Pro Tips for Remote Co-Hosting (CC5)

Lori Lusk Shares Best Practices for Successful Remote Co-Hosting

Welcome back to Success Unlocked, where our hosting business master membership coaches discuss operations, social media, unique builds, co-hosting strategies, and so much more. This week’s episode is Co-Hosting Confidential, hosted by Amy Corbett.

Amy speaks with Lori Lusk – an experienced co-host living in Washington but operating rentals in Georgia, Arkansas, and Seattle – about what it takes to manage remote properties. They cover the pros and cons, do’s and don’ts, best practices, mistakes to avoid, and so much more.

Critical questions to ask during onboarding, roles to prioritize, and whether or not you should tour a prospective property in person – you’ll get answers to some important questions as a beginner co-host or someone who’s looking to learn more about the space. 

(00:02:10) Tips for Getting Into Co-Hosting

  • Learning how to work with an owner
  • Interviewing the client vs. selling yourself 
  • Important questions to ask during onboarding
  • Example: Dealing with a doomed HVAC system  
  • Outing communication in the contract 

(00:11:05) Establishing Effective Expectations

(00:16:41) Coordinating Remote Vacation Properties 

  • Lori’s co-hosting team and structure 
  • Prioritize your cleaning team 
  • What to look for in a modern handyman 
  • Recommended tech stack for property management

(00:23:31) Co-Hosting Best Practices: Time Zones & Travel

  • Aligning work windows for max availability
  • Investing in seeing the property in person 
  • Charging for an on-site home visit  
  • Example: Steep gravel driveway 

(00:28:51) Expanding to Brand New Markets

  • Plugging in new teams and systems 
  • Charging a higher set-up fee
  • Make sure you’re aligned with the project 
  • What next for Lori? Remote Host Hub
  • Wendy’s early co-hosting experiences

Download a transcript of this episode.


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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