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Global Perspective on Vacation Rentals from Leading Business Builder Richard Vaughton As owner and co-founder of a European rental management company overseeing 900+ properties, Richard Vaughton has significant experience in short-term rentals and property management. He’s also got some surprising takes on where our industry is headed in the near and long term future.  Uniquely […]

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Your STR Guests Keep Staining Linens – Are You Covered? Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Betsy asks: I wanted to talk about damage waivers using companies like Waivo. I’m using Waivo specifically […]

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Recapping Early Stages of Our Glamping STR Property Development We’re making progress on our Hocking Hills glamping project with cabin demo, prefab purchases, and creative financing. Check in for an honest, relatable recollection of the development process from two eager investors knee deep in a long term legacy build. First, we take you behind the […]

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Should Your STR Listing Offer Special Occasion Upsell Packages? Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Elaine asks: We get a lot of couples that stay at our romantic gazebo cottage. I had a […]

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Fight for Your Right to Host! Oceanside, California Edition Today’s expert guest is Ellyn Vollmer. She’s got a wild pain-to-purpose story that many hosts will find eerily familiar. She and her husband Devin live in Pittsburgh, PA and recently launched their first STR property in Oceanside, CA after a long and winding road filled with […]

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Sick of Party Crashing? Implement These Preventative Steps at Your STR Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Brandy asks: We host on a 10-acre property. We also live on this 10-acre property. But […]

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Expanding Vacation Rentals in Cyprus: Remote STR Co-Hosting Masterclass with Lisa Roads Today’s expert guest is Lisa Roads, a seasoned short-term rental professional, whose journey began as a property investor in her early twenties.  As Lisa continued to grow her property portfolio, she recognised the potential for early adoption in an emerging market in Cyprus. […]

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Don’t Forget This ONE Tool for Cleaning STR Headboards Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Melissa asks: I am going to be a new host, and I have a question about bed frames […]

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5 Key Takeaways From Short Stay Summit 2024 in London, England In today’s solo (duo?) episode, we unpack an expansive recent experience we shared in England, learning about this amazing industry. From an STR business retreat hosted in a towering castle, complete with moat, to the Short Stay Summit 2024 in London – we’ve come […]

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Would My STR Guests Enjoy an Outdoor Movie Screen & Projector? Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Patrick called into our Hosting Hotline and asked: It’s Patrick with Farmhouse805 on the beautiful central […]

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The Truth About Short-Term Rental Tech: You Can’t Do It All at Once! Today’s expert guest is Colleen Chrien, a hyper-engaged member of our Hosting Business Mastery Method, mom of four young kids, and owner of Picket Fence Properties and Fully Furnished Charleston where she manages a portfolio of 38 long-term rentals and 21 furnished […]

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Airbnb Summer Update: No Interior Cameras Means No Interior Cameras (Episode 364) Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Becky called into our Hosting Hotline and asked: I have an ADT security system and […]

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Breaking Down Decades of Vacation Rental Research & Trends Today’s expert guest is the ultra-informed researcher and short-term rental historian, Brumby McLeod, Ph.D., an associate professor at the College of Charleston, School of Business in the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management.  He is also a research fellow with the Office of Tourism Analysis and […]

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What are Airbnb Icons? Summer Platform Update Reactions Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Taylor asks: Can you please break down the Airbnb summer release for us? What do we need to know? […]

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Pro Tips for Planning, Competitive Analysis, Outsourcing Welcome back to this dedicated series on the acquisition, set-up, and launch of our brand new Hocking Hills vacation rental project. In this episode, we update listeners on the actions we’ve taken since signing the deal, hard decisions we’ve already made, and what’s coming up next. Golden nuggets […]

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Quick Tips for Utilizing STR Dynamic Pricing Tools in Direct Booking Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Angela asks: One of my properties has a 60% direct booking rate. I’m trying to figure […]

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How to Use PriceLabs Dynamic Pricing Software to Earn More STR Revenue Welcome back to the officially unofficial Money Making May, where we have a full month’s worth of content all around pricing profitable properties with PriceLabs! Today’s expert guest is our very own Chief Operating Officer, Colleen Prochaska! Colleen brings over ten years of […]

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How to Encourage Safe Grilling at Your Vacation Rental Property Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. Samantha called into our Hosting Hotline and asked, “What’s your take on grills at a short-term rental? […]

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What Happens if Your Airbnb Burns Down? A Fateful First-Hand Experience Today it’s time to get serious – as serious as a catastrophic house fire. With no exaggeration, it is essential that any short-term rental host, or aspiring host, listen into this entire episode. This week’s expert guest is Nicholas Libertin. He and his wife […]

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How PriceLabs Works with Variable Airbnb Hosting Fees Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between. A listener asks: I already use dynamic pricing strategies in my business right now. I see that Airbnb is […]

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Michael Lacalle’s Tips for Cross-Country STR Deal Making, Prepping, Pricing & Hosting Welcome to the officially unofficial Money Making May, where we have a full month’s worth of content all around pricing profitable properties with PriceLabs! Today’s expert guest is Michael Lacalle, a teacher, husband, and father of two who stumbled into house hacking as […]

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