impossible to see everything there was to see, so we enlisted the help of our Hosting Business Mastery Method members to divide and conquer! In this episode, we share our biggest takeaways from the event. A massive thank you to each and every one of our Hosting Business Mastery Method members: http://instagram.com/lacroixcovington (@lacroixcovington) http://instagram.com/levinaia_estates (@levinaia_estates) http://instagram.com/gogorgegetaways (@gogorgegetaways) http://instagram.com/aboveandabodeco (@aboveandabodeco) http://instagram.com/velkommen.chico (@velkommen.chico) http://instagram.com/wunderschonvista (@wunderschonvista) http://instagram.com/thedigs.com (@thedigs.com) To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thepaloverdehouse/ (@thepaloverdehouse) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 16, 2021
141. Creating an Identity for Your STR Property with Stacey Rase
53:13
Stacey Rase is a Superhost from the New Orleans area who has found her passion in offering specialty stays at her short-term rentals. After raising four children, she is now an empty nester. She took on her first property three years ago on a gut feeling and has treated it like her fifth child! She's found a niche in the industry by catering to brides and bridal parties, helping to make their special weekend stays memorable and one of a kind. We dive deep into what happened when she decided to buy her first property and what makes her business so special. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.lacroixcovington.com (www.lacroixcovington.com) https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/43391736?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=2f89c7d7-4ab5-4805-8bc6-57dbed0c6f42 (Sleepy Lagoon Cottage) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/stylehousevacationrentals/ (@stylehousevacationrentals) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 10, 2021
140. Looking at Airbnb’s November 9, 2021 Update in Detail
33:26
In your short-term rental business, Airbnb is one of the biggest and best tools out there to get your spaces booked and busy. But as a small business owner, big platform updates can sneak past you, leaving you open for issues down the line. Don’t worry, we’ve got you, boo. Today, we take a deep dive into all of the recent Airbnb updates to keep you in the know and on top of your game. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Sign up for https://proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728 (Proper Insurance) [affiliate link] Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/elkhartaframe/ (@elkhartaframe) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 02, 2021
139. Renting Responsibly: Playing a Role in Your Local Regulation
49:39
We’re continuing to bring our favorite speakers from the VRMA onto the show! This time, we’re joined by the wonderful Dana Lubner. As Head of Leadership Development at Rent Responsibly, Dana works closely with alliance leadership teams to build united voices at the local level. She also serves on Denver’s short-term rental advisory committee alongside members of the city council.  In Fall of 2020, Dana and VRMB’s Matt Landau launched a 10-part educational podcast titled “How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business,” with a second season in the works bravely tackling the difficult question of “What is fair regulation?”  We dive into those plans and much more during this discussion. She delivers actionable tips and tricks to get involved in making sure the rental industry remains accessible to those who know, use, and love it appropriately. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.rentresponsibly.org (rentresponsibly.org) https://www.vrmb.com/how-to-save-your-vacation-rental-business-podcast-dana-lubner/ (How to Save Your Vacation Rental Business - Hosted by Dana Lubner) https://effortlessrentalgroup.com/ (effortlessrentalgroup.com) https://www.rentresponsibly.org/resources (rentresponsibly.org/resources) Don't have a STR alliance in your location? Start one! Check out our https://www.rentresponsibly.org/diy-alliance/ (ULTIMATE GUIDE: Building a Self-Sustainable Short-Term Rental Alliance) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thejbbeachhouse/ (@thejbbeachhouse) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 25, 2021
138. Buying with the End in Mind
36:20
We are all about starting fast without overthinking things. You don’t have to have everything dialed in and figured out before you dive into your first short-term rental property. But one thing you should have some idea of at the very beginning, is the end. That is, what do you do with that property once your STR journey is over? You never know where life is going to take you, so it’s smart to have these things in mind as things change over time. We’re going to explore what you need to know when you buy so that you can plan out a successful exit strategy.  To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/black.barn.ranch/ (@black.barn.ranch) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 18, 2021
137. Lessons for STR Hosts from a Digital Nomad
59:31
You can learn a lot from professional hosts, but what about a professional guest? In this episode, we reverse engineer what pulls at a potential guest’s heart strings when making a booking, and compare what we find to things we think or assume are their priorities. When COVID-19 hit, Zach Busekrus and his wife Gabby decided to break out of their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC and beta test the digital nomad lifestyle by hopping around to new Airbnbs every 2-4 weeks. They’ve spent countless hours on Airbnb’s platform and have learned a thing, or ten, about how to discern the wheat from the chaff, when to book (and when not to), and how to find the best deals. Now, they aim to share what they’ve learned with others hoping to do the same. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.sponstayneous.com (sponstayneous.com) http://www.behindthestays.com (behindthestays.com) https://www.sponstayneous.com/showroom/town/the-sparrows-nest-in-boothbay-harbor-maine?hsLang=en (The Sparrow's Nest) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thezinretreat/ (@thezinretreat) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 11, 2021
136. Growing a Business While Giving Back with Coconut Condos’ Angie Leone
53:01
Continuing a series of interviews featuring our favorite speakers from the 2021 Vacation Rental Managers Association International Conference in San Antonio, Texas, we sit down with Angie Leong, owner and CEO of Coconut Condos, a vacation rental management company founded in 2011 on the beautiful island of Maui.  We talk about recognizing the tipping point between running things part-time on your own and hiring people to turn your STR project into a full-time business. We also discuss his perspective on approaching rental growth, riding pandemic policies in Hawaii, and how you can participate in the Dream Foundation. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.coconutcondos.com (coconutcondos.com) To contact Coconut Condos, call today at (808) 419-1000 to speak with one of their friendly vacation rental specialists or email the team at info@coconutcondos.com.  https://www.dreamfoundation.org/ (dreamfoundation.org) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/cozyescapes (@cozyescapes) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 04, 2021
135. Revenue Management for the Rest of Us
01:06:33
Heather Richer is a revenue management and distribution expert with over a decade of experience. She and her team have done revenue management for hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, and have been focusing on short-term rentals for the last 3+ years. We'll discuss the fundamentals of revenue management for short-term rentals. Even if you don’t feel like a revenue expert, it's critical to understand so that you can steal market share and beat your competition. She’s going to help you feel more confident, regardless of what your hosting situation happens to be. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.richerlogic.com/ (richerlogic.com) http://astrho.org (astrho.org) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/wanderchatt/?hl=en (@wanderchatt) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 28, 2021
134. Our Experiences at the 2021 Vacation Rental Managers Association International Conference in San Antonio, Texas
36:54
We’re still reeling from our first in-person conference post COVID. It was great to spend time among so many great and like-minded people at the Vacation Rental Managers Association International Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Listen for a rundown of our time there, from tips on how to get what you want out of people more effectively to how to handle negative reviews. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.rentresponsibly.org (Rent Responsibly) https://www.breezeway.io (Breezeway) https://hostgpo.com (HostGPO) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: @mountainlakebungalow Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 21, 2021
133. Leveraging Local Expertise to Successfully Run Your Rental Business with Victoria Hawley
46:35
Running multiple rental properties can be stressful… but managing them across multiple states? It’s still totally doable! Victoria is a Superhost who has been at it for over a year in her home city of Columbus, Ohio, and she and her husband recently expanded their hosting business to Nashville, Tennessee. Hosting has allowed her to blend her passion for real estate, hospitality, project management, and design into one industry while creating financial freedom for her and her family and enabling them to practice radical generosity. In this episode, listeners will hear a firsthand experience of what it’s like owning short-term rentals across multiple states and working with multiple management teams and vendors. We’ll discuss why it’s critical to have a boots on the ground management team that are experts in the area, how to maximize your property’s performance, as well as the local short-term rental laws and regulations! We’ll also discuss why it’s important to discuss your goals with your management company(s) to ensure all parties are aligned. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/vmhawley (@vmhawley) Columbus properties: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/257339160 (airbnb.com/users/show/257339160) Nashville property: https://abnb.me/GQcDEp8LTjb (abnb.me/GQcDEp8LTjb) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/mouse.house.rentals/ (@mouse.house.rentals) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 14, 2021
132. Take Your Property from Overlooked to Overbooked with Brian and Kati Green
01:02:20
The number one thing that communicates to your potential guests and turns them to booked guests is effective photography. Kati and Brian Greene are “Superguests” who, after searching thousands of listings around the world, utilized that experience to create a service that optimizes listings to magnetize guests. They share tips you can use right away to boost the impression your property makes to potential renters, including some very powerful ones we’ve never heard of before. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://overlooked2overbooked.com/ (overlooked2overbooked.com) Click here to get Kati and Brian’s eyes on your listing: https://overlooked2overbooked.com/listing-review/ (overlooked2overbooked.com/listing-review) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/sanctuary33cabin/ (@sanctuary33cabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 07, 2021
131. What to Do When a Potential Guest is Sending Warning Flags
35:40
What can you do when your gut is sending you warning signs about a guest booking? While you don’t want to be individually vetting guests, you do want to make sure that they’re a good fit for your properties – especially if you have specific rules, guidelines, or qualifications. Airbnb is on your side when it comes to making sure guests stay honest. We’re going to outline some of the things Airbnb already does to help hosts (including identity verification), as well as some of the “do”s and “don’t”s to keep you safe. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Safely: https://safely.com/ (safely.com) InsuraGuest: https://www.insuraguest.com/ (insuraguest.com) Autohost: https://www.autohost.ai/ (autohost.ai) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/bluejayhaven/?hl=en (@bluejayhaven) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 30, 2021
130. Elevating Your STR with High-Vibe Design with Moira Sedgwick
51:18
Moira Sedgwick is the James Beard Awards Director and founder of A Chalet Collective, a short term rental design, remote management, and consulting business. In this episode, listeners will hear about the convergence of hospitality and design. We will dive into why it's important to create a unique, elevated experience and how to level up the vibe when creating your space. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://abnb.me/hd24zaiMBjb (The Lost Cabin, Portland Maine) https://www.instagram.com/dirtandglass/?hl=en (@dirtandglass) Recommended photographers: https://www.instagram.com/cfunk44/?hl=en (@cfunk44) + https://www.instagram.com/heypamcakes/?hl=en (@heypamcakes) http://instagram.com/sedgwick_chalet (@sedgwickchalet) https://www.instagram.com/pocono.housekeeping/?hl=en (@pocono.housekeeping) http://instagram.com/away.house (@away.house) http://instagram.com/campchicory (@campchicory) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/gregoryhillbnb/ (@gregoryhillbnb) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 23, 2021
129. Give & Grow: How Philanthropic Hosting Helps Communities & Businesses Alike with Chelsea Dunckley
48:14
We all want to run a good business, but many of us want to do good in the world as well. Chelsea Dunckley of Digs Co. joins us as we explore how offering up your vacation rental in various philanthropic ways can create a cascade of positive ripple effects within your community, your town, your family, and your business. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.digs-co.com (digs-co.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedigs.co/ (@thedigs.co) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thehouseonlawstreet/ (@thehouseonlawstreet) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 16, 2021
128. A Wild Story: An Unorthodox Short-Term Rental Journey in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
01:04:03
Dan Ferretti has spent most of his life acting, singing, and pursuing a career in theater. He supplements this unstable career choice by managing a rooftop baseball club at Wrigley Field in his hometown of Chicago, as well as working as a standardized patient at Rush University Medical College and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dan is also a Superhost of his vacation condo in Puerto Vallarta, and co-host of two other units his friend owns there. He shares the entire story of how he found his first property in Mexico, how he used his personal traveling experience to inform how he ran his rental, and the wild ride that came along with it. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casa_pavo_real_pv/?hl=en (@casa_pavo_real_pv) Facebook: http://facebook.com/CasaPavoRealPV (facebook.com/CasaPavoRealPV) Dan’s STR: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20009415?guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=d5316d95-b2b2-460a-a69d-5c0ab634bce3 (Casa Pavo Real) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/greengateguesthouses/ (@greengateguesthouses) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 08, 2021
127. How to End a Property/Manager Relationship That’s Out of Alignment
32:49
Last week we talked about how to find a property manager that’s a good fit for you. But what if you’re on the management side, you take a job and, down the line, you realize the property doesn’t align well with your brand? Whether you're co-hosting, you’re looking to bring a property into your portfolio, or you’re stop-and-go on getting started, we’re going to help you listen to that inner voice – and guide you with what to do when you’ve ignored it. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/wildpinescabin/ (@wildpinescabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 02, 2021
126. 11 Things to Look for When Hiring a Co-Host
33:45
Even if you LOVE being a property manager, practically everyone hits a point where they realize “You know what? Maybe I don’t want to be managing all of my own properties forever.” When you get there, there’s only one thing to do: start hiring. But when it’s time to hire, how do you make sure you find a great property manager, co-host, or hosting company? We’ve narrowed it down to eleven things to look out for when you’re hiring help. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thedigs.co/ (@thedigs.co) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 26, 2021
125. 3 Things a Property Manager Can Focus on Now to Help Them Achieve the Best Exit with Jacobie Olin
56:36
We’ve spent a lot of time focused on two phases of the property-owning process: buying and renting. But there’s another step we have had a chance to dive into yet, and that’s the selling process. Jacoby Olin has been involved in short-term vacation rentals, litigation consulting, food and beverage, and real estate for over a decade. He’s one of the preeminent M&A consultants in the short-term rental industry. He specifically advised buy-side clients looking to expand into new markets through acquisitions and developer partnerships. We discuss why you would want to sell your property, define cap rates and capital gains, and the steps you can take right now to set you up for a successful sale down the line. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.c2gadvisors.com/ (c2gadvisors.com) jacobie@c2gadvisors.com Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/the_hideaway_torquay/ (@the_hideaway_torquay) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 18, 2021
