217. Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti

Making Your STR Accessibility Friendly Through Universal Design

Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti is an internationally acclaimed expert on accessible and universal design. She speaks and consults with people in the vacation rental industry to help make their properties more accessible, safe, and marketable. She is committed to teaching vacation rental homeowners how to attract guests of all abilities.

As the author of the Universal Design Toolkit, her book is filled with time-saving ideas, resources, solutions, and guidance for making homes accessible. Rossetti and her husband led the design team, were the general contractors, and live in the Universal Design Living Laboratory, This is the top-rated universal design home in North America.

Today, Rosemarie joins us to discuss the business opportunities of accessible homes, what is typically missing from homes to make them accessible, and features that already exist in your property that may qualify as accessibility options.

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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing Becoming Rentable ♿

Now we’ve had Becoming Rentable on the show before, but we’re switching it up a bit this week and we want to highlight them again (it really tied in with our episode! Give it a listen if you haven’t already!)

Do us a favor: go to their website and see what you need to do to make your property accessible. Per their website, “there is no one size fits all when it comes to accessibility. Disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. While wheelchair accessibility is talked about the most, there’s also hearing, vision, autism/IDD, and walker accessibility. That’s why we offer 36 filters, so you can customize your own needs and find the best property for you and your family.”

Don’t count yourself out if you know your property isn’t wheelchair accessible! There are other options to get started. Go to their website, fill out your information into their filters, and find out if your property is accessible. The best part? You can list your property on their website if you match the criteria. We get asked all the time, “Netty and Sarah, how can we get more bookings?” THIS IS A WAY. Make your property accessible!

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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