Hosting Hotline: Reach Ideal Guests (Episode 320)

Airbnb Hosting Hotline: Help for Short-Term Rental Hosts

Tips for Marketing a Metropolitan Lake House Combo

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.

Ryan asks:

I converted an LTR to an STR last year with stellar results. I just went live with my second listing, an executive lake home minutes from downtown Minneapolis with epic views over the water and downtown skyline. It has a game room, a hot tub, boathouse, all the bells and whistles. 

What I need is some guidance and information with respect to marketing, pitfalls to avoid, and the safety of the home and its guests. I can find reference information about lake homes further away from the metropolitan area, but not so close. 

The suburb it’s located in just passed a six-guest cap on all STRs. This works great for our 3,400 square foot home since it only has three mammoth bedrooms. Any and all information you could help me out with would be so appreciated. 

(00:01:34) Ryan Asks About His New Lake View Listing

(00:03:17) Targeted Marketing to Match Your Needs

(00:04:46) Recommended Tech: NoiseAware & Know Your Guest 

(00:07:22) Clear House Rules & Communications

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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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