124. Buying Land & Property Using Creative Financing Options with Mike Hicks
51:32
Mike Hicks is a real estate maverick. He’s been involved throughout the industry for over 20 years, beginning in new construction and working his way to long-term rentals, flips, and short-term rentals as well. When he converted a duplex to a STR in 2016, he was hooked. We talk about real estate, his journey into short-term renting, the pros and cons of short and long-term renting, and building a rental inside of a shipping container. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.wanderchatt.com/ (wanderchatt.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wanderchatt/?hl=en (@wanderchatt) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/findyourrepurpose/ (@findyourrepurpose) Visit www.thanksforvisiting.me/live to join us live next week #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/theoliverokc/ (@theoliverokc) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 12, 2021
123. Our Mistakes Making Property Offers & How to Avoid Them
39:37
We always try to be transparent about what is going on in our businesses in the hopes that doing so will serve you. We share our hopes, ideas, struggles, and more. And on that note, we’re going to share one of our most recent embarrassments because you can learn from it. As we’ve worked together, we have evolved from wanting to focus on education (don’t worry, we’ll still be doing that!) and into growing our own short-term rental empire together. In fact, we just took the first step by making an offer on a property! This has been a long time in the making, and – honestly – we made it take a LOT longer than it needed to. That’s what we’re going to discuss. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/hiplandia (@hiplandia) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 05, 2021
122. Going All In on Short-Term Rentals with A-Frame Ranch Owner Callie Witcher
44:16
Some people like to dip their toes into the short-term rental world. Others, like today’s guest, go all in from the beginning. Despite having no background in the market, Callie Witcher is a Superhost from Fredericksburg, TX in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, where she and her husband built three short-term rentals from the ground up. She shares why short-term rentals were right for her family, why they decided on Fredericksburg as the place to host, and how she manages to find balance and handle the stress of it all. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://aframeranch.com (aframeranch.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aframeranch/ (@aframeranch) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/sprucewoodcottage/ (@sprucewoodcottage) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 28, 2021
121. Hiring a Team That Works with You with Taylor Arbaugh
57:01
One of the questions we get asked most often is: how do you hire a team that has the same ethos and attention to detail as you? Taylor Arbaugh is a property coordinator at The Cliffs Hocking Hills and a team member of Sarah's. She helps to host the property. She is a mom and local in the area where The Cliffs is located, in Hocking Hills, Ohio. She doesn’t come from a property management background, but she has been a great addition to the team. If you’re not in the industry yourself, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn what it takes to make a great project manager. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Find Taylor on Instagram:  Email: taylor@staywhilehostingco.com Follow the Property: https://www.instagram.com/thecliffs_hockinghills/ (@thecliffs_hockinghills) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thecovecabin/ (@thecovecabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 21, 2021
120. Make Deck Safety a Priority with Justin Ford
48:13
When it comes to safety, it always feels like an accident will never happen with you – until it does. Justin Ford, our Safety Captain, is professionally trained by the coastguard, volunteers as a firefighter, and previously ran a 600-property vacation rental company. He has personally experienced tragedy at one of his own properties, so he speaks from a high level of experience. This time, we’re talking about deck safety. There is an epidemic of deck collapses in the United States, and we need to get it under control. Here are a couple of easy ways to address the problem. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.breezeway.io/safety-app (breezeway.io/safety-app) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/aqualuxe850/ (@aqualuxe850) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 15, 2021
119. Five Commonly Overlooked Cleaning Opportunities
28:37
There are so many things to clean within your short-term rental, so it’s worryingly easy to overlook something. We’re exploring the top five things that could save you a trip to your rental thanks to some smart, preventative cleaning. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.barkeepersfriend.com/ (barkeepersfriend.com) https://www.breezeway.io/ (breezeway.io) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/loosecreekcabins/ (@loosecreekcabins) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 08, 2021
118. The Hidden Expense of Your Airbnb
23:35
When you’re running a business, keeping track of your expenses is just as important as tracking income. But there are some costs that you’d never think of. We’re going to cover one hidden expense that’s going to give you a real gut check – and that’s your time. Most expenses are pretty straightforward: how much are linens, how much is WiFi? But when it comes to the cost of time, there’s far more involved. There’s a lot of emotion tied up in how we view our time and, as most of us know, hosting does not have a strict start or end. You’re on call all the time. It’s hard to nail down exactly how many hours you’ll be working. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to watch our Hosting Business Mastery Method workshop! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/magnoliawv/ (@magnoliawv) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 01, 2021
117. Start Boosting Your Direct Bookings Today with Mark Simpson
01:00:53
So many hosts complain about the drawbacks of online travel agencies – but few actually do anything about them. Most don’t even know how! In an ever-competitive marketplace, Mark Simpson helps short-term rental hosts thrive. After successfully coaching over one thousand hospitality businesses to date, Mark’s current mission is to help one million hosts increase their direct bookings so they are no longer under the control of online travel agencies. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://boostly.co.uk/ (boostly.co.uk) https://boostly.co.uk/pms (boostly.co.uk/pms) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to take your hosting to the next level! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/gastongetaway/ (@gastongetaway) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 16, 2021
116. Cash Pad, TV Show Renovation & the Austin STR Market with Lauren Noble
38:12
Lauren Noble is a Superhost from Austin, Texas whose short-term rental was featured on the CNBC show “Cash Pad” with the Bachelorette's JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers in the fall of 2019. Hosting was supposed to be a fun part time project for her, but it has turned into a busy side gig that has jump started her desire to get more involved in real estate investing. She’s also an ICU nurse and first-time mom! She runs the Airbnb by herself, with the occasional help of her husband, a small business owner. She talks about her experience being on the show, what the rental market is like in Austin, and their plans for the future! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Airbnb: https://airbnb.com/h/atxbohobungalow (The Boho Bungalow in Great Hills) https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/09/05/cash-pad-the-first-7-minutes-of-the-austin-boho-bungalow-episode.html (Full Opening: The first seven minutes of the 'Austin Boho Bungalow' episode) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atxbohobungalow/?hl=en (@atxbohobungalow) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to take your hosting to the next level! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/cozycoastalhp/ (@cozycoastalhp) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 10, 2021
115. Outdoorsy Takes Short-Term Rentals on the Road with Matt Mitchell
51:36
Looking for a creative, fun, and accessible way to get into the short-term rental space? Look no further! Matt Mitchell is a digital nomad who turned his passion for campervan travel into a short-term rental business. Through each rental experience, he’s able to educate travelers about their investment in adventure and outdoor recreation. He spent a year traveling across the US & Canada in his home on wheels, and the experience gave him more than he could possibly describe. Now, he wants to share the feeling and encourage others to get outside and live minimally – or at least get a taste of the lifestyle before making the leap. He talks about how he got started, the appeal of this kind of rental, the kinds of questions he regularly receives, and the hosting service he tries to provide for his guests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.wevanwild.com (wevanwild.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wevanwild/ (@wevanwild) https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/ashland_va/2006_mercedes-benz_sprinter_219729-listing?ref=vqakah (2006 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Camper Van Rental in Ashland, VA) https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/ashland_va/2013_mercedes-benz_sprinter_152595-listing?ref=vqakah (2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Camper Van Rental in Ashland, VA) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to take your hosting to the next level! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/barefootinsauble/ (@barefootinsauble) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 03, 2021
114. Marketing Your Brand Through WiFi Portals with Arthur Colker
50:14
Marketing and branding are how you take your short-term rental business to the next level, but how do you introduce your brand to all of your guests - especially those that book through online travel agencies? And how do you capture email addresses during their stay? Arthur Colker is the Founder and CEO of StayFi, the #1 provider of WiFi marketing services for vacation rental companies. Vacation rental managers use StayFi to brand their WiFi, collect guest data, and increase direct bookings – all while providing a better online experience for vacationing rental guests. Getting direct bookings is only going to be more important as time goes on, so don’t make the same mistake we did; start collecting those emails now! To learn more and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://stayfi.com/?lmref=sHL4Ww (Try StayFi) and use code THANKS for 50% off your first 3 months of service Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to take your hosting to the next level! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thegingerbreckhouse/ (@thegingerbreckhouse) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 27, 2021
113. Start Your STR Business with an Investment Tribe with Travis Smith, Founder & CEO of Tribevest
53:23
You’re all here because you want to learn more about the short term rental industry. Maybe you want to get involved, but don’t know how to get started. Turns out, it might be that the best way to get into the world of short-term rentals isn’t to own, but to invest. If you’re interested in getting a short-term rental started with an investment group, Tribevest makes it easy to get started. You can start investing in just a few days. We talk to Travis Smith, founder and CEO of Tribevest, about how his vision came together and how you can form your own investment tribe. Use promo code TFV50 and receive $50 when you start your tribe! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.tribevest.com/ (tribevest.com) https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/invest (thanksforvisiting.me/invest) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tribevest (@tribevest) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to take your hosting to the next level! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/awayframe/ (@awayframe) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 19, 2021
112. How FemmeBnb Helps Women Travel Safe & Comfortably with Yaa Birago
30:56
Solo travel is a rising trend, but it can be dangerous — especially for women. Yaa Birago is a tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, mentor, and the co-founder and CEO of FemmeBnb, the first social networking vacation and STR platform for women, by women. FemmeBnb allows women to rent their spaces to other women in the hopes of maximizing safety, peace-of-mind, and comfort. It also provides users with an AI-powered travel companion, to help plan their trip from start to finish. We discuss how FemmeBnb brought the idea of creating a secure space for women that alleviates travel-anxieties to fruition, and the company’s pay-it-forward initiative which provides menstrual products to girls in Africa in an effort to help eradicate poverty. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.femmebnb.com/ (femmebnb.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaa_birago/ (@yaa_birago) | https://instagram.com/femmebnb (@femmebnb) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yaa-priscilla-birago-b6b64754/ (linkedin.com/in/yaa-priscilla-birago-b6b64754) Visit https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) to take your hosting to the next level! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/campcaribouyurt/ (@campcaribouyurt) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 13, 2021
111. Giving a Historic Home New Life with James Gray
01:01:15
If you had the opportunity to purchase a historic home, what would you do with it? James and Jacob created an Airbnb rental, a country retreat, and a hub for fine dining, photoshoots, weddings, and more. The two now own Farrand Hall, a historic estate built by Henry K. Farrand in the magic capital of the world: Colon, Michigan. Farrand Hall was added to Michigan State Preservation Office’s List of Historic Sites in 1971 and The National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Both James and Jacob live and work in Chicago, but expect to make Farrand Hall their full-time jobs very soon. We’re passionate about hosting on Thanks for Visiting, but James takes it to a whole new level. He talks about how he and Jacob grew Farrand Hall into a multi-faceted business with rentals, events, and more. Hear the details of how he hires professional chefs to host unique dinner events at the property, the challenges with turnover, and the secret behind their signature pink door... To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://www.thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.farrandhall.com/ (farrandhall.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/farrand1854/ (instagram.com/farrand1854) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/honeybebeachhouses/ (@honeybebeachhouses) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 06, 2021
110. 7 Tips to Ensure Pool & Spa Safety with Justin Ford
42:03
Safety is such an important component of the rental industry. You’re inviting people who aren’t familiar with the space and carry responsibility for their safety while they stay. We’re talking to our Safety Captain, Justin Ford, once again to discuss safety when it comes to pools and spas. With summer just around the corner and the world opening up after the pandemic, people are itching to get out there, relax, and cool off. Before they do, Justin has seven tips for hosts and owners to keep their pools and spas safe for guests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.justinford.expert/ (justinford.expert) https://www.breezeway.io/ (breezeway.io) https://www.proper.insure/11-6-million-verdict-against-short-term-rental-owner/ ($11.6 Million Verdict Against Short-Term Rental Owner) https://www.poolsafely.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/CPSC-Water-Watcher-English-3-16.pdf (Water Watcher) https://www.poolsafely.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Safety-Barrier-Guidelines-Pub-2017.pdf (Safety Barrier Guidelines) Coral Manta: https://coraldrowningdetection.com (coraldrowningdetection.com) Join our on-demand training at http://thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/duckpondaframe/ (@duckpondaframe) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 29, 2021
109. Using Rental Property to Fund Your Vacation Home with Larry Nettles
41:24
Who wouldn’t want to vacation on a Caribbean island for free? That was the goal for Larry Nettles, a short term rental property owner in St. Croix. He bought one property as an investment with no experience but he is bringing the dream to life. His story is relatable for anyone looking to start their own STR journey and shows what’s possible in just a few years. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Larry’s Airbnb: https://abnb.me/25rfKNENofb (abnb.me/25rfKNENofb) Email: lnettles34@gmail.com #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/stayincrozet/ (@stayincrozet) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 22, 2021
