159. Justin Ford

Back to Basics: Fire Alarm 101 with Justin Ford

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.




It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Lucky Bend Lookout.

Shoutout to Sarah! No, not our Sarah. This is a different Sarah! She’s been hosting since 2013 and here’s what we LOVE about what she’s doing with her space.

When you go to her direct booking site, she has a chat capability on the site. Her face pops up and you can chat with her, so if you have a question, it’s SO easy to ask it! She also has a popup on her website that asks if you’ve gotten your free gift yet. What’s her free gift? It’s a free map with 20 of the best Sonoma County wineries for families!

Sarah and her family are Sonoma area bloggers, and their blog is specifically catered to families. What a great way to tie her property to her blog and giving free value to her guests before they even book.

We can tell immediately that Sarah puts her guests first and that anyone she hosts will have an amazing stay there! Well done Sarah!

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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