23 | Convincing Your Partner to Airbnb | with Nick Karakaian

Uncategorized Jul 25, 2019

 

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If you are in a relationship, you can’t just start letting strangers stay at your house – even if they’re helping you pay your rent or mortgage! You have to make sure it’s cool with your partner, first (and your landlord!).

So, today, Sarah invited her husband, Nick, to join us and talk about his initial apprehension to let strangers stay in their place, why he ultimately decided to join Sarah in the short-term rental game, and what he thinks of the industry today.

 

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22 | Holiday Tips for Airbnb & Short-Term Rental Hosts (& Holiday Horror Stories)

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2019

 

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With Summer in full swing, we wanted to touch on something that all Airbnb and short-term rental hosts need to consider: holidays! So, today, we’re going to share our tips for both taking a holiday for yourself and giving your guests that are on vacation a holiday they’ll never forget – while also maximizing your earning potential all year round!

We’re also going to share some of our holiday horror stories so that you can learn from our mistakes, without making them yourself.

 

 

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21 | Properly: A Turnover Solution for Small Co-Hosts & Big Property Managers | with Tammi Sims

Uncategorized Jul 11, 2019

 

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Even if you don’t own property, you can still be part of the short-term rental industry by managing properties for other people who want to take advantage of platforms like Airbnb but don’t have the time. It’s been a really successful part of Sarah’s business, but she needed some help keeping all of those properties up to her high cleanliness standards – so she turned to Properly (which also happens to be a great side gig if you also happen to be a detail-oriented person and want another foot into the short-term rental industry)!

And, today, we are so excited to learn more about Properly and how it can help all of us by sitting down with Tammi Sims, VP of Customer Experience at Properly. But not only has Tammi been with Properly since the beginning, she’s also a bonafide Airbnb Superhost and frequent short-term rental user herself! So she knows first-hand how much this service is needed and she has some great tips for...

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20 | What it Takes to be a Superhosting Power Couple | with Tia Brown and Kyle Brown

Uncategorized Jul 04, 2019

 

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We met two amazing young entrepreneurs, Tia Brown and Kyle Brown, at a local Airbnb meetup recently – and they probably didn’t even get two sentences out of their mouths before we fell head over heels for these two!

So, today, we want to introduce you to this amazing power couple. They share how and why they took action to start the business, what it takes to run the entire business a two-person operation, and how Airbnb has helped finance new real estate purchases and their wedding.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: https://thanksforvisiting.me/

 

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19 | Hosting an Airbnb Experience: Why it’s a Great Opportunity & How to Host like a Boss | with Ria Greiff

Uncategorized Jun 27, 2019

 

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Ria Greiff is a radio personality, podcast host, and Airbnb Experience host expert! So she doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks the walk, and she has some great advice to help you walk it too.

So why is hosting an Airbnb Experience such an incredible opportunity?! Well, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you don’t have to own property, you don’t have to own a business, and you can make it anything from a side hustle to a full-time entrepreneurial venture. But it’s a lot of hard work, so thankfully, we have people like Ria who can share what it takes to make your guest’s Airbnb Experience magical.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: thanksforvisiting.me

 

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18 | The Box Hop: A Container Airbnb

Uncategorized Jun 20, 2019

 

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We’ve been spying on today’s guests on Instagram for a long time (@theboxhop – check it out), and we are so excited to finally be able to chat with them!!

Emily and Seth Britt live in Columbus, and they love it, but they also yearn for a space where they can return to return to their rural roots. So Seth followed his long-time dream to build a shipping container home in one of their favorite places: the Hocking Hills of Ohio. It took one year of planning, three shipping containers, seven months of sweat and tears, a lot of help, and a whole lot of late nights, but they finally did it... and it is BEAUTIFUL!

Their desire is to now share this home and dream with others – and we are so excited to share them with you!

 

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Restoring The Kettle House in Galveston & Hosting DIY/HGTV's Big Texas Fix

Uncategorized May 30, 2019

 

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Ashley Cordray and Michael Cordray own a real estate renovation company that specializes in restoring homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are working with homes near the brink of destruction in their home town of Galveston, Texas, with hopes of restoring the island’s history and architectural styles. We recorded this episode from what is soon to be their first Airbnb, The Kettle House, which is a local landmark (it’s so famous that it’s a square in the local version of Monopoly).

But here’s what makes the Cordrays two even cooler: their incredible story!! 

They met in 2010, at work, and then started dating in 2011. Two months later, they decided to move in together and purchase a fixer-upper in Galveston. In 2015, they were approached by a production company who knew they had the right stuff for a TV show – and Big Texas Fix is about to start airing its first season on the HGTV in June 2019 (you...

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16 | Keep it Tidy: Laundry, Cleaning Supplies, & Residential Vs. Short-Term Cleaners | with Chris Carlone

Uncategorized May 23, 2019

 

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Today we’re talking to Chris Carlone from TidyHost, an automated housekeeping solution exclusively for short-term rentals. We’ve talked about it on the show before, but keeping your rental spaces clean is a non-negotiable – no exceptions!

So, whether you’re trying to outsource your cleaning and turnover or you’re DIYing everything, Chris has some great advice for getting all of the laundry done, what cleaning supplies you should use and keep the house stocked with, why you need to stage your space before every guest, training new cleaners if you do outsource, and the critical difference between residential and short-term cleaners.

 

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15 | 5 Simple Things We Wish We Had Known When We Started Hosting on Airbnb

Uncategorized May 16, 2019

 

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Together, we’ve hosted more than 2,000 guests throughout our careers – and we’ve learned a lot, but let us tell you, we definitely stumbled a few times along the way! So, today, we’re going to share the five things we WISH we had known when we started building our short-term rental businesses.

We discuss instant booking, the beauty of a single-night stay, dynamic pricing, outsourcing cleaning or co-hosting (even if you just run one unit), and killing the physical key.

 

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14 | Pivoting from Long-Term Rentals to Short-Term Rentals | with Superhost Christine Kimball

Uncategorized May 02, 2019

 

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Superhost Christine Kimball owns The Corner House in Columbus, and today, we talk about why she pivoted from long-term rentals to short-term rentals – and why she loves it!

Christine has always liked hosting and decorating, and she had considered becoming an Airbnb host for a long time, but she just didn’t think she had enough time. However, after seeing the success of some friends and stalking some other hosts on Instagram, she decided to take the plunge.

Christine and her husband actually already own three properties (including one they live in), and they’ve been experimenting with different ways to make passive income through real estate. They’ve done quick house flipping, long-term house flipping, and long-term rentals, but they just started experimenting with short-term rentals. There’s the potential for more income with short-term rentals, but also more work and risk – but Christine can already see this being...

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