108. Recognizing the Lifetime Value of Your Guests
29:18
What if we told you that the actual reservation is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true value your guests represent? We’ve been in a reflection mood lately. Part of looking back on our hosting journey is recognizing how much we’ve grown while looking closely at the mistakes that we’ve made along the way. There are three giant missteps that we’ve made that we can’t stop thinking about. One of the biggest ones is this: Underestimating the lifetime value of your guest. Automation is great, but if you limit interaction with your guest just to “turn and burn” you’re going to leave money on the table. You can get so much more value out of each guest beyond the actual reservation. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop (thanksforvisiting.me/workshop) Join https://stayfi.com/?lmref=sHL4Ww (StayFi) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/dustyrosega/ (@dustyrosega) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 15, 2021
107. Focusing on Preventative Maintenance, with Andrew Kaiser
44:04
Being a successful host requires more than being reactive to issues — you have to be proactive and preventative. Andrew Kaiser of MendBnb chats with us to cover the top five maintenance issues that all hosts can prevent to improve the guest experience. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://mendbnb.com/ (mendbnb.com) Visit https://mendbnb.com/thanksforvisiting/mend/59/ (https://mendbnb.com/thanksforvisiting/mend/59/) for 50% off your first month Request MendBnb in your city: https://mendbnb.com/newcity (mendbnb.com/newcity) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/broadrivercabin/ (@broadrivercabin) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 02, 2021
106. Following the Journey from Idea to Income Property (Part 2), with Shannon Leyh
38:46
In Part One of this interview with Shannon Leyh, we heard how she wanted to get into the short-term rental game and purchased a rental in Snowshoe, West Virginia. Thanks to some recording magic, you don't have to wait months to hear how that story ends — we have the answers for you right now! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.shannonleyh.com/ (Shannonleyh.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannon_realestate_life/ (@shannon_realestate_life) | https://www.instagram.com/happyshamrock68/ (@happyshamrock68)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 25, 2021
105 | Following the Journey from Idea to Income Property (Part 1) | with Shannon Leyh
34:21
What if you could follow someone’s journey from hopeful host to burgeoning success and see what exactly it takes to make it in this business? Shannon Leyh reached out to us just as she decided to take part in this world and asked us to chronicle her experience — and we couldn’t say no! She’s vulnerable, honest, and shares all of the numbers behind what it takes. Don’t worry — you won’t have to wait months to find out how this all turned out! In part two of our discussion, we’ll dive deep into how all of this plays out. We can’t wait to share it with you. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.shannonleyh.com/ (Shannonleyh.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannon_realestate_life/ (@shannon_realestate_life) | https://www.instagram.com/happyshamrock68/ (@happyshamrock68) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/heavencentcabin/ (@heavencentcabin)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 18, 2021
104 | How Joining a GPO Can Help Your Short-Term Rental | with Jeffrey Iloulian
46:13
Anyone who’s worked in the industry long enough begins to identify some of the pain points. Still, it takes a true entrepreneur to turn the solution into a business — one that’s going to make the lives of all rental property hosts and managers easier. Jeffrey Iloulian has been in the vacation rental industry for over a decade, setting up, managing, or operating over 250 vacation rental properties. Most recently, he created HostGPO, a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) that helps short-term rental owners get supplies more easily and cheaper. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://hostgpo.com (hostGPO.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/wildpinescabin (@wildpinescabin)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 11, 2021
103 | The Long Short: Renting Short & Long Term | with Julie Gates
01:03:40
Should you be focused on short-term or long-term rentals? Julie Gates is a real estate investor, and while she enjoys the complex world of short-term rentals, she specializes in stays of 30 days or more. She’s been in the long-term rental industry for a while now, renting out a guest home on her property, but making Airbnb a part of her business allowed her to grow tremendously — to over 30 properties owned and managed. She goes over all of the considerations when booking for longer term rentals, as well as where she finds her guests, booking for businesses, and more. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://sidwashere.com/ (sidwashere.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/bigbluehaven/ (@bigbluehaven)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 04, 2021
102 | How STRs Can Get a Leg Up on the Hotel Industry | with Wil Slickers
51:21
We’ve talked about what the short-term rental industry can learn from the hotel industry… but what can Airbnb and other short-term rentals do even better than big chain hotels? Wil Slickers is the creator of hospitality podcasts Slick Talk and Good Morning Hospitality and co-founder of Recreation Rentals, a boutique rental management company. He always had a love for people but didn’t know where to channel that passion until he discovered the hospitality industry. He started his podcast to interview people who had an extensive background in the industry and great stories that people could learn from. We talk about what he’s learned from working in the hospitality industry and from the many guests he’s featured on his show, as well as what short-term rentals can do that hotels just can’t. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.slicktalkthepodcast.com/ (slicktalkthepodcast.com) https://www.destinationaire.com/ (destinationaire.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slicktalkpod/ (@slicktalkpod) Listen: https://www.slicktalkthepodcast.com/podcast/episode/302680ed/vacation-rental-mastermind-series-operators-edition-featuring-underthedoormat (Slick Talk Podcast with Merilee Karr) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/birminghamtreehouse/ (@birminghamtreehouse)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 25, 2021
101 | Creating a Stronger STR Industry Together | with Merilee Karr
50:05
Merilee Karr is the founder and CEO of UnderTheDoormat and chairperson of the UK Short Term Accommodation Association. She went all-in on the short-term rental world when she saw an opportunity to start her own business. She believed that, in order for the home rental market to blow up, it needed to be treated professionally. She made the decision to take that leap and enter that market, serving what she knew was an underserved and upcoming market. Merilee talks about making that transition, starting the Short Term Accommodation Association, staying ahead of government regulation, building a business that can grow, and creating a great guest experience. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://underthedoormat.com (underthedoormat.com) http://uk.linkedin.com/in/merileekarr (uk.linkedin.com/in/merileekarr) Get our hosting handbook at https://thanksforvisiting.me/hostinghandbook (thanksforvisiting.me/hostinghandbook) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/rockridgecasita/ (@rockridgecasita)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 18, 2021
100 | Hospitality Tips from an Airbnb Legend | with Chip Conley
51:40
What would you do if you could pick the brain of one of the people responsible for Airbnb’s success? Well, you just might have that chance! New York Times best-selling author Chip Conley is the boutique hotel entrepreneur who is largely responsible for Airbnb becoming the global hospitality brand that it is today while serving as their Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, and today he acts as the Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership. He’s also the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered to all. We dig into what made him so successful in the hotel industry, what he brought to the table at Airbnb, and how to be a lifelong learner. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://chipconley.com/ (chipconley.com) https://modernelderacademy.com/ (modernelderacademy.com) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chipconleysf/ (linkedin.com/in/chipconleysf) Read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37822614-wisdom-at-work ("Wisdom at Work") Read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/612532.Peak?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=qVCsatWbKW&rank=1 ("Peak") Other books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/177606.Chip_Conley (Chip Conley's books) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/abide.stays/ (@abide.stays)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 11, 2021
99 | Leveraging Passive Income for Financial & Time Freedom | with Amanda Williams
47:15
Amanda Williams is known as “The Traveling Realtor” because she runs all of her businesses remotely, including a 15-property Airbnb portfolio, and is currently living in Cabo. She helps other real estate agents create multiple streams of income, focusing on passive income streams that give you more time and freedom. She shares her background, how she came to be The Traveling Realtor, and what she’s currently up to. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.amandathetravelingrealtor.com/ (amandathetravelingrealtor.com) https://www.amandathetravelingrealtor.com/passive (amandathetravelingrealtor.com/passive) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandathetravelingrealtor/ (@amandathetravelingrealtor) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/adohi_cabin/ (@adohi_cabin)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 04, 2021
98 | You Can Become a Million Dollar Host | with Julie George
49:21
Julie George is a celebrity in the Airbnb world. She’s the author of https://milliondollarhost.com.au/shop/ols/products/e-book-million-dollar-host-read-this-today (“Million Dollar Host”) and now a consultant in the STR industry. She listed her first property on Airbnb in 2016 and, less than three years later, she was managing 130 properties on Airbnb for property owners,  amassing an excess of $8 million in bookings. She sold her management business to a larger company, and now mentors other budding entrepreneurs on how to build a successful business in the sharing economy. She shares how she got started managing properties, how she scaled her business structure so quickly, what she might have done differently, and why she decided to sell. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://milliondollarhost.com.au/ (milliondollarhost.com.au) Read: https://milliondollarhost.com.au/shop/ols/products/e-book-million-dollar-host-read-this-today (“Million Dollar Host”) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/farrand1854 (@farrand1854)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 28, 2021
97 | Short-Term Rentals are Not Just About Heads in Beds
26:03
Excuse us while we get on our soapbox: We are so anti heads-in-beds. We are not about getting as many people into a space as possible to make as much money as possible. We’ve consulted on properties before where it’s clear the owner’s goal is just to get people in, give them a place to sleep, and make some money—and we’ve had to get brutally honest about what they need to do to remain competitive. Whether you’re hosting a property yourself or helping to manage someone else’s, there are definitely some things that are non-negotiable. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/saguarowhispers/ (@saguarowhispers)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 21, 2021
96 | Create a Space Where Everyone Belongs | with Amy Corbett of All Belong Co
57:14
Why are you interested in short-term rental hosting? Like everything in life, hosting is not always easy, and when the hard times inevitably come, you’ll want to be able to look back and remember the strong “why” that got you started. Amy Corbett is the founder and chief Airbnb-er of All Belong Collective, and her “why” lies in creating unique spaces where anyone can belong. She and her husband take their diverse family very seriously, and incorporate it into everything they do. This is what inspired them to create places where anyone can feel like they belong. She shares how she got started with short-term rentals, how they scaled up from a solo operation to managing teams, pricing advice, some of the challenges involved between guests and owners, and how they are incorporating a feeling of belonging in their properties. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://allbelong.co/ (allbelong.co) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allbelong.co/ (@allbelong.co) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/annas_getaway/ (@annas_getaway)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 14, 2021
95 | SEO Optimization Tips for Your Airbnb | with Kelvin Mah
59:14
Do you have a great property with beautiful photos and a fair price that you just KNOW would get more bookings… if you could just get it in front of more eyes? Kelvin Mah is the founder of RankBreeze, a company that helps short-term rental managers get more bookings by optimizing their Airbnb listings for better search rankings and conversions—and that means more money! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://rankbreeze.com/thanksforvisiting (rankbreeze.com/thanksforvisiting) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvinmah (linkedin.com/in/kelvinmah) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thebungalowcda/ (@thebungalowcda)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 07, 2021
94 | How to Make Your Short-Term Rental Safe: Top 5 Preventable STR Accidents from 2020 | with Justin Ford
42:15
When people stay at a rental property, they have an expectation that the property is safe and secure. This is something that we, as hosts, need to make our top priority. But in 2020, there were several preventable incidents in short-term rentals that managed to make the news, and we’re going to go over each of them—and how to make sure you’re only making headlines for the right reasons. Of course, that means we’re talking to Justin Ford, our safety captain at Thanks For Visiting and the director of safety and certifications programs at Breezeway. As usual, he’s going to give us a wake-up call when it comes to safety. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.breezeway.io/ (breezeway.io) Safety Checklist: https://www.breezeway.io/safety-checklist (breezeway.io/safety-checklist) Safety Certification: https://www.breezeway.io/safety-certifications (breezeway.io/safety-certifications) Use code TFV50 for 50% off https://www.amazon.com/First-Alert-GCO1CN-Combination-Explosive/dp/B000H2651Y/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=co+alarm+first+alert&qid=1608135099&sr=8-4 (Recommended CO Alarm) https://www.amazon.com/Weber-45010001-Spirit-Black-Outdoor/dp/B077JTCMKQ/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=weber+grill&qid=1608135241&sr=8-4 (Weber Grill) https://www.levislegacy.com/ (levislegacy.com) https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/25-hospitalized-after-carbon-monoxide-leak-in-donnelly/277-ec6cde16-f42c-4132-a3df-16fdc00f97e1?fbclid=IwAR0Ot56yvKFXGWnixlRX5CrEN9IBZmLGCLhrulZ8ifKh-l4hjp9c37HoAMQ (10 adults, 15 children hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak in Donnelly) https://www.firefighternation.com/news/barbeque-grill-identified-as-cause-of-lake-of-the-ozarks-condo-fire (Barbecue Grill Identified as Cause of Lake of the Ozarks Condo Fire) https://www.thecoastlandtimes.com/2020/06/06/no-serious-injuries-reported-in-avon-deck-collapse/ (No serious injuries reported in Avon deck collapse) https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article244138192.html (5 hurt when rental house deck crashes down: VA Beach photos) https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale-breaking/2020/05/23/3-year-old-girl-near-drowning-glendale/5251772002/ (3-year-old girl dies after being pulled from Glendale pool) https://nypost.com/2020/11/02/kayaker-from-new-york-likely-drowned-in-frigid-maine-pond/ (Kayaker from New York likely drowned in frigid Maine pond) https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/6576581-Toddler-who-fell-in-fire-pit-returns-home-to-Vergas-from-burn-unit (Toddler who fell in fire pit returns home to Vergas from burn unit) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/mcjoppa.the.hut/ (@mcjoppa.the.hut)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 31, 2020
93 | The Senior Nomads on Retiring Around the World | with Debbie and Michael Campbell
01:05:43
Michael and Debbie Campbell are known as The Senior Nomads. As they headed into retirement, they felt the call to adventure. They rented out their home, sold their sailboat, cars, and anything that wouldn’t fit into a small storage unit, and then set off to explore the world. After years of being seasoned Airbnb guests, they have a thing or two to share with the hosting community about what makes a listing attractive to potential guests and what’s important when it comes to services provided. They share how COVID-19 has impacted their travels, how they handle mail without a permanent address, how they manage their budget, and making healthcare and emergency information readily available to guests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://seniornomads.com (seniornomads.com) Read: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Home-Debbie-Michael-Campbell/dp/1539014649/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475526532&sr=8-1&keywords=your+keys+our+home ("Your Keys, Our Home") Instagram: http://instagram.com/seniornomads (@seniornomads) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/elylogcabin/ (@elylogcabin)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 24, 2020
92 | Remote Hosting, Real Estate, & House Hacking | with Zeona McIntyre
56:28
We’ve been fangirls of Zeona McIntyre for a while. She’s been an Airbnb host since 2012, and after eight years of being a property manager and consultant, she transitioned into selling real estate to investors looking to “house hack.” She owns seven homes and manages 15 on a short- to medium-term basis. She talks about hosting remotely, diving into real estate investing, how her career and goals have shifted, how she became financially independent in just over two years, and her pointers for a brand new host. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.zeonamcintyre.com/ (zeonamcintyre.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zeonamcintyrerealestate/ (@zeonamcintyrerealestate) BiggerPockets: https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/25/topics/450429-zeona-mcintyre-show-229---retirement-through-short-term-rentals (Zeona McIntyre Show 229 - Retirement Through Short Term Rentals) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/vintageinthevineyard/ (@vintageinthevineyard)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 17, 2020
91 | Top 5 Episodes of 2020
34:30
As 2020 heads to a close, we want to round up our top 5 most listened to episodes of the year and explain why we think they’re getting so much attention. If you’ve never heard them before, or even if you’ve heard them once, this is a great time to listen to them and let them sink in. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Visit https://www.breezeway.io/safety-certifications (breezeway.io/safety-certifications) and use coupon code TFV50 for 50% off your safety certification Email hi@thanksforvisiting.me and send us your pitch if you want to be involved in a live coaching session on the podcast #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thelakeviewhaven/ (@thelakeviewhaven)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 10, 2020
90 | Secrets of the Hospitality Industry | with Simon DeSwaan
48:04
When you can learn from someone with a history of experience in hospitality, you take it! Simon DeSwaan is a Superhost who has spent 15 years working for Four Seasons hotels and resorts, and now works from home as an executive recruiter in the hospitality industry. He enjoys hosting his own short-term rental as a way to interact with people from all over the world. From his extensive experience working with some of the top hotels and restaurants in the world, he has picked up a lot of tricks that are applicable to his (and your!) short-term rental business. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/willow_chalet/ (@willow_chalet)  __________________________________________________ Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 03, 2020
89 | How to Gain the Confidence to Act While You Learn | with Katie Raboy
52:35
What do you do if you have everything you need to start your own management company, but all you’re really lacking is the confidence to move forward? Katie Raboy is the owner and manager of The Cabin Collection, an exclusive collection of high-end cabins in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. She began self-managing her own cabin, California Dreaming, in March of 2020, and recently grew her business into The Cabin Collection in September of 2020. We talk all about taking action before you’re ready, finding your confidence, and setting boundaries for yourself and your mental health so you can make it through those burnout moments. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://thecabincollection.com (thecabincollection.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.cabin.collection/ (@the.cabin.collection) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/thenewhampshiregetaway (@thenewhampshiregetaway) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 26, 2020
88 | Transformative Travel: How to Create Meaningful Airbnb Experiences like Bolt Farm Treehouse | with Tori Bolt & Seth Bolt
01:00:05
Tori and Seth Bolt are the Superhosts behind https://www.boltfarmtreehouse.com/ (Bolt Farm Treehouse), the #1 Airbnb in South Carolina. They are dedicated to creating inspiring luxury nature retreats that help travelers reconnect and experience transformative travel, and they have some incredible tips. They’ve welcomed more than 2,000 guests from 25 countries, earning them over half a million dollars and garnering them over 650 five-star reviews. If you’re in the short-term rental space, you’ve probably seen pics of the Bolt Farm Treehouse before — https://www.instagram.com/p/CGlUGOgpEdI/ (it’s gorgeous) — and they have a new property launching next week! Whether you want to learn how to create unique and meaningful experiences that create lifelong customers or just want to know how you can be one of the first people to stay at their new nature retreat, this episode is going to be a blast! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boltfarmtreehouse/ (@boltfarmtreehouse) https://www.boltfarmtreehouse.com/ (www.boltfarmtreehouse.com) Get the ultimate hosting cheatsheet: http://thanksforvisiting.me/hostinghandbook (thanksforvisiting.me/hostinghandbook) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/basecampatcedarfork/ (@basecampatcedarfork) https://www.amazon.com/New-Gold-Standard-Leadership-Ritz-Carlton/dp/0071548335 (“The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company”) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 19, 2020
87 | How to Create a Great Airbnb Experience: During the Pandemic & Beyond | with Kate Buhler
01:01:12
Sometimes it takes a near-death experience to make you realize you’re not doing what you are meant to do. Kate Buhler is a consultant and trainer for luxury sales and service. She has over 25 years experience in hospitality, retail management, and cross-cultural sales. Lately, she’s been working with clients to stay ahead of the trends and competition by keeping current on each “next normal” in this time of COVID-19. When an airplane she was on lost pressure an hour away from landing, she asked herself if she had any regrets — and she confessed to herself that she was focused on making rich people richer, when what she really wanted was to make normal people richer. She offers tips you can use to take advantage of the opportunities and situations we are presented with today so that you can learn how to thrive during a pandemic. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://profitabletotrain.com/ (profitabletotrain.com) Join our email list to learn more about Kate’s special coaching opportunity: https://www.thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/mossyhollowcove/ (@mossyhollowcove) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 12, 2020
86 | House Rules: Making Your Policies Clear For Guests
45:44
Tricia at https://www.instagram.com/lakesuperiorvacations/ (@lakesuperiorvacations) asked us a question about house rules and what a host should include on their list of rules. If you’re like us, you may have an adverse reaction to the word “rules,” but they are imperative to your short-term rental, and it’s important that your guest knows what they are. It helps everybody! So, let’s talk about creating rules for your space and how to communicate them to your guest. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.docusign.com/ (docusign.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/villasignor/ (@villasignor) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 05, 2020
85 | Being a Tiny Home YouTuber and Airbnb Superhost | with Robert Abasolo
01:00:30
Robert Abasolo is a tiny home builder, “glampsite owner,” and Airbnb Superhost. Passionate about sharing his knowledge, he started a Youtube channel at the beginning of 2020 and was recently named Youtube's Creator on the Rise. Rob consults on how to build tiny homes around the country and how to set-up glamp listings on Airbnb. In this conversation, he shares how he made the leap into the world of short term rentals, how he then went on to becoming a rising YouTube sensation, and how he made the plan to scale up his short term rental business over time. He’s also incredibly transparent about how much money he makes through his rental properties, and he has insight to help whether you’re just starting out or looking to scale up. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.youtube.com/c/Robuilt (youtube.com/c/Robuilt) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robuilt/ (@robuilt) http://airbnb.com/h/harebnb (Hop into the Joshua Tree Harebnb! 300sf tiny home - Tiny houses for Rent in Joshua Tree, California, United States) #STRShareSunday: http://www.instagram.com/thenenenest.kauai (@thenenenest.kauai) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 29, 2020
84 | How to Give Constructive Criticism to Your Turnover Team
30:23
In the rental industry, we all REALLY depend on our turnover teams. They’re an essential part of making sure business runs smoothly and that our guests are happy. So what do you do if you notice room for improvement, but don’t want to come across as rude or obsessive? This is not about your demands as the host, it’s about giving the guest the best experience possible. Keep in mind, no one is going to care about your business as much as you do. That being said, your turnover team is operating their own business, and they want to keep their client (you) happy just as much as you want to keep your guests happy. Let’s look at how you can communicate with your turnover team without being too harsh, but still get everything you need to run your business. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thetahoehouse/ (@thetahoehouse) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 22, 2020
83 | Never Stop Experimenting | with Sarah Nie and Karen Gleason of POP Rentals
55:21
Never stop experimenting — that’s the theme of this conversation with the people behind POP Rentals. Sarah Nie is a professional vacation rental manager and director of guest experiences at POP Rentals, a company she founded in 2011 and will soon be operating with Karen Gleason of POP Realty Group. Their team helps anyone buy, sell, or rent in western North Carolina. With Sarah’s expertise in technology and helping others take full advantage of it and Karen’s over 20 years of real estate experience, they’ve managed to take their individual strengths and combine them into a business that is greater than the sum of its parts. They both have a few topics they brought to discuss how they’re managing their rental business, and how they continue to experiment with doing things differently to remain competitive and bring in more revenue. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://poprentals.com/ (poprentals.com) https://www.instagram.com/poprentalsasheville/ (@poprentalsasheville) https://www.facebook.com/poprentals/ (facebook.com/poprentals) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/littlerivertinyhouse (@littlerivertinyhouse) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 08, 2020
82 | The Role of the Inspector
31:05
The turnover process is the foundation of a thriving rental business. If you’re not ready for that next guest, they are going to let you know. One role we haven’t discussed before is that of the inspector. Whether you’re doing your research before you start renting, you’re just starting, you’re feeling hosting fatigue, or you’re a seasoned renter with hundreds of units, this information will be relevant to you. Utilizing the role of inspector effectively can be an absolute game-changer for your business. Let’s talk about how you can implement this in your business, shall we? To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/hostinghandbook (thanksforvisiting.me/hostinghandbook) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/alittlesouthernstay/?hl=bg (@alittlesouthernstay) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 01, 2020
81 | Stage to Rent Q&A
36:01
We are in the process of launching our Stage to Rent Academy course for anyone who wants to create a living furnishing and designing short-term rentals. So, we wanted to go over some of the questions we have received during our webinars! Regardless of whether you’re a designer, stager, owner, or host, these questions and our answers will add value to your business and get your wheels turning. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/appalachianaframe/ (@appalachianaframe) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 24, 2020
80 | How to Price Your Properties for Success | with Meg Park
52:59
Ready for a healthy dose of practical pricing education? Meg Park has been working in the vacation rental industry since 2007. She answered an online employment ad for a vacation rental company in Hilton Head Island and got a job working in the key office, and since then, vacation rentals have become her passion. She has an undergraduate degree in marketing, so she quickly moved onto marketing coordinator, then marketing manager, and then marketing and sales. We discuss all the ins and outs of pricing your property and how to balance it for shorter and longer stays, how far out to manage pricing, and more. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://beyondpricing.com/#r=VRMadvocate (Click here) to for your free 30 Day trial and $30 credit of Beyond Pricing! https://www.megparkmarketing.com/ (megparkmarketing.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/theinnbetweentx/ (@theinnbetweentx) _____________________________________________  Are you ready to master your hosting business without sacrificing guest experience? https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/workshop/ (Click HERE for our free workshop)!  Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 17, 2020
79 | Attracting Influencers to Your Short Term Rental | with Levi Kelly
47:14
Is your short term rental fit for stardom? Levi Kelly is a YouTuber with over 150k subscribers—which he gained in just one year—with some videos reaching millions of views! He specializes with touring unique Airbnbs from all over the world, such as tiny homes, container homes, tree houses, and more. He also has a show with the Design Network called Tiny BNB. He’s visited over 70 unique Airbnbs and he believes that having an all-around superb Airbnb is necessary starting now. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.youtube.com/levikelly (youtube.com/levikelly) https://www.instagram.com/levimkelly/ (@levimkelly) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLdu4lU7vjk (AIRBNB MANSION HOUSE TOUR! (Got Scammed)) https://hockinghills.com/members/Creative_Cabins.html (Shipping Container Cabins in Hocking Hills) https://www.heavenlyhosts.com/ (heavenlyhosts.com) https://www.stayamo.com/ (stayamo.com) https://thanksforvisiting.mykajabi.com/blog/74-how-to-market-brand-your-short-term-rental-business-with-tayler-smith (74 | How to Market & Brand Your Short Term Rental Business | with Tayler Smith) https://thanksforvisiting.mykajabi.com/blog/the-box-hop-a-container-airbnb (18 | The Box Hop: A Container Airbnb) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/bellehavencottage (@bellehavencottage) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 10, 2020
78 | What to Consider When Hosting Photo Shoots in Your Rental
33:10
You may have entered this business with short-term rentals in mind, but there are SO many ways to make money off of your property. Why limit yourself to just one? In our last episode with Brett and Ashley Nobles, we talked all about location rentals, and we want to revisit the topic a bit. If you are just charging your nightly rate for a location rental, you are leaving a lot of money on the table—and opening yourself up to some serious liability. Let’s walk through some of the things you need to consider when hosting photo shoots, video, or corporate meetings at your location. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://yourincomespace.com (yourincomespace.com) use code TFV30 for 30% off the program #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/tinymountaincabin/ (@tinymountaincabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 03, 2020
77 | Pivot From the Overnight Short-Term Rental Strategy to the Niche of Hourly Location Rentals | with Ashley & Brett Nobles
52:23
We want you to make money in all sorts of different ways—and that can mean more than just nightly stays! Our guests Ashley and Bretty Nobles are going to introduce you to a great way to diversify your rental business: hourly location rentals. They are a husband and wife duo who, in just five years, have hosted more than 800 bookings over their short-term rental and location rental businesses. They’ve appeared on Refinery29’s “Sweet Digs” series on YouTube and have serviced clients such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix at their properties. So, they know a thing or two (or three) about successful location rentals! On top of that, this power couple offers online training to help educate their community on creating unique short-term rental spaces. We discuss all the ins and outs of location rentals, why you should consider them, and how to prep your space. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://yourincomespace.thinkific.com/courses/101?ref=3d3dc1 (https://yourincomespace.thinkific.com/courses/101?ref=3d3dc1) Use the code TFV30 for 30% off the Your Income Space course! info@yourincomespace.com https://youtu.be/OVSyQeBZjPQ (Refinery29 Sweet Digs) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/thebuttonbushcottage (@thebuttonbushcottage) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 27, 2020
76 | How to Close Down Listings Efficiently and Ethically Without the Overwhelm | with Tracey Northcott
44:06
Naturally, every host is concerned with starting and running their listings. But what do you do to efficiently—and ethically—close down a listing without all the overwhelm? Tracey Northcott has been an Airbnb Superhost for nearly a decade and a guest experience specialist consultant for the last two years. She’s a writer, a speaker, a mentor, and she lives in Tokyo, Japan. She’s had to really look at her short-term rental business as a business and focus on the properties that are going to give her the biggest bang for their buck while closing down other listings. We talk about what you need to keep in mind to do this safely, effectively, and legally. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.tracey-northcott.com (tracey-northcott.com) https://www.instagram.com/traceynorthcottconsulting/ (@traceynorthcottconsulting) Wholehearted Host Club: https://traceynorthcott.podia.com/ (traceynorthcott.podia.com) https://www.instagram.com/tokyofamilystays/ (@tokyofamilystays) https://www.tokyofamilystays.com/ (tokyofamilystays.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/belonghere.co (@belonghere.co) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 20, 2020
75 | Live Airbnb Coaching! | Ashley Wilson
01:00:30
Is there something you know now that you wish you had known months or years ago that would have made you much more money? Well, why not learn from the paths of others who have done this work? We may not be able to turn back time, but we can pass on that knowledge to help others speed up their journey! Enter Ashley Wilson. Ashley’s blog is https://athomewithashley.com/ (At Home with Ashley), where she writes about home decor, DIY, and decorating on a budget. She has a short-term rental in Florida called Pink Palm Hideaway, and another coming up this fall in Utah called Fairview Cottage. We’re going to give her some coaching on how she can increase her earnings for her property, which should help all of you figure out what questions you need to ask and where you might need to start tweaking things. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://athomewithashley.com/ (athomewithashley.com) https://www.instagram.com/athomewithashley/ (@athomewithashley) http://instagram.com/pinkpalmhideaway (@pinkpalmhideaway) Ashley’s Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/43390623?s=10&unique_share_id=deba87b1-3a55-40ae-9a06-645ca72a2e9f (Pink Palm Hideaway) + https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/40836037 (Fairview Cottage) https://www.smartbnb.io/?afmc=hu&utm_campaign=hu&utm_source=leaddyno&utm_medium=affiliate (smartbnb.io) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/lacasitacacao (@lacasitacacao) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 13, 2020
74 | How to Market & Brand Your Short Term Rental Business | with Tayler Smith
34:32
From planes to trains to automobiles, the Smith family has turned their one-of-a-kind getaway into a family business. A rusted, empty World War 2 train car sitting on the edge of the family’s property sparked the pursuit of a dream to share their creative visions and host unforgettable getaways—which expanded into three truly unique spaces. One of the truly impressive aspects of the Smith Family B&Bs is the stellar marketing and branding they’ve put together. Though all three of their properties are entirely unique, they can all stand together side-by-side cohesively, and much of that is thanks to Tayler’s expert branding. We talk about very tactical steps, from what hashtags to use and how to find them, how to make your branding and messaging consistent, and some of the best investments you can make in marketing. You’re going to learn a ton! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more: https://www.platform1346.com/ (platform1346.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/platform1346/?hl=en (@platform1346) Email: platform1346@gmail.com Hosting: https://www.squarespace.com/ (squarespace.com) Tezza: https://www.shoptezza.com/pages/tezza-app (shoptezza.com/pages/tezza-app) VSCO: https://vsco.co/ (vsco.co) Snapseed: https://snapseed.online (snapseed.online) Geotagging: https://www.geoimgr.com/ (geoimgr.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thewilsonhaus/?hl=en (@thewilsonhaus) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 06, 2020
73 | 5 Overlooked Aspects of a Management Contract
24:03
Whether you are on the management side of a short term rental or you have your own short term rental and hope to hire a manager someday, understanding rental management agreement contracts is essential. We’re going to discuss five often overlooked points of a management agreement that apply equally to both owners and managers. While no two businesses are the same in this industry, it’s important to pause and take the time to set yourself up for success. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: http://www.instagram.com/sedgwick_chalet (@sedgwick_chalet) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 30, 2020
72 | The Benefits of Cleaning Training & Certification | with Jill Mason
32:29
We’re getting down and dirty with cleaning with Jill Mason, the founder and CEO of http://vrscheduler.com (VRScheduler.com). She’s been working with property managers and cleaning companies for over four years to make them more efficient and accurate, and she’s recently pivoted into staff training with her new cleaning certification program. We have always highly recommended showing proof of the hard work you put in, and getting certified to prove that your cleaning process is safe has massive benefits for you AND your guests. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more: https://www.vrscheduler.com/ (VRScheduler.com) Get Certified at https://www.cleaningcertification.com/ (CleaningCertification.com) Save 20% on all courses with code: TFV Email: jill@vrscheduler.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-mason-9451b9149/ (linkedin.com/in/jill-mason-9451b9149/) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/goldpancabin (@goldpancabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 16, 2020
71 | Offering Concierge Services | with Meghan Alfonso
43:01
We’re always looking for great ways to elevate our guest experience, and one easy way to do that (and make more money!) is by offering concierge services. Meghan Alfonso is the CEO and founder of GAT, otherwise known as Girl (or Guy) About Town, a concierge company in Arizona. We talk about what concierge services you could offer, how to handle setbacks in this line of work, reaching out to local businesses for referrals, and more. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more: https://www.girlabouttown.org (girlabouttown.org) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_girl_about_town_/ (@_girl_about_town_) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/thetinyshed (@thetinyshed) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 09, 2020
70 | How Hostfully Can Help You Reach More Customers & Guarantee a Great Guest Experience | with Margot Schmorak
57:47
What if you could simplify the way you run your short-term rental business? Margot Schmorak is the CEO and co-founder of Hostfully, a property management software company that services thousands of properties worldwide and helps you do just that. Hostfully helps to automate guest communications, distribution across multiple platforms, and integrates with other companies in the vacation rental space. They empower property managers with an essential platform to be able to make choices about how they run their business. Whether you’re big or small, Hostfully can help you get your properties in front of as many guests as possible and make your life and your business easier. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://www.hostfully.com (www.hostfully.com) Hostfully Guidebooks: http://hostfully.com/guidebooks-feature-overview (hostfully.com/guidebooks-feature-overview) Hostfully Reports: http://reports.hostfully.com/data (reports.hostfully.com/data) https://reports.hostfully.com/maturity-model?hsCtaTracking=9f2d3950-2565-40c3-9829-68c24d31aa8e%7C84f1ea2a-2c52-40b3-bab0-acd5ecc76c55 (Hostfully Maturity Model) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/sunriversiesta (@sunriversiesta) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 02, 2020
69 | Co-Hosting From Part-Time to Full-Time Salary & Beyond
28:54
Are you interested in hopping into the rental world full time but unsure of where to start or how the numbers will shake out? The world of co-hosting is an amazing place to start, especially if you are interested in the short-term rental or vacation property world. Your income can be whatever you make it. We’re going to dive into the exact numbers and hours invested into a property and outline how you can make supplemental income all the way to full-time income in order to replace your career. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/chick_inn_on_main/ (@chick_inn_on_main) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 25, 2020
68 | Why Aligning with Your Clients is Essential to Your Business
33:21
When people talk about starting a new business, one topic that doesn’t get enough attention is choosing your customers — but this is imperative to running a successful business. Co-hosting is one of the biggest opportunities out there for building a business, and you can start making money right away, but your success depends greatly on which hosting clients you choose to work with.  Every property you add to your portfolio is essentially another business in itself. You need to be intentional, thoughtful, and cautious when taking on new clients. Trust your gut, and only work with people who have the same goals you do. That is the quickest way to growth and success. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/caserockcabin (@caserockcabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 18, 2020
67 | What if We Get Another Stay-at-Home Order This Fall? How to Prepare | with Steve Trover
34:00
Things are opening back up in the US! While we all take a moment for a collective sigh of relief, remember that COVID-19 hasn’t gone anywhere just yet. How can you prepare yourselves for a second wave and potential future stay-at-home orders? To talk about that we have returning guest Steve Trover. He’s been in the vacation rental industry for over 20 years, so we lean on him and his expertise in preparing for the future. Nobody saw COVID-19 coming, but now that it’s here we have a chance to look ahead and prepare for what could potentially come in the future. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more: http://laveerandco.com (laveerandco.com) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vacationrentalconsultant/ (linkedin.com/in/vacationrentalconsultant) https://amzn.to/36SyXi4 (GRYPHON Guardian Advanced Parental Control System & WiFi Security Router) https://amzn.to/2XTKCJp (Amazon Eero Pro Mesh WiFi System) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/avocadoacres (@avocadoacres) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 11, 2020
66 | The Hosts of HGTV’s “Stay or Sell” Open Their First Short-Term Rental | with Brad & Heather Fox
54:52
How do you juggle owning two businesses, starting your first short term rental, and filming a TV show at the same time? That’s what Brad and Heather Fox, a married couple who own Fox Homes & Realty and Foxwell Design, ended up doing. They share the story of how this all happened, what factored into their decision when buying a property, and tips to stand out from other listings. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more: http://www.eichlerpalms.com (www.eichlerpalms.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxhomesmn/?hl=en (@foxhomesmn) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/vinn_montenegro (@vinn_montenegro) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 04, 2020
65 | Short-Term Rental Tips from a Superhost + Design Influencer | with Catherine Williamson
56:02
Catherine Williamson is one half of the very popular blog Beginning in the Middle. She and her husband are designers, renovators, and Airbnb Superhosts. In 2013, they moved from New York City to Columbus, Ohio, where they noticed a gap in the market for unique, well-designed spaces. They decided to pursue their passion for design and hospitality and have been working together to restore old homes ever since. What started as renting a single room grew over time into a whole fleet of short-term rental properties. She gives us tips and strategies to get started in the rental business and how to scale that business over time. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Beginning in the Middle: https://www.instagram.com/beginninginthemiddle/?hl=en (@beginninginthemiddle) Catherine’s Properties: https://www.instagram.com/thevillagehost/ (@thevillagehost) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thecabinatscenichills/ (@thecabinatscenichills) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 28, 2020
64 | 5 Ways to Pivot Your Airbnb During Downtime
35:26
Is downtime in your business leaving you feeling down? Don’t worry! We’re going to outline 5 things you can do during a downtime — whether it’s a slow season, you need to take a break from hosting, or for any other reason — to make your listing even better when you’re rarin’ to go. Downtime is the perfect time to take care of those “I’ve been meaning to do that” tasks, so take advantage of that time and make your listing and your property even better. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Proper Insurance: https://proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728 (proper.insure) Pricelabs: https://pricelabs.co/users/sign_up?referral=RTj8a0 (pricelabs.co) Wheelhouse: https://www.usewheelhouse.com (usewheelhouse.com) Beyond Pricing: https://beyondpricing.com/ (beyondpricing.com) https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/speak-to-the-manager-haircut ("Speak to the Manager" Haircut) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thebayfrontapartment/ (@thebayfrontapartment) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 21, 2020
63 | Cleaning is Now Safety | with Safety Captain Justin Ford
49:09
We’ve talked about safety before, and we’ve talked about cleaning, but one thing is now clear in a COVID-19 world: Cleaning is safety. We have our safety expert, Justin Ford, back on the show this week to talk about how things have changed dramatically since his last appearance. Guests are concerned about the safety of short-term rentals, so how do we address those fears and concerns, while making sure our properties are as safe as possible for them? To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Breezeway: https://www.breezeway.io/ (www.breezeway.io) | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breezeway.io/ (@breezeway.io) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vacationrentalsafety/ (https://www.facebook.com/vacationrentalsafety/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford (https://www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/westendwhiskawaynashville/ (@westendwhiskawaynashville) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 14, 2020
62 | Creating an Unforgettable Airbnb Experience: Star Wars Edition | with Bryndee Barton
01:00:09
Everyone wants their property to stand out from the crowd, and one way to do that is through experiential properties. These properties take their guest experience to the extreme. Bryndee Barton, the designer at Loma Homes, has an incredible Star Wars-themed rental that you can experience right now. She started in the more traditional real estate realm and now she focuses on managing Airbnbs that take their guests’ stay to the next level. We dive into all of the work that goes into creating these themes and properties, finding investors for your Airbnb rental, finding trustworthy people, and the extra staging that goes into a property as special as this. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more: https://loma-homes.com/ (loma-homes.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lomahomes/ (@lomahomes) Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/lomavacationrentals (facebook.com/lomavacationrentals) #STRShareSunday: http://www.instagram.com/themuldrowhouse (@themuldrowhouse) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 07, 2020
61 | Building an Epic Short-Term Rental Business | with Steph Utterback
01:09:38
It’s totally possible to build an epic rental business! Steph, the owner of EpicBnb — a Nashville-based hospitality company specializing in design, short-term rental management, and consulting — tells us all about how she is currently building out her own business, from picking which properties to manage, to building out a team, to working with her local associations to strengthen the rental industry. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://epicbnb.com/ (epicbnb.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/epicbnb/ (@epicbnb) #STRShareSunday: http://www.instagram.com/thelodgeonclearlake (@thelodgeonclearlake) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 30, 2020
60 | Is Mid-Term the New Short-Term?
36:22
Is mid-term the new short-term? The typical length of stay, at this point in time, is drastically changing. How is your business going to adapt and pivot in order to have the best chance of surviving and thriving, now and into the future? Mid-term rentals are a great opportunity, so let’s talk about what they are and how you can take advantage of them. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.airbnb.com (Airbnb) https://www.homeaway.com/ (HomeAway) https://www.vrbo.com/ (Vrbo) https://housinganywhere.com (HousingAnywhere) http://www.housestay.com (HouseStay) http://www.nestpick.com (Nestpick) http://www.2ndaddress.com (2nd Address) http://www.thehomelike.com (Homelike) http://www.spotahome.com (Spotahome) http://www.roomster.com (Roomster) https://pod.link/thanksforvisiting/episode/OTRmMGVjMDAtNjhmNi00YTQyLThhNWYtZDBhM2Y2NGYzN2Mw (31 | InnTown Stays: A Unique Short-Term Rental Business That Helps People Recovering from a Disaster | with BJ Allmon) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/the_hillside_house/ (@the_hillside_house) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 23, 2020
59 | 9 Ways to Pivot Your Short-Term Rental
38:40
We are in a very weird time, and we don’t know exactly what the other side of it will look like. We’re going to go over nine ways you can pivot your short-term listing, whether that’s during a slow season, a huge event comes to your area, or any unexpected circumstance occurs. These tips are meant to be timeless and apply to any rapid change in direction. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/208studio/ (@208studio) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 16, 2020
58 | Airbnb Gets Back to Its Roots: Resources for Hosts during the Pandemic
37:50
We are dealing with a virus that has taken the world by storm. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been alive, there hasn’t been anything quite like this in living memory. Not long ago, we talked about how you should handle cancellations. Now we are starting to settle into a new normal, and there have been several new updates to the situation we would like to address. Let’s take advantage of all of our resources until the short term rental business bounces back with a vengeance! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: https://www.airbnb.com/250Msupport (250 Million to Support Hosts) https://www.airbnb.com/superhostrelief (Superhost Relief Fund) https://www.airbnb.com/covid19relief (Airbnb COVID-19 Relief) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/sulfurridge/ (@sulfurridge) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 09, 2020
57 | How to Properly Insure your Short-Term Rental or Business | with Darren Pettyjohn
01:06:14
We know adulting is hard but trust us: proper insurance is essential! It is going to benefit you, your guest, and your property (whether you own it or not). Darren Pettyjohn is a co-founder at Proper Insurance Services, which offers a custom insurance product designed for vacation rental and short-term rental owners. Darren is here to answer all of our questions about insurance as it relates to you and your short-term or vacation rental, wherever it is you fall in the process. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more about Proper Insurance https://proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728 (here.) https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/fire-prompts-1-million-dispute-with-airbnb/190719/ (House Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb) https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/man-says-short-term-rental-policy-cost-him-thousands-of-dollars/725454292/ (Man says short-term rental policy cost him thousands of dollars) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thebrasscactusaz/ (@thebrasscactusaz) Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission on any purchases made using those links. Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 02, 2020
56 | Dryer Safety in Your Short Term Rental | with Justin Ford
35:25
There’s one area of safety that pretty much everyone in the short-term rental game has to consider: dryer safety. To give us all the details, we are once again joined by our resident safety captain, Justin Ford! Justin tries to make safety exciting, and so far he’s done a great job of it. He’s a former US Coastguard safety officer, and he started the largest vacation rental company in the Northeast, which led him to what he does today as the director of safety and certification programs at Breezeway, a software company that makes it easier to manage property care and maintenance operations. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Breezeway: https://www.breezeway.io/ (www.breezeway.io) | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breezeway.io/ (@breezeway.io) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vacationrentalsafety/ (https://www.facebook.com/vacationrentalsafety/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford (https://www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford) Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/DECFLO-Flexible-Rods%EF%BC%8CChimney-Cleaning-Sweeping/dp/B07WRV11LX/ref=as_li_ss_tl?crid=10UCD1YLF5S0V&keywords=dryer+cleaning+vent+kit&qid=1582246208&sprefix=dryer+clean,aps,497&sr=8-51-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQTg4VVZJVTJXRUsyJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDE5NTY3UDJRUTlZRThNWDJXJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzOTMzNTIzOEc4UU5aT0U0OVo5JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYnRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==&linkCode=ll1&tag=estrs-20&linkId=4b270a5b25b44a45cb47f7c511520916&language=en_US (Nylon Chimney Cleaning Brush) #STRShareSunday: http://www.instagram.com/thecovecabin (@thecovecabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 26, 2020
55 | Tactical Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Raise Revenue | with Sharon Keefe
34:05
Whatever your mission is in this journey of short-term rentals, revenue is going to be a common driving factor. One of the common shortcomings when it comes to vacation rentals is not properly compensating yourself for all the services you provide. You may be trying to pass on as much of the savings to your customer as possible, but if you aren’t taking care of yourself, you’re going to risk burnout. Sharon Keefe joins us today to talk about simple, actionable things you can do to raise the revenue of your rental properties so that you can grow effectively. Sharon has spent the last 17 years in the hospitality space and her passion for the last 14 years has been in the vacation and short-term rental industry. She coaches and teaches how to run the business more efficiently, increase positive guest reviews and make more money. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: VRM Advocate: https://www.vrmadvocate.com/ (https://www.vrmadvocate.com/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-keefe-what-you-measure-and-monitor-will-improve-37600a9/ (www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-keefe-what-you-measure-and-monitor-will-improve-37600a9/) #STRShareSunday: https://instagram.com/bungalow211 (@bungalow211) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 19, 2020
BONUS | COVID-19 and Your Airbnb
48:41
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the coronavirus disease. We wanted to address some of the questions and concerns hosts may be facing, including cancellations, cleaning questions, and how to handle reservations. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: WHO Advice for the Public: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public) What if I need to cancel because of an emergency or unavoidable circumstance?: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1320/what-if-i-need-to-cancel-because-of-an-emergency-or-unavoidable-circumstance (https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1320/what-if-i-need-to-cancel-because-of-an-emergency-or-unavoidable-circumstance) Airbnb Cancellation Policies: https://www.airbnb.com/home/cancellation_policies (https://www.airbnb.com/home/cancellation_policies) Airbnb Updated Extenuating Circumstances Policy: https://news.airbnb.com/updating-our-extenuating-circumstances-policy/ (https://news.airbnb.com/updating-our-extenuating-circumstances-policy/) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 16, 2020
54 | Scaling Your Short-Term Rental Business | with Steve Trover
57:16
Do you want to grow your short-term rental side hustle into a full-time gig? Steve Trover is an expert at scaling businesses. He got into the vacation rental industry in 1997, where he started helping others manage their own properties. He eventually went on to scaling his own management business, eventually managing over 350 properties and 100 employees. He now helps vacation rental companies identify, hire, and retain the right people for the right seats. If you’re interested in scaling your STR business, what do you need to keep in mind? That’s what we’re here to talk about! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Steve’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vacationrentalconsultant/ (linkedin.com/in/vacationrentalconsultant) #STRShareSunday: http://www.instagram.com/thehoneybearcabin (@thehoneybearcabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 12, 2020
53 | An interview with an Airbnb Photographer | with Matthew Garsky
40:51
We’ve talked about this topic a TON, but we’ve yet to have a professional photographer on the show. That’s why we’re so excited to have Matthew Garsky, who has been photographing Airbnb properties for several years now — he’s even been hired by Airbnb to do photography! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matthewgarsky (@matthewgarsky) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/_thepondhouse (@_thepondhouse) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 05, 2020
52 | From Flipper to Short Term Rentals | with Becky Rhey
48:20
We are on the road this week for a short term rental sponsored SLEEPOVER! And we are visiting Becky Rhey, a fabulous host with an impeccable sense of style. She talks about what the transition from flipping to rental was like, how she finds decor for her rental, allowing photographers to use her space, and collaborating with local businesses. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Instagram: http://instagram.com/rebeccarhey (@rebeccarhey) | https://www.instagram.com/1920granddame/ (@1920granddame) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/bensondwelling (@bensondwelling) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 27, 2020
51 | Why Raising the Bar Matters | with Sharon Keefe
44:17
Sharon Keefe is back on the show! As a reminder, Sharon has spent the last 7 years conducting knowledge management in the vacation rental space and coaching others on how to run their rentals better and make more money. No matter where you are renting, we all have the same mission, and we all need to do better so our neighbors and communities can be excited to have short term vacation stays in their town. Sharon has spent the last 17 years in the hospitality space and her passion for the last 14 years has been in the vacation and short-term rental industry. She coaches and teaches how to run the business more efficiently, increase positive guest reviews and make more money. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: VRM Advocate: https://www.vrmadvocate.com/ (https://www.vrmadvocate.com/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-keefe-what-you-measure-and-monitor-will-improve-37600a9/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-keefe-what-you-measure-and-monitor-will-improve-37600a9/) #STRShareSunday: http://instagram.com/a@adirondackserenitystays (@adirondackserenitystays) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 20, 2020
50 | The REAL Challenges of Hosting… Are you up for it?
37:48
Hosting is a challenge, and we want to know if you’re up for it! We want to prepare you for what we call “hosting fatigue.” There are going to be challenges to deal with, but if you know they’re going to come, you can prepare for them. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/tokyofamilystays/ (@tokyofamilystays) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 13, 2020
49 | 8 Danger Zones in a Short Term Rental and How to Avoid Them | with Justin Ford
49:37
As promised, Justin Ford is back to talk about all things safety! We’re going to keep him on as a recurring guest all year, and today he’s going to talk about 8 danger zones in a short term rental. In case you missed the first episode, Justin is a vacation rental safety expert. He works at a company called Breezeway, a property operations & services platform. He understands what it means to be a host, but he also understands why safety needs to be your top priority. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Lofgren Family Initiative: http://www.lofgrencoinitiative.org/ (www.lofgrencoinitiative.org) Justin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford/ (www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford) Proper Insurance: https://proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728 (proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728) Breezeway: https://www.breezeway.io/ (www.breezeway.io) | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breezeway.io/ (@breezeway.io) Breezeway CEO on the Today Show: https://www.today.com/video/homesharing-what-to-know-before-you-book-73130565982 (www.today.com/video/homesharing-what-to-know-before-you-book-73130565982) DwellSafe: https://www.facebook.com/dwellsafe (www.facebook.com/dwellsafe) Natural Gas Detector: https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Detector-Sensitivity-Detection-Monitor/dp/B081H1QVD8 (www.amazon.com/Natural-Detector-Sensitivity-Detection-Monitor/dp/B081H1QVD8) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thedawsonhouse_/ (@thedawsonhouse_) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Feb 06, 2020
48 | 7 Ways to Make Money in the STR Industry if You're a Stager or Designer
35:44
We are all about education here on the show, and when we are really experts on something, we want to share it with you. One of those things we want to share with you today is how to make more money and diversify your income using staging or designing skills applied to the short term rental industry. Today, we have 7 ways you can make more money as a stager, designer, or host. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Sign up for our Stage to Rent Course: https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/stagetorent (thanksforvisiting.me/stagetorent) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/flippinwendy/ (@flippinwendy) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 23, 2020
47 | Different Worlds, Same Mission: Airbnb Advice from a Vacation Rental Expert | with Sharon Keefe
47:44
Sharon Keefe has spent the last 7 years conducting knowledge management in the vacation rental space. She is a vacation rental property management pro, and we’re so excited to chat with her. She coaches other vacation rentals on how to do better, be better, and make more. While vacation rentals have been doing this for a while, their mission overlaps so, so much with short term rentals. But there are also a lot of misconceptions out there between a professional vacation manager and an Airbnb host. Sharon has spent the last 17 years in the hospitality space and her passion for the last 14 years has been in the vacation and short-term rental industry. She coaches and teaches how to run the business more efficiently, increase positive guest reviews and make more money. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: VRM Advocate: https://www.vrmadvocate.com/ (https://www.vrmadvocate.com/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-keefe-what-you-measure-and-monitor-will-improve-37600a9/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-keefe-what-you-measure-and-monitor-will-improve-37600a9/) #STRShareSunday: https://instagram.com/mystudiobc (@mystudiobc) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 16, 2020
46 | How to Make Your Rental as Safe as Possible | with Justin Ford
45:53
It is your responsibility to make sure your property is safe for your guests! To drive home the importance of safety, we talk with Justin Ford, Director of Safety at Breezeway, a software company that makes it easier to manage property care and maintenance operations. Justin focuses on the operations side specifically, helping property managers and owners maintain safety of vacation rental properties and short term rentals. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Justin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford/ (www.linkedin.com/in/captjustinford) Proper Insurance: https://proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728 (proper.ositracker.com/145062/8728) Breezeway: https://www.breezeway.io/ (www.breezeway.io) | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breezeway.io/ (@breezeway.io) Breezeway CEO on the Today Show: https://www.today.com/video/homesharing-what-to-know-before-you-book-73130565982 (www.today.com/video/homesharing-what-to-know-before-you-book-73130565982) DwellSafe: https://www.facebook.com/dwellsafe (www.facebook.com/dwellsafe) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/1920granddame/ (@1920granddame) Becky’s personal profile: https://www.instagram.com/rustandfound/ (@rustandfound) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 09, 2020
45 | How to Bounce Back When You Let Your Guests Down
42:07
Mistakes are going to happen when you have an Airbnb, and that can be kind of scary. We’re going to share the experiences we’ve had and how we bounced back in hopes of alleviating some of that fear. You are not alone if you’ve made a mistake. No matter how good you are, things are going to happen, and what matters in those moments is how you handle it. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Automated Messaging: https://www.smartbnb.io/ (www.smartbnb.io) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thevermontaframe/ (@thevermontaframe) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jan 02, 2020
44 | What Is Rental Arbitrage & Should You Do It?
29:12
We’re going to talk about a lesser-known strategy for growing your short term rental business: rental arbitrage. What exactly is it, what benefits can it provide, and what are the risks involved? We lay it all out, including our personal thoughts on it, so you can decide whether or not rental arbitrage is right for you. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Check out http://www.niido.com (www.niido.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/enchantedviewcabin/ (@enchantedviewcabin) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 25, 2019
43 | Advice From a Prior Airbnb Employee | with Danny Rusteen
54:27
What kinds of things could you learn from chatting with a former Airbnb employee? Well, Danny Rusteen is a former Airbnb employee, and this has opened a lot of doors for him! After working for them in accounting for two years, he ended up working in a marketing role bringing in hosts, and then for an outside company optimizing hosts’ listings. He has a ton of info to share with us, including a few tips from his book, Optimize Your Bnb. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Book: https://amzn.to/2qCwBDs (Optimize YOUR Bnb) Website: https://optimizemybnb.com/ (https://optimizemybnb.com/) Hostfully: https://www.hostfully.com/ (https://www.hostfully.com/) Airbnb Guide: https://www.airbnbguide.com/ (Airbnbguide.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/cabanacarioca/ (@cabanacarioca) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 18, 2019
42 | The “What If” Episode | with Jesse Gross
41:09
Do you have burning questions about starting up your first short term rental? What if your tenants throw a big party? What if someone gets hurt? The questions are endless! We had the pleasure of meeting Jesse Gross, CEO and co-founder of Makomi, which is a short term rental management company. He has so much experience, because they manage properties from all over. We’re going to talk about the “What If’s” that could happen to your property, and hopefully put your mind at ease! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Find them at http://www.makomi.com (www.makomi.com) E-mail and get in touch at jesse@makomi.com #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/peachstatepad/ (@peachstatepad) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 11, 2019
41 | Capturing Email Addresses for Your Airbnb Guests | with Kelly Rauch
23:20
How do you keep up high occupancy rates? You have to market! Kelly Rauch is a marketing expert. We want your short term rental to be the best that it can be, and offer the best guest experience it can, and for you to have high occupancy rates. Marketing your property is going to help keep your occupancy rates high. We’ve talked with Kelly before on social media marketing and having your own website, but today we’re going to be talking on of the most tried and true marketing methods: building an email list. We’re going to talk about some of the best ways to get those emails and then what the heck you should send them! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Learn more at http://www.golocalanywhere.com/ (www.golocalanywhere.com) Kelly’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellykrauch/ (@kellykrauch) Kelly’s STR: https://www.instagram.com/casapalmarsayulita/ (@casapalmarsayulita) Mailchimp: https://mailchimp.com/ (www.mailchimp.com) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Dec 04, 2019
40 | Airbnb & the Future of Hospitality | with Joseph Michelli
35:02
We are big believers in hospitality when it comes to being a host. That’s why we were so excited to read about our guest, Joseph Michelli, on the Airbnb blog. He’s an internationally sought after speaker, author, and organizational consultant who transfers his knowledge of exceptional business practices in ways that develop joyful and productive workplaces with a focus on customer experience. His latest book, The Airbnb Way, shares the secrets for Airbnb’s success that can be applied to any business as well as rental properties. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Check out his personal site: http://www.josephmichelli.com (www.josephmichelli.com) Join the giveaway and buy the book: http://www.airbnbway.com (www.airbnbway.com) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/mooncampjoshuatree/ (@mooncampjoshuatree) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 27, 2019
39 | Everybody’s Booking for the Weekday: How to Get Your Airbnb Booked All Week Long
24:18
Have you ever said to yourself, “Our weekends are rocking, but how do I get that weekday occupancy up?” We are all about the guest experience, but we are still trying to run a profitable business. Unless you’re in a big vacation spot, you’ve probably got some work to do to take advantage of those weekdays and make yourself some more money. We’ve got some great strategies you can use to keep your property booked all week long! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: http://thanksforvisiting.me (Thanksforvisiting.me) Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me)! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thecoconutcasita/ (@thecoconutcasita) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 20, 2019
38 | Why You Should Keep All Bookings on the App (Even Your Mom)
31:54
This episode is all about the importance of booking all guests — including your mom, your grandma, and regular corporate clients — through the app, whether that’s with Airbnb or another platform. Sometimes hosts are tempted to take cash, PayPal, or Venmo bookings, but trust us — it’s way more trouble than it’s worth. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me)! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ (@thanksforvisiting) Smartbnb: https://www.smartbnb.io/?afmc=hu&utm_campaign=hu&utm_source=leaddyno&utm_medium=affiliate (https://www.smartbnb.io) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/thelosthaus/ (@thelosthaus) Check out The Lost Haus: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/32692455 (https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/32692455) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 13, 2019
37 | Creating a Website (in Addition to Airbnb) for your Short Term Rental | with Kelly Rauch of Local Anywhere
24:16
A few weeks ago, Kelly Rauch taught us about how we can utilize Instagram and Facebook to market your short-term rental — https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s3e16-do-i-need-instagram-or-facebook-account-for-my/id1451872835?i=1000453001035 (go check that episode out if you haven’t already) — and today she’s back to share how you can leverage a personal website to grow your short-term rental business To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Connect with Kelly on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kellykrauch/ (@kellykrauch) Check out the website for the property that Kelly is managing: http://www.casapalmar.com (www.casapalmar.com) Check out the property on IG: https://www.instagram.com/casapalmarsayulita/ (@casapalmarsayulita) Learn more about Local Everywhere: http://www.golocaleverywhere.com (www.golocaleverywhere.com) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Nov 06, 2019
36 | Hiring A Co-Host + Sharing Your Vacation Rental with the World | with Jennifer and Jamey Ratcliff
52:38
Jennifer and Jamey Ratcliff are an incredible couple — and an incredible couple of entrepreneurs in the Columbus area! They own a local restaurant, Arch & Eddie’s, and a local brewery, Sixth Sense, in addition to an adorable condo that they rent out using Airbnb. But, with three businesses, Jennifer and Jamey are obviously really busy! That’s why they wanted to hire a co-host to help their Airbnb, and they ultimately landed on Sarah. We get a lot of questions about what it means to be a co-host, so today we’re going to dig into what that partnership looks like, from both sides, and what Jennifer and Jamey were looking for when they were hiring. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Check out Jennifer & Jamey’s Airbnb: https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fabnb.me%2FNJhrbZQbSW&e=ATM7C1gxmHXyP66kGb3hxnYnhak4I_kkdp06vi8xWMeagujXvIeUEczltjKjpUz_sA6kkzRkM5OCsEPF (abnb.me/NJhrbZQbSW) Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ohiobrewcouple (www.instagram.com/ohiobrewcouple) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/old_city_hosting/ (@old_city_hosting) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 30, 2019
35 | Airbnb 101: How to Handle Damages Caused by Guests
29:12
When people start hosting short-term rentals, especially if they’re sharing their own home, they are usually worried about two things: damaged/stolen property and parties (which can lead to damaged or stolen property)! Unfortunately, things do happen, although less than you might think, but there are things you can do as a host to minimize any costs associated with the damage and ensure your hosting status isn’t damaged itself.  But, really, we do want to emphasize that this happens very, very rarely — so don’t let this fear be what stops you from jumping into the short-term rental game! To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me)! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ (@thanksforvisiting_) #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/jointheranks/ (@jointheranks) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 23, 2019
BONUS | Airbnb 101: Making a Hosting Business Plan + An Exciting Announcement!
40:47
We have an exciting announcement that we just could not wait until next week to share with you: Sarah and her husband Nick were chosen by Airbnb to be the feature of a new program they’re launching called How to Host! So Nick joins us once again to talk all about the process and share five things every host should know for creating a business plan that will help them turn property into profit. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Check out https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Airbnb-Updates/How-to-Host-Making-a-Hosting-Business-Plan/m-p/1157514 (How to Host: Making a Hosting Business Plan) http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (Thanksforvisiting.me) Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me)! Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 17, 2019
34 | Airbnb 101: What the Heck is a Co-Host?!
36:43
There’s a question we get asked all the time: What the heck is a co-host?! At its core, a co-host is just a joint host — which means the role is open for interpretation! One of the reasons we think so many people find the idea of being a co-host so appealing is that it’s kind of a choose-your-own-adventure job, which means you’ll really have to sit down and talk to your partners to figure out what the arrangement looks like for you. But we know that’s not necessarily an easy conversation, especially if it’s your first time, so today we’re going to share some examples of what co-hosting partnerships might look like. To learn more, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: http://thanksforvisiting.me (Thanksforvisiting.me) Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me (thanksforvisiting.me)! #STRShareSunday: https://www.instagram.com/tinycabinbythelake/ (@tinycabinbythelake) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 16, 2019
33 | Do I Need an Instagram or Facebook Account For My Airbnb or Short-Term Rental? | with Kelly Rauch of Local Anywhere
43:50
We met today’s guest, Kelly Rauch, at our most recent local Airbnb meetup — so, let that me a lesson to you: go to your local meetups, or if one doesn’t exist, start one. You can meet some really cool people there... and then, a week or two later, you might even be on their podcast! Kelly is a marketing expert who just blew us away when she told us how she used social media to launch a https://www.instagram.com/casapalmarsayulita/ (new high-end rental in Mexico), and how she’s been getting repeat guests to up their occupancy rate and bring in more income. These are FREE tools that can completely transform your short-term rental business — so if you aren’t taking advantage of social media marketing yet, take good notes and get ready to blow up your business and brand! Want to see what’s working for other people? Check out some of these popular Airbnb influencers: https://www.instagram.com/flippinwendy/ (@flippinwendy), https://www.instagram.com/thebeachlodge/ (@thebeachlodge), https://www.instagram.com/thegranvillebarn/ (@thegranvillebarn), https://www.instagram.com/theboxhop/ (@theboxhop). To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Connect with Kelly on IG: https://www.instagram.com/kellykrauch/ (@kellykrauch) Check out Kelly’s property on IG: https://www.instagram.com/casapalmarsayulita/ (@casapalmarsayulita) Learn more about Local Everywhere: http://www.golocaleverywhere.com (www.golocaleverywhere.com) Casa Palmar: http://www.casapalmar.com (www.casapalmar.com) Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/ (linktr.ee) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 09, 2019
32 | Best & Worst Cities for Airbnb: Making Money & Paying Your Mortgage with Short-Term Rentals | with Gillian Luce
34:54
We often talk about strategies for hosts who are already in the game (how to welcome guests, how to set pricing, etc.), but we’ve missed an important step: getting the property you can use as an Airbnb! We also know that a lot of your are listening because you are still planning and working up the courage to open your first short-term rental — and the more you know, the less scary that becomes! So we sat down with Gillian Luce, Senior Marketing Manager for http://homes.com (Homes.com). She helps us understand some data that we can use to strategize our side hustle goals for 2020, plus some other things that homeowners need to know if they are considering using Airbnb (like how it can help you pay your mortgage). To learn more, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Learn more at http://homes.com (Homes.com) Read: https://www.homes.com/blog/2018/02/how-to-make-money-with-airbnb-best-worst-cities/ ("How To Make Money With Airbnb – Best & Worst Cities") Read: https://www.homes.com/blog/2018/02/top-10-side-gigs-you-can-use-to-pay-off-your-home/ (“Side Hustles to Help Pay for Your Mortgage”) Read: https://www.homes.com/blog/2019/09/ybh-smart-home/ (“Technology in Airbnbs”) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Oct 02, 2019
31 | InnTown Stays: A Unique Short-Term Rental Business That Helps People Recovering from a Disaster | with BJ Allmon
56:41
We host an Airbnb meetup here in Columbus, and at our most recent one, we heard about BJ Allmon, co-founder of InnTown Stays — and we knew we had to talk to him! Because BJ is staking a unique niche in the short-term industry, and he’s solving a big need at the same time: homes for people who are recovering from a disaster. InnTown Stays is a service that makes it just as easy to lease a house as it is to vacation in one — and it was all born to help out a friend. It’s an incredible story and we’re excited to share it with you today, not just because it’s heartwarming but because it shows that there’s still so much opportunity in the short-term rental industry! To learn more, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Learn more at http://www.inntownstays.com (www.inntownstays.com) Stay in one of BJ’s Airbnbs: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32366964?s=67&shared_item_type=1&virality_entry_point=1&sharer_id=8963103 (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32366964?s=67&shared_item_type=1&virality_entry_point=1&sharer_id=8963103) Check out Liberty Short House: https://www.instagram.com/lillibertyl80/ (https://www.instagram.com/lillibertyl80/) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 25, 2019
30 | How to Automate Your Airbnb & What it's Like to Airbnb Your Home When You Travel | with Cody Boyce
36:41
Cody Boyce and his wife recently started listing their home on Airbnb while they’re travelling for business, and Cody’s already automated this thing up — for free! So, we’re going to learn all about the Zapier automation that Cody is using to make his life easier and what it’s like when you’re listing your personal space. To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Learn more at http://crate.media/ (crate.media) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/codydboyce/ (instagram.com/codydboyce) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 18, 2019
29 | Funding Your Airbnb Investment Property | with Marc Kade of PrimeLending
44:51
We met Marc Kade at a real estate investor meetup about a year ago — and, oh boy, this is the guy to talk to about all things lending! He’s a branch manager for PrimeLending and a real estate investor himself, and we brought him on because we know a lot of you want to know more about how to actually acquire the properties to use as short-term rentals. Now, even if you’re not in the real estate investing game (or not yet), we urge you to stick with this episode. Marc is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to buying properties of any kind, even if it’s a personal home for you down the road, and he just might give you some new ideas you can use to expand a fledgling Airbnb business! To learn more, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Resources: Learn more at http://www.hostfinancial.com/ (www.hostfinancial.com) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marckade/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marckade/) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 11, 2019
28 | Coffee, Robes, Phone Chargers, Flowers, & Other Details That Will Make Your Airbnb Stand Out | with Tiffany Caliva of The Beach Lodge
48:46
We are so excited to share our conversation with Tiffany Caliva, host of The Beach Lodge in Hollywood, Airbnb Superhost, and one of our Instagram Super Heroes! Tiffany tells us about her journey from new host to Superhost, how her account blew up on Insta (plus why an Instagram account is so vital for marketing your rental), all the work that went into transforming a beat down property into The Beach Lodge, and all the nitpicky details that you need to pay attention to if you want to blow up on Airbnb. To learn more, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Resources: Learn more at https://www.hollywoodbeachlodge.com/ (www.hollywoodbeachlodge.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeachlodge/ (instagram.com/thebeachlodge) Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKGQPE0dl0k (“How to go the Extra (S)mile”) Read: https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Airbnb-Updates/How-to-Host-Add-Details-Guests-Love/td-p/1075259 (“How to Host: Add Details Guests Love”) https://www.venuereport.com/ (The Venue Report) Thanks for Visiting is a production of http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Sep 04, 2019
27 | Flipping Houses, Hosting on Airbnb, & Everything in Between | with Wendy Doris of FlippinWendy Design
50:19
Today we’re talking to a flippin’ Instagram celebratory in the real estate world, Wendy Doris, AKA @FlippinWendy!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Learn more at http://flippinwendy.design/ (flippinwendy.design) Instagram: @FlippinWendy Want to learn more about flipping houses? You can get Wendy’s ebook if you send her an email: Wendy@flippinwendy.design Black makeup towels Smartbnb Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 29, 2019
26 | How to Be Wheelchair & Handicap Compliant in a Short-Term Rental: ADA Compliance & Design | with LeAnne Lavender
41:45
We believe that true superhosts should endeavor to serve all guests, but sometimes, you just don’t know what you don’t know – so, today, we are going to learn about how to make a short-term rental space accessible to people of all abilities!   Our guest is LeAnne Lavender, who herself learned so much about renovating or redesigning your space to be ADA compliant after her husband experienced an accident that left him paralyzed. Now, they share their journey with others to inspire and educate their audience on everything from renovation to food to healing.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Learn more at http://lavenderslongshot.com/ (lavenderslongshot.com) Instagram: instagram.com/lavenderslongshot Read: “How can I make my space more accessible for guests with disabilities?" Get a Gymax Adjustable Non-skid Loading Wheelchair Telescoping Track Ramp Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 15, 2019
25 | All the Ways to Make Airbnb Your Side Hustle
30:12
You don’t even have to own property to make Airbnb your side hustle or be part of the short-term rental industry – there are so many roles that need to be filled, and that means there are lots of opportunities and options!   Whether you are interested in photography, turnover, co-hosting, staging, creating experiences, or hosting your own space, we have got you covered!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Thanksforvisiting.me Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me)! Haven conference: https://www.havenconference.com Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 08, 2019
24 | Short-Term Renting Your RV or Travel Trailer | with Nick Karakaian
29:47
We’ve spent most of our show up to this point talking about Airbnb – but, today, we want to introduce you to some other short-term rental platforms that cater to a very specific niche: rentinting out your RV!   So, Sarah’s husband Nick returns to discuss what it’s been like using Outdoorsy & RVShare to diversify their short-term rental business and how you can use these services to turn your dormant RV into an income stream.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Check out Outdoorsy & RVShare Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me) Follow Nick + Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/nestrs/ Connect with us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Aug 01, 2019
23 | Convincing Your Partner to Airbnb | with Nick Karakaian
30:24
If you are in a relationship, you can’t just start letting strangers stay at your house – even if they’re helping you pay your rent or mortgage! You have to make sure it’s cool with your partner, first (and your landlord!).   So, today, Sarah invited her husband, Nick, to join us and talk about his initial apprehension to let strangers stay in their place, why he ultimately decided to join Sarah in the short-term rental game, and what he thinks of the industry today.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Follow Nick + Sarah: https://www.instagram.com/nestrs/ Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Check out our favorite mattress: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/cxvic3cek4x Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 25, 2019
22 | Holiday Tips for Airbnb & Short-Term Rental Hosts (& Holiday Horror Stories)
22:23
With Summer in full swing, we wanted to touch on something that all Airbnb and short-term rental hosts need to consider: holidays! So, today, we’re going to share our tips for both taking a holiday for yourself and giving your guests that are on vacation a holiday they’ll never forget – while also maximizing your earning potential all year round!   We’re also going to share some of our holiday horror stories so that you can learn from our mistakes, without making them yourself.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Thanksforvisiting.me Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me)! Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 18, 2019
21 | Properly: A Turnover Solution for Small Co-Hosts & Big Property Managers | with Tammi Sims
39:19
Even if you don’t own property, you can still be part of the short-term rental industry by managing properties for other people who want to take advantage of platforms like Airbnb but don’t have the time. It’s been a really successful part of Sarah’s business, but she needed some help keeping all of those properties up to her high cleanliness standards – so she turned to Properly (which also happens to be a great side gig if you also happen to be a detail-oriented person and want another foot into the short-term rental industry)!   And, today, we are so excited to learn more about Properly and how it can help all of us by sitting down with Tammi Sims, VP of Customer Experience at Properly. But not only has Tammi been with Properly since the beginning, she’s also a bonafide Airbnb Superhost and frequent short-term rental user herself! So she knows first-hand how much this service is needed and she has some great tips for making the most out of it.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Learn more at http://getproperly.com/nestrs (getproperly.com/nestrs) Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me)! Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 11, 2019
20 | What it Takes to be a Superhosting Power Couple | with Tia Brown and Kyle Brown
40:18
We met two amazing young entrepreneurs, Tia Brown and Kyle Brown, at a local Airbnb meetup recently – and they probably didn’t even get two sentences out of their mouths before we fell head over heels for these two!   So, today, we want to introduce you to this amazing power couple. They share how and why they took action to start the business, what it takes to run the entire business a two-person operation, and how Airbnb has helped finance new real estate purchases and their wedding.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Check out their listings: abnb.me/ncTDwZEXEX Tia on IG: instagram.com/tiab12 Kyle on IG: instagram.com/kyleisnext Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me)! Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jul 04, 2019
19 | Hosting an Airbnb Experience: Why it’s a Great Opportunity & How to Host like a Boss | with Ria Greiff
38:41
Ria Greiff is a radio personality, podcast host, and Airbnb Experience host expert! So she doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks the walk, and she has some great advice to help you walk it too.   So why is hosting an Airbnb Experience such an incredible opportunity?! Well, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you don’t have to own property, you don’t have to own a business, and you can make it anything from a side hustle to a full-time entrepreneurial venture. But it’s a lot of hard work, so thankfully, we have people like Ria who can share what it takes to make your guest’s Airbnb Experience magical.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: thanksforvisiting.me   Resources: Learn more at http://2rogues.com/ (2rogues.com) Ria’s Airbnb Experiences: www.airbnb.com/experiences/426958 Instagram: www.instagram.com/riagreiff/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/ria2Rogues Twitter: twitter.com/riagreiff Zoom H6: www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/h6-handy-recorder Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 27, 2019
18 | The Box Hop: A Container Airbnb | with Emily Britt & Seth Britt
56:45
We’ve been spying on today’s guests on Instagram for a long time (@theboxhop – check it out), and we are so excited to finally be able to chat with them!!   Emily and Seth Britt live in Columbus, and they love it, but they also yearn for a space where they can return to return to their rural roots. So Seth followed his long-time dream to build a shipping container home in one of their favorite places: the Hocking Hills of Ohio. It took one year of planning, three shipping containers, seven months of sweat and tears, a lot of help, and a whole lot of late nights, but they finally did it... and it is BEAUTIFUL!   Their desire is to now share this home and dream with others – and we are so excited to share them with you!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Stay in The Box Hop: theboxhop.com Instagram: instagram.com/theboxhop A Carpenter’s Son: acarpenterssondesignco.com Their Fridge: smegusa.com/product/fab28uorr1 Want to open your own short-term rental? Then get your FREE copy of 7 Steps to Your First Guest at http://thanksforvisiting.me/ (thanksforvisiting.me)! Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Jun 20, 2019
17 | Restoring The Kettle House in Galveston & Hosting DIY/HGTV's Big Texas Fix | with Ashley Cordray & Michael Cordray
35:52
Ashley Cordray and Michael Cordray own a real estate renovation company that specializes in restoring homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are working with homes near the brink of destruction in their home town of Galveston, Texas, with hopes of restoring the island’s history and architectural styles. We recorded this episode from what is soon to be their first Airbnb, The Kettle House, which is a local landmark (it’s so famous that it’s a square in the local version of Monopoly).   But here’s what makes the Cordrays two even cooler: their incredible story!!   They met in 2010, at work, and then started dating in 2011. Two months later, they decided to move in together and purchase a fixer-upper in Galveston. In 2015, they were approached by a production company who knew they had the right stuff for a TV show – and Big Texas Fix is about to start airing its first season on the HGTV in June 2019 (you can already watch it on Amazon, though)!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Learn more at https://save1900.com/ (https://save1900.com) Watch Big Texas Fix: https://www.hgtv.com/shows/big-texas-fix S1E7, “The Kettle House”: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Texas-Fix-Season-1/dp/B07QDGZ4NQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SAVE1900/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAVE1900 Stay in The Kettle House: https://abnb.me/2IHrWKi1YW Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 30, 2019
16 | Keep it Tidy: Laundry, Cleaning Supplies, & Residential Vs. Short-Term Cleaners | with Chris Carlone
47:02
We’re talking to Chris Carlone from TidyHost, an automated housekeeping solution exclusively for short-term rentals. We’ve talked about it on the show before, but keeping your rental spaces clean is a non-negotiable – no exceptions!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Learn more at https://www.tidyhost.co/ (https://www.tidyhost.co/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TidyHost/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tidyhost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tidyhost/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christophercarlone/   Are you ready to open up your first short-term rental?   We are so excited for you, and we want to help you share your space and live your dream!! That’s why we’re sharing our eBook, 7 Steps to Your First Guest, with you. Just head over to https://www.thanksforvisiting.me/ to get your FREE book! Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 23, 2019
15 | 5 Simple Things We Wish We Had Known When We Started Hosting on Airbnb
26:01
Together, we’ve hosted more than 2,000 guests throughout our careers – and we’ve learned a lot, but let us tell you, we definitely stumbled a few times along the way! So, today, we’re going to share the five things we WISH we had known when we started building our short-term rental businesses.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Thanksforvisiting.me Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 16, 2019
14 | Pivoting from Long-Term Rentals to Short-Term Rentals | with Superhost Christine Kimball
25:33
Superhost Christine Kimball owns The Corner House in Columbus, and today, we talk about why she pivoted from long-term rentals to short-term rentals – and why she loves it!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Stay with Christine: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32061778?s=51 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecornerhouse_columbus/ Thanks for Visiting is a production of Crate Media Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
May 02, 2019
12 | How to Attract Business Guests to Your Airbnb: A Great Opportunity for Repeat Guests
25:02
People travelling for business make great guests: they almost never wreck your place, they’re often more concerned about convenience than saving a few bucks, and best of all, they can become repeat guests! Today, we talk about how you can make your space more attractive for business and corporate guests, what you NEED to be business class, how you can find out more about potential repeat guests, and what goes into negotiating corporate/business pricing.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: How to make your space "work ready": https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1185/what-type-of-listings-appear-under-the--for-work--filter AirDNA: https://www.airdna.co/   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 18, 2019
11 | What Hosts Can Learn from a World Traveller & Frequent Airbnb Guest - with Hayden Lee
26:58
Today, instead of talking to a Super Host about what they’ve done to create an incredible experience on Airbnb, we’re talking to a Super Guest! Hayden Lee is the host of Travel Stories Podcast, and he’s been travelling pretty much full-time since 2013. He recently became the first person to ever visit every country in mainland Europe on his motorcycle – during which he stayed in a lot of Airbnbs – and now he’s living in Brazil for a few months! We mine everything we can learn from his best and worst Airbnb experiences, and as an added bonus, he leaves us with an inspirational message that we know will inspire you to get up and take a step towards your dream!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/backpackdigital/ Travel Stories Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/travel-stories-podcast/id1097413901?mt=2   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 11, 2019
10 | Renovating an Old Space & Marketing it on Instagram: The 100-Year-Old Granville Barn | with Elliott May
56:28
We recently had the opportunity to check out Elliott and Lauren May’s renovated 100-year-old barn. We talk all about why they decided to renovate the space, what went into doing that,, how they’re making money off of the space in addition to renting it out on Airbnb, how they’re marketing the barn on Instagram, and what they’re doing with paid advertising online.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Stay with Elliott and Lauren: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27902014?s=51 Instagram: @thegranvillebarn   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Apr 04, 2019
9 | Leaving a Career to be an Airbnb Host | with Superhost Patti Whalen
38:34
We hit the road again, and we came back with some great memories and a great conversation with Superhost Patti Whalen! We discuss Patti’s fact-finding expeditions to Airbnbs in Europe, the long history between women and B&Bs, following the rules, furnishing apartments (with minimal IKEA), Patti’s worst Airbnb experiences, tips and tricks for managing multiple properties, and investing in yourself.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Stay with Patti: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20519860?s=51 Watch “Stay Here” on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80201870   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 28, 2019
8 | The Pittsburgh Tiny House | with Superhost Casey Smith
21:44
Annette and Sarah just came back from a road trip, and we had the opportunity to sit in Pittsburgh’s only tiny home! So today, we talk to superhost Casey Smith about how the tiny home became his first Airbnb listing (and his future plans for a house boat), creating memorable experiences for your guests, and differentiating yourself from other hosts.   Resources: Stay with Casey: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15870125?s=51 Mentioned in this episode: Join our LIVE workshop http://hostmasterclass.com (Sign up for our FREE workshop on August 16 at hostmasterclass.com.)
Mar 21, 2019
7 | Listing Your Space on Airbnb: Starting an Airbnb 101
40:37
Today, we walk you through a real listing, step by step. We cover what you need to have to start the process, what you need to know about the prompts that come up, and share the answers to some questions that have come up in our own short-term rental businesses.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Get a free smoke and carbon monoxide detector: https://www.airbnb.com/trust/home-safety Airbnb Plus home checklist: https://www.airbnb.com/b/plushomechecklist   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
6 | Cleaning: Starting an Airbnb 101
33:40
We’re passionate about cleanliness in our short-term rental spaces because we KNOW this is a difference-maker.   When we talk with other people about Airbnb, the two topics that come up most often are, one, it didn’t look like the pictures and, two, it wasn’t clean. It’s a little disheartening that this comes up so often because cleanliness is one of the easiest things to achieve in any space!   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
5 | Professional Photography: Starting an Airbnb 101
20:04
Photography is probably the most important thing you put out there when you start to list on Airbnb, so today, we’re going to offer our tips and tricks for what to shoot and where to find a photographer.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
4 | Thinking Like a Guest: Starting an Airbnb 101
25:52
When you’re operating a short-term rental business, you’re part of the hospitality business. Just like a luxury hotel, the most successful short-term rentals sell their guests more than just a space to stay – they offer unique experiences.   This is a lot more work than just providing a space and cleaning it up when your guests are done using it, for sure, but it’s also a way to stand out in a crowded market and make a little bit more money per night.   So whether you’re just starting out or well on your way to building a successful short-term rental business, it never hurts to think like a guest and be proactive about offering things that might make staying in your locations a better experience.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Get a free smoke and carbon monoxide detector: https://www.airbnb.com/trust/home-safety   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
3 | An Introduction to Pricing: Starting an Airbnb 101
29:34
Pricing is a multifaceted subject that is always changing and evolving, and it’s something you need to be paying attention to constantly. So, today, we’re going to offer an introduction to pricing short-term rentals – but you can be sure we’ll talk about the subject more in the future.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Airbnb’s pricing estimate calculator: https://www.airbnb.com/host/homes (https://www.airbnb.com/host/homes) 3rd Party Pricing App: https://beyondpricing.com/   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
2 | Market Research & Area Regulations: Starting an Airbnb 101
18:46
One of the biggest obstacles you might run into when starting an Airbnb is area regulations, and we actually first met at a city council meeting when our city was trying to regulate Airbnb. We think that the sharing economy is (not so slowly) becoming the new normal, but it’s still weird for some people and there might be some pushback.   So today we’re going to discuss what kind of market research you need to do to make sure your new Airbnb will be legal, and what you need to know to make sure you position and price your rental appropriately.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Listen to How I Built This: “Airbnb: Joe Gebbia”   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
1 | Your First Investments: Starting an Airbnb 101
17:44
Airbnb can be a tremendously profitable side hustle, or even a full-on business, but it can also be daunting figuring out where to start.   The very first step is considering what you want to invest, and that really comes down to three things: time, money, and heart.   To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/   Resources: Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Email us at hi@thanksforvisiting.me! Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me/) Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ Check out our favorite mattress: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/cxvic3cek4x   Thanks for Visiting is produced by Podcast Masters
Feb 21, 2019
Trailer | Thanks for Visiting!
11:48
Hello, and welcome to Thanks for Visiting! We are your hosts Annette Grant and Sarah Karakaian, and we are here to encourage you to share your space and live your dreams! But first, we want to share our stories so that you can get to know a little bit more about who we are and how we got into the wonderful world of (both short-term rental and podcast) hosting.   Resources: Learn more at https://thanksforvisiting.me/ (https://thanksforvisiting.me) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/ (https://www.instagram.com/thanksforvisiting_/) Get in touch with us: hi@thanksforvisiting.me   Thanks for Visiting is produced by http://www.podcastmasters.net/ (Podcast Masters)
Feb 08, 